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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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December 03, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
3.0
Rocking the Mohawk

Appearance: Golden hues with hints of green. Attractive. Louche: Slightly thin, but appropriate. Aroma: Floral and sweet with hints of underlying wormwood bitterness....

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Brian Robinson
December 03, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Interesting, but I'd like more herbaciousness

Appearance: light golden brown. Inviting. No visible sediment. Louche: Very nice louche. The barrel aging lends a peachy hue to the fully louched glass....

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Brian Robinson
December 01, 2015 (Updated: December 01, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
a great offering from the Old Dominion

This review is for batch 12, distilled in November of 2015. Appearance: pre-louche, this absinthe exhibits a vibrant peridot green. No sediment. Louche:...

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Brian Robinson
February 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
A must have for the discerning absintheur

Appearance: An attractive, light peridot green. No visible sediment. Louche: Almost fully louched at 1:1. Lots of fairies dancing in the glass from the very...

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Brian Robinson
February 20, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Aussiesinthe!

Appearance: A verdant green. Inviting peridot. No visible sediment. Louche: Fully louched about 1.5:1. A cloudy green. Very nice, but not quite opalescent....

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Brian Robinson
February 17, 2015
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.5
A noticeable improvement from the original

Appearance: Light yellow, but the color is apparent. The previous version had almost no color. Louche: Substantial improvement from the original. Nicely opaque. Hints...

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Brian Robinson
February 17, 2015
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.5
A good base, but needs a lot of work

Appearance: Very very very light. A tinge of yellow, but that's about it. At first glance, you'd think it's a flawed blanche. Louche: Extremely thin...

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Brian Robinson
September 02, 2014 (Updated: September 03, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
5.0
Vintage Absinthe
A different recipe from Pernod Fils; just as yummy

This was the second absinthe tasted in a comparison done on 9-2-14. The other was a Pernod Fils c1910. This bottle was made by Edouard Pernod, which had...

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Brian Robinson
September 02, 2014 (Updated: September 03, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
What I have come to expect from vintage PF

I tastes this along with a sample of Pernod SA Couvet from c1920 as a comparison. Appearance - Clear and surprisingly bright for such an old absinthe....

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Brian Robinson
March 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
3.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
An Admirable Improvement

Appearance: Although their last iteration was artificially colored, it was not entirely off-putting as a color. This new version seems to keep the same hues, but does so naturally....

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Brian Robinson
March 07, 2014
Overall rating 
 
1.3
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Is it the 1990's again?

Appearance: Radioactive green. Definitely artificially colored. Authentic absinthe is naturally colored with herbs. Aroma: Unlouched, it smells mainly of strong alcohol. Slight aromas of anise....

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Brian Robinson
February 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
0.7
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
0.5
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
0.5
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
0.5
Faux Absinthe
Thujone madness!

This sucker advertised itself as having upwards of 250 mg/l of thujone when I got it. Surprisingly, now it's advertising itself as 20mg/l. I highly doubt that their...

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Brian Robinson
February 16, 2014
Overall rating 
 
1.1
Appearance 
 
1.5
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
0.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Just wrong

I was gifted a bottle of this for review from the owner of Alandia. He knew the review wouldn't be pretty, but wanted an opinion nonetheless. I appreciate...

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Brian Robinson
February 16, 2014 (Updated: February 17, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
0.5
Appearance 
 
0.5
Louche 
 
0.5
Aroma 
 
0.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
0.5
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
0.5
Faux Absinthe
Why why why why?

If you're buying this, you don't care about appearance, you aren't planning on louching it, you don't care about the flavor, and you certainly could care less about finish. ...

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Brian Robinson
February 16, 2014 (Updated: February 16, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
1.0
Once more: YOU CAN'T MAKE ABSINTHE AT HOME

This 'make your own absinthe' kit arrives in a box packed with hemp straw, containing an empty bottle with a generic absinthe label attached, a funnel, and two vials filled...

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Brian Robinson
December 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Single malt absinthe?

Appearance: this looks more like a whiskey than an absinthe. Deep caramel colors with no visible sediment. Louche: Louches up very nicely with a very thick...

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Brian Robinson
December 01, 2013 (Updated: December 01, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Genepi puts this one ahead of its peers

Appearance: Clear, bright and natural with no visible sediment. Louche: This thing gets active VERY quickly. Louche starts building from the very first drops. Fully...

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Brian Robinson
December 01, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Fennel-tastic

Appearance: An attractive light peridot. No sediment. Louche: Some people have complained about a lack of louche. I did not have any problems...

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Brian Robinson
October 31, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Another tasty US offering

Appearance: Inviting pale peridot; clear with no visible sediment. I'd like to see it a tad bit darker. The color seems more pale when it's in the glass....

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Brian Robinson
July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.5
A wonderful treat

Appearance: A beautiful citrine. No sediment. Louche: Fully louched by about 1.5:1! It ends up a great amber/peach/pink rose color. Wonderfully opalescent. ...

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