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Reviews written by Scott M.

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May 10, 2010 (Updated: August 26, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Belle Amie Est Mon Amie!

Three years after writing the first review, I'm tweaking this a bit, as the latest batch is simply so good, that I felt the time was right to amend my...

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Scott M.
April 22, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Leopold...A Glass Good to Hold!

*Revisited and edited after several bottles of this absinthe. Batch 25 Served at 3:1, and 4:1 no sugar needed here, but I enjoyed it with sugar...

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Scott M.
April 16, 2010 (Updated: April 16, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Finally Tried Kubler!

3:1 with no sugar...this doesn't need it. Color was crystal clear with no sediment. Louche was the highlight of this absinthe. A...

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Scott M.
April 12, 2010 (Updated: April 26, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not Really My Cup of Tea, But Quality Stuff

From 2008 batch at 3:1, then 4:1 at 2nd tasting. *Note upon revisiting (doesn't affect score): at 4:1, I was able to get a slightly thicker...

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Scott M.
April 05, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.5
Walton Waters is Wonderful.

Batch 10-6 Color: Stunning perfect peridot with gem-like sparkle and clarity. Clean clear and natural. Perfect. Louche: Magnificent, with a thin...

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Scott M.
April 01, 2010 (Updated: June 02, 2010)
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
Quite Nice, Mr. Manson!

Sampled at 3.5:1 review modified after a couple more tastings, I like it more and more. Color: I thought the color was quite attractive. More...

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Scott M.
March 31, 2010 (Updated: May 22, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Great Intro To The World of Absinthe

Color was a nice light peridot, not quite as clear as it could have been, but it looked natural. Louche was appropriate, and detailed. Nice trails...

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Scott M.
March 20, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Eichelberger Anyone?

*Edited after over a year of enjoying. I'm on my second bottle. Enjoyed at 4:1, both with and without sugar. Color was clear, natural and just...

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Scott M.
March 19, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Quite a Balancing Act!

For me, it was just right at 3:1. I tried 4:1 , and liked it both ways. You may not need sugar with this one, I found...

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Scott M.
March 09, 2010 (Updated: March 09, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not Great, But Better Than Expected

3:1 with one sugar. I'm wondering if they've tweaked this recipe a bit...Mine was not nearly as bitter and unbalanced as the other reviews led me to...

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Scott M.
March 09, 2010 (Updated: March 09, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Well Made Absinthe. Tasty, Different

Color was a bit dark yellow/brown olive oil. Clear and clean, no sediment The louche started very nicely with thick defined trails, building to a nice...

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Scott M.
March 08, 2010 (Updated: January 29, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Drinkable and different

EDIT: After sampling this more, I raised the finish to a 4. The color was bit dark..a medium/dark olive oil green. When louched,...

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Scott M.
February 28, 2010 (Updated: March 01, 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
Solid Blanche Offering

Revisited after almost a year of tasting. I modified the score up a tiny bit. Sampled first at 3:1, with 1 sugar cube. A tiny...

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Scott M.
February 28, 2010 (Updated: February 28, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.9
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Stunning Work of Art

I feel so fortunate to have had this fine time-machine absinthe! It's going to take a lot to really impress me from this point on. Color:...

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Scott M.
February 26, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Pastoral meadow

Modified the review after several batches and bottles over almost 3 years. I tried it at 3.5:1 and added no sugar as suggested by the maker,...

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Scott M.
February 25, 2010 (Updated: January 16, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
An herbal, sophisticated glass

*Edited after enjoying a new batch of Marteau, made in 2012. My first review was from a bottle made in 2008. Served Initially at 3.5.1...

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Scott M.
February 21, 2010 (Updated: July 03, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A nicely balanced glass

*Edited over my first review. Enjoyed best at 4:1 with 1 sugar The color is a clear, natural medium green. Louched, it was a...

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Scott M.
February 21, 2010 (Updated: February 16, 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
VS 1898. Seriously good

*I revisited this review after a year of many glasses. Served at 4:1 This is where I enjoyed it most. No sugar. Color: Light peridot...

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Scott M.
February 21, 2010 (Updated: September 06, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
You Won't Be Jaded!

I've spent a lot of time trying various ratios, and I've settled on 4:1 for my personal favorite. At less than this, I find the stronger elements overwhelming. ...

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Scott M.
February 02, 2010 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Delicious, and nicely priced.

* I revisited this, enjoying it more than ever, this time with my 4th bottle. Sampled at 3:1 suggested ratio, no sugar as suggested by distiller....

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Scott M.
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