Reviews written by absinthist

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     April 28, 2009
Last updated: April 28, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Gold deserves Gold

At that strength the colour is accurate, greenish and deep enough. Louche is very gradual, very slow and doesn't reach the full opacity, maybe the herb-bill is responsible for...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     March 14, 2009
Last updated: December 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not that Vieux, rather Jeune

The colour is too pale, although there were pics of a batches where it was quite nice green. Louche is alright. However, the aroma is very flat, if it...

Reviewed by absinthist     March 14, 2009
Last updated: March 14, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

enhanced Ponty

Color: The pics show an olive green goodie that I would definitely score highly, the one I have is pale green. What is going on? Louche: delicate, nice...

Reviewed by absinthist     March 14, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Pacific breeze

Pacifique Color: limey green, assuming its low strength its initial beauty has survived the dilution. Louche: really spectacular, haven’t seen such a beautiful louche for ages. Aroma:...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     February 12, 2009
Last updated: February 12, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Les bleues are best at 53-54%

Although I consider Martin absinthes to rank among the finest of Les Valotes, that one is a disappointment. The first flaw is the inproportionate ratio of herb-bill to the...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     February 06, 2009
Last updated: February 06, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

2nd batch-the pinnacle of European absinthe Art

Colour is beautiful and flawless. Sadly, L'Italienne belongs to small minority of absinthes being so properly coloured and having such a traditional tinge. It contains enough of anethole buddies...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     September 15, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

The first real deal verte from Switzerland

Before I write the review I have to admit I have had two Promethee, one that was not released commercially and the other that I am reviewing now. I won’t...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by absinthist     August 14, 2008
Last updated: August 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

That one shines like a pearl

Colour: perfectly clear. Louche: similar as in verte but quicker and more spectacular. Aroma: Roman chamomile, wormwood, very, very herbal, pleasant and really inviting. Flavour:...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by absinthist     August 13, 2008
Last updated: August 13, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Vincent would like it

Although I prefer Helfrich blanche more than verte I like visiting the old friend from time to time. Colour: the bottle Serge sent me was from Aug’07, at...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     August 11, 2008
Last updated: August 11, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Myth unmasked

Colour: pleasant to look at, striving towards Duplais’ jaune, could be darker or getting amber. Louche: decent, slowly-forming but ends up too chalky and whitish. Aroma: strong,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     August 11, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Verte from Helvetia???

Angelique was the first absinthe from Switzerland to be coloured verte and using wormwood in that process. A typical love-or-hate absinthe, coming from reliable Artemisia distillery. Colour: very delicate...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by absinthist     August 05, 2008
Last updated: August 05, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

I am sitting at Parisian cafe in 1899...

Because I have seen too many complaints as regards the aging or the lack of wormwood in that absinthe I have ever since been very fond of, I felt obliged...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 02, 2008
Last updated: July 02, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

At the beginning there was hope...

I remember I was astonished when it appeared on the shelves and the very day of its launch I have bought it-note, the price back then was not very inviting;...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 28, 2008
Last updated: May 28, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

What a surprise, indeed!

As probably everyone else I was very curious and afraid of trying that absinthe (yeah, absinthe, not absinth) which hails from Czech Republic. And what can I say? I am...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Taking into account, they make such a decent slivo

Stromu is better when compared with Hill's. Here I would end that review. However, let's start from the beginning, colour is more on the greener than on the bluish...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

extra quality spirit, yeah, sure...

The pioneer of absinths. It was the only thing I could get in the 90's. After so many years, I have opened the last bottle I left for decoration (a...

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by absinthist     May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Young, but so au courant

The version I have had was sans sucre, so in a sense the closest to what should be understood under the term of "anis". At a moderate strength, pleasant...

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by absinthist     May 14, 2008
Last updated: May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Maybe in 1936 it was something

Contemporary pastis makers who work for big CO enterprises are very often cutting corners and commit 7 modern Pastis' sins: 1.low quality alcohol is used, usually it is beet;...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 14, 2008
Last updated: March 02, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

c'est l'heure, but the clockmaster needs a lesson

The review of Belle Amie 2: Have just finished the tasting of the new Belle Amie. First of all, apart from that cork issue, there is another problem both...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     May 14, 2008
Last updated: May 14, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.1
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

I have had better horses...

Although I have not had the first edition of 1797, I have been told these two are like heaven and earth and so they are. However, if I am to...

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A Classic Cocktail

Third Rail Cocktail (No. 2)

1 dash absinthe
1/3 Bacardi Rum
1/3 Calvados or apple brandy
1/3 brandy

Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Ed. Note: Simply splendid. Better than 11,000 volts. 

Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930

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