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  1. Picked up Season 1 last Friday and binge-watched it on Monday. Truly excellent - I just wish there had been more than 8 episodes.
  2. Absinthe du Centenaire I still have 60% of a bottle of that, purchased in April. It wasn't bad, but it didn't make a big fan of me, either.
  3. If there's any way you can get the PLCB to carry it at the state-run, PA liquor stores, I'd welcome another local-ish absinthe to try.
  4. That's no joke. I bought a bottle to salt away, and it's half gone now.
  5. I guess I am going to have to get around to watching it now. Thanks for letting me know how it was.
  6. ^^^ What they said. I think you'll enjoy the VP - I'm having a glass right now, it's good stuff.
  7. I heard the 1st season of True Detective was very good - supposedly lots of influence drawn from Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow (one of the great works of weird fiction). I keep thinking it's time to actually watch it, but haven't gotten around to it yet. You'll have to let us know what you think.
  8. I certainly will, Brian. I did not end up having a full glass the other night, and then I've been out of town the last few days. Also, perhaps you can answer a question that I had, that went unanswered in a different thread - when I log in to do reviews, it gives me the option to create pages for absinthes not added yet. Are "regular" users permitted to do so, or should we always wait for you to do so (as it seems it's usually you that adds them, judging from previous threads)?
  9. Isn't it? Really good stuff. How's the soixante-cinque?
  10. I received a bottle of this today - I needed something else to round out an order for free shipping (the order also including bottles of Authentique, La Grenouille, Grön Opal and Centenaire) and it looked interesting. First little sip - (yes, it's not even noon yet) - it's very sweet. I added a 1/2 tsp. sugar, and perhaps won't when I make a full glass later today. Very bright peridot color, louches nicely with lots of bursts of cloudy precipitate. Very milky green in color on final louche, very light and refreshing, not overly anise-y (I was worried seeing how quickly and easily it louched, with water was not even ice cold), wormwood is somewhat muted. I'll revisit it again after it's had some time to rest and I can justify drinking a full glass of absinthe.
  11. Marteau. I realize this is old news for the rest of you, but it's my first time having it, and I have to say it's the bee's knees and then some. Nose reminds me of Virgil's Root Beer - that's a compliment, as Virgil's uses lots of herbs and spices, including anise. This is excellent absinthe.