Cigar Review: Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo – Rated 88

Today I would like to offer my net review of a Drunk Chicken Cigars blend known as the Fat Hen. It is one of the pen of hens that the company debuted with in 2019 and since then has added even another torpedo (yes there are two torpedoes in this line).

Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo

If you want to learn more about this new and growing cigar brand, you can check the Stogie Press interview here where we sat down with the amazing Desiree Sylver, Founder of Drunk Chicken Cigars.

As for the Fat Hen, she is described as:

  • Wrapper – Nicaraguan habano
  • Binder – Ecuadorian
  • Filler – Dominican Republic and Ecuador

The Drunk Chicken – Fat Hen is expressed in 3 vitolas and come packaged in 20-count boxes.

  • Gordo (6 x 60) – MSRP $12.00/cigar
  • Torpedo Shorty (4 x 60) MSRP $9.50/cigar
  • Torpedo (6.5 x 52) MSRP $10.50/cigar

The Fat Hen is hand made in the United States at an undisclosed factory.

For this review, I sampled one Fat Hen Gordo, which I received form the company for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie Press.

Pre-Light Examination

The Drunk Chicken Fat Hen Gordo is wrapped in a veiny, medium to dark brown leaf. The wrapper has some marbling running through it and exhibits a light oily sheen. This hefty looking cigar is firm to the touch and has a nicely applied cap to finish the presentation.

Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo

A single band adorns this hen. It uses an olive green and gold motif with an image of a rather overweight hen in the center and the name “FAT HEN” printed in black on a gold background underneath. The side of the band declares this as a Drunk Chicken Cigars product and that is “Hand Made in the USA

Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo

Running the Fat Hen under the nose, I quickly noted a musty barnyard aroma along the barrel along with a hickory note off the foot.

I sliced the cap straight across the shoulder of the and proceeded to give some cold draw puffs that I would say had a nice draw and offered notes of earth with a touch of spicy pepper.

Using my triple flame torch, I gently warmed the foot and started to draw in the first puffs of peppery smoke. Follow along as I burn this hen to ash.

Cigar Review Notes

Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo
Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo
Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo
Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo
Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo
Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo
  • Initial draw offered a medium shot of pepper
  • Fruit and cream notes quickly add to the pleasurable start 
  • White ash forms on top of a thin jagged char line
  • Woody notes fill in the background of the profile
  • Ash gets a bit flaky
  • Bittersweet cocoa notes feed the flavor sensors
  • Ash fell in a decent chunk revealing a decent burn cone
  • Spice notes enter midway along with a touch of leather
  • Slight off burn develops but does not need a touch up
  • Fairly consistent down to the end but it did burns a tad hot in final
  • Medium to full in strength
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 40 minutes

Final Analysis

The Drunk Chicken Fat Hen Gordo was a decent cigar that delivered a pleasant profile through the journey. While the transitions were mostly during the first half, the second half stayed fairly consistent in flavors. It did demonstrate a wavy burn and mild off burn midway that did not require a touch up and the ash was a tad flaky. This one I may try again. I rate this an 88.

Point Deductions: (-1) Jagged Burn; (-1) Off Burn; (-1) May try Another; (-1) Flaky Ash; (-2) Burned a tad hot in final

Drunk Chicken Cigars – Fat Hen Gordo

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