Reviews written by sahiri

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by sahiri     July 21, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A Nice Choice

Color
VERY pale green. Probably the palest absinthe I have tried.

Louche
Pretty up to 2:1 then fully clouded. It starts out and looks like it is going to layer well. It has a nice thick oil layer. At 4:1 it is opaque white with a bit of blue on the edges.

4:1 is my preferred ratio for this particular absinthe. Very little sugar is necessary.


Aroma
Very anise forward pre louche. No alcohol burn. The previous reviews indicate a earthy/vegetal note. This bottle has a creamy sweet aroma. I like it.


Flavor

Anise and wormwood. It spreads across the palette well. Nice coolness on the finish. Slightly bitter mid palette. The numbness is nice. It does build with each sip which makes me want to drink it faster.

Finish
The creaminess is still there on the finish. The numbness hits the tip of the tongue and lingers for quite some time.

Overall
Its a nice offering! It is VERY easy to drink. I would use this one to introduce someone to absinthe.

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by sahiri     March 12, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A new card trick

Color
Very light peridot. Very pretty but one dimensional.

Louche
It takes quite a bit of time to start to louche out. You don't get that thick layer at the bottom, it just suddenly appears. Slightly oily on the top at first. By 2:1 its opaque. The color is very pale, opalescent when held to the light. Slightly blue on the edges. It wasn't anything really impressive to watch.

Aroma
It has a lovely nose. There was something in it that I couldn't place until I read further on their website. There is cardamom in it and it is quite present. Not overpowering but it provides an interesting detail. Anise, fennel and wormwood are present both neat and louched. The fennel backs the cardamom very nicely.

Flavor

First on the palette is anise and the cardamom. It gives way to a sweet middle and drops off very quickly. Slightly minty but refreshing.

Finish

It doesn't last long. Slight numbing but very little. It makes me wish there was more to the finish.

Overall

This is a decent bottle to have on the shelf to introduce people to absinthe with. It's reasonably priced and the addition of the cardamom appeals to me. I think it could use a few tweaks to make it great. I found the best ratio to be 3.5:1 with VERY little sugar.



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