Reviews written by andrew-young

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July 20, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.2
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Very good, could be even better.

The absinthe pours a nice, rich olive with shots of gold through it. Clear. Before water it smells light and alcoholic. Citrusy, maybe a tad perfumey. It...

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andrew-young
July 20, 2011 (Updated: July 20, 2011)
Overall rating
 
2.5
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
2.0
Aroma
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
2.0
Overall
 
2.0
Nope.

The absinthe has almost no colour at all, very slight greenish tint. Reminds me of absinthes that have been coloured with grande wormwood. Clear but, well, too clear. ...

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andrew-young
July 20, 2011
Overall rating
 
3.2
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.0
Salvageable with a few adjustments.

The colour is a decent green, slightly olive. A tad dark, but clear and sediment free. It smells sweet and star anisey. A little floral. Frankincense, oddly enough. ...

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andrew-young
July 19, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.0
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Good stuff.

The colour is deep, clear fuille morte olive, more green than brown. It smells herbal, floral, and fruity at once. Lemony. Great balance. Absinthey but with a twist. ...

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andrew-young
July 19, 2011
Overall rating
 
3.8
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Love the politics, and now on to the absinthe itse

The absinthe pours bright emerald. A tad light, looks natural+, as in it looks like it's had a bit of help. It smells of strong, minty wormwood (or mint and...

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andrew-young
July 18, 2011
Overall rating
 
3.4
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
3.0
Could use a bit of work.

The absinthe has aged to olive, but it's much brighter than usual for having lost some green. Clear, no debris. The aroma is cologne-like. Floral wormwood, light anise, a tad...

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andrew-young
July 16, 2011
Overall rating
 
3.5
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.0
A few adjustments would make a world of difference

The absinthe is of a gold colour, with maybe just the barest hint of green. Bright and clear. There's a strong grape base aroma, with an after-dinner-mint wedged in there....

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andrew-young
July 16, 2011 (Updated: July 16, 2011)
Overall rating
 
4.4
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Nice.

The colour is a fuille morte olive. More green around the edges and brownish in the middle. Clear with no sediment. It has a very pronounced-smelling wine base. Spicy, but...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.2
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
A strangely pudding-like absinthe.

The colour is avery deep, dark olive, almost brown. Clean and clear. It's very sweet-smelling, more fruity and spicy than herbal, a bit like spiced rum. Anise is present but...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.3
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Improvement through aging.

As with the aged Perroquet I'm going to review this as a comparison to the original. The barrel-aged absinthe looks essentially the same as the unaged spirit....

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.3
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Aged vs unaged.

I'm going to approach this review as a comparison to the original. The colour seems a bit deeper than the unaged spirit, but is still bright. No...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.5
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Excellent and classic.

The absinthe is a bright, spectacular peridot. Clean and clear, it's wonderful. It smells of fruity anise, with a bit of a floral quality. Good balance. With...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
2.0
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
2.0
Aroma
 
2.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
2.0
Finish
 
2.0
Overall
 
1.0
Wretched.

This beverage is a deep, dark, artificial blue-green. Mouthwash colour. There's not a lot to smell besides alcohol. Some spice or cola aroma, but it seems fakey. ...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
3.5
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
3.0
Nothing offensive about it.

The absinthe pours a deep olive, more yellow than green. Looks nice though. It smells light and perfumey. Sweet with lemon notes. The louche is nice but...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
3.7
Louche
 
3.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
3.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Cool and refreshing.

The colour is almost perfectly clear but has a slight yellow tinge. The aroma is minty, grapey, and sweet-smelling. Anise is a bit acrid. With water it...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011 (Updated: July 15, 2011)
Overall rating
 
4.4
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
Interesting.

The colour is olivine. Clear, natural, and attractive. Before water it has a bit of a bitter, musty aroma. Leathery, perfumey. Herbal qualities are subdued. The louche...

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andrew-young
July 15, 2011
Overall rating
 
3.9
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
4.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
4.0
This is a nice surprise.

The colour is darkish olive green but with no sediment or haze. Nice and natural. It smells peppery and honeyed. Citrus. Balance of wormwood and anise but it's mellow. ...

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andrew-young
July 14, 2011
Overall rating
 
4.0
Louche
 
5.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
4.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
3.0
Finish
 
3.0
Overall
 
4.0
New set of strings.

The colour out of the bottle is a perfect peridot with no debris or haze. It smells alcoholic. A bit minty with some anise, some perfume. Grassy. ...

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andrew-young
July 14, 2011 (Updated: August 06, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.6
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
5.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
5.0
Overall
 
4.0
Simply outstanding.

The absinthe pours a bright peridot.Ideal with no debris or haze. The aroma is minty and fruity. Lots of wormwood, with the anise present but subdued. ...

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andrew-young
July 09, 2011 (Updated: July 15, 2011)
Overall rating
 
4.4
Louche
 
4.0
Appearance
 
4.0
Aroma
 
5.0
Flavor / Mouthfeel
 
5.0
Finish
 
4.0
Overall
 
4.0
What a delight!

The absinthe is of an olivine colour, clear and without haze. Quite nice. It smells sweet and purfumey. Some licorice root aroma. Spicy with vanilla notes. The...

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andrew-young
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