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post Nov 11 2014, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE(Artemis @ Nov 11 2014, 05:30 PM) *
Or is it that the numbers got in the way of the truth somehow, and I think that's possible for sure.
The more reviews I did, the more I felt like this was happening. Which is why I gave up. Drink it or sink it (preferably with some general explanations) works well enough for me.


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post Nov 11 2014, 11:05 PM
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The more reviews I did, the more I felt like this was happening.

Same here. I tried several ways of saying so in my previous post and wasn't happy with any of them, so I gave up on it. But that's what happened.


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post Nov 12 2014, 03:14 AM
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Yeah, even with respected reviewers it came down to the numbers being too fair, I mean, if I can't drink it why give it any score at all?
Drink it or sink it works, except for the the middle ground, where you drink it just because it ain't horrible and maybe it's cheap.


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post Nov 12 2014, 08:29 AM
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Value.

An incredible product can be devoid of value because its price outstrips ever being able to attain it. Many feel this way about pre-bans. It's a question of economics, clearly. Those who can afford them value some of the pre-ban marks immensely.

Conversely, an undrinkable product is not of value at any cost.

Similarly, a buyers' guide that leads one to purchases one often regrets has little value. Although within the guide one may ferret out opinions that one finds to have greater and lesser values. But in all instances it requires some investment, whether of time or money or both, to make the comparisons.

Drink it or sink it simplifies things greatly. And dispenses with a lot of obfuscating high-minded bullshit. It would certainly make the process of judging at the Absinthiades a lot more entertaining. Might even make the results more edifying. Couldn't possibly make them less so.


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post Nov 12 2014, 11:19 AM
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I mostly agree though I see the unobtainable pre-bans as benchmarks of what Absinthe is or should strive in the general direction of.

Also, I like the descriptions of aroma, louche and flavor profile. The numerical ratings are useless as opinions are subjective and quality comparisons, along with the education of tastes changes over time.

I can see a vivid description followed by a "drink it or sink it" rating though even that is subjective and there could be a third category of "shelve it," I've got a few bottles of varying lesser quality collecting dust which are either slightly too good to sink or that have nostalgic value. On rare occasions, I've seen improvement over time or my tastes have changed.


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post Nov 12 2014, 11:53 PM
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I agree. Keep everything as it is, but get rid of the numerical score in favor of "drink it or sink it"… and thanks to everything else, we'll already know why.


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"Clear things up? Most likely not, but we likes things cloudy around here…" -Petermark
"I can't drink at work. We have no ice." -Selmac
"…but it sure would've been a blast to be there on that night." -Absomphe
"here is what absinthe almost tastes like" -Kirk
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post Nov 14 2014, 10:57 PM
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COLOR BEFORE WATER 8/10
Feuille morte or cognac, beautiful and deep, with brilliance. No haze, sediment, or faults of the like.


What's the point making brownish - Feuille morte colored absinthe nowadays (except a oak-barrel aged ones)? To make it look antique or maybe to hide the low quality herbs which were used? sleepy.gif
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post Nov 15 2014, 12:16 AM
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post Nov 15 2014, 12:50 PM
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QUOTE(darkend_163 @ Nov 14 2014, 05:57 PM) *
To make it look antique

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"Clear things up? Most likely not, but we likes things cloudy around here…" -Petermark
"I can't drink at work. We have no ice." -Selmac
"…but it sure would've been a blast to be there on that night." -Absomphe
"here is what absinthe almost tastes like" -Kirk
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post Nov 15 2014, 09:58 PM
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Good question. It is 72% ABV so it should not have turned brown (according to some experts, not me) in one year or so… I'm going to mix some of it with a la bleue and see/smell/taste/sink what happens.


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post Nov 16 2014, 01:43 AM
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The ABV doesn't matter if they used brown herbs. There are a lot of other things that will do it too.


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post Nov 19 2014, 12:31 AM
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High alcohol content won't guarantee that it won't turn brown (as we can see with vintage samples) it's just more likely to turn brown faster with lower alcohol content. 72% was thought to be the magic number to keep it green back in the day, but they gave no thought to how it would look in a hundred years - it was made for immediate consumption. As for making it brown on purpose, it could be a faux antique, probably not to hide anything. But Kirk is right, it could be a lot of things.


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post Jun 17 2016, 02:51 AM
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my first absenthe revew I was actually amased that I was able to log into the forum with my old id

did not see this stuff in the buyers guide as mentiond in the revew I would love to get an expernced absenther to try this stuff . Anybody live in manitoba canada ?


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here is the distillary link fyi


http://babayagaabsinthe.com/


BABA VAGA

The absinthe comes from Arbutus Disillery located in vancover island canada

the distiller states that they use herbs grown from the distillarys garden



it has a natural light green color given the bottle design i was reluctant to purchase it as the fancy packaging made me think it migh be a product with artifical color . After given a full explantion by the staff at the liquor mart I decided to purchase it . I was warned by the staff that parts of the herbs used in the distillation process would be in the bottle .

Reviewed by Dark horse 6/16/2016

COLOR BEFORE WATER 2/10
The color before water was a light green color a note upon opening the bottle i did see small black what seemed to be dried leaves floating in the bottle .

LOUCHE ACTION 3/10

there was a louche but nothing spectacular a change from a light green to a pale yellow green

COLOR AFTER WATER 1/10
no real signifcant color change changed from light green to a light yellow green color

AROMA 3/30
I actually did see some sort of white mist like oil floating on the top of the glass and there was a very strong smell as i have a very poor sense of smell the fact that it was noticlble to me means that it was very strong it was hard to describe it was not mint but the smell was not unplesent . it was definatley a herbal smell of some type

MOUTH-FEEL 1/10
I think i may have put to much in at 60 percent there was avery strong alchole bite along with that very strong smell

TASTE 1/20
this was not unplesent reminded me of the taboo i had tasted seemed to be a similar product

OVERALL IMPRESSION 3/10

I am very new at this so i was very cautious in not giving to high a score to this product. however I will most likey buy it again
I like it becase it does seem to deliver all that the producer says is in the bottle .
would i recomend it for a first time absenthe user I would not . This is a small batch made product that seems to have a uniqe taste and feel to it As such It would not be something that you would give someone and say so this is absenthe how do you like it . There certianly seem to be some diffrent herbal ingredents used in it .

PERSONAL NOTES

should you purchase this ? It is expensive as i paid in a manitoba lc $59.40 for 750 ml but it unusual and all natural so I would sugest not to purchase at to high a price . But it would be good for something different I would love to get someone with a little bit of a more refined pallet to try it .



Dark horse scores BABA VAGA 14 out of 100
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post Jun 17 2016, 09:53 AM
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Your palate is far enough along for me to not want to bother trying anything that you only mustered a 14 for.


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