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#33841 Ghostorm

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

How does Pernod "OR" taste after a glass of Eddy?

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:57 PM

Not as bad as one would expect it to.

 

Honestly - I thought there would be a huge drop in quality of experience when having then in succession like this. Didn't happen. There is some quality stuff in the OR- despite other shortcomings.


Edited by JosephLabrecque, 09 May 2014 - 02:59 PM.


#33843 Absomphe

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

Ten Fidy.


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

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

How does Pernod "OR" taste?

 

 

I'd sooner drink a glass of stale hot dog water. 


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'.


#33845 greytail

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:10 AM

Sorry. I tasted this new OR by Pernod. If the taste I had is the same as what you will get in the final recipe, then save your money or give it to me if you really want to throw it away. So much better out there that this OR can't even hold a candle to.

My opinion anyway.
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#33846 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:59 AM

Oh for sure there is better. I suppose I just had my expectations set incredibly low. 

 

Almost seems like there are two things going on with OR; 1) a set of good qualities, 2) this lurking "strangeness" that pulls it down a bit. The first glass or two I had from a fresh bottle were a big turn off- but as this has rested a bit... that "strangeness" mentioned (while still present) is not there to such a degree. 

 

There are absolutely better absinthes out there. Absolutely. There is much, much worse as well... not talking fauxsinthe either.



#33847 Absomphe

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 11:27 PM

Palo Santo Marron.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:17 AM

First Sazerac of the year followed by some cherry bounce.  

 

What I am I drinking tonight?  I am not sure yet, it's still morning.



#33849 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:47 PM

Not as bad as one would expect it to.

 

Honestly - I thought there would be a huge drop in quality of experience when having then in succession like this. Didn't happen. There is some quality stuff in the OR- despite other shortcomings.

 

Well... I must attribute this to Esprit Edouard interfering with the OR profile. The new Pernod is decent - but upon further "research" I've determined the ghost of Edouard must be responsible for my more positive evaluation of the OR. Absinthe is strange stuff. 



#33850 Absomphe

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:15 PM

Ten Fidy.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 05:27 PM

 Old Chub.   


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'.


#33852 Absomphe

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:46 AM

I've been called worse. :laugh: 


Edited by Absomphe, 15 May 2014 - 03:47 AM.

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

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#33853 Songcatcher

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:42 AM

Ha! Funny you should say that, (again).
Last night, while trying to decide what to have for the evening, I looked over at Mrs. Songcatcher and said "Honey, would you care for some Old Chub?". And with a sideways glance and a sly smile she says, "Maybe later."

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'.


#33854 Evan Camomile

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 09:01 AM

Not as bad as one would expect it to.

 

Honestly - I thought there would be a huge drop in quality of experience when having then in succession like this. Didn't happen. There is some quality stuff in the OR- despite other shortcomings.

 

Well... I must attribute this to Esprit Edouard interfering with the OR profile. The new Pernod is decent - but upon further "research" I've determined the ghost of Edouard must be responsible for my more positive evaluation of the OR. Absinthe is strange stuff. 

This is going to get a bit... visceral?

 

If you swallow something the aromatics will still rise up from your throat and be perceived as flavors. This is (one reason) why it is important that when you review multiple brands in one setting you spit and don't swallow.

 

The ghost is real, it came from your throat.

 

So be mindful of what you previously shoved down your throat before analyzing what's next in your mouth.

 

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#33855 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 10:12 AM

Visceral, yeah. It's funny because I almost never have the "same" glass twice when having two absinthes in a row... really think I'm doing a disservice with this approach now. 



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 12:10 PM

At least you had the better of the two first.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:04 PM

Evan Williams (100°)

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 02:55 PM

La Maison Fontaine.
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
L' Huere Verte! C'est le bon temps!
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!

#33859 Absomphe

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:10 PM

Neat, a barrel aged Baltic style porter brewed by two local brewers from two local breweries.

 

Bitter chocolate, coconut, Brazil nut, caramel, toffee, smoke, and a very lengthy, dry and roasty finish.

 

The best example of this style I've ever tasted ( much less sweet, and more complex than others).


Edited by Absomphe, 16 May 2014 - 04:11 PM.

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

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#33860 Absomphe

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 01:11 PM

Double Jack.


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#33861 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 05:51 PM

Double Jack.


"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

#33862 Absomphe

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 03:50 AM

Isn't there some kind of forum protocol about not quoting the previous clown post in its entirety. :harhar:  :cheers: 


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#33863 Alfred Jarry

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:36 AM

Isn't there some kind of forum protocol about not quoting the previous clown post in its entirety. :harhar:  :cheers: 

Good thing guys like us always follow the rules.


"Anti-alcoholics are unfortunates in the grip of water, that terrible poison, so solvent and corrosive that out of all substances, it has been chosen for washing and scourings, and a drop of water, added to a clear liquid like Absinthe, muddies it."

#33864 Absomphe

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:47 AM

Alfred Jarry, on 20 May 2014 - 10:36, said:

Good thing guys like us always follow the rules.

 

Indeed.


Edited by Absomphe, 20 May 2014 - 11:55 AM.

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

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#33865 Absomphe

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 02:57 PM

Courage Imperial Russian Stout.


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#33866 Zman (Marc Bernhard)

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 04:32 PM

Voyager & tonic.


If you don't like anise at all, you're not likely to care for any decent absinthe, as absinthe is an anise flavored drink. It's kind of like asking if there are any good beers that don't taste like hops or malt.----Hiram

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 11:16 PM

Meadow of Love. This is my first time trying a brand from the US, and I have to say that this is really a lovely absinthe!



#33868 Songcatcher

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 06:43 PM


Blanche Traditionelle Brut d'alambic essai #5.


After a big plateful of fresh caught delicious bass with fried taters, a thick slab of vidalia onion, and a mess of black eyed peas.

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 23 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

Toulouse Green.
Laissez le bon temps rouler!
L' Huere Verte! C'est le bon temps!
Absinthe! Comme c'est la douceur de vivre!

#33870 JosephLabrecque

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

What do you think of Toulouse Green? I'm a bit torn on it - wonderful louche and the basics are are all there... yet the base is so assertive... 

 

I didn't hate it, mind you... it was just far off... over in a weird place...




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