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Delaware Phoenix "Walton Waters" Absinthe Superieure

 
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Emaho!
(Updated: November 11, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Walton Waters from Delaware Phoenix is a lovely spirit, one that will be enjoyed most by those who like their absinthe complex and intensely herbal.

It begins a very attractive shade of peridot, though there is variation from bottle to bottle. The first I bought was nearly emerald, whereas the second was a more usual shade of peridot. Nevertheless, I have seldom seen a more pleasing color of absinthe, and the louche (to a very attractive jade green) is also as good as it gets.

The aroma is very clean and herbal, though it is less intense than I would have expected. The flavor too is very herbal, with much more wormwood than anise, at least to my palate. There is very little spice in this absinthe's flavor profile, and some might find it slightly grassy, though I do not. The finish is long and rich, with wormwood being the most prominent note.

Overall, I like this one very much. Another fine American absinthe joins the ranks!

Update: I just tried this absinthe again after not tasting it for some months. This time, I found no trace of grassiness in the flavor...indeed, it was exactly what an absinthe should be...and therefore I raised the rating accordingly. Walton Waters may well be the best brand on the U.S. market at present.
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Crown jewel.
Overall rating 
 
4.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Appearance: A slightly older sample, which means it's a bit more olive than green, but it's not at all too light or too dark.

Louche: Once louched this becomes a really pretty glowing green and is just the right thickness.

Aroma: Big, super-balanced, beautiful smell with lots of delicious mysteries.

Flavor/Mouthfeel: The flavor is much less herbal than the smell, and much more cake-like. It's still very balanced though, with a good deal of sweetness and has some slightly citrusy flavors.

Finish: This is very sweet and round, with a tartness and salivation that reminds me of sucking on candy.

Overall: The completeness of this absinthe is pretty near perfect in my book.
AP
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Strange Name - Amazing Absinthe
(Updated: October 31, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Color: The bottle I have is a much darker - more yellow/brown color than the greener colors I've seen in photos of this particular brand. It's very pleasant to look at and lends a more unique character to the absinthe.

Louche: Nice and thick. Good separation of the unlouched portion and the louched content during the process. It's a good, steady climb.

Aroma: Very pleasant. I can't help but compare it a bit to Leopolds Verte. Quite enjoyable and very present during the louche.

Flavor: Balanced and traditional. Really everything a proper absinthe should be. A delicious undertaking.

Mouthfeel: Substantial and creamy. Nothing wimpy about this absinthe whatsoever.

Finish: Nice numbing... lingering flavors which shift a bit as time passes. Entirely lovely.

Overall: Absolutely one of my favorite absinthes. This is one of the rare absinthes I plan to try and keep on hand at all times!
J
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Artisanal Quality
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Color: Inviting and clear emerald. No sediment in the pour or bottom of the bottle.

Louche: Attractive louche when completed. Decent opalescence and oil trails when louching.

Aroma: Prominent fennel anise & hyssop. Nicely rounded and fresh smelling. The aroma actually reminds me of Meadow of Love but without the flowery overtones.

Flavor: Bright cheery and crisp that is heavy on the lemon balm. Hyssop and crisp wormwood round out the flavors. I think the lemon was a tad too aggressive for my taste.

Finish: Lemony and crisp finish reminded me of the flavor.

Overall: Another quality offering from Delaware Phoenix. I guess I’m a little spoiled with the Meadow of Love but this is still a well-constructed absinthe; you can taste the quality in every sip.

Note: I noticed that this absinthe is quite ‘durable.’ The herbal complexities are still especially present when louched with 5+ parts water.
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Walton Waters
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
This review was conducted with 1 sugar cube, a 4-to-1 ratio, and per the Absinthe Evaluation Instructions.

Color: Like the Meadow of Love, looking through the side of the glass the color was more noticeable. From the top it seemed a bit thin, but more color than MoL.

Louche: Nice louche, started quickly.

Aroma: Nice aroma with dominant anise tones.

Flavor: More zesty than the MoL.

Finish: Definitely fresh and crisp with slight tongue numbing.

Overall: Definitely zesty like Meadow of Love, but more of a crisp finish. The citrus aspects is also more noticeable at first taste.
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