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Reviews written by Scott M.

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August 16, 2013
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Sadly, I didn't enjoy this.

I enjoyed the original Obsello quite a bit, and was really looking forward to this new version, especially at its great price. To keep things simple, it just is...

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Scott M.
July 19, 2013 (Updated: July 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A nice twist to a great go-to absinthe

I've always enjoyed Enigma, and this barrel-aged version is smoother, and more refined than its sister, which I often enjoy as a casual "go-to." The color neat, is a...

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Scott M.
January 09, 2013
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
A classic La Bleue

I love this la bleue, as it is simply a pure a classic example of what a Swiss la bleue is supposed to be. I had a glass in...

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Scott M.
December 22, 2011 (Updated: December 22, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A classic, solid absinthe from Pernot

Authentique's color is a lovely, clear and vibrant medium green, with very nice highlights. When louched, its color is just right, and is dense enough not to be considered...

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Scott M.
December 04, 2011 (Updated: December 05, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
Here's your Pontarlier wormwood

I'm always open to an absinthe diverging from tradition if the concept is clear, and if it produces interesting and successful results. This is how I view this...

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Scott M.
October 20, 2011 (Updated: November 25, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Happy Angel

*Edit: Angelique now has far less wormwood being used in its coloration, hence the huge difference in my impressions on bitterness, and those in the other review. It is...

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Scott M.
September 25, 2011 (Updated: February 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A delicate yet assertive butterfly

Edited in Feb 2013, after getting halfway through this newer, second bottle. Appearance: A clear and natural blend of light emerald with a touch of yellow/amber....

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Scott M.
August 01, 2011 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
A very well-made blanche

Enjoyed at 4:1. no sugar Appearance: This blanche is so perfectly clear and colorless, that when my glass was filled to the dose line, it looked empty....

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Scott M.
August 01, 2011 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Absolutely Delicious

Sampled over several days at 3.5:1, and 4:1, with and without sugar. This review is written at 3.5:1 with 1/2 sugar, where I enjoy it best. ...

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Scott M.
July 10, 2011 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Retired Brands
A solid traditional absinthe.

Sampled at 3:1 and 4:1 with no sugar, over three sittings. This edit on the stars reflects the changes in the last two releases. It has improved quite a...

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Scott M.
June 03, 2011 (Updated: June 03, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Certainly a different take on absinthe

Sampled at 3:1, 4:1 and 4.5:1, where I found it most drinkable. No sugar. Color: A very faint yellow hue. It is almost clear,...

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Scott M.
April 28, 2011 (Updated: April 28, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A nice affordable absinthe

I never had the original, but this appears to be improved greatly over it, from what I'm hearing from people who've had both. Sampled 2.5:1, 3:1 with...

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Scott M.
April 12, 2011 (Updated: November 12, 2012)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Very well-made la bleue

This is a really delicious absinthe. Sampled at both 3:1 and 4:1. The more delicate florals open up at the higher dilution, but it is more powerful and...

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Scott M.
March 15, 2011 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Very Worthy Swiss Verte

EDIT: I'm on my 2nd bottle of this, and am liking it even more. I've changed the louche from a 4 to a 5. ...

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Scott M.
March 15, 2011 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
I'm glad this frog hopped across the pond.

Enjoyed tremendously at both 3.5:1 and 4:1 no sugar. 4:1 yields the more delicate notes. 3.5:1 for me was the perfect balance of strength and softness. ...

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Scott M.
February 28, 2011 (Updated: January 15, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.6
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Montana Meadow

*Edited after receiving a very recent batch from 2012. The first review was an early bottling. I enjoy it best at 4:1 with no sugar, after...

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Scott M.
February 12, 2011 (Updated: January 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Tenneyson anyone?

Enjoyed at 3:1, no sugar. Color: Clear, but just a tiny bit of very minute floating specks in the bottle. Hardly worth mentioning, but I...

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Scott M.
January 24, 2011 (Updated: January 24, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Pretty hard to drink

Color: Thin light yellow with a hint of faint green. Clear with no sediment. I was close to giving this a 3 as it is not artificial looking, but...

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Scott M.
January 21, 2011 (Updated: January 22, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
1.6
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Perfectly named.

Color: A light bluish green, attractive if you like pretty colors, but not natural looking for absinthe. Louche: It started with promise; strong trails and curls,...

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Scott M.
January 04, 2011 (Updated: October 14, 2011)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
4.0
A slightly mellower bird

Please read my Original Perroquet review for details, as this is a comparison. In a nutshell, I did a side by side sample of both...

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