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Traditional Absinthe
Good for cocktails?
(Updated: December 18, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Color: (a bit too) vivid green with some yellowish glances.

Louche: instant! Very milky, you can't see through, internal rims of the glass are very oily, very unusual to see that much oil residues.

Aroma: once passed the very present alcohol, badiane is detected, then anise, something fennelish, and genetically modified wormwood. The final note is minty and slightly lemony.

Flavor: sure there is badiane, a sorta minty anise, and liquorice, yes liquorice that brought back some brown candies to my memories. Then comes a very bitter wormwood, concentrated like in some absentas or some Czech absynths.

Finish: thick and biting, numbs the palate instantly.

Overall: we can't help thinking about Spanish absinthes, but in a more 'intense' way. Once passed the very biting aspect of it, we're left with a rather displeasing bitterness, the palate is so numbed that you can hardly drink anything else after.
May be nice in cocktails, or in summer if diluted enough, who knows...
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