Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Vintage Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     June 17, 2008
Last updated: June 17, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

A sumptuous artisinal offering

Thanks to MThuilli for making some of this offering available for sampling. The color is a deep amber with no visible sediment. A truly beautiful fuille...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 31, 2008
Last updated: June 01, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Lots of promise here

Received a bottle of this today. Thanks Martin! The color is too deep for me. Even my wife, who isn't in to absinthe mentioned that...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 31, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Things are looking up in the US

Sonja was gracious enough to send me a sample of Sirene the week of its debut. I should have been more gracious in adding my review in a timely...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     May 13, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Unique, but not necessarily in a good way

Color: Thin and very light. Straw color. Louche: VERY slow to form, only beginning to appear after about two measures of water. It ends...

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...

Faux Absinthe
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....

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