Overall description:

Andre Farkas has again released a Farmer Bill Hatchet cigar for 2016 that starts off the Thanksgiving releases.  Farmer Bill Hatchet was initially released last year and had a warm welcome as a box pressed cigar.  This year Andre decided to follow the Zombie line and zombify Famer Bill.

Vitals:

Vitola: 5 1/2 x 54 box pressed

Wrapper:  Proprietary

Binder:  Unknown

Filler:  Unknown

Price: $11

 

Trident

Trident

 

1st Third:

  1. Sweet Red Pepper
  2. Dark Cocoa
  3. Earth

2nd Third

  1. Dark Cocoa
  2. Dried plum
  3. Leather

Final Third

  1. Leather
  2. Cedar
  3. Dark Coca

Total Time:  1 hr 48 mins

Overall:  Medium to Full Bodied.  The cigar starts with a very intense flavor and spice with a fairly intense retrohale.  This mellows as the cigar progresses.  The burn was a bit uneven, but it could have been from the windy conditions in a Michigan Winter.  The ash held nice and tight more than half way through the cigar.  This is a big change from the standard farmer bill with a much more robust flavor to the cigar, and more power to it.  If you like the Zombie line that Viaje puts out, give these a shot.

  • Dark Cocoa 100%
  • Leather 66%
  • Dried Plum 33%
  • Cedar 33%
Sticks

Sticks

 

1st Third:

  1. Red Pepper
  2. Mineral
  3. Leather

2nd Third

  1. Leather
  2. Cedar
  3. Earth

Final Third

  1. Leather
  2. Cocoa
  3. Earth

Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins

Overall:  Woowee this is a good one from Viaje.  I place it in the Medium to full range with a very nice draw and great flavors and transitions throughout.  Lots of leather and pepper in the first third with the pepper mellowing out once I got into the second third.  There was some good earth and cocoa notes coming through as well.  It was a great burn that needed 1 minor touch up that probably would have corrected itself the way it was going.  I wish these were a regular release so it could be had easier.

  • Leather 100%
  • Earth 66%
  • Cocoa 33%
  • Red Pepper 33%
  • Animal 83%
  • Roasted 66%
  • Earth 50%
  • Wood 33%
  • Spice 33%
  • Vegetal 16%
  • Mineral 16%