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Traditional Absinthe
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...
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Reviewed by mthuilli December 18, 2009
Last updated: December 18, 2009
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Good for cocktails?

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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