Reviews written by speedle

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by speedle     December 23, 2008
Last updated: December 23, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

A top qualty offering all around.

Color: Very nice clear mid-green tint, neither olive nor atomic. Stays light peridot tinted even after water. Essentially perfect, the precise color a verte should be. ...

Reviewed by speedle     July 28, 2008
Last updated: July 28, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

A little underwhelming for a verte

Neat, I was surprised to see essentially no color at all. From the bottle, I smelled mostly star anise, a faint hint of what seemed to be cardamom, and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by speedle     June 21, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Good everyday absinthe, an authentic introduction

I haven't had a bottle of Lucid in the house for some time, so I took the occasion of its new local availability to buy some and hence, to review...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by speedle     June 21, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

The Guiness of absinthes?

Color - Deep olive. Maybe a tad too dark, but rich. Louche - Some swirling action, but generally faster than I'd like. Very thick at...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by speedle     June 21, 2008
Last updated: June 21, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Just like original Absente, but worse.

Color - Atomic candy-apple green, like Pernod Anis, brighter than the original. Vivid yet spooky. Louche - Not alot of action here, just seemed to cloud up....

Absinthe Substitutes
Reviewed by speedle     February 25, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0

Not much to recommend here.

Looks almost like the real thing, pre and post louche. If you've had real absinthe before, then right before you take the first sip of Absente will be the last...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by speedle     February 22, 2008
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

The answer is in the sugar!

I had fairly high expectations for this bottle when it arrived, and while at first glance (or glass) I was disappointed, I'm more appreciative of the nuances this absinthe offers...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by speedle     February 12, 2008
Last updated: June 21, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Real absinthe, just quirky

Thanks to the generosity of a fellow WS member, I eagerly awaited this absinthe, but was ultimately disappointed. The aroma, while room-filling, was decidedly off-putting, reminding me of dandelions. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by speedle     December 22, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0

Jade Edouard Nov. 2005 bottling

I have to say that this is what I reach for when I want a truly satisfying glass of absinthe. The rich, yet still peridot color, swirling louche that...

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A Classic Cocktail

Lawhill Cocktail

1 dash absinthe
1 dash maraschino liqueur
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1/3 French vermouth
2/3 Canadian Club Whisky

Shake with ice. Strain into cocktail glass. 

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