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#1 Midnight Laces

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:48 AM

I actually waited a whole year to finally join this forum (I turned 21 on April of this year)!

I have not tried Absinthe BUT I will try it on Halloween with my partner. We are going to an Emilie Autumn concert.

Eventhough, I haven't had Absinthe, I love its history and that Edgar Allan Poe drank it. I love saying and writing Absinthe.

Anyway, my name is Crystal and I am from Los Angeles, CA but I'm going to move to Chicago, IL to be with my partner.

If you have any questions, please, feel free to ask!

Edited by Midnight Laces, 01 September 2012 - 03:50 AM.


#2 AiO

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:52 AM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:11 AM

Hi! :wave2:
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:39 AM

Greetings, and welcome! :cheers:
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 05:46 AM

Welcome to the WS! :cheers:
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:05 AM

Welcome.....Did someone mention Edgar Allen Poe? I'll let the manatee explain my avatar.

Edited by greytail, 01 September 2012 - 06:07 AM.

Nos adepto quis nos mereo. Nos mereo quis nos adepto.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:17 AM

Haya doon!
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:45 AM

Welcome!

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

You got a problem with that?


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:16 AM

Welcome, Crystal! I hope your first glass of absinthe is magical for you.
I like my absinthe like my women; bitter and intoxicating.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:19 AM

Nice to meet you, although I don't think EAP ever had absinthe.

The room it smelled heavy of drinkin',  

and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

as I waited for that sun to go sinkin'.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

Correct you may be.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:59 AM

Welcome! :wave2:
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:59 AM

Welcome! Have you thought about which absinthe you'll try first?
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:13 AM

Hi and welcome! :cheers:

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

Welcome! :cheers:

I love its history and that Edgar Allan Poe drank it.

There's actually no evidence that Poe ever drank absinthe. It's possible, but very unlikely.

Welcome.....Did someone mention Edgar Allen Poe? I'll let the manatee explain my avatar.

I think I still have my copy around here somewhere, but I'll be damned if I could find an image on the interwebs.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:25 PM

Welcome to the forum! :cheers:
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 07:58 PM

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#18 Midnight Laces

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:48 PM

Thanks everyone!

Welcome, Crystal! I hope your first glass of absinthe is magical for you.


Thanks! :)

Welcome.....Did someone mention Edgar Allen Poe? I'll let the manatee explain my avatar.


I noticed that and smiled.

Welcome! Have you thought about which absinthe you'll try first?


No, I have not.

Edited by Midnight Laces, 01 September 2012 - 10:49 PM.


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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:58 PM

Hi again, at the moment I am listening to

a nice version of EAP's "The Raven" set to music !

I just re read your intro, and noticed your In LA. so am I,
my go to shop for absinthe is http://www.klwines.com/ in Hollywood, the only place I know of that has Ridge Verte on the shelf in Cali. you cant get a better intro to absinthe that that!!!

#20 Evan Camomile

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:45 AM

Welcome! If you are headed to Chicago check out this thread and keep us updated if you find anything new out there.

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#21 Coralyne

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:43 PM

Welcome (from another relative newcomer)!

You're lucky to be turning 21 now when there are actually a lot of decent absinthes available. If I'd tried to find any at that age (I'm 33 now) there wouldn't have been much other than horrible crap with instructions on the bottle for lighting it on fire, and even that wouldn't have been available in the US.

All that aside...not to be Ms. Unsolicited Advice-Giver, but if you haven't run across this bit of info already, you might want to keep it in mind...as far as enjoying the actual drink goes, if you tend to like licorice / anise flavors you'll probably love absinthe. If you HATE black jellybeans, etc., you'll probably think it's gross. Not to say that absinthe tastes exactly like black jellybeans...the actual flavor is much more complex than that, but still, as the stuff can be expensive, you definitely want to consider that before going in on a bottle with friends, etc.

#22 JoPatterson

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:12 PM

if you tend to like licorice / anise flavors you'll probably love absinthe. If you HATE black jellybeans, etc., you'll probably think it's gross. Not to say that absinthe tastes exactly like black jellybeans...the actual flavor is much more complex than that, but still, as the stuff can be expensive, you definitely want to consider that before going in on a bottle with friends, etc.


I HATE black licorice and black jelly beans. Won't even kiss Mr Perfect if he's eating them.
I despise the taste of alcohol, won't even eat chocolate mousse if the flavor of the alcohol is noticeable.
I adore the flavor of most absinthe's that I've tasted so far.
Of course I have been very blessed to have the great folks at absinthe dot com to direct me to the great stuff.

Absinthe is licorice "like" in flavor, or "reminiscent of" ... it is definitely not the "same as"
An excellent adventure for myself and Mr Perfect who loves black licorice and black jellybeans.
As long as I avoid those brands that actually use licorice in their drinks, Mr Perfect and I look forward to a long and
blissful relationship with the Green Fairy.

Johanna

Edited by JoPatterson, 02 September 2012 - 11:38 PM.


#23 Coralyne

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:44 PM

Johanna: I actually did almost include a disclaimer that people like you exist (as in, those who like absinthe but despise anisey/licoricey flavors in general) but couldn't figure out how to articulate it, so thanks for providing a clear firsthand example. :) I've just noted some exceedingly strong negative reactions from some folks trying absinthe for the first time who apparently expected it to taste like lime dewdrops or something along those lines and had *no idea* that anise was even a component of its flavor profile. Hence the caveat.

#24 Cajun Magic

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:00 AM

Cheers and welcome Crystal :cheers: you are INDEED lucky to be trying Absinthe for the first time now! There has been somewhat of an Absinthe boom! Distilleries and awesome products have popped up like crazy!

As for Poe he was more of a Cognac man. It happens to be I am taking a literature of Edgar Allen Poe class! No doubt in my mind I will be reading Poe while enjoying a glass of Absinthe from time to time! :). It's cool you are trying it on All Hollow's Eve too :dev-cheers:

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Edited by Cajun Magic, 03 September 2012 - 03:02 AM.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:08 AM

Absinthe is licorice "like" in flavor, or "reminiscent of" ... it is definitely not the "same as"

That's a nice and concise way of putting it. Some of the Badine (Star Anise) heavy absinthes can get licorice candy tasting. For the most part good producers use Green (Sweet) Anise, which I find lovely even on its own.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

Welcome! :cheerz:
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:11 AM

Hello and welcome! :cheers:
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Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

Welcome! :arrr:
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

Welcome!! :cheers:
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#30 Midnight Laces

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

Hey.

You know how I said I was going to Chicago and all that stuff?

Yeaaaaah. I broke up with her and I still live in Los Angeles, CA.

And I just bought myself a bottle of Absinthe.

It's called Grande Absente.

Not ready to try it right now. Mainly because I don't have a sugarcube and I don't like the glasses I have and I don't have the right spoon.

I have the right music though :)

So, I'm going to be drinking alone.


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