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#61 Belarmin

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:03 PM

My first bottle of VP just arrived.

It's breathing.

I'm excited.

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#62 Marlow

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:22 PM

So who's going to post a review of this one before I commit to buying a bottle from DUNY? :thumbup:


??

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#63 Brian Robinson

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:18 PM

My guess is no. :wave2:


Jeez. I was looking forward to my 5,555th post. But that was all I could come up with?
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#64 Meatwaggon

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:53 PM

Clearly not.....
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#65 Marlow

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:50 PM

So, did you take the plunge? Audentes fortuna iuvat, or something like that.
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Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:45 PM

What did you just call me (5 days ago)? J/K. Seriously, I'm planning on putting in an order from DUNY as soon as I stop being lazy. Aww hell, I'll just navigate over there now. Why not.
"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Helfrich verte" - Anthony Hopkinns
"Leave the gun. Take the Rossoni" - Peter Clemenzza
"Give me wormwood, or give me death!" - Patrick Henrry
"I find your lack of louche....disturbing" - James Earl Jjones
"No maceration without distillation!" - Reverend Jonathan Mayhhew
"It is by absinthe alone I set my mind in motion" - Frank Herrbert

#67 Marlow

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:14 AM

That's the spirit!
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#68 Tally Ho

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:51 PM

I tried this stuff on Saturday, and I thought it was decent, but I was hardly overwhelmed. In the battle of the Vieux's, for me personally the Carre beat this one hands down.
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#69 precenphix

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:29 PM

Apples and oranges, IMO. I really like them both, but I'd honestly have to do another side-by-side to make a judgment call. While VP is more traditional, VC ventures slightly off the path with some interesting results. Suffice to say they're both worth purchasing.

I was impressed, though, with my first taste of VP...also on Saturday. Speaking of which, it's good to see you're still alive & kickin' Tally! :wave2:
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#70 AiO

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 01:48 PM

Apples and oranges, IMO.


Agreed.

In the battle of the Vieux's, for me personally the Carre beat this one hands down.


Agreed.
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#71 Butch Onufrak

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:04 PM

Damn, I think I like VP just a little bit more.
But that's just my view.
AIO the two posters above you have been quite the gentlemen
not busting your nutz about Saturday so I will join them. :)
But next time... .ya here?
I'll drip the Vieux's side by side tonight after the gym and see if I feel
any different.. I'm still a little Absinthe shy after the weekend...

#72 precenphix

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:13 PM

Ugh...likewise. Friday should find me in better spirits. Get it, better sp -- never mind....
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#73 AiO

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:48 PM

AIO the two posters above you have been quite the gentlemen
not busting your nutz about Saturday so I will join them. :)
But next time... .ya here?


Much appreciated; I know I'm the perennial no-show. Sounds like it was a great gathering too. Maybe next time...

Hey, but on the other hand, it put you guys off absinthe for a week?! I may be having second thoughts... ;)
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#74 Tally Ho

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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:36 PM

it's good to see you're still alive & kickin' Tally! :wave2:


You too man. I was luckily able to avoid those "stupid people" on the way home. I think I made a good decision sticking with the sample glasses most of the night.

I was just happy that nothing from that evening ended up in the Blackmail Box the next day.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:59 PM

Tonight, I am giving the VP yet another attempt to win my love. I sincerely want to like this, but I cannot get past an over-ripened banana quality in the aroma and taste. Oh well.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:29 PM

If you can't learn to embrace it, consider <ahem> sampling it.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:10 AM

I pretent to like over ripe bananas. *wink*

Sharing is caring. *angelic smile*
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#78 Absomphe

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:16 AM

I love the banana esters in Aventinus, and many Belgian ales, although they can be overdone.

And I like overripe bananas, except maybe for the texture.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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#79 elfnmagik

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 10:35 AM

and where are the pics, bitches?!
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:30 PM

Ordered mine this morning, and it has been shipped out the same day.

DUNY is getting fast!! :cheers:

#81 precenphix

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:41 PM

and where are the pics, bitches?!


Safe on my phone and Butch's memory stick, thank Christ! :blush: Nah...it actually wasn't that bad. Although, there were some moments not captured on film. Not naming any names:

1. There was a cigar dropped in an absinthe -- which was summarily drunk and smoked.
2. There was wrasslin' which suddenly took on some homoerotic overtones.
3. I made out with a parrot and a cockatoo.
4. There was...a Buick.

All-in-all, a splendid good time!

I think I made a good decision sticking with the sample glasses most of the night.


That's why I brought 'em. On the flip side, I think going to those full-sizers near the end of the evening was a rather poor decision on my part. :drunk:

Tonight, I am giving the VP yet another attempt to win my love. I sincerely want to like this, but I cannot get past an over-ripened banana quality in the aroma and taste. Oh well.


I thought those flavors were subtle. I'd really be interested to know the herb bill on this absinthe because I've had a few others which had similar characteristics. To me, VP had more of a minty quality to it, followed by a certain baby powder softness in the back as well as the fruity qualities you mentioned. There was a certain level of earth to it that kept it from becoming cloying. I thought it was very well balanced and remain duly impressed. I'll have to taste it again sometime to see if I can't pick up on this overpowering banana issue you speak of.
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#82 Tally Ho

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 03:22 PM

You left out 2 spilled glasses, somebody laying on the dining room floor, and "the massage".

As for the VP, there was something in it that reminded me of the Obsello, only much more subtle.

That night covered both ends of the spectrum for me. I had the best absinthe I've ever had in my life, and the first I've ever had to sink as well.
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#83 precenphix

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 05:12 PM

You left out 2 spilled glasses, somebody laying on the dining room floor, and "the massage".

That night covered both ends of the spectrum for me. I had the best absinthe I've ever had in my life, and the first I've ever had to sink as well.


Wow...I actually forgot about those 3 events...thanks for reminding me. Dick. :closedeyes:

What was your sinker, man? I can't remember if it was Obsello or the ever-so-hard-to-pronounce-correctly Sirčne.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:25 PM

I think I remember somebody laying outside on the Accura towards the end of the night.
We consumed an entire 4 foot sub and a ton of other shit...
The spilling was bad though but considering the 15 or 20 different Absinthe's that were out
I guess we did OK.
There was somebody in the back seat on the way home yelling "holy fuck this is like pole position".
That was damn funny.
And if he sinked either of those those two I'm going to kick his ass...
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#85 precenphix

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:35 PM

:laf:

Gee, yeah. Those little sample glasses sure did keep us sober. Bleedin' Kroist!

By the way, your wife's a life-saver, mang! I got home alive, as did you, and I actually had a nostalgic video game flashback, finally showing my age while not exactly acting on behalf of it.
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#86 Tally Ho

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 06:46 PM

The latter. Before that night Lucid & Obsello were my two least favorite, but I can finish a glass of them. There were two things that night that come in below those two on my list.

There was something in the Sirene I just found revolting, somewhat similar to a prescription codeine cough syrup I once had to take.
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:48 PM

I thought those flavors were subtle. I'd really be interested to know the herb bill on this absinthe because I've had a few others which had similar characteristics. To me, VP had more of a minty quality to it, followed by a certain baby powder softness in the back as well as the fruity qualities you mentioned. There was a certain level of earth to it that kept it from becoming cloying. I thought it was very well balanced and remain duly impressed. I'll have to taste it again sometime to see if I can't pick up on this overpowering banana issue you speak of.


I share your interest in the herbs used in this, and I hope that the mildly unpleasant, distracting flavors that I detect do not affect others' experience (keep in mind that I like anchovies on my pizza!).
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#88 Joe Legate

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 07:54 PM

Hmmm, this is disturbing. I like anchovies, too.

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:01 PM

Another confession: I add anchovies to my spaghetti sauce. :blush:
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:08 PM

Ditto.

A couple go a long way.

Yes, I'm Krinkles the Clown on an absinthe a beer bender.

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