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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     October 31, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0

Lovely in Pink

A lovely pink hue with slight amount of sediment, but that is not abnormal for a rouge. Louche: Wonderful colors of white and shades of pink. Delicate and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     October 31, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0

Unique and enjoyable

Normally I get concerned when a brand markets itself as a 'low anise' style absinthe. I always warn people that there is no such thing as absinthe without anise,...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     October 31, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Bison Grass

Appearance: a very light peridot green, with no sediment. Louche: Thick and Opalescent finished product. Quite attractive. Aroma: Herbal and attractive, with lots of that juicy sweet...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     September 23, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
2.5

brings me back to the '90s

This being a modern incarnation, or US labelling, of Montmartre. I’ve always held a special place in my heart for Montmartre. It’s quirky and unique, and definitely makes you...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     September 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Even better than the original test batch

Appearance: peridot green with first press olive oil hues. Bright and attractive. No sediment. Judiciously colored. Louche: The additional anise has really helped to improve the louche. Nice...

Reviewed by Brian Robinson     August 18, 2017
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
0.5
Aroma 
 
1.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.5
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
1.0

Another bad approximation

Appearance: very light green. Louche: Practically none. A very thin haze, but no louche to speak of, sadly. Aroma: hints of mint and christmas spices...

Absinthe Venue Reviews
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 25, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Ambiance 
 
5.0
Absinthe Selection 
 
4.0
Absinthe Service 
 
3.0
Absinthe Knowledge 
 
3.0
Overall Quality of Service 
 
5.0
Price 
 
4.0

Incredible food, absinthe service is lacking

The food last night was unbelievable. I still can't get over how good the bread was. My only complaint would be the absinthe service. If you're going...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5

Easy drinker

Appearance; clear, bright and natural. No visible sediment. Louche: Fully louched by 1:1 ratio. Attractive. Pink and white hues. Aroma: very light and refreshing. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5

2016's winner deserved it.

Appearance: slight peridot hue. Very light coloration, but bright and attractive. No visible sediment. Louche: crazy thick. Lots of action before it even reaches 1:1 ratio....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5

Tasty and simple

Appearance: clear, bright and natural. No visible sediment. Louche: milky and slightly opalescent. Attractive. Aroma: less anise aroma than its La Belle Epoque sister. Slightly...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Solid blanche

Appearance: clear, bright and natural. No visible sediment. Louche: quick and lovely. milky yet opalescent. Attractive. Aroma: redolent of wormwood with complimentary anise aroma. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0

Odd, but enjoyable

Appearance: An interesting deep reddish brown. Louche: attractive and thick. A tangerine orange color. Aroma: herbal and sweet with hints of citrus and rose Flavor/mouthfeel: Typical...

Faux Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
1.5

Not absinthe, but pleasant to drink

Appearance: A VERY deep red. Much darker than most rouge styles. Louche: practically non-existent. Aroma: Citrussy! The tangerine base really does come through. Slight...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0

Disappointed again

Appearance: an inviting deep rouge. Louche: none. :/ It turns a bit more orange than rouge, but hardly even hazy. Aroma: Floral and citrussy from the hibiscus....

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.5

Major changes needed

Appearance: A very pleasing peridot. Seems to be colored well. Louche: none to be found. I guess there's a slight haze, but that's about it. Aroma:...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 01, 2017
Last updated: September 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Germany represent!

Appearance: a light peridot green with hints of hay. Bright and attractive. No sediment. Judiciously colored. Louche: Slightly thin, but with a slow, ice-cold drip, I...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5

A beautiful melange of old and new

Appearance: a beautiful golden hue, indicative of a well-aged absinthe Louche: wonderfully opalescent and well formed. Hues of yellow, green, and white. Aroma: herbacious and...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 02, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5

On the right track, just give it some more juice

Appearance: Pale straw with hints of green. Louche: Very little louche to speak of, unfortunately. It's not hazy, per se. A bit thicker than that. ...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     July 02, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0

A new take on Helfrich

Appearance: deep, inviting peridot green Louche: Wonderfully thick and opalescent with yellows, greens, and whites all dancing around in there. Well done. Aroma: Room filling, even...

Traditional Absinthe
Reviewed by Brian Robinson     April 02, 2016
Last updated: April 05, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0

Another great absinthe

Appearance: As with is partner, Green Opal, the packaging is very clean and attractive. Bright and inviting. Louche: Very nice, opalescent louche. A bit thinner than the...

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