Reviews written by absinthist

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Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Really? No.

The colour is very profound, green and what not. Taking into account a big stalk of hyssop in the bottle, it is no wonder the colouration is an on-going process....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Once a great maker, now a failure

One of the most undercoloured absinthes I have ever seen. A total letdown. On the other hand, the louche is spectacular and pleasant to look at. Because of skrewed...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

well, libertarian maybe?

Absinthe is terribly undercoloured with just a small point of green tinge. The louche is too rapid and one-dimensional, badiane presence is evident. Scent is relatively pleasant,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 21, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

younger sister of Angelique

Being an ardent Angelique fan, I haven't been convinced by the appearance of Opaline. It is a solid, more feminine absinthe, created maybe as the more angelic than diabolical...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Finally Mysterysinthe is back!

Absinthe pours a velvety light golden cognac with very tiny greenish reflections. The closest would be Clandestine verte Suisse. Perfect. Swirling, subtle louche. At 1:1, there is still an...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 19, 2011
Last updated: July 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Mediterranean breeze with a kick

Colour is Light golden. Could be darker. The tinge is in the vein of L'italienne but not spoiling the coeur of distillation. Louche is translucent, almost to the dot,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     July 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Edward is not Edouard

Absinthe is clear and presents a nice turbulent louche with oil trails and more, what is pleasant to observe. Once louched it shows a gentle opacity with little blueish notes...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 23, 2010
Last updated: December 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

my favourite verte from Switzerland

I have reviewed two versions of veuve verte, the one that was 69%-1 and the other that was 68%-2. There was a premiere version, 54% which I have not had...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 23, 2010
Last updated: December 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

She has sapphire eyes, that fairy I mean

Colour, louche and general characteristics are typical of la bleue style and there is nothing in these departments that would make Sapphire be an odd man out. Yet, with...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 23, 2010
Last updated: December 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

It is cheap but tasty

It looks like a blanche, but is not that clear. That batch is quite good, the previous batches were yellow-tinged AFAIK. Louche is turbulent and ends opaque. Since...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 22, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

The almost legendary verte de Fou

Ideally green feuille morte on the rise. The louche is too quick, at 1:2 is totally opaque. The finished colour is green and creamy. The aroma, albeit deprived...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 22, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

French style blanche

The review was conducted 2/9/2010 from a well-stored bottle. The results of that tasting are really impressive since when fresh from the bottle without aeration the blanche was so-so....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 22, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Oliva, not a good name for a product, either

Too pale slight yellow tinge is the colour of that product. Louche is what makes us hope for some improvement, it is nice, thick and turbulent. The aroma...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 22, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Willy strikes back

Absinthe appears as a crystal lake liquid that transforms slowly into a milk upon the addition of water. The aroma is herbal, not herbaceous with present anisy undertones. Sadly,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 21, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

La bleue the classical way, or...

Colour is clear, no flaws no sediments. Louche is a bit too quick, yet nice to look at. Aroma is very puzzling depending whether it is analyzed...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 20, 2010
Last updated: December 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

St. Antoine #7

Despite being given the opportunity of tasting all the previous St. Antoine versions, the latest one, i.e. #7 seems to capture all the glorious moments in its history. St. Antoine...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     December 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Doubtful mystifique

Colour is proper, could be darker, but as long as the New Master Distiller takes over the production, we cannot expect much. Louche is gradual and slow and very...

Reviewed by absinthist     November 10, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Un Leopold, garcon!

Colour: Natural green with a yellow edge. Pleasant to look at, so no complaints. Upon addition of water it louches. Opalescence in its pure form. Neither too opaque nor too...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     November 05, 2010
Last updated: November 05, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Pernot can make a verte! Yay!

colour: Nice green with yellowish tinge. Reveals a decent and proper colouration what was not always the case as regards Emile Pernot products. louche: Delicate louche, at 1:1...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by absinthist     November 05, 2010
Last updated: November 10, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Fontaine of les Dieux, mais MAIS MAAAAAIIIIS

Colour: clear, no sediment, no flaws. I thought it would be more in the semi translucent blanche direction louche: 1:1 opaque, badiane-influenced louche, too quick aroma: Nicy, fruity...

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