Reviews written by LeRoy
Last updated: August 03, 2008
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||2.0|
I am reviewing this from a sample that was sent to me.
As I open the bottle the first thing I notice is the smell of anise (star anise) and alcohol. As it's poured into the glass the aroma opens up and lingers in the glass. It is the smell of licorice and strong alcohol. I really can't pick anything else in the aroma.
At this point I notice the color is closer to a blanche with a straw-yellow tint. It kind of reminds me of Blanchette. This is surprising, since it is described a a verte.
I am louching my drink through a brouilleur at a drop per second. At the fifth drop the louch begins. By the time it is at a ratio of 2:1 the louche is complete. After continuing to a 3:1 ratio, the drinks aroma is still star anise and strong alcohol that lingers in the glass.
My first sip tastes like anise and alcohol with a bitter wormwood in the finish.The wormwood flavor is suspect. It almost seems like there may have been some used in the coloring (what coloring there is).
There's not a whole lot to the finish. Once I get past the alcohol flavor, I am left with a slight numb tongue and a lingering bitterness.
I'm glad I was able to sample Trillium. Unfortunately, I hoped it would be a little better for a small US distiller. Maybe, Integrity will continue to improve their product and will have something better to offer in the future.
Last updated: May 10, 2008
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||4.0|
Well done, North Shore Distillery
I applaud North Shore for a well made American Absinthe!
The olive green color color is nice, but maybe a little too dark.
The louche slowly builds from the bottom to a thick, opalescence. Though, nearly opaque,light shines through and gives off brilliant colors.
There is a nice anise and mint in the aroma. Something else is there that I am not sure of.
I really enjoy the flavor. Anise, citrus, mint, followed by a nice wormwood.
The finish is nice and stays with you for quite a while. There is something there that is a bit odd to me. It must be in the coloring (grassy?).
I think this is a very nice absinthe. I am tasting this from a sample and would buy a bottle. After tasting the verte, I can't wait to try their blanche.
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||4.0|
A nice natural green color. A very nice louche that builds from the botom and becomes opaque. The aroma is full and pleasant. A nice dry spiciness of fennel, wormwood and a citrus flavor.
A crisp, dry, citrus finish makes this a wonderful absinthe!
Last updated: October 18, 2007
|Flavor / Mouthfeel||5.0|
Balance pours a nice green color. The louche is fast, and not opaque.
I detect a strong fruity, citrus, aroma. The flavor gives way to a coriander, followed by a nice fennel and minty wormwood (very balanced). It is not as creamy as I would like and a little thin, however, very pleasant.
I like this absinthe and would put it up with one of my favorites.