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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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December 15, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Another nice la bleue

Color: No visible defect. Louche: Very quick to form. Not surprising at this abv. A bit too quick for my liking, but not faulty. ...

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Brian Robinson
November 10, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
There's a LOT of potential here.

I was lucky enough to get a couple of bottles of batch 4 this past week. Presentation notes: I really like the label and the bottle. While...

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Brian Robinson
October 23, 2010
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
Another very nice Matter offering

Color: Vibrant green. Quite attractive. Louche: Great layering. Very enjoyable to watch as the trails slowly build up a nice opalescent greenish hue from the...

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Brian Robinson
September 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.6
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Heavy, but not terrible

This is an odd absinthe, both in flavor, and in how it's produced. Color: Green, but a bit murky. Not quite inviting, but not quite off-putting...

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Brian Robinson
September 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not much of an improvement from the old version

This addition is apparently Absente with added wormwood. Color: Artificial, but not totally uninviting. Louche: Given the levels of anise, I'm not surprised to...

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Brian Robinson
September 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Wonderful!

After having been drinking this absinthe for quite a long time, I just now realized that I hadn't yet posted my review! Color: A wonderful, light peridot....

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Brian Robinson
September 04, 2010 (Updated: September 04, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Stay away

This is to absinthe what Mad Dog 20/20 is to wine. I would not recommend this product to anyone who is looking to buy authentic absinthe. ...

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Brian Robinson
August 26, 2010 (Updated: February 19, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.5
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
Unbelievable. Right up my alley.

Original Review: 8/26/10. Updated Review: 2/18/11 Updated Review: 9/1/12 2/18/11 Changes: Changed color from 5 to 4. Aside from that, it's just as good...

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Brian Robinson
August 14, 2010 (Updated: October 30, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
An enjoyable and interesting verte!

Color: A deep peridot with yellow tinges. Inviting. Louche: Lots of anise lends a thick and milky quality (not in a bad way). I'd give...

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Brian Robinson
August 12, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Not terrible, but not really desirable either

Color: A pleasant enough yellowish green. It's nice to see that they have gone the natural coloration route as opposed to the food coloring of the past. ...

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Brian Robinson
August 11, 2010 (Updated: August 12, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not well known, but tasty enough

It was tough finding a lot of information about this absinthe. Even the AbsinthExplore site I got it from didn't have a main page for it. ...

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Brian Robinson
August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Another Le Bleue that blends in with the others

Color: Clear with no visible defect Louche: very quick to form. Attractive. Aroma: Mainly anise and wormwood with hints of earthiness. ...

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Brian Robinson
August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Decent but unremarkable

Color: Clear, no defect Louche: Very thick and turbulent trails that build up to a very well formed, deep louche. Aroma: Based on the...

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Brian Robinson
August 11, 2010
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
A drier version of La Valote - yummy

Color: Clear with no visible defect. Louche: Nicely formed. Deep and opaque. Aroma: Very nicely balanced with lots of wormwood. A great...

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Brian Robinson
August 11, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Enjoyable

I obtained a sample of this absinthe from the Rue Verte AbsinthExplore set. Color: Clear with no visible flaws Louche: VERY quick to form....

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Brian Robinson
July 09, 2010 (Updated: July 09, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Traditional Absinthe
My kind of blanche!

Color: Clear with no visible sediment. The bottle presentation is very nice as well. Sophisticated. Louche: The louche forms very nicely, with a vivid layering...

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Brian Robinson
July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Decent, but nothing to write home about

Color: Clear and attractive. No visible sedimant or flaw. Louche: Quick and turbulent, leading to a nicely formed, yet still a bit translucent finish product. ...

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Brian Robinson
July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.1
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
I wish I could say I liked it, but...

Color: For a guy who mainly makes Le Bleus, this is colored very nicely. An attractive peridot. Louche: I was impressed by the louche. It...

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Brian Robinson
July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Add another nice offering to the CAB portfolio

color: Again, perfectly clear Louche: Nice build up to a louche that's a bit thinner than ClB, but still attractive. Aroma: Clean and enjoyable,...

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Brian Robinson
July 03, 2010
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
Another good offering from CAB

Color: Clear and attractive Louche: As with ClB, a very nice cloudy louche leading up to a milky white finished product with pink and blue hues. ...

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Brian Robinson
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