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December 16, 2010 (Updated: October 27, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Good satire to the Val de Travesty

*Edited Color: A lovely crystal clear light peridot. Very attractive. Louched, it was a lovely shade of light green, with white and hints...

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Scott M.
December 12, 2010 (Updated: December 12, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Very interesting!

A very interesting absinthe. I sampled this at 3:1 and 4:1. Color: What can you say, it's bright red! How can you grade this?...

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Scott M.
December 04, 2010 (Updated: December 04, 2010)
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
These people can't be serious

This infuriates me. The word absinthe has no place on this attractive bottle full of bad mouthwash. The color may as well come out of a...

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Scott M.
November 29, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Quite nice

A very nice refreshing blanche. 4:1 prepared with a brouilleur. The color was perfectly clear with no sediment. Its aroma is the highlight for...

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Scott M.
October 28, 2010 (Updated: October 14, 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
Pretty Parrot

Sampled at 3:1 and 4:1 with and without sugar, over a month of drinking this. I enjoyed it every way I tried it. Color: is a...

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Scott M.
September 15, 2010 (Updated: September 24, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Vintage Absinthe
Truly wonderful experience

Sampled at 3:1, 2.75:1 and 2.5:1 one sugar This pre-ban was even better than the Pernod-Fils 1914 I had. Simply a wonderful experience! The color was...

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Scott M.
September 04, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
This is seriously good

Enjoyed at 3:1 and 3.5:1 with 1 sugar, and I do mean enjoyed. Color: is crystal clear with no trace of sediment. Louche: Wonderful...

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Scott M.
August 27, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
A tribute to wormwood

Edit: Color: A lovely crystal-clear peridot, Natural and gem-like. When louched, an attractive faint green with yellow and copper highlights. ...

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Scott M.
August 26, 2010 (Updated: May 04, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Very tasty and unique

*Edited after drinking off and on over 8 months, and 2 bottles. Sampled at 3:1 and 4:1, with 1 sugar, then with no sugar. I finally...

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Scott M.
July 28, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
A delicious blanche

My initial review was written after 2 months of enjoying 6 or so glasses of Essai #5. This edit is two years later, with my third bottle....

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Scott M.
July 18, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Wonderful and unique!

This edit reflects the latest batch I purchased in 2012, which was aged in oak. It is simply amazing. What a wonderful, delicious absinthe! The...

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Scott M.
June 10, 2010 (Updated: September 06, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Duplais Blanche is Pretty Good!

Edited after 2 bottles with over a year of sampling. 4:1 is where I like it best. I don't sugar blanches, and this certainly would be too sweet with...

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Scott M.
June 08, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Really Good Duplais for USA

Color: a lovely natural medium emerald green. Louche: Thick trails and jellies with a slow, steady build of smokey wisps from the bottom up. Clear thick...

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Scott M.
June 05, 2010 (Updated: February 17, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A Nice Matter offering

I revisiting this bottle a few times after a six month break, and like it quite a bit more than I first did. It improved in the bottle with a...

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Scott M.
June 03, 2010 (Updated: September 13, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Always keep A Spare

Color: Nice natural emerald green. Louche: Slow steady build with nice clouds and layering, nicely opalescent. Great color. Aroma: Wormwood...

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Scott M.
June 03, 2010 (Updated: September 15, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A Solid Absinthe

*Edited: I now, a year later, feel sugar is simply not needed with this. Also, the louche in the last couple bottles seems to form more easily than...

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Scott M.
June 02, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
One of My Favorite Blanches

Color: Perfectly clear with no sediment. It looked like nothing was in the glass. Louche: A superior louche. This builds at a pace that...

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Scott M.
May 14, 2010 (Updated: July 31, 2011)
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
Obsello. A Unique Quality Absinthe

Edited after over a year of sampling, from 3 bottles. 4:1 and 3:1 no sugar. Good both at dilutions Color: A medium...

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Scott M.
May 12, 2010 (Updated: January 10, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Pretty tasty stuff

Color was a faint light emerald green, with the slightest suggestion of a blue in the mix. Gem-like sparkles in the facets of my pontarlier glass. After adding the...

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Scott M.
May 10, 2010 (Updated: January 26, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Different, but quality In Its Cognac-style base

After almost 2 years of aging, I'm enjoying this absinthe quite a bit more. It may be because I've come to love the brandy base styles more over time,...

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Scott M.
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