Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 01, 2011
Last updated: August 01, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Wild and beautiful

Appearance: The greenish yellow hue of first press extra virgin olive oil. The aging has obviously taken out some of the fresh peridot colors, but it still looks attractive....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not your average VdT product

Color: A nice, bright, inviting peridot green. Louche: Very nice opalescence. Greens, yellows and white. Bright and attractive. Aroma: Sweet, light, herbal and refreshing. Nice...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Surprisingly light and bright

Color: Amber with hints of Earl Grey tea. Louche: The thickness is quite nice, but the color looks a little dirty. Not like your normal vintage fuille morte,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Absinthe light

Appearance: Thin and pale, but not unattractive. Louche: Good color, but also thin. Could use more anethol. Aroma: Very nice wormwood aroma balanced with a hint of...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 14, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Scarily similar to pre-ban

I was quite surprised when I opened the bottle up and poured out a sample. It truly was remarkable how similar this was to a pre-ban absinthe. Color:...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 08, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Stands out among its VdT peers

Color: Clear. No visible defect. Louche: Very quick to form. Deep and luscious with an intriguing lavender hue. Aroma: Very herbal with hints of anise and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Intruiguing stuff

Color: A bit of a yellowish tinge, but not unattractive. Louche: Very quick to form but ends in a nice opalescent final product. Aroma: Earthy and piney with...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

An amazing blanche

Appearance: Clear and bright. Very inviting. Louche: Attractive, but much thinner than the verte. Still very inviting. Aroma: Very clean with nice earthy and rooty characteristics,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

tastes good but has flaws

Color: The rose color has faded into more of an orange. Louche: The thickness and transformation is quite nice, but the end product is a bit dingey and gray....

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 12, 2011
Last updated: January 12, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Needs some time in the bottle; will be a stunner

Color: Just a shade darker than the original. Quite inviting. Louche: Looks pretty much the same as the original, not surprisingly. Very attractive. The final product...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 12, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

VERY tasty!

Color: Deep and dark fuille morte. Darker than your normal 'fresh' absinthe, but not murky. Louche: Thick, turbulent and opalescent. It brightens up quite a bit....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 12, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A powerful, assertive absinthe!

Color: Similar to other Parisiennes. Dark and mysterious. Louche: Thick and turbulent. A real treat to watch. A pleasant green when finished. Aroma: Sweet...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A step in the right direction

Color: Pleasant and attractive. No sediment in this bottle, but it was just a tad too dark. Louche: Attractive and correct. A bit too thin, but not...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Fantastic stuff

Color: Wonderfully deep and jewel-like. Quite attractive. Louche: Deep and rich. Almost silky. Nice opalescence. Aroma: Rich and herbacious. Spicy with hints of citrus....

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Even better than the original!

Color: The 7 months in the barrel hasn't taken away from the beauty of the coloration. Still bright and attractive. Louche: The same as the original. Just...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Very nice, but can be improved upon

Appearance: Very pleasant, light, bright peridot. Louche: Opalescent and bright, with blue, yellow, white and green hues. A pleasure to look at. Aroma: A very pleasing balance...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 03, 2011
Last updated: June 06, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Quite tasty

Lot 1803-10 2009 Color: Not quite Peridot. More of a yellowish green, but still attractive. Louche: Quick thick, but in a good way. Opalescent with touches...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     December 15, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Another nice la bleue

Color: No visible defect. Louche: Very quick to form. Not surprising at this abv. A bit too quick for my liking, but not faulty. Well formed...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     November 10, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

There's a LOT of potential here.

I was lucky enough to get a couple of bottles of batch 4 this past week. Presentation notes: I really like the label and the bottle. While the clear...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     October 23, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Another very nice Matter offering

Color: Vibrant green. Quite attractive. Louche: Great layering. Very enjoyable to watch as the trails slowly build up a nice opalescent greenish hue from the bottom up....

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