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You Guys Are Right, Strong68 is HORRIBLE!!

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Man, I couldn't imagine anything worse than Trul 1792....but Strong68 is by far.

 

It tastes like ouzo mixed with bitter arsenic or some toxic chemical.

I won't even give the rest of this to my nephew. Down the drain it will go.

 

I might drink a 2nd glass just to get some of my money back.

Sugar doesn't even help this stuff much.

 

Once I have rid myself of this, I can start trying the real stuff.

Oh well, 2 really bad selections out of 36 is pretty good I guess.

 

I can't believe that Alandia calls Strong68 their "Best Seller".

They did give me 2 free glasses, 2 spoons and a bag of sugar cubes for a mixup in my order though.

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This product must be targeting the amateur novice beginners.

 

I just can't see anybody actually wanting to drink this stuff when

there are so many better varieties available.

 

Do you think there are actually dedicated Strong68 customers

that prefer this type of dregs? I sure hope not.

 

Maybe the masochists that enjoy self-torture slam a bottle of this

and then do the self-affixiation rush sex with a rope around their neck?

 

:cheers:

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There's an image. :blink:

 

Strong68 and the like targets people who think they're going to get high off absinthe.

 

Did they happen to throw some matches in with those sugar cubes and glasses?

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Hahahahah, that is too funny

 

Actually, they did include a pack of "Alandia" matches, a small pack of "Haribo Goldbaren" mini gummi-bears,

a Suisse Verte Clandestine sticker, and a "Epoque" card which describes Bell Epoque as "the beautiful era" in

Europe's history that began in the late 19th century and lasted until 1914. It is considered as the "golden time

of beauty, peace and entertainment". It goes on and on about "Cabaret", the famous cancan, and cinema that

were enjoyed over a glass of absinthe.

 

Apparently, Absinthe Epoque is a brand they offer that is recommended to be prepared after the classic french

Ritual, using one part Absinthe, three parts cold water and one sugar cube.

 

Must be Alandia's latest variety.

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Although it IS terrible. I'd recommend holding on to it. I know that there are many absintheurs on this site who are always interested in crossing the tracks to taste some of the bad stuff, just to keep them honest.

 

I try to taste any absinthe/absinth/crapsinth, etc that I can get my hands on, just so that when I start bashing or praising something, I can fall back on personal experience. :cheers:

 

However, I will not be asking to sample Strong, as I've already been punished by it. :twitchsmile:

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I wish they had said "Epoque is our best seller" so I would have bought a bottle of that instead of the Strong68.

 

The flavor of Strong68 is how I imagined Ulex or Green Angel or Bitters.

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I like really small gummy bears.

 

Yeah, those mini gummis are pretty good.

 

I was thinking about emptying the pack into my glass before doing the louche.

They would all start swirling around in suspended animation, peeking through

the clouds of nasty swill. The colors and animation would be great.

 

Or maybe dunking a big spoonful of them in the liquid, setting them aflame

and stirring into the louche.

 

Wow, sounds exciting!! :thumbup:

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Another comparison I can make with the bitterness of this is the old quinine

tonic they use to mix with Gin & Tonic...but much more concentrated.

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Oh my,

 

I just dumped the gummi bears into my drink, but they all sank quickly to the reservoir in the bottom.

 

Sigh, I am so disappointed. B)

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I gave Stroller the absinthe and ate the gummy bears myself. He doesn't know they're missing from his package. MWUAHAHAHAHA!!

 

His package is stuffed with Gummy Bears?

 

Sheesh, I hope you folks weren't planning on starting a family oncuz I hear those little guys only shoot blanks. :devil:

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Oh my,

 

I just dumped the gummi bears into my drink, but they all sank quickly to the reservoir in the bottom.

 

 

Okay that's just sad. You mass-drowned the gummies for no good apparent reason.

 

 

 

 

His package is stuffed with Gummy Bears?

 

 

Well it was. I ATE THEM. Geez all you people with your minds in the gutters. Gummy bears don't shoot anything - the peaceful loving creatures! Plus - I ate them.... heads first!

 

Why do I think I'm going to get in trouble here when I'm just talking about gummy bears in absinthe packages?

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That's OK. I ate them all after I finished my drink.

They were very strange, seemed to absorb alot of the thujone.

Super bitter fruity gummi bears, yummy!! :twitchsmile:

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My first Absinth(e) was from Prague and was a gift from a friend who heard I was looking into Absinthe. He brought back a bottle of some random no-name (the name escapes me). After its failure to louche, or do anything good at all (including taste tolerable) I decided to make it into Kool-Aid. My alkie friends drank it; I opted just to have a Pabst Blue Ribbon instead.

 

But turning it into Chechsinth Kool Aid got the uneducated masses drinking it.

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