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Color: Golden amber. Not a hint of green. A bit surprised by that.

Louche: Fairly quick louche with nice layering. Ends up nice and thick, but it doesn't really look very attractive at the normal 3:1. It's a milky amber color. However, at the 5:1 mark (which is manufacturer suggested), it looks pretty nice. Hints of green and white come out.

Aroma: A tad warm. Lots of alcohol aroma before louched. Post-louche, it's much lighter than I would've thought. Hints of anise and wormwood. If the rating was based on pre-louche aroma, it would've received a 2.

Flavor: At 5:1, it's underwhelming. The anise tastes watered down. However, there's also hints of what seems to be macerated wormwood or wormwood oil, which are distracting. At the same time, I think the higher water ratio has eased up on what could be quite bitter wormwood if prepared at the normal ratio. It also tastes like it's pre-sweetened. It's certainly unbalanced.

Finish: It recedes extremely quick. You're left with nothing after just a few seconds. I need more flavor, but I'm afraid to louche at a lower ratio due to the wormwood bitterness.

Overall: Needs a lot of work. If they could distill it, take out the sugar, and take out the macerated wormwood/wormwood oil they used, and added high quality distilled green anise, it could be significantly better.
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson March 05, 2010
Last updated: March 05, 2010
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I'll pass on this one until changes are made

Color: Golden amber. Not a hint of green. A bit surprised by that.

Louche: Fairly quick louche with nice layering. Ends up nice and thick, but it doesn't really look very attractive at the normal 3:1. It's a milky amber color. However, at the 5:1 mark (which is manufacturer suggested), it looks pretty nice. Hints of green and white come out.

Aroma: A tad warm. Lots of alcohol aroma before louched. Post-louche, it's much lighter than I would've thought. Hints of anise and wormwood. If the rating was based on pre-louche aroma, it would've received a 2.

Flavor: At 5:1, it's underwhelming. The anise tastes watered down. However, there's also hints of what seems to be macerated wormwood or wormwood oil, which are distracting. At the same time, I think the higher water ratio has eased up on what could be quite bitter wormwood if prepared at the normal ratio. It also tastes like it's pre-sweetened. It's certainly unbalanced.

Finish: It recedes extremely quick. You're left with nothing after just a few seconds. I need more flavor, but I'm afraid to louche at a lower ratio due to the wormwood bitterness.

Overall: Needs a lot of work. If they could distill it, take out the sugar, and take out the macerated wormwood/wormwood oil they used, and added high quality distilled green anise, it could be significantly better.

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