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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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Ordering
February 21, 2019
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
Braw Nessysinthe!

A wee stoater from Scotland, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Appearance: clear and bright and inviting Louche: great build. Fully louched at 2:1...

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Brian Robinson
February 21, 2019
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not a bad start!

Review of batch 3 Appearance: light green with no visible sediment (batch two was darker, similar to olive oil) Louche: louched up nicely, but...

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Brian Robinson
February 21, 2019 (Updated: February 21, 2019)
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
intriguing Blanche, not without its idiosyncrasies

Appearance: clear and bright. No tint, no sediment. Very nice. The bottle is also understatedly classy. Louche: attractive build; fully louched at 2:1 with...

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Brian Robinson
February 21, 2019
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
2.5
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
A Damn Shame

Appearance is a light hay color. Not nearly as green as the picture above appears. Louche: hint from the WS: we shouldn’t be able to see...

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Brian Robinson
October 31, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Lovely in Pink

A lovely pink hue with slight amount of sediment, but that is not abnormal for a rouge. Louche: Wonderful colors of white and shades of pink. ...

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Brian Robinson
October 31, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Unique and enjoyable

Normally I get concerned when a brand markets itself as a 'low anise' style absinthe. I always warn people that there is no such thing as absinthe without anise,...

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Brian Robinson
October 31, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Bison Grass

Appearance: a very light peridot green, with no sediment. Louche: Thick and Opalescent finished product. Quite attractive. Aroma: Herbal and attractive, with lots...

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Brian Robinson
September 23, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.9
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
3.5
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.5
Overall 
 
2.5
Traditional Absinthe
brings me back to the '90s

This being a modern incarnation, or US labelling, of Montmartre. I’ve always held a special place in my heart for Montmartre. It’s quirky and unique, and definitely makes...

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Brian Robinson
September 01, 2017
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
Even better than the original test batch

Appearance: peridot green with first press olive oil hues. Bright and attractive. No sediment. Judiciously colored. Louche: The additional anise has really helped to improve the louche....

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Brian Robinson
August 18, 2017
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
0.5
Aroma 
 
1.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.5
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
1.0
Another bad approximation

Appearance: very light green. Louche: Practically none. A very thin haze, but no louche to speak of, sadly. Aroma: hints of...

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Brian Robinson
April 25, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Ambiance 
 
5.0
Absinthe Selection 
 
4.0
Absinthe Service 
 
3.0
Absinthe Knowledge 
 
3.0
Overall Quality of Service 
 
5.0
Price 
 
4.0
Absinthe Venue Reviews
Incredible food, absinthe service is lacking

The food last night was unbelievable. I still can't get over how good the bread was. My only complaint would be the absinthe service. If...

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Brian Robinson
January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Easy drinker

Appearance; clear, bright and natural. No visible sediment. Louche: Fully louched by 1:1 ratio. Attractive. Pink and white hues. Aroma: very...

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Brian Robinson
January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.5
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.5
Traditional Absinthe
2016's winner deserved it.

Appearance: slight peridot hue. Very light coloration, but bright and attractive. No visible sediment. Louche: crazy thick. Lots of action before it even reaches...

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Brian Robinson
January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.5
Overall 
 
3.5
Traditional Absinthe
Tasty and simple

Appearance: clear, bright and natural. No visible sediment. Louche: milky and slightly opalescent. Attractive. Aroma: less anise aroma than its La Belle...

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Brian Robinson
January 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Solid blanche

Appearance: clear, bright and natural. No visible sediment. Louche: quick and lovely. milky yet opalescent. Attractive. Aroma: redolent of wormwood with...

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Brian Robinson
January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Odd, but enjoyable

Appearance: An interesting deep reddish brown. Louche: attractive and thick. A tangerine orange color. Aroma: herbal and sweet with hints of citrus and...

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Brian Robinson
January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
3.5
Louche 
 
1.5
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.5
Overall 
 
1.5
Faux Absinthe
Not absinthe, but pleasant to drink

Appearance: A VERY deep red. Much darker than most rouge styles. Louche: practically non-existent. Aroma: Citrussy! The tangerine base really does...

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Brian Robinson
January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
3.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Disappointed again

Appearance: an inviting deep rouge. Louche: none. :/ It turns a bit more orange than rouge, but hardly even hazy. Aroma: Floral and...

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Brian Robinson
January 01, 2017
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.5
Traditional Absinthe
Major changes needed

Appearance: A very pleasing peridot. Seems to be colored well. Louche: none to be found. I guess there's a slight haze, but that's about it....

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Brian Robinson
January 01, 2017 (Updated: September 01, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.5
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Germany represent!

Appearance: a light peridot green with hints of hay. Bright and attractive. No sediment. Judiciously colored. Louche: Slightly thin, but with a slow, ice-cold...

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Brian Robinson
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