Reviews written by Andrew Young

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 20, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Very good, could be even better.

The absinthe pours a nice, rich olive with shots of gold through it. Clear. Before water it smells light and alcoholic. Citrusy, maybe a tad perfumey. It has a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 20, 2011
Last updated: July 20, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Nope.

The absinthe has almost no colour at all, very slight greenish tint. Reminds me of absinthes that have been coloured with grande wormwood. Clear but, well, too clear. Light...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 20, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Salvageable with a few adjustments.

The colour is a decent green, slightly olive. A tad dark, but clear and sediment free. It smells sweet and star anisey. A little floral. Frankincense, oddly enough. The...

Retired Brands
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Good stuff.

The colour is deep, clear fuille morte olive, more green than brown. It smells herbal, floral, and fruity at once. Lemony. Great balance. Absinthey but with a twist. The...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Love the politics, and now on to the absinthe itse

The absinthe pours bright emerald. A tad light, looks natural+, as in it looks like it's had a bit of help. It smells of strong, minty wormwood (or mint and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 18, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Could use a bit of work.

The absinthe has aged to olive, but it's much brighter than usual for having lost some green. Clear, no debris. The aroma is cologne-like. Floral wormwood, light anise, a tad...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 16, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A few adjustments would make a world of difference

The absinthe is of a gold colour, with maybe just the barest hint of green. Bright and clear. There's a strong grape base aroma, with an after-dinner-mint wedged in there....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 16, 2011
Last updated: July 16, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Nice.

The colour is a fuille morte olive. More green around the edges and brownish in the middle. Clear with no sediment. It has a very pronounced-smelling wine base. Spicy, but...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A strangely pudding-like absinthe.

The colour is avery deep, dark olive, almost brown. Clean and clear. It's very sweet-smelling, more fruity and spicy than herbal, a bit like spiced rum. Anise is present but...

Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Improvement through aging.

As with the aged Perroquet I'm going to review this as a comparison to the original. The barrel-aged absinthe looks essentially the same as the unaged spirit. It is...

Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Aged vs unaged.

I'm going to approach this review as a comparison to the original. The colour seems a bit deeper than the unaged spirit, but is still bright. No worse or...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Excellent and classic.

The absinthe is a bright, spectacular peridot. Clean and clear, it's wonderful. It smells of fruity anise, with a bit of a floral quality. Good balance. With water the...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Wretched.

This beverage is a deep, dark, artificial blue-green. Mouthwash colour. There's not a lot to smell besides alcohol. Some spice or cola aroma, but it seems fakey. The louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Nothing offensive about it.

The absinthe pours a deep olive, more yellow than green. Looks nice though. It smells light and perfumey. Sweet with lemon notes. The louche is nice but a bit...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Cool and refreshing.

The colour is almost perfectly clear but has a slight yellow tinge. The aroma is minty, grapey, and sweet-smelling. Anise is a bit acrid. With water it clouds up...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Last updated: July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Interesting.

The colour is olivine. Clear, natural, and attractive. Before water it has a bit of a bitter, musty aroma. Leathery, perfumey. Herbal qualities are subdued. The louche is a...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

This is a nice surprise.

The colour is darkish olive green but with no sediment or haze. Nice and natural. It smells peppery and honeyed. Citrus. Balance of wormwood and anise but it's mellow. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 14, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

New set of strings.

The colour out of the bottle is a perfect peridot with no debris or haze. It smells alcoholic. A bit minty with some anise, some perfume. Grassy. The louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 14, 2011
Last updated: August 06, 2012
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Simply outstanding.

The absinthe pours a bright peridot.Ideal with no debris or haze. The aroma is minty and fruity. Lots of wormwood, with the anise present but subdued. The louche...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Andrew Young     July 09, 2011
Last updated: July 15, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

What a delight!

The absinthe is of an olivine colour, clear and without haze. Quite nice. It smells sweet and purfumey. Some licorice root aroma. Spicy with vanilla notes. The louche is...

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