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Traditional Absinthe
I got a sample of this from a foxy friend.

The color isn't too bad, a nice peridot green, but it seems a bit artificial.
The louche is quite weak, and difficult to coax out.
The aroma is strong with alcohol, but I detect hints of lettuce and bitter celery. Quite vegetal.
Flavor killed this. It's all bitterness. Lots of macerated wormwood it seems. That's pretty much all I can pick out. As with other macerated A.A. products, the astringent bitterness lingers for an uncomfortably long time in the back of the throat.
Overall, the aroma and color show promise, but the high thujone marketing and unrepentant bitterness makes this one that I'll never shell out money for.
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Brian Robinson February 16, 2008
Last updated: February 21, 2009
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Better than expected, but still not good

I got a sample of this from a foxy friend.

The color isn't too bad, a nice peridot green, but it seems a bit artificial.
The louche is quite weak, and difficult to coax out.
The aroma is strong with alcohol, but I detect hints of lettuce and bitter celery. Quite vegetal.
Flavor killed this. It's all bitterness. Lots of macerated wormwood it seems. That's pretty much all I can pick out. As with other macerated A.A. products, the astringent bitterness lingers for an uncomfortably long time in the back of the throat.
Overall, the aroma and color show promise, but the high thujone marketing and unrepentant bitterness makes this one that I'll never shell out money for.

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