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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Ordering
July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Appearance 
 
0.5
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.5
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.5
Faux Absinthe
a charicature of absinthe

Appearance: Neon green. There are also other color options available: none of them any better. Louche: Crazy thick, but the neon is toned down. ...

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Brian Robinson
July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.5
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
dear lord...

Appearance: totally fake. Not your run of the mill neon green, but still not appealing in any sense of the word. Louche: Surprisingly thin and flat....

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Brian Robinson
July 30, 2013
Overall rating 
 
1.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
0.5
Finish 
 
0.5
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
No. No no no no no.

Appearance, a nice deep green, but a bit hazy from the particulate. Louche: What's a louche? Barely even gets hazy. Aroma: Heavy...

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Brian Robinson
July 07, 2013
Overall rating 
 
0.9
Appearance 
 
1.5
Louche 
 
0.5
Aroma 
 
0.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
0.5
Faux Absinthe
Danger, Danger, Will Robinson

If you see this on the shelves or online, avoid it at all costs. As the other reviewer below noted, this has absolutely no association with absinthe...

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Brian Robinson
July 04, 2013 (Updated: July 04, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
barrel aging has added some interesting qualities

Color: Barrel aging has taken the vibrant peridot green of the original and toned it down a bit, without creating a full fuille morte effect. Inviting. Louche:...

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Brian Robinson
July 04, 2013 (Updated: July 04, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Much improved

I was finally able to try the updated version of VdF, which is now called Enigma Verte. For comparison's sake, I have copied my original review below. ...

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Brian Robinson
May 02, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Vintage Absinthe
A rare treat

Appearance: A wonderful fuille morte. If you didn't know, you would think it was cognac from across the room. No sediment. Jewel-like. Louche: Quick...

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Brian Robinson
December 07, 2012
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Interestingly savory

Appearance: very bright and inviting. An attractive peridot green. No visible sediment. Louche: Attractive and bright. A bit on the thinner side at 3:1,...

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Brian Robinson
December 07, 2012 (Updated: December 07, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Fruity and straightforward

Appearance: Clear, but more on the olive oil green side, compared to the typical fresh, peridot color. Still attractive, and indicative of a naturally colored absinthe on its way...

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Brian Robinson
September 19, 2012 (Updated: September 19, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.5
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.5
So delicate, it's like drinking flavored water

Appearance: Crystal clear and inviting. Louche: From the very beginning, it looks as if it's trying very hard to louche. You see plenty of trails,...

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Brian Robinson
September 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.5
Traditional Absinthe
Disappointing

Appearance: Almost more of a forest green compared to a peridot. Not incredibly bright, but still inviting and essentially 'correct'. No visible sediment or haze. ...

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Brian Robinson
May 13, 2012 (Updated: July 30, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
An intriguing absinthe and unique profile

Appearance: A deep amber. Almost like a cognac. Very attractive. No sediment, although it must be noted that this was from a decanted sample. ...

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Brian Robinson
February 14, 2012 (Updated: February 14, 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
A fine example of a rouge

Appearance: Very attractive, deep ruby red. Louche: Well formed louche with hints of pink, orange and white. Aroma: Lots of refreshing wormwood with flowery...

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Brian Robinson
February 14, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
I need more flavor.

A regionally available brand from Florida. Thanks to a friend for procuring a bottle for me. Appearance: Quite light, but an attractive shade of green. ...

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Brian Robinson
February 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Needs a lot of help

Appearance: I know it's meant to be a reproduction of a vintage brand, so we should expect a dead leaf color, but it's more yellowish than fuille morte. ...

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Brian Robinson
February 05, 2012
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not absinthe

Appearance: A very deep, clear peridot. Quite attractive. Louche: Odd, foamy bubbles around the edge of the glass. Not really a lot of louching at all....

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Brian Robinson
December 19, 2011
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 very nice start!

Appearance: A very pale peridot. Louche: A lovely, light louche. Amber, green and white hues. Aroma: Earthy and sweet with a hint...

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Brian Robinson
December 19, 2011 (Updated: December 19, 2011)
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
The mellow cousin of Berthe de Joux

Appearance: A darker shade of green than normal, but not in a bad way. Kind of a mix between peridot and forest green. Attractive. Louche:...

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Brian Robinson
September 25, 2011 (Updated: September 26, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not liking this at all.

Appearance: Not a bad appearance. A little too dark though. It must be noted that the lable states that this brand of absinthe was colored with caramel... ...

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Brian Robinson
September 25, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
An enjoyable offering

Appearance: An attractive light green. Louche: Nicely built with a delicate milkiness. Inviting. Aroma: Very nice herbal aroma slightly dominated by sweet anise....

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Brian Robinson
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