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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Ordering
September 25, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Cloying as is, but has great potential

Appearance: Clear and bright. Louche: Not unlike the finished louche of your average Swiss Le Bleue. A bit thin, but not thin enough to be penalized....

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Brian Robinson
September 25, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A decent, but rudimentary absinthe

Appearance: Clear, clean and bright. A nice peridot. Louche: The addition of ice cold water via fountain produced a nicely built louche. quite...

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Brian Robinson
September 25, 2011
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Oh, the humanity!

Appearance: A frightening listerine green. Obviously fake. Louche: No louche to speak of. Aroma: Smells of cheap whiskey. Seriously. ...

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Brian Robinson
August 01, 2011 (Updated: August 01, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Wild and beautiful

Appearance: The greenish yellow hue of first press extra virgin olive oil. The aging has obviously taken out some of the fresh peridot colors, but it still looks attractive....

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Brian Robinson
July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not your average VdT product

Color: A nice, bright, inviting peridot green. Louche: Very nice opalescence. Greens, yellows and white. Bright and attractive. Aroma: Sweet, light, herbal...

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Brian Robinson
July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Retired Brands
Surprisingly light and bright

Color: Amber with hints of Earl Grey tea. Louche: The thickness is quite nice, but the color looks a little dirty. Not like your normal vintage...

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Brian Robinson
July 09, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Absinthe light

Appearance: Thin and pale, but not unattractive. Louche: Good color, but also thin. Could use more anethol. Aroma: Very nice wormwood aroma balanced...

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Brian Robinson
May 14, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Scarily similar to pre-ban

I was quite surprised when I opened the bottle up and poured out a sample. It truly was remarkable how similar this was to a pre-ban absinthe. ...

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Brian Robinson
May 08, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Stands out among its VdT peers

Color: Clear. No visible defect. Louche: Very quick to form. Deep and luscious with an intriguing lavender hue. Aroma: Very herbal with...

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Brian Robinson
February 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Intruiguing stuff

Color: A bit of a yellowish tinge, but not unattractive. Louche: Very quick to form but ends in a nice opalescent final product. Aroma:...

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Brian Robinson
February 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
An amazing blanche

Appearance: Clear and bright. Very inviting. Louche: Attractive, but much thinner than the verte. Still very inviting. Aroma: Very clean with nice...

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Brian Robinson
February 19, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
tastes good but has flaws

Color: The rose color has faded into more of an orange. Louche: The thickness and transformation is quite nice, but the end product is a bit dingey...

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Brian Robinson
January 12, 2011 (Updated: January 12, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Needs some time in the bottle; will be a stunner

Color: Just a shade darker than the original. Quite inviting. Louche: Looks pretty much the same as the original, not surprisingly. Very attractive. The...

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Brian Robinson
January 12, 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
VERY tasty!

Color: Deep and dark fuille morte. Darker than your normal 'fresh' absinthe, but not murky. Louche: Thick, turbulent and opalescent. It brightens up quite...

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Brian Robinson
January 12, 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
A powerful, assertive absinthe!

Color: Similar to other Parisiennes. Dark and mysterious. Louche: Thick and turbulent. A real treat to watch. A pleasant green when finished. ...

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Brian Robinson
January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A step in the right direction

Color: Pleasant and attractive. No sediment in this bottle, but it was just a tad too dark. Louche: Attractive and correct. A bit too thin,...

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Brian Robinson
January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Fantastic stuff

Color: Wonderfully deep and jewel-like. Quite attractive. Louche: Deep and rich. Almost silky. Nice opalescence. Aroma: Rich and herbacious. Spicy...

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Brian Robinson
January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Even better than the original!

Color: The 7 months in the barrel hasn't taken away from the beauty of the coloration. Still bright and attractive. Louche: The same as the original....

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Brian Robinson
January 03, 2011
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Very nice, but can be improved upon

Appearance: Very pleasant, light, bright peridot. Louche: Opalescent and bright, with blue, yellow, white and green hues. A pleasure to look at. Aroma:...

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Brian Robinson
January 03, 2011 (Updated: June 06, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Quite tasty

Lot 1803-10 2009 Color: Not quite Peridot. More of a yellowish green, but still attractive. Louche: Quick thick, but in a good way....

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Brian Robinson
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