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Traditional Absinthe
A bittersweet revisit to the past
Overall rating 
 
2.1
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.5
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.5
Pre louche color: Artificial Green, emerald/ candy-like green.

Pre louche aroma: Anise and alcohol

Louche: Tons of oil trails, fast forming.

Post louche appearance: Phantom Green.

Post louche aroma: Anise threshold.

Flavor: one dimensional. It's an anise bomb. The star anise leads to the "black jellybean" licorice flavor mixed with a threshold of wormwood. mouthfeel is pretty decent.

Finish: cloying, tongue tingling and then some numbing obviously from the star anise.

Overall: while not a terrible drink, it is very iconoclastic and too unbalanced/un nuanced to be a good absinthe. It lacks depth. I am however fortunate for it being my first and that from it, I have found greener pastures.
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