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This is an odd absinthe, both in flavor, and in how it's produced.

Color: Green, but a bit murky. Not quite inviting, but not quite off-putting either.

Louche: Wow. VERY thick. Inappropriately so. Almost as heavy as whole milk. Tough to drink with such a heavy mouthfeel.

Aroma: Not too bad. Herbal and floral with some wormwood and quite a bit of anise.

Flavor: Again, very thick, even at 4:1 water:absinthe. It's rather basic in its profile, but you can pick out the normal trinity, mainly anise and some wormwood. It's drinkable, but nothing special.

Finish: A bit dry and acrid due to the maceration of wormwood, but surprisingly, not entirely undrinkable. It makes me wonder how much actual wormwood is used, since in many situations the acridity of macerated wormwood is so strong that it's unberable.

Overall: Not too bad. My main issue is the thickness. Aside from that, it's a middle of the road brand. It's nothing I'd go out of my way to buy, but I wouldn't turn down a glass if someone bought it for me at a bar or restaurant.
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson September 20, 2010
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Heavy, but not terrible

This is an odd absinthe, both in flavor, and in how it's produced.

Color: Green, but a bit murky. Not quite inviting, but not quite off-putting either.

Louche: Wow. VERY thick. Inappropriately so. Almost as heavy as whole milk. Tough to drink with such a heavy mouthfeel.

Aroma: Not too bad. Herbal and floral with some wormwood and quite a bit of anise.

Flavor: Again, very thick, even at 4:1 water:absinthe. It's rather basic in its profile, but you can pick out the normal trinity, mainly anise and some wormwood. It's drinkable, but nothing special.

Finish: A bit dry and acrid due to the maceration of wormwood, but surprisingly, not entirely undrinkable. It makes me wonder how much actual wormwood is used, since in many situations the acridity of macerated wormwood is so strong that it's unberable.

Overall: Not too bad. My main issue is the thickness. Aside from that, it's a middle of the road brand. It's nothing I'd go out of my way to buy, but I wouldn't turn down a glass if someone bought it for me at a bar or restaurant.

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