A bunch of stuff from a Newbie

Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Thru December 2001: A bunch of stuff from a Newbie
By Wormwood on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 11:40 am: Edit

Mme. Delahaye has already posted on this forum.
It was about two years ago.

By Wolfgang on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 - 07:40 am: Edit

Hi everybody, I'm back from France and will soon post some news and pictures of my visit to the Absinthe Museum in Auvers sur Oise... But first I have to go throug one million posts...

I'm happy so see so much newbies... And be carefull, one of those could be Mme Delahayes, she asked me the forum's URL...

"the nefarious call of peanut oil" ... And the mystic discovery of the real purpose of a pressure cooker ;-) .

By Zman7 on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 06:57 pm: Edit

Mr. Nipples,
Soon...ahh so soon, you will grow weary of the Spanish libations. Then what? The call, the nefarious call of peanut oil and its awesome and versatile uses will make itself known. Seek and ye shall find.
MB

By Meat_Nipples on Saturday, November 17, 2001 - 05:28 pm: Edit

Ummmm........... I just enjoyed a cold delicious glass of NS 70. For my first absinthe experience it blew me away!!! Very well balanced flavor, the anise is present but not over-bearing. I tried a host of others too, just taking little sips. Deva 70 was very nice but more anise, and the Versinthe tasted the most of wormwood. In fact, wormwood was just as present as the anise, almost peppery bitter. Mari Mayans was beautiful but I thought it was a bit bland + one dimensional. I am definately going to place some more orders as my bottle of NS is going to last no time!!!

By Tavarua on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 08:57 am: Edit

"Alls we gots in Salsbury is a university, a porno shop, and a hole bunch a' beer billboards."

The one they call "Beafy Tits" speaks the truth. Damn, I guess you are for real, sorry about that. Is that Dead cover band still playing Market Street on Friday nights? What part of the Eastern Shore did you grow up on? My Ranger is still down there, left it after I graduated. Probably wouldn't have made it home anyway. Anyway, it's nice to hear from a Salisbury head. Hang around for a while.

By Marccampbell on Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 03:03 am: Edit

My first reaction is that meat nipples is the "kristy troll".

By Verawench on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 10:24 pm: Edit

Meat,

The Forum has had a nasty recurring troll problem with one particular troll specimen. This has caused some to suspect every newbie that he/she might be THE ONE.

So bear with us.

By Meat_Nipples on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 10:00 pm: Edit

A troll is someone who plugs a product on a message board while posing as something much more innocent, right? I should't have promised without fully understanding the term. I have no affiliations with any commercial organization, but I do look kind of troll-ish (a lot of hair, beady eyes, bad posture, oh god Im revolting). See you what you all have done to my self esteem? I hope your proud of yourselves. Honestly, to make this absinthe related, Serpis is on my things to buy list as well as Segarra. The red color just didn't seem authentic enough for my first experience though.

By Meat_Nipples on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 09:53 pm: Edit

"I promise that I am no troll, but as far as a dip-shit, limp dingus, panty sniffing, Quaker sucker; well, how in the hell do you already know so much about me? Yeah I am a SSU seagull (accompanied by beast-like grunts). This place is a cultural void in every sense of the phrase. Sorry you had to do time here."
Excerpt from the email I just sent you Tav. Alls we gots in Salsbury is a university, a porno shop, and a hole bunch a' beer billboards. Yep, I know this place all too well. Where are you originally from? I am actually a native of the Marylands eastern shore. But don't let that give you the wrong idea ;-)

By Tavarua on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 09:15 pm: Edit

Friends like that I don't need. Always creeping up on you, throwing around your fine china, all invisable like, filling up your elevators with blood. Just when you finally start to fall asleep, they start with the "Bo" nonsense. No sir, you can keep em.

By Verawench on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 09:07 pm: Edit

You get used to it. And even make a few friends...

By Tavarua on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 08:47 pm: Edit

"Being paranoid doesn't make you clairvoyant."

Oh yea, than why is it that I see dead people? Well, maybe I don't see them, but I know there looking at me, creepy bastards. Quite lookin at me you creepy, dead, bastards.

Or it could be that I am a little freaked out that he is living in the same small college town that I have lived in, that no one has heard of.

By Verawench on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 08:35 pm: Edit

Being paranoid doesn't make you clairvoyant. Give the guy a chance.

By Tavarua on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 08:27 pm: Edit

Besides, if he is really a Gull, he knows what I'm sayin. If he ain't bullshitting, we probably know some of the same people.

By Tavarua on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 08:22 pm: Edit

Do I jest?

By Head_Prosthesis on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 08:14 pm: Edit

Nice intro Tav.

By Tavarua on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 08:10 pm: Edit

Come on fellas, are ya'all kiddin me. This guys pullin yure leg. Slimy, troll, bastard, son-of-bitch, goat uncle fucker. Where's Chong when you need him? He can spot this shit a mile away.

BTW, Meat Nipples, if you aren't a dip-shit, limp dingus, panty sniffing, Quaker sucker, drop me a line. Salisbury is my old Alma Madre. I spent four years there, learning the basics of life, none of which involve education. Seagulls, boooyyyy. Let me know, I stop down there now and again, and always have a little NS on hand.

By Verawench on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 07:46 pm: Edit

"This only applies to the versions sold in Europe, BTW. There is a wormwood-free version of Versinthe being sold in the states. "

Someone clarify this once and for all.. which version is available from SC?

By _Blackjack on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 07:22 pm: Edit

The recent news is that, according to the manufacturer, that Versinthe and L'amesinthe do, in fact, contain wormwood and can be considered absinthe. Flavor-wise, well, they do resemble (pretty good) French pastis, but the wormwood is apparently in there.

This only applies to the versions sold in Europe, BTW. There is a wormwood-free version of Versinthe being sold in the states.

NS is my favorite Spanish brand, and is a good transitional step between the one dimensional anise or star-anise flavors of most Spanish brands and more complex herbal suff, too. Segarra is raer complex, too, tho this appears to be due to its aging in barrels used for brandy.

And you can't go wrong with Serpis. It has a special something extra (which I can only describe as "red flavor") that makes it unique.

Welcome to the forum. I promise, we only sacrifice about half the newbies to our Infernal Gods....

By Zman7 on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 06:39 pm: Edit

Meat,
Absinthe NS is indeed available in a seventy percent version, and it has (to me anyway)a more "complex" flavor than the typical Spanish fare (Deva,MM, etc) the NS 70 is my favorite Spanish. I would expect your package to come in two parcels, spaced a few days apart.

By Meat_Nipples on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 - 06:06 pm: Edit

I put this on the Absinthe Portal a week ago, but figured I could get more help here. I know you are probably tired of newbies asking for advice on what brands to get. Here is my origianl message:
"I am new to the world of absinthe, or at least to real quality absinthes (I tried some basic home recipes a couple of years ago that were, well, unpleasant). Recently, due to the availability of some finer spanish brands, my interest has been peaked once again. Here is my question; as someone who is very experienced with anise flavored drinks, such as Pernod, Ricard, Ouzo, Jagermeister, etc, I want an absinthe that has more herbal undertones than just anise. I have heard that Absinthe NS has this "more pronounced" flavor. Is this stuff accessible to a new absinthe drinker, or should I go with something more basic such as Deva or Mari Mayans. I also want my absinthe to be 68-70% alcohol, for right now, though Segarra is on my list of future buys. All right, thanks for any help you can offer!"
Now, I am expecting an order very soon, a rather large order from SC (7 bottles total including wine + olive oil). Should I expect this to come in 2 packages and on different days? I have read different things on this here. I am excited because I am going to get to try Mari Mayans (it looks pretty), Deva 70, Versinthe (pastis I know), and a friend wanted L'Amerisinthe (once again not true absinthe). I don't know what the point of this ramble is. I guess I just want to share the joy of my anticipation and discovery. I feel like a little kid again.
Thanks, I will post my impressions after the tasting party.
Meat

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