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Reviews written by Brian Robinson

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July 03, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Another good offering from CAB

Color: Clear and attractive Louche: As with ClB, a very nice cloudy louche leading up to a milky white finished product with pink and blue hues. ...

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Brian Robinson
July 03, 2010 (Updated: July 03, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Very nice offering

Batch 9-15, Bottle 47 Color: This bottle is about a year old, so the color has faded a bit, but it's still a very nice golden green,...

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Brian Robinson
May 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
An enjoyable blanche

Color: No visible defect. Louche: Very slow to louche, but finishes nicely. Opaque with hints of blue and even some yellow. Aroma: Crisp...

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Brian Robinson
May 24, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
Arguably the best Alandia offering

Color: A bright, attractive peridot. Louche: Very attractive, opalescent louche that retains a nice green color with touches of gold and white. Aroma: Lots...

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Brian Robinson
May 24, 2010 (Updated: May 24, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Faux Absinthe
Not good...

OK, so we know that this is a gimmicky brand. It's supposed to be. Color is a midnight blue, that louches into a deep royal blue. Aroma...

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Brian Robinson
March 05, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
1.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Anticeptic or absinthe?

Color: Radioactive bluish greenish. Louche: None expected. It lived up to its expectations. Aroma: Minty fresh. Like mouthwash. ...

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Brian Robinson
March 05, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.2
Appearance 
 
1.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Not good, but OK for Bohemian style.

Color: Not entirely different from Scope, or La Tournment Verte. That is to say, completely artificial looking. Louche: What louche? Aroma: ...

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Brian Robinson
March 05, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
1.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Never, ever, ever again.

It took me a long time to review this product, mainly due to the bad experience I remember from the first time I tried it. Color: Straw...

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Brian Robinson
March 05, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
2.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Faux Absinthe
Yikes.

I'd write a more formal review, but what's the point? This is a huge departure from what absinthe is. It's basically flavored vodka. Completely unacceptable...

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Brian Robinson
March 05, 2010
Overall rating 
 
2.4
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not a fan.

Color: Artificial yet attractive. Louche: Turbulent and pretty while louching. Post louche, it's a bit too thick and oily, like previously mentioned. Aroma:...

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Brian Robinson
March 05, 2010 (Updated: March 05, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
I'll pass on this one until changes are made

Color: Golden amber. Not a hint of green. A bit surprised by that. Louche: Fairly quick louche with nice layering. Ends up nice...

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Brian Robinson
March 05, 2010
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Not bad for a first batch, but can be improved.

Color: No visible defect. Louche: Very oily louche with lots of trails. Gradual clouding, fully louched by about 1:1 with ice-cold water from a fountain. ...

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Brian Robinson
February 20, 2010
Overall rating 
 
1.8
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
1.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
1.0
Traditional Absinthe
Stinging bitterness.

Color: A very pale straw color. Looks a lot like the tinted batches of Blanchette. Doesn't really resemble a verte. Louche: Weak louche, but...

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Brian Robinson
February 04, 2010
Overall rating 
 
4.7
Appearance 
 
5.0
Louche 
 
5.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Mmmmm.....

Color: A wonderful amber Louche: Gradual clouding leading up to a nice layer effect at about 2:1. Ends with a gorgeous caramel color with hints of...

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Brian Robinson
December 17, 2009
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
2.0
Overall 
 
2.0
What a disappointment

Color: A good hue, but regretably artificial. Louche: Amazing trails, but the artificial coloring throws off the final product. Too heavy of a louche, which is...

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Brian Robinson
December 16, 2009 (Updated: December 28, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Traditional Absinthe
A very nice blanche

Color: Very attractive. For blanches, if there are no visible defects, I normally give a 4 instead of a 5 in order to keep them on equal ground with...

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Brian Robinson
December 16, 2009 (Updated: September 23, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.2
Appearance 
 
3.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
3.0
Finish 
 
3.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
Quite good, but not without some minor flaws

Updated review 9-23-17 with updated scores Nice layering on the louche. Fully louched by 2:1 (although I’d still water up to about 3:1). A louche that’s neither...

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Brian Robinson
November 11, 2009 (Updated: November 10, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
2.1
Appearance 
 
2.0
Louche 
 
3.0
Aroma 
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
2.0
Finish 
 
1.0
Overall 
 
2.0
Traditional Absinthe
I wish it were better

Color: Obvious artificial coloration. Bright green. Kind of scary. Louche: As with many anise heavy absinthes, the louche develops well. Maybe a bit too...

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Brian Robinson
October 28, 2009 (Updated: December 29, 2009)
Overall rating 
 
4.4
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
5.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
4.0
Another great artisinal offering

Color: Nice Peridot green with hints of yellow. Louche: Nice trails and a decent build, but a tad light for me when finished. I might have...

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Brian Robinson
September 24, 2009 (Updated: February 20, 2010)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Appearance 
 
4.0
Louche 
 
4.0
Aroma 
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel 
 
4.0
Finish 
 
4.0
Overall 
 
3.0
Traditional Absinthe
A HUGE improvement from the first two batches

UPDATED Review based on batch 4.: Color: A very nice peridot green. Much brighter and inviting that the first two batches, which were over...

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Brian Robinson
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