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Reviews written by jaysthename

19 results - showing 1 - 19
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April 01, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Un Emile 45 2.0

Un Emile is an absinthe which debuted a few years ago to generally low-to-middle reviews. The recipe has been reformulated recently, and has just now hit the market. I was...

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jaysthename
March 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Fleur de absinthe

The Berthe de Joux is an absinthe which I can't pretend I didn't receive with some level of expectation, based on its glowing early reviews. Nonetheless, here is my objective...

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jaysthename
March 07, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
It's no mystery - Mystique is magnificent

This review is a long time coming from me, given that I first started enjoying my bottle of Doubs Mystique in October of last year. Given that I've just finished...

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jaysthename
January 04, 2011
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
The Hills Are Not Alive With the Sound of Absinthe

After having made a purchase of absinth(e) last year, some vendor or other included a small sample of Hill's as a free gift. I was somewhat glad, actually, considering...

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jaysthename
October 07, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
The fine stylings of the brothers Leopold

Color - It may seem repetitive to describe it as a clear, medium peridot, but that's essentially what it is, with just the barest trace of gold. ...

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jaysthename
April 08, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Clearly a favorite

This review is based on a bottle purchased in the fall of 2009 and sampled over the past 6 months. I'm not an expert on blanches, but...

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jaysthename
April 06, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Middle-of-the-pack blanche

La Valote has a fine clarity and color, with only a slight amount of haziness. Unfortunately, it also has a pungent odor that I don’t care for. The scent...

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jaysthename
April 06, 2010 (Updated: April 06, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
The Secret's Out

This review is based on several glasses of LCB from between September os 2009 and March of 2010. When it comes to blanches, it makes more sense...

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jaysthename
September 10, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Vintage Absinthe
A classic glass

This review was based on a 20ml sample that I prepared on Labor Day (three days ago). Color: A true 'feuille mort', this particular...

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jaysthename
August 18, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
I Like Ike!

[NOTE: The source for my three sample glasses was from a trade of absinthe aged at least one year, so it’s possible that time and/or exposure may have affected some...

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jaysthename
August 11, 2009 (Updated: August 11, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Elegantly bitter

NOTE: I was provided with a 1 oz blind sample of the 2008 2nd edition courtesy of bksmithey, and reviewed it as I would any other absinthe. However,...

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jaysthename
July 25, 2009 (Updated: April 06, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Crisp and clear

Color: This was the first blanche I've tried, so I had no means of comparison at the time of my original review. The absinthe was clear when poured, with...

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jaysthename
July 25, 2009 (Updated: August 18, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A fine French offering

Color: Vieux Pontarlier has a color that is not unattractive, but is too far on the yellow side of the spectrum to qualify as a true peridot. However, after...

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jaysthename
July 01, 2009 (Updated: August 18, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Beautifully bitter

Color: The vivid green peridot color of Meadow Of Love is even brighter than that of it's close relative, Walton Waters, although there is a bit of haze. ...

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jaysthename
June 03, 2009 (Updated: June 03, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
So close to perfect I can taste it!

Color: The vibrant, rich peridot color of Walton Waters is beautiful and the definition of what I think an absinthe verte should look like. When louched, the brilliance...

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jaysthename
May 30, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Ruined by the finish

La Charlotte’s unlouched color is an almost pure gold which is attractive but unexpected and not entirely appropriate given that it is an un-aged verte. Louched, the color...

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jaysthename
May 29, 2009 (Updated: July 22, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Pacifique is nearly perfect

Color: Pacifique has a natural-looking peridot color that is a little bit lighter than what I believe could be considered 'perfect' for a verte. Nevertheless, it is very...

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jaysthename
May 27, 2009 (Updated: May 27, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A crisp taste with a brilliant finish

Color: An ounce of Obsello poured into a glass results in a near-perfect peridot. After adding water to a 3:1 ratio, it is of course noticeably paler, but still...

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jaysthename
May 18, 2009 (Updated: May 18, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
My first taste of absinthe is mild and pleasant

For my first experience with absinthe, I chose Lucid, partly due to its availability in my local stores, and partly because the general consensus here at WS and other sites...

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