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Ordering
May 29, 2012 (Updated: May 22, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
This Cat Shouldn't Have Anyone Singing The Blues

Appearance Very nice light peridot green. A bit paler than I'd like, but absolutely clear and natural looking. The clarity is particularly impressive for an unfiltered absinthe. I've worked...

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Absomphe
October 17, 2011 (Updated: October 17, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Archival Amazement

I was expecting Sauvage to be very similar to Roquette, but (although similarities exist) this wonderfully bucolic absinthe stands head and shoulders above its archival predecessor in every respect. ...

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Absomphe
July 20, 2011 (Updated: July 28, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Top Banana from Montana

At last, I got the chance to uncork this very intriguing and flavorful absinthe. What's particularly fascinating to me is that its flavor is very much as I had imagined...

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Absomphe
May 02, 2011 (Updated: June 28, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Belle Epoque Reprise

I would absolutely swear that I was drinking a top echelon pre-ban (particularly Pernod Fils 1914 "very green" to be precise) if I were blindfolded. Gorgeous coppery/peachy...

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Absomphe
March 04, 2011 (Updated: March 06, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Liquid Poetry

First impressions: It's very much like the prototype, except with a creamier louche, which is very welcome. It has that L'Italienne type of perfume, but with a...

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Absomphe
November 10, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Pass the Pisco, Please!

This absinthe has come a long way since batch #4, particularly regarding the color, which is now a nice shade of peridot, although it could be a bit more vibrant....

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Absomphe
September 07, 2010 (Updated: March 28, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Rhapsody in Green

Color: A really vibrant lime-green shade of peridot neat. Louched, much of the green is retained, but there are also hints of copper and blue, giving this...

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Absomphe
June 11, 2009 (Updated: October 07, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Another Walton Winner!

This is a very nice, well crafted absinthe more than vaguely in the style of a Pontarlier. The color neat is a medium forest green, and...

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Absomphe
June 11, 2009 (Updated: June 11, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
At Least They Didn't Name it Spirit of Kings...

COLOR BEFORE WATER Extremely pale peridot green, with particulate matter in solution, but certainly natural looking enough. LOUCHE ACTION From the addition of the...

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Absomphe
June 10, 2009 (Updated: July 23, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Just When I thought They Couldn't Get Any Better..

This is my new favorite commercial absinthe. Everything about it is incredibly appealing to me, from the medium peridot color, to its hyssop-y, violet-y aroma, and its creamy body, and...

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Absomphe
March 12, 2009 (Updated: August 13, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
The Epitome of the Montpelier Style

Where to begin? Although just a wee bit on the pale side, the color is a vibrant, refractive peridot green that I find immensely appealing. ...

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Absomphe
December 04, 2008 (Updated: March 20, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Batch 15...They're getting better and better!

This absinthe has come a long way since batch #4, particularly regarding the color, which is now a nice shade of peridot, although it could be a bit more vibrant....

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Absomphe
December 03, 2008 (Updated: March 05, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Pure Floral Perfume!

Here is a case where I feel that the whole adds up to more than the sum of the parts. Yes, the color is yellowish, but only...

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Absomphe
December 03, 2008
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Could Have been Better as a Whole Distillate

While there are some lovely aspects to this absinthe, such as the thick, and gradually unfolding louche, and the unusually fruity anise, there is, unfortunately, an overbearing grassy (vegetal) presence...

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Absomphe
November 30, 2007 (Updated: March 23, 2008)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Ma Belle Amie...Not Just a Song, Anymore, Folks!

This is , bar none, the finest commercial offering from the modern era...it's a true Nimes style absinthe (the wormwood is outstanding)which is huge, and intense in aroma, and flavor,...

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Absomphe
November 22, 2007 (Updated: August 18, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Vintage Absinthe
Nirvana

This was the most incredibly complex, aromatic (a real cigar absinthe, similar to Berger), and savory absinthe I have ever had the privilege to sample. That being said, there was...

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Absomphe
November 22, 2007 (Updated: June 15, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
This Sho' Ain't the Old Doubs!!!

Apparently, all the buzz I'd been hearing about the totally new Doubs was right on the money! This version has about as much in common with the much-maligned oil mix...

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Absomphe
November 22, 2007 (Updated: November 23, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Second Time a Charm!

This absinthe has undergone a remarkable transformation from the original version. The remarkably complex spicy flavor is still there, but it's much more balanced, and smooth than its predecessor. There...

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Absomphe
November 16, 2007 (Updated: December 30, 2007)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Cinnamon...Let Me Out!

This absinthe kinda grew on me in reverse...at one time, I was really keen on its hyper-citric, and cinnamon-laced uniqueness, but eventually, these wore out their welcome, and it became...

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Absomphe
November 16, 2007
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
A Medicine I Would Have Loved to Take in My Youth.

A very quirky "pre-commercialization" interpretatiion that both hits, and misses the mark...I love the aroma, which reminds me of an alpine meadow in springtime, and the color, which is a...

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Absomphe
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