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Appearance: The color is pleasantly mapley and definitely looks like a barrel-aged spirit in color...deep and butterscotch-like.

Louche: There's a lot of dimensions of color including blues, greens, yellows, and oranges. It's not particularly creamy or thick and quite translucent which occurs shortly before a 3:1 dilution, getting thinner and thinner with any higher dilutions.

Aroma: Heavily smoky and almost like a men's cologne, mildly mentholated providing a slight tingle in the nose, with some warm wormwood and violet notes.

Flavor: Extra smokey, and loads of charcoal. There's definitely some wormwood and it's fairly peppery and tickley on the tongue. I feel like perhaps it's just the smokiness, but it's somewhat tobacco-esque.

Finish: Oaky and warm, very lengthy and mouth-watering, which evolves into something slightly fruity.

Overall: It's hard for me to detect much of anything because of the overwhelming smokiness...it even makes it a little difficult to tell that it's absinthe.
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Amber Peter August 05, 2012
Last updated: August 06, 2012
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Hesitant review...

Appearance: The color is pleasantly mapley and definitely looks like a barrel-aged spirit in color...deep and butterscotch-like.

Louche: There's a lot of dimensions of color including blues, greens, yellows, and oranges. It's not particularly creamy or thick and quite translucent which occurs shortly before a 3:1 dilution, getting thinner and thinner with any higher dilutions.

Aroma: Heavily smoky and almost like a men's cologne, mildly mentholated providing a slight tingle in the nose, with some warm wormwood and violet notes.

Flavor: Extra smokey, and loads of charcoal. There's definitely some wormwood and it's fairly peppery and tickley on the tongue. I feel like perhaps it's just the smokiness, but it's somewhat tobacco-esque.

Finish: Oaky and warm, very lengthy and mouth-watering, which evolves into something slightly fruity.

Overall: It's hard for me to detect much of anything because of the overwhelming smokiness...it even makes it a little difficult to tell that it's absinthe.

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