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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Ordering
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
Traditional Absinthe
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. ...

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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
Traditional Absinthe
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...

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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
Traditional Absinthe
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. ...

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Brian Robinson
April 02, 2016 (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
Traditional Absinthe
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...

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Brian Robinson
April 02, 2016
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Incredible.

Appearance: A wonderfully vibrant peridot green. No visible sediment. Very inviting. Louche: Thick and juicy. Reminiscent of the thick louches of pre-ban absinthes. ...

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Brian Robinson
March 08, 2016 (Updated: March 08, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Ambiance 
 
4.5
Absinthe Selection 
 
4.0
Absinthe Service 
 
4.5
Absinthe Knowledge 
 
4.5
Overall Quality of Service 
 
4.5
Price 
 
4.5
Absinthe Venue Reviews
The people are as great as the drinks are

Ambiance: A cozy little bar serving pub grub and tasty drinks. In the back there is a lovely reading room, piled floor to ceiling with great books and a...

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Brian Robinson
January 18, 2016 (Updated: January 18, 2016)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Ambiance 
 
4.0
Absinthe Selection 
 
4.5
Absinthe Service 
 
4.0
Absinthe Knowledge 
 
4.5
Overall Quality of Service 
 
4.5
Price 
 
4.0
Absinthe Venue Reviews
A fun place to have a properly prepared absinthe

Ambiance: A small, yet not uncomfortable space in Adams Morgan. Nice decor. Can get a bit loud when busy. Selection: one of the best in...

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Brian Robinson
January 02, 2016
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A rare treat

It's a rare treat to be able to find this to taste. I'm glad to have the chance! Appearance: Straw yellow with hints of green. ...

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Brian Robinson
December 16, 2015 (Updated: December 16, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
0.5
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Quite tasty, but I take umbrage with the name

Bottom line, this isn't absinthe. This is a fortified wine. Similar to a quina. I like it for what it is: a fortified wine. ...

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Brian Robinson
December 14, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Interesting and savory

Appearance: attractive yellow. No visible sediment. Louche: Nice, light louche. Not overly thick, and not quite opalescent, but still attractive. Aroma: oddly...

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Brian Robinson
December 14, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Whoa. This is really tasty.

Appearance: Very attractive peridot. No visible sediment. Louche: Attractive, thick and opalescent. Yellows, greens and whites all play in harmony. ...

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Brian Robinson
December 14, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Absinthe's renaissance is spreading

Appearance: Very bright and natural peridot. Louche: Not quite opalescent, but attractive. Maybe a touch too thick. Star anise possibly? Aroma: Inviting....

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Brian Robinson
December 14, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Perfect for the holidays

Appearance: attractive golden hue. No visible sediment. Louche: very weak. Almost more of a haze than a louche. Aroma: Ooooooh. This...

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Brian Robinson
December 14, 2015
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
Very nice!

Appearance: Very attractive golden green. Louche: Thick and opalescent. Inviting. Aroma: Refreshing and crisp with alpine freshness. Like a spring meadow. ...

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Brian Robinson
December 08, 2015 (Updated: December 08, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Another nice Jade iteration

Appearance: Jade! Even after many moons in the bottle. Louche: An attractive opalescence. Aroma: sweet and herbaceous. It draws you in. ...

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Brian Robinson
December 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
2.5
Traditional Absinthe
Disappointing

Appearance: Attractive peridot with golden hues Louche: Quite thick! But almost a bit muddy. No real opalescence. Aroma: Anise with hints of...

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Brian Robinson
December 08, 2015
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
Delicious!

Appearance: And attractive golden green. Louche: Very nice. Opalescent with hints of green, white, and yellow. Aroma: Sweet and alluring. Anise, fennel,...

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Brian Robinson
December 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Shows promise

Appearance: Very light, almost non-existent coloring. Clean with no sediment. Light greens and yellows. Louche: Quite thin and pale. Not inappropriate, just thin. ...

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Brian Robinson
December 08, 2015
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
Delicious herbal punch

Appearance: deep peridot, almost forest green. Dark and mysterious. Louche: Thick and luxurious. Opalescent and very attractive. Aroma: Lots of luscious anise...

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Brian Robinson
December 08, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Has promise, but needs improvement

Review based on a 2013 bottling. Appearance: quite pretty. Deep ruby. No visible sediment. Louche: very thick and very quick forming. ...

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Brian Robinson
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