Reviews written by Absomphe

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     May 29, 2012
Last updated: May 22, 2014
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5

This Cat Shouldn't Have Anyone Singing The Blues

Appearance Very nice light peridot green. A bit paler than I'd like, but absolutely clear and natural looking. The clarity is particularly impressive for an unfiltered absinthe. I've worked my...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     October 17, 2011
Last updated: October 17, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Archival Amazement

I was expecting Sauvage to be very similar to Roquette, but (although similarities exist) this wonderfully bucolic absinthe stands head and shoulders above its archival predecessor in every respect. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     July 20, 2011
Last updated: July 28, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Top Banana from Montana

At last, I got the chance to uncork this very intriguing and flavorful absinthe. What's particularly fascinating to me is that its flavor is very much as I had imagined...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     May 02, 2011
Last updated: June 28, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Belle Epoque Reprise

I would absolutely swear that I was drinking a top echelon pre-ban (particularly Pernod Fils 1914 "very green" to be precise) if I were blindfolded. Gorgeous coppery/peachy feuille mort...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     March 04, 2011
Last updated: March 06, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Liquid Poetry

First impressions: It's very much like the prototype, except with a creamier louche, which is very welcome. It has that L'Italienne type of perfume, but with a much rounder...

Reviewed by Absomphe     November 10, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Pass the Pisco, Please!

This absinthe has come a long way since batch #4, particularly regarding the color, which is now a nice shade of peridot, although it could be a bit more vibrant....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     September 07, 2010
Last updated: March 28, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Rhapsody in Green

Color: A really vibrant lime-green shade of peridot neat. Louched, much of the green is retained, but there are also hints of copper and blue, giving this absinthe the...

Reviewed by Absomphe     June 11, 2009
Last updated: October 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Another Walton Winner!

This is a very nice, well crafted absinthe more than vaguely in the style of a Pontarlier. The color neat is a medium forest green, and after a...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     June 11, 2009
Last updated: June 11, 2009
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

At Least They Didn't Name it Spirit of Kings...

COLOR BEFORE WATER Extremely pale peridot green, with particulate matter in solution, but certainly natural looking enough. LOUCHE ACTION From the addition of the very first drop of...

Reviewed by Absomphe     June 10, 2009
Last updated: July 23, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Just When I thought They Couldn't Get Any Better..

This is my new favorite commercial absinthe. Everything about it is incredibly appealing to me, from the medium peridot color, to its hyssop-y, violet-y aroma, and its creamy body, and...

Reviewed by Absomphe     March 12, 2009
Last updated: August 13, 2011
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

The Epitome of the Montpelier Style

Where to begin? Although just a wee bit on the pale side, the color is a vibrant, refractive peridot green that I find immensely appealing. The louche is...

Reviewed by Absomphe     December 04, 2008
Last updated: March 20, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Batch 15...They're getting better and better!

This absinthe has come a long way since batch #4, particularly regarding the color, which is now a nice shade of peridot, although it could be a bit more vibrant....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     December 03, 2008
Last updated: March 05, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Pure Floral Perfume!

Here is a case where I feel that the whole adds up to more than the sum of the parts. Yes, the color is yellowish, but only because its...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     December 03, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Could Have been Better as a Whole Distillate

While there are some lovely aspects to this absinthe, such as the thick, and gradually unfolding louche, and the unusually fruity anise, there is, unfortunately, an overbearing grassy (vegetal) presence...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     November 30, 2007
Last updated: March 23, 2008
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Ma Belle Amie...Not Just a Song, Anymore, Folks!

This is , bar none, the finest commercial offering from the modern era...it's a true Nimes style absinthe (the wormwood is outstanding)which is huge, and intense in aroma, and flavor,...

Vintage Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     November 22, 2007
Last updated: August 18, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Nirvana

This was the most incredibly complex, aromatic (a real cigar absinthe, similar to Berger), and savory absinthe I have ever had the privilege to sample. That being said, there was...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     November 22, 2007
Last updated: June 15, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

This Sho' Ain't the Old Doubs!!!

Apparently, all the buzz I'd been hearing about the totally new Doubs was right on the money! This version has about as much in common with the much-maligned oil mix...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     November 22, 2007
Last updated: November 23, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Second Time a Charm!

This absinthe has undergone a remarkable transformation from the original version. The remarkably complex spicy flavor is still there, but it's much more balanced, and smooth than its predecessor. There...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Absomphe     November 16, 2007
Last updated: December 30, 2007
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Cinnamon...Let Me Out!

This absinthe kinda grew on me in reverse...at one time, I was really keen on its hyper-citric, and cinnamon-laced uniqueness, but eventually, these wore out their welcome, and it became...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Absomphe     November 16, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A Medicine I Would Have Loved to Take in My Youth.

A very quirky "pre-commercialization" interpretatiion that both hits, and misses the mark...I love the aroma, which reminds me of an alpine meadow in springtime, and the color, which is a...

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