Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     September 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

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. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     September 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Not much of an improvement from the old version

This addition is apparently Absente with added wormwood. Color: Artificial, but not totally uninviting. Louche: Given the levels of anise, I'm not surprised to see a decent louche,...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     September 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Wonderful!

After having been drinking this absinthe for quite a long time, I just now realized that I hadn't yet posted my review! Color: A wonderful, light peridot. Bright...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     September 04, 2010
Last updated: September 04, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Stay away

This is to absinthe what Mad Dog 20/20 is to wine. I would not recommend this product to anyone who is looking to buy authentic absinthe. The taste...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 26, 2010
Last updated: February 19, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Unbelievable. Right up my alley.

Original Review: 8/26/10. Updated Review: 2/18/11 Updated Review: 9/1/12 2/18/11 Changes: Changed color from 5 to 4. Aside from that, it's just as good as my first review....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 14, 2010
Last updated: October 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

An enjoyable and interesting verte!

Color: A deep peridot with yellow tinges. Inviting. Louche: Lots of anise lends a thick and milky quality (not in a bad way). I'd give it a...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 12, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Not terrible, but not really desirable either

Color: A pleasant enough yellowish green. It's nice to see that they have gone the natural coloration route as opposed to the food coloring of the past. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 11, 2010
Last updated: August 12, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not well known, but tasty enough

It was tough finding a lot of information about this absinthe. Even the AbsinthExplore site I got it from didn't have a main page for it. Color: No...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Another Le Bleue that blends in with the others

Color: Clear with no visible defect Louche: very quick to form. Attractive. Aroma: Mainly anise and wormwood with hints of earthiness. Flavor: Light and refreshing,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Decent but unremarkable

Color: Clear, no defect Louche: Very thick and turbulent trails that build up to a very well formed, deep louche. Aroma: Based on the criteria, I must give...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A drier version of La Valote - yummy

Color: Clear with no visible defect. Louche: Nicely formed. Deep and opaque. Aroma: Very nicely balanced with lots of wormwood. A great alpine freshness. Flavor:...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Enjoyable

I obtained a sample of this absinthe from the Rue Verte AbsinthExplore set. Color: Clear with no visible flaws Louche: VERY quick to form. Deep and thick,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 09, 2010
Last updated: July 09, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

My kind of blanche!

Color: Clear with no visible sediment. The bottle presentation is very nice as well. Sophisticated. Louche: The louche forms very nicely, with a vivid layering effect, ending...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Decent, but nothing to write home about

Color: Clear and attractive. No visible sedimant or flaw. Louche: Quick and turbulent, leading to a nicely formed, yet still a bit translucent finish product. Aroma: Fresh,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

I wish I could say I liked it, but...

Color: For a guy who mainly makes Le Bleus, this is colored very nicely. An attractive peridot. Louche: I was impressed by the louche. It builds well...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Add another nice offering to the CAB portfolio

color: Again, perfectly clear Louche: Nice build up to a louche that's a bit thinner than ClB, but still attractive. Aroma: Clean and enjoyable, but a bit light...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 03, 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 good offering from CAB

Color: Clear and attractive Louche: As with ClB, a very nice cloudy louche leading up to a milky white finished product with pink and blue hues. Aroma: Clean,...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 03, 2010
Last updated: July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very nice offering

Batch 9-15, Bottle 47 Color: This bottle is about a year old, so the color has faded a bit, but it's still a very nice golden green, almost like...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

An enjoyable blanche

Color: No visible defect. Louche: Very slow to louche, but finishes nicely. Opaque with hints of blue and even some yellow. Aroma: Crisp wormwood and sweet anise...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Arguably the best Alandia offering

Color: A bright, attractive peridot. Louche: Very attractive, opalescent louche that retains a nice green color with touches of gold and white. Aroma: Lots of character with wormwood...

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