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Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by bobcooley     December 21, 2008
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Greatly Disappointing...

I'm sorry to say that this was the first "absinthe" I experienced. It almost turned me off to the art of absinthe altogether!

I'm glad I gave absinthe another chance with a Jade PF 1901.

The "king" was the most bitter concoction I've ever had the displeasure of experiencing.

I was completely ignorant to good absinthes when I was introduced this fluid, and was taken in by the hype, the marketing text, and at the time there were very few resources online for finding out more about these 'products'

The color was interesting; it doesn't appear to be artificial.

The louche looked good (at the time), and isn't horrible, but I've seen much finer louches since with other real absinthes.

The aroma is medicinal, with some hint of herbs and vegetation (mostly from the twigs and plant-matter at the bottom of the bottle)

The marketing text that states the "psychoactive" effects is enough to let you know this producer is ignorant (or hoping that you are...).

This "king of spirits" is to a good absinthe what the "King of Beers" (budwiser) is to a quality Draught, or Burger King is to a steak.

Avoid at all costs...

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