Delaware Phoenix "Blues Cat" - Reviewed by Experts and Consumers at The Wormwood Society

 
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The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
(Updated: September 02, 2014)
Overall rating
 
4.3
Appearance
 
4.0
Louche
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.5
Finish
 
5.0
Overall
 
4.5
This one is very interesting, and quite distinct from the other offerings from Delaware Phoenix. Blues Cat pours an attractive gold-peridot, and pouches nicely to an attractive yellowish jade. The aroma is fresh, herbal and bracing, with interesting spicy notes that become more pronounced as water is added. However, the flavor and finish are what make the Cat unique: this absinthe is strongly spicy, with intense white pepper notes. The anise is comparatively low in the mix, but the soft bitterness of wormwood is present and substantial, which keeps this absinthe balanced. The finish lingers, with the spicy notes predominant.

Overall, I like this absinthe very much; of all of the spicy/peppery absinthes I've had, this is the best. I still tend to prefer Walton Waters for its classic flavor profile, but Blues Cat makes for an excellent deviation from the norm.
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Sweet Kitty
Overall rating
 
3.6
Appearance
 
4.0
Louche
 
4.5
Aroma
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
3.5
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3.5
Having enjoyed both Walton Waters and Meadow of Love many times over, this new bottling of Blues Cat provides both familiarity while standing out on its own.

The color is a light hay - more yellow than green and quite light. It definitely smells what you'd expect from Delaware Phoenix, neat. As water is applied - the louche is pronounced, swirling, and fast. Like all the DP absinthes - the louche is nice and thick (and nearly white) when fully prepared. The taste of this absinthe is incredibly sweet. Really almost too sweet (please do not even consider sugaring this). The finish is uncompliced with a good length and it provides some tingling as well.

Overall a nice absinthe - but probably not something I would purchase a full bottle of simply due to the sweetness. I find all of the DP absinthes to be on the sweet side - but this one goes overboard for me. I want to stress that this is a personal preference and if you enjoy sweet absinthes - you will probably LOVE this. Nicely made - just not my cup of "tea" :)
J
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