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#1 DGLeadbetter

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 06:38 PM

First of all, thanks to the kind souls who, as we say in the business, hooked a brother up.

Now ... I have to say I was a bit skeptical after opening the bottle and taking a whiff .... HOLY CATS!!!!!! This things got a bite to it. I guess at 72 percent, it should have a healthy alcohol smell to it. It's got a nice green color to it, similar to NS 70 ... I poured an ounce and a half into my glass and did a slow drip with a Mickey Mouse sugar cube. I stopped it at 3:1.

The smell was really nice, the alcohol sting when straight was gone, and mellowed into a nice, fresh smell ... not floral, but more herbal. My first sip really wasn't what I was expecting at all ... I thought it was going to bite me back, but instead, it was a warm, pleasant and inviting. This stuff definitely is best enjoyed ice cold, for sure. A couple of ice cubes wouldn't kill it, either.

It's not for the faint of heart, but it shouldn't scare off anyone.

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:24 PM

When we first smelled the sample we couldn't believe how much stronger the alcohol came through, but we realized it was just the wide opening of the sample jar that gave it the harshness, the bottle smell is much less so. Its a big improvement over the A.D.N. Pont. and they keep getting better so I can't wait until the next batch is avaliable, MWLF will have multiple samples (including a Fou) if anyone can attend.

Edited by Eire, 18 March 2004 - 09:48 AM.


#3 DGLeadbetter

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:49 PM

I'll try to attend by phone ... perhaps I'll have a few samples to try with the rest of the crowd via the phone.

Hey ... it was worth a shot.

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:55 PM

If you want to listen in on the phone while crying and masturbating thinking of all the fun your missing be my guest! :drink:

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Posted 17 March 2004 - 07:57 PM

I've had practice .... nothing new there. :drink:

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 06:49 AM

What the hell does. A.D.N. mean?

There's sometimes a buggy.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 07:27 AM

:puke:

Edited by Deluge, 15 March 2005 - 07:11 AM.


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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:24 AM

Here's my review: (verbatim from LFV) (and this is the Montpellier version btw)

I did a tasting of the drink neat. I must admit that if there were to be an absinthe I would drink straight, this would be it. The flavor, albeit a little strong at 72% of course, is very warm, spicy, VERY well ballanced, and very electrifying. I was delightfully shocked to say the least.

The following flavors at the following ratios are the sole expressed views of conju, he preferrs his drink diluted at 4:1 ratio with 2 sugars and Ice. For the sake of testing, only one sugar cube was used in this experiment.
@ 3:1: the drinks boquet hadn't completely bloomed yet. I only did a brief testing of it so its hard to say completely, but the flavor was full.

@ 4:1: I found the drink's flavor had almost fully blossomed into a full bodied boquet almost.

@ 4:1 with Ice: It doesn't have the tea quality that I live for as in fougerolles. But it does have a well ballanced, full bodied boquet of herbs, a nice gentle electric quality in the mouth, and very, very smooth going down the esophagus.

The Verdict:
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Wow, I'm afraid fougerolles may have to move over at the top of my list. I am very excited and honored to have the distinct opportunity of not only having the chance to try this art of distillated perfection, but to have it be my first HG sampled as well.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:26 AM

Hey Gang:

Here's a review a did of A.D.N. while sampling it awhile back:


Well, I'm sampling this gem, so I might as well share it here!

Color- Light, bright (vivid but by no means flourescent) beautiful delicate green.

Nose Neat- Very well rounded and fragrant, the alcohol is restrained, and more in the background.
This is akin to inhaling an herbal, floral, and spicy garden, all in one. It is beautifully orchestrated, begining with a spiciness from green anise, and then followed closely by what seems to be a Florence fennel (at any rate, it is of very high quality.)

This is accompanied by a complex mintiness from the wormwood, followed by melissa and coriander.

Nose Louched- Upon louching the nose is similar, but it really opens up, and fills the room with its fragrant esthers!The louche itself is a slightly paler, yet more luminous green than say, the Fougerolles Verte 72, and there is a hint of background whiteness.

The flavor is very full, and beautifully rounded, with the herbal, floral, spicy thing continuing. There is no bite in the finish, so I imagine no star anise was employed in the recipe.

The complex mintiness is QUITE present, indicating to me a relatively high wormwood presence( :--> anyone?).

There is also a marked fennel presence, with coriander in the background.

The body is on the creamy side (at 3:1) and the aftertaste is extremely long and layered continuing the spice-herb-floral sensation.

In summation, I find the A.D.N. Montpellier to be in a league with the Jade- the only REAL Burnt™ absinthe Edouard, but slightly fuller, and more robust in flavor.

I NEED more of this stuff!!!!!!!!!



That was prior to tasting Swizzle, BaMa, and Pignon Verte mind you...

But the suff was STILL damn good!
To the bar, for flaming Hills enemas!

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:46 AM

@ 4:1: I found the drink's flavor had almost fully blossomed into a full bodied boquet almost.

How large was that boquet (old spelling of "bosquet")? About this large?

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:48 AM

I'm getting the impressionism the Waffle knows his art ....

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:50 AM

Interesting. Thanks, guys.
Perhaps a small sample could be sent to the DC contingent for a DCLF tasting in April?
Perhaps a trade could be organized?
Maybe?
Anyone?
domo arigato

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:57 AM

The ADN will be at LCLF for sure.
The more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap changes, the more Black Lickerish Tasting Crap tastes like Black Lickerish.

Where the fuck is ATown?

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:14 AM

Sounds truly delightful!
Drinking for medicinal reasons.

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but I'm not the only one.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:04 AM

What the fuck ever happened to the
Mayor's Share???
Used to be cookers would kick me some
taste.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:09 AM

Well, the A.D.N. has been passed around in FV, but right now we're all kinda dry (or damn close :2xv:) We'll get ya some, or somebody will anyways.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:11 AM

Thanks.
Just kinda sad to fall outtah the loop.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:20 AM

Well, ,my first allegiance is to Head, he was the one that raised me on archives and FAQs. Oops...maybe thats blasphemy :2xv:

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:22 AM

Um, no.
Why would it be?

Head and I grew up together at Fee
Verte.
He's a Real Life friend, I flew out there
2 summers ago to visit the King and
Queen. I met him in Michigan, he's flown
here for a visit.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:23 AM

Just kinda sad to fall outtah the loop.


Perhaps you need to wrap a shim around that thing ....

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:25 AM

Lemme find a tellypole.

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 02:08 PM

What the hell does. A.D.N. mean?

"acide désoxyribonucléique" bro!!!

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 02:08 PM

:PayTFA:

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 02:34 PM

I can't wait for that A.D.N. Fou mmmmmmmmmmmm :clap:

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 04:53 PM

That makes two of us, Mulletbro!!!!!
To the bar, for flaming Hills enemas!

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 06:39 PM

ADN is really nice.....I have a little bit left after a sample being sent out for trade....anyone interested send me a PM.........I have about one sample amount left to trade or send out.....

I am trying to decide if I should try my ET 9 sample tonight or save it........Anyone have any suggestions????

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Posted 18 March 2004 - 07:48 PM

ummm. how 'bout.-
DRINK IT! :sweeper:
for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
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Posted 18 March 2004 - 09:15 PM

Save it for MWLF! :sweeper:

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 06:55 AM

:wub:
I too shall soon try this lauded ADN.
It will be sampled at DCLF.
Hooray!
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Posted 19 March 2004 - 08:05 AM

Hmmm.

A.D.N. translates as DNA? Must be some kind of life force.
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Posted 19 March 2004 - 08:19 AM

DNA in a bottle?

:hit: :sma:


I've got fresh if anyone wants a drink.
What can I say, the bottle reads “For experts only”.

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Posted 19 March 2004 - 08:43 AM

Ewww.
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Posted 20 March 2004 - 12:57 PM

I've got fresh if anyone wants a drink.

Better use spit -- some things contain only half your DNA¹.

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¹Yes, technically, I should have said "only copies of half your DNA genome".

Edited by sixela, 20 March 2004 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted 20 March 2004 - 12:58 PM

I'd prefer none, thank you.

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