Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 13, 2008
Last updated: September 25, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not bad, but dated

This was a decent blanche back when it first came out, but has fallen behind the curve of late, with so many high quality products making appearances. Color: ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 13, 2008
Last updated: July 09, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A very nice Blanche

Color: Unlike some bottles that I've seen with a yellow tinge to them, this bottle was clear and bright with no visible sediment. Louche: Very well formed...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 19, 2008
Last updated: September 12, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Ahh, good ole Serpis

This bottle is 9 years old, and still is as red as the day I bought it. Color: It's Serpis. Need I say more? Louche: Great louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 19, 2008
Last updated: September 25, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Nice blanche

A very nice offering from Duplais. Color is perfectly clear. No visible sediment. Louche forms very nicely with beautiful trails and great layering. The aroma brings...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 13, 2008
Last updated: April 13, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Not bad for a first Canadian offering!

Thanks to a big sky friend for sending a sample of this new release. A nice well rounded green, but a tad light for me. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 13, 2008
Last updated: September 25, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Meh, not bad but forgetable

It's perfectly clear, so that gives it a 5. The louche is a bit too quick. It's not off-putting, but it's too quick to be completely natural. ...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 11, 2008
Last updated: April 17, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.4
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Ugh

The color needs major improvement. It's kind of a thin, urine yellow. Absolutely no louche to speak of. You get some trails, but the louche...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 11, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Starts out promising, then falls flat

Upon first seeing the Reality in the glass without the addition of water, one can believe that they might be in for a nice experience. The color is an...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 16, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Better than expected, but still not good

I got a sample of this from a foxy friend. The color isn't too bad, a nice peridot green, but it seems a bit artificial. The louche is quite...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 16, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Just as bad as the Green

This absinth is just as horrifying as their green offering. In fact, maybe moreso when you think about what the heavy red dye is doing to your insides. ...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 16, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

One of my first, and worst...

Absinth Original was one of my first online purchases of absinth since moving back to the States. I'm very glad to say that my affair with the Original was...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 16, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2009
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Be afraid...

This is one drink I'd not like to be reviewing. The color is really odd. When I first received the bottle it was a greenish blue. As I've...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     February 16, 2008
Last updated: October 17, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Not terrible, but not absinthe

A sample was generously provided by a friend. The color is an artificial aquamarine. It reminds me of Scope. The addition of cold water via dripper resulted in a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 17, 2008
Last updated: September 25, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A decent blanche

Color: A nice, bright, clear absinthe Louche: Nice and thick with a great opalescence when done. It's not too quick to form, which lends another level of enjoyment...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 17, 2008
Last updated: May 13, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

One of my favorites

Bottom line: this absinthe is great. Color is a very attractive fuille morte which really reminds one more of a vintage brand than a currently available brand. The...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     December 14, 2007
Last updated: December 24, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Lots of anise. Brings back memories.

A generous sample of this vintage Mexican absinthe was provided by a good friend. Much appreciated! Color is a light yellow with hints of fuille morte....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     December 14, 2007
Last updated: October 03, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A whopping flavor.

Updated review 10-3-09: Not much has changed other than the color is now a bit too dark for me and the louche is just way too thick, bringing the color...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     November 23, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A wonderfully enjoyable absinthe

Hiram has done something wonderful here. I had the pleasure of tasting the prototype before the initial release at the Tales of the Cocktail event in July of 2007....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     November 23, 2007
Last updated: May 13, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Oh yeah, I like this one...

Color is a very appealing, natural looking light green. No sediment. Very bright. Not surprisingly, the louche is slow to form and is rather thin upon completion....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     November 23, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

This Doubs is the REAL deal

I was very happy to see the old Doubs completely overhauled. The color is a very nice peridot yellow-green. No visible sediment. The louche tends to take...

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