Reviews written by Scott M.

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     August 16, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Sadly, I didn't enjoy this.

I enjoyed the original Obsello quite a bit, and was really looking forward to this new version, especially at its great price. To keep things simple, it just is...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     July 19, 2013
Last updated: July 19, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A nice twist to a great go-to absinthe

I've always enjoyed Enigma, and this barrel-aged version is smoother, and more refined than its sister, which I often enjoy as a casual "go-to." The color neat, is a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     January 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5

A classic La Bleue

I love this la bleue, as it is simply a pure a classic example of what a Swiss la bleue is supposed to be. I had a glass in...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     December 22, 2011
Last updated: December 22, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A classic, solid absinthe from Pernot

Authentique's color is a lovely, clear and vibrant medium green, with very nice highlights. When louched, its color is just right, and is dense enough not to be considered...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Scott M.     December 04, 2011
Last updated: December 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Here's your Pontarlier wormwood

I'm always open to an absinthe diverging from tradition if the concept is clear, and if it produces interesting and successful results. This is how I view this...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     October 20, 2011
Last updated: November 25, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Happy Angel

*Edit: Angelique now has far less wormwood being used in its coloration, hence the huge difference in my impressions on bitterness, and those in the other review. It is...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     September 25, 2011
Last updated: February 19, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A delicate yet assertive butterfly

Edited in Feb 2013, after getting halfway through this newer, second bottle. Appearance: A clear and natural blend of light emerald with a touch of yellow/amber. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     August 01, 2011
Last updated: January 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A very well-made blanche

Enjoyed at 4:1. no sugar Appearance: This blanche is so perfectly clear and colorless, that when my glass was filled to the dose line, it looked empty. It...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     August 01, 2011
Last updated: January 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5

Absolutely Delicious

Sampled over several days at 3.5:1, and 4:1, with and without sugar. This review is written at 3.5:1 with 1/2 sugar, where I enjoy it best. It's appearance...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     July 10, 2011
Last updated: January 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A solid traditional absinthe.

Sampled at 3:1 and 4:1 with no sugar, over three sittings. This edit on the stars reflects the changes in the last two releases. It has improved quite a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     June 03, 2011
Last updated: June 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Certainly a different take on absinthe

Sampled at 3:1, 4:1 and 4.5:1, where I found it most drinkable. No sugar. Color: A very faint yellow hue. It is almost clear, and looks...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     April 28, 2011
Last updated: April 28, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A nice affordable absinthe

I never had the original, but this appears to be improved greatly over it, from what I'm hearing from people who've had both. Sampled 2.5:1, 3:1 with no sugar....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     April 12, 2011
Last updated: November 12, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very well-made la bleue

This is a really delicious absinthe. Sampled at both 3:1 and 4:1. The more delicate florals open up at the higher dilution, but it is more powerful and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     March 15, 2011
Last updated: January 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very Worthy Swiss Verte

EDIT: I'm on my 2nd bottle of this, and am liking it even more. I've changed the louche from a 4 to a 5. This is...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     March 15, 2011
Last updated: January 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.5

I'm glad this frog hopped across the pond.

Enjoyed tremendously at both 3.5:1 and 4:1 no sugar. 4:1 yields the more delicate notes. 3.5:1 for me was the perfect balance of strength and softness. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     February 28, 2011
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5

Montana Meadow

*Edited after receiving a very recent batch from 2012. The first review was an early bottling. I enjoy it best at 4:1 with no sugar, after experimenting with...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     February 12, 2011
Last updated: January 05, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0

Tenneyson anyone?

Enjoyed at 3:1, no sugar. Color: Clear, but just a tiny bit of very minute floating specks in the bottle. Hardly worth mentioning, but I noticed them,...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     January 24, 2011
Last updated: January 24, 2011
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Pretty hard to drink

Color: Thin light yellow with a hint of faint green. Clear with no sediment. I was close to giving this a 3 as it is not artificial looking, but...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Scott M.     January 21, 2011
Last updated: January 22, 2011
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Perfectly named.

Color: A light bluish green, attractive if you like pretty colors, but not natural looking for absinthe. Louche: It started with promise; strong trails and curls, but quickly...

Reviewed by Scott M.     January 04, 2011
Last updated: October 14, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A slightly mellower bird

Please read my Original Perroquet review for details, as this is a comparison. In a nutshell, I did a side by side sample of both versions, and...

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