Reviews written by retrogarde

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by retrogarde     May 18, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

I'll never drink it again

Since it was on the menu I thought I'd get a glass so that I could review it. The bartender told me it was "the best absinthe" on the market;...

Reviewed by retrogarde     May 18, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Ho hum.

The color is very nice, but it's fake so I'm hard pressed to give it any praise. Resorting to artificial coloring shows a lack of respect and knowledge. ...

Reviewed by retrogarde     May 15, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

I love this meadow

colour: A darker green than Walton Waters, but this just makes it more enticing. Truly a beautiful color louche: Superb louche with a little over a 3:1...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by retrogarde     July 18, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Bravo Chicago!

This was a surprising absinthe on a number of levels. I am thrilled that such a quality traditional absinthe is being made and distributed in the U.S. Now on to...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by retrogarde     July 02, 2008
Last updated: July 02, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Absinthe for hot summer nights

This review is based on a sample from the same Spanish bottle as Dr. Love's review. Color: natural and elegant, but perhaps a bit subdued. Clear of sediment...

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A Classic Cocktail

Brut

2 dashes orange bitters
1/2 jigger of French vermouth
1/2 jigger of Calisaya
1 dash absinthe

Stir in iced mixing glass and strain into chilled cocktail glass.

"An extremely 'dry' cocktail. 'Brut' (French) means 'raw.'  Many customers pronounced it 'Brute,' and so thought it."

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Absinthe Tasting Journal

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The WS Absinthe Tasting Journal

With room for over 200 tastings, provides novices and experts with a primer in absinthe history and facts, as well as instructions on how to conduct scorings and blind tastings.

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