By Far the best Absinthe I've ever had ! It Reacts exactly as an Absinthe should, with a perfect louche and a wonderful aromatic release of botanicals accompanied by a delicious and super smooth flavor. Great job Marilyn!
Despite the celebrity endorsement, this is a solid absinthe that seems balanced and authentic. It creates a great louche and goes down like silk. Makes a fantastic standalone as well as a great Death In The Afternoon. It’s an absinthe I will special order again.
absolutely wonderful to drink the only issue I have is that I can easily drink the whole bottle before I know it worth every penny.
granted I had it without mixing it with anything but the flavor was great as it had a Black Licorice taste which I loved but I can see that not working for some people.
Wow.... this is very flavorful. And a whole different feeling than just drunk. Euphoric almost. Felt warm and relaxed.
Would not suggest straight. Either with cold water and sugar cubes or champagne. If you think your going to drink a lot of this you won’t make it. 2-3 drinks is plenty.
I've had absinthe cocktails before that almost made me sick, I didn't realize until trying this one neat that what I had been drinking wasn't real absinthe because this was nice on the pallet. Definitely got more of the floral and sugar notes compared to the black licorice which was nice
My first time trying Absinthe I had a preconceived notion that this was going to taste bad. However I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. The best part however is partaking in the tradition and watching the reaction with water. Absente is also amazing and a necessary ingredient in Sasaracs and many other drinks.
Very pale green, but nice strong louche. Warm herbs to nose. 3 to 4 parts of water opens the taste, dilutes the alcohol enough to make this pleasant to drink, and gets rid of the overwhelming sweetness. The taste is very complex with baseline of an evergreen forest. The bitterness is not present in the aftertaste at the same level as in the base taste. I would have given 10 starts if it wasn't so sweet.
0.5 to 1 parts of cold water dilutes it enough to open up the complexity in the taste, but this absinthe works great with more water, too. Very nice louche, gets very milky even with small amounts of water. The aroma is floral and full with anise as the louche already hinted. Taste is surprisingly not too sweet, even though sweeter than most absinthe bleue I've tasted, and this still has the typical slightly bitter aftertaste. The bitterness and length of the aftertaste are boosted if you add more water, as the sweetness is set to background. In my experience quite typical absinthe bleue, but slightly sweeter than I've learned them to be, and very well balanced. Funny enough, the sweetness makes this one of the best absinthe bleue I've tasted.
The scent is straight up anise, black licorice. I am not a fan of that flavor at all. I dropped 3 parts ice cold water over 2 sugar cubes into 1 part La Muse with the attached absinthe spoon. Then stirred. It went from a clear grass green to a milky greenish yellow color. The flavor is nothing but anise. After 3 small sips my tongue went numb from the strength of the anise. It’s very smooth, but very stout. After the 3 small sips I was already feeling the alcohol. I recommend this one, but in very small doses! It would have all stars if I was more of an anise lover.
First Absinthe Bleue, third Absinthe tried overall. Prepared as recommended by Clandestine: 3 parts water, no sugar, no burning. Initially crystal clear, appearance after 3 parts water added is a thin milky white. Nose is strong with anise, with an underlying sweetness. First sip is more gentle than expected. Licorice, with underlying notes of spice and a baseline mild sweetness. Slight drying effect in the mouth. Further sips give variations of the anise/licorice and spices, but at the 3:1 ratio I'm not really picking up any other significant contributions. A little disappointing overall. Nothing per se bad, but just overall lacking enough oomph.
Well damn. This is my first time trying Absinthe. I don't like licorice flavor. But for 68% alcohol... This is the best drink ever. Especially when you prepare it the correct way with the sugar cube and ice water. I am a huge fan.
I really dig this. It was my first foray into absinthe. A friend got it from here and I had a small taste and was hooked. To the ones saying it is too sweet to add a sugar cube should read the bottle. They recommend just cold water no sugar. From the taste it is already there. I am now just trying to perfect a local bartenders drink which uses a small bit of absinthe in it. I have had it w/ cold water and cold soda water. I prefer the soda water for the carbonation.
This is my go to absinthe. I've tried at least half a dozen so far and this is the one for me. I prefer the strong, clean flavor of this over some of the others. I was very happy when this one became available for purchase instead of sitting on my wish list.
I suppose this is nice if you like such a heavy blast of mystique (and anise).
The bitterness of the wormwood comes thru initially on the tip of your tongue, followed by an almost cloying sweetness of anise. I can’t imagine pouring this over a sugar cube. I can’t say I’m a fan of the legendary drink, but it is interesting experience.