Copyright 2020 - Custom text here

Reviews written by absinthist

60 results - showing 21 - 40
1 2 3
Ordering
September 27, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Lemercier goes blanche'y

Here we have a very decent blanche in the typical French, not Swiss tradition. The product is clean, robust and herbaceous. The louche is slow-forming but getting...

A
absinthist
September 27, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
very decent la bleue

A typical la bleue, having nothing to do with a first class les bleues, but being a some sort of clandestine absinthe one would get in the years 1940-1970. ...

A
absinthist
September 27, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
rather ordinaire than fine

La Fine series by Racine is a kind of mystery to me. I have had them for the very first at Boveresse and to tell...

A
absinthist
September 27, 2010
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
I am gonna fly away

I have been following the development of Butterfly since the time its creator called it simply AA-American absinthe. In comparison with the early prototypes and the unofficial...

A
absinthist
April 18, 2010 (Updated: December 20, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Time has come to show off what you cook

Colour is just right, though artificial. Louche is too quick and too thick. aroma is chemical amd absinthe wrong. flavourless with hints of mint...

A
absinthist
April 18, 2010 (Updated: November 16, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
do not get fooled again

Time of seduction has come. I have been given the following absinthe upon my arrival in Switzerland. I had lotsa expectations, which failed. ...

A
absinthist
July 07, 2009 (Updated: July 07, 2009)
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
Pontica feast

I have had the opportunity of tasting 1st batch of that absinthe as well as the newest one that is not for sale so far. Colour is...

A
absinthist
July 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
W stands for Wormwood!

Thanks to the courtesy of Nico I have had the pleasure of reveling in that tipple. This is the orgy of wormwood, and very good one, almost...

A
absinthist
July 07, 2009
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
What was that?

Apart from louche action-still too quick, it is flawed in every direction. taste is as weird as possible, very unbalanced and surprisingly harsh for that weak abv. ...

A
absinthist
July 07, 2009 (Updated: July 07, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Liquid cake

While in Switzerland I have had the opportunity of trying 1st Montmartre and 2nd Montmartre editions. Whereas the 1st was highly idiosyncratic, 2nd one was better,...

A
absinthist
June 24, 2009 (Updated: June 24, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
La Bleue the way it should be

I have met with Francois in person during the fondue party, little talk and he was coming back to me with a bottle of his stuff so that I could...

A
absinthist
June 24, 2009
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
not the usual Eich

Colour too pale, louche alright, a bit of badiane presence too prominent. Aroma is nice, but overbalanced, there is nothing that would catch attention as coming forward. Flavour was discrete,...

A
absinthist
May 29, 2009 (Updated: May 29, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Vintage Absinthe
THE Edouard

Thanks to one kind person I was able to embrace the sun hidden in this famous absinthe. The colour is the equivalence of feuille morte expressed within...

A
absinthist
May 29, 2009 (Updated: May 29, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
The Saint in question should be offended

colour is right, some golden reflections, ends gray green that is helluva opaque Louche is THICK as hell, badiane excess's evident Aroma: ...

A
absinthist
May 29, 2009 (Updated: May 29, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Worthy its name

And so comes the time when Americans learnt how to colour absinthe, once louched it is too green at the edges but nonetheless fine. Louche is delicate...

A
absinthist
May 29, 2009 (Updated: May 30, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Absenta and so what?

Colour is Too pale Louche is too quick, but once upon a time for absenta it was a norm After water, the colour is...

A
absinthist
May 13, 2009
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Thanks God, someone is making Waves

colour: Lime green, not too neon, not undercoloured, indication of young absinthe. What to whine about? Walton Waters is darker warm green, cadmium green than Meadow of...

A
absinthist
April 30, 2009 (Updated: April 30, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Mars 2008 batch-not a good year

If you remember the beutifully deep and vibrant colour of the early Jadedouards, that batch, that rose so many controversies at FV, will be a great disappointment. It looks exactly...

A
absinthist
April 30, 2009 (Updated: April 30, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not the absenta you know

Although the colour is natural, it is straw, so nothing in the range of absinthe tinges. Starts like burnt sienna then develops a whitish, beige louche. Not...

A
absinthist
April 29, 2009 (Updated: April 29, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Willy the Artist

It is a typical la bleue which wins the attention of an absintheur due to superb fennel, creaminess and discrete anise. Louche is gradual, good layering, with...

A
absinthist
60 results - showing 21 - 40
1 2 3
f t g m