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I gave this a 2 for color because even though it looks totally fake, it's kind of intriguing/different. There is a debate out there (not on this site) on whether this is absinthe or not. It is definitely not. Don't believe any bartender or liquor store clerk tell you otherwise. It has none of the characteristics of even a good synthetic (fake) absinthe. As everyone says, it smells and tastes more like mouth wash. It allegedly contains wormwood, but I couldn't taste it. One reviewer thought this product was all-around pretty comical; he obviously didn't pay for it. I wish I could've tried it first.



If you want an absinthe substitute, go with Absente or Pernod; both are considerably better tasting and at least a little bit like absinthe. I was unable to finish this drink.
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Reviewed by anthonw June 18, 2008
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I gave this a 2 for color because even though it looks totally fake, it's kind of intriguing/different. There is a debate out there (not on this site) on whether this is absinthe or not. It is definitely not. Don't believe any bartender or liquor store clerk tell you otherwise. It has none of the characteristics of even a good synthetic (fake) absinthe. As everyone says, it smells and tastes more like mouth wash. It allegedly contains wormwood, but I couldn't taste it. One reviewer thought this product was all-around pretty comical; he obviously didn't pay for it. I wish I could've tried it first.



If you want an absinthe substitute, go with Absente or Pernod; both are considerably better tasting and at least a little bit like absinthe. I was unable to finish this drink.

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