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Traditional Absinthe
This Sho' Ain't the Old Doubs!!!
(Updated: June 15, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
5.0
Overall 
 
5.0
Apparently, all the buzz I'd been hearing about the totally new Doubs was right on the money! This version has about as much in common with the much-maligned oil mix original, as 1914 Pernod Fil has in common with today's Pernod 68.

The color (neat) is a lovely, and vivid peridot, and a good deal of this shade carries over into the louched drink.

The aroma is strikingly minty, and floral, and just packed with the fragrance of top-grade Pontarlier wormwood.

The star of this absinthes is undoubtedly the wormwood, which is responsible for a finish that is incredible, but there is also a nice underpinning of anise, fennel, hyssop, melissa, and even coriander that rounds out the Doubs.


The Mystique is a delightfully refreshing absinthe, and its fragrant wormwood finish is the absinthe equivalent to a hefty dry-hopping of aromatic Cascades in a beautiful IPA.
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