Emanuelle 55 - Vom Fass
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Country of Origin: France
Alcohol Level: 55 %
Description: Manufactured by Paul Devoille, France for the Vom Fass chain to be sold bulk.
Reviewed by Bruno Rygseck 7/18/2006
COLOR BEFORE WATER 6/10
Brownish green, no haze, no sediment, natural looking. I do not know the age of the barrell contents (I should have asked in the shop) so it is difficult to say whether it looks like this when new or is it due to aging. I liked it, anyway.
LOUCHE ACTION 5/10
Starts and builds up acceptably but the louche in the end is nothing special.
COLOR AFTER WATER 4/10
A little too transparent to please my eye after dilution to drinking strength.
Also not much oil drop or trail playing on the surface. Otherwise no faults.
Neat in glass, an OK "regular" aroma, not so floral.
After dilution, clear wormwood aroma and something like fennel too.
Dilution did not bring out any mentionable floral aromas, either.
Not really creamy enough. A little stinging in the end. But no big faults.
I would call it an regular or ordinaire taste without much dimension,
and a slightly bitter aftertaste. But EvF does taste like absinthe without doubt.
OVERALL IMPRESSION 6/10
The EvF is drinkable. It could really be enjoyable if it had some more herbal aromas
and a creamier mouthfeel. The way it is now it serves OK as a regular absinthe.
Bruno Rygseck scores Emanuelle 55% - Vom Fass 49 out of 100