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Century Absinthe

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Editor reviews

1 reviews

Better than expected, but still not good
(Updated: February 21, 2009)
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I got a sample of this from a foxy friend.

The color isn't too bad, a nice peridot green, but it seems a bit artificial.
The louche is quite weak, and difficult to coax out.
The aroma is strong with alcohol, but I detect hints of lettuce and bitter celery. Quite vegetal.
Flavor killed this. It's all bitterness. Lots of macerated wormwood it seems. That's pretty much all I can pick out. As with other macerated A.A. products, the astringent bitterness lingers for an uncomfortably long time in the back of the throat.
Overall, the aroma and color show promise, but the high thujone marketing and unrepentant bitterness makes this one that I'll never shell out money for.
BR
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2.7
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why soo expensive?
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I was so excited when I ordered this drink because it was sooo expensive that it had to be awesome. Not the case. The only way I could get a good louche was by dropping a small ice cube in the drink. You can really taste the alcohol but you dont get a good buzz. It seems to me Absinthe is basically Sambuca with herbs in it. You can achieve a louche effect with Sambuca, put the Sambuca with some icecubes in a shaker and shake rigorously for about a minute...you'll get the same thing you get with Absinthe. I wouldn't reccomend this Century stuff to anyone. Cost me 185.00 bucks to buy the bottle and have it ship to USA. It just made me mad at myself. Lesson learned.
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just got my own bottle of century
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I received a bottle of Century absinth and found it to be ok. it sure did take a while to get it (I don’t know why) but when I did get it they sent me a few gifts as well (probably because this bottle was stupid expensive.) they gave me two perforated spoons and shaped sugar cubes which were playing card suits. The color is a deep moss green no doubt do to the unnecessary amount of thujone. The louch is a very typical Czech style luoche, meaning not much of one. The aroma was very herby with a hint of anise. The flavor again is a very typical Czech style absinth. The finish seemed to leave a bitter but smooth taste. It also seemed waxy but that may be cotton mouth from smoking before that. Over all I give it a 3, ok for a Czech style absinth. I also want to say that I don’t think its right to say on this site that this doesn’t classify as and absinth because it is. Maybe not a traditional French style absinthe but it is none the less.



 



[editor's note: Nowhere is it said that Century is not absinthe.  It is in fact categorized under the Authentic Absinthe section. ~ Shabba]

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