Date of Review: Mon, 12 Apr 2010
Author: Alexander Wright
Review: I felt I had to say this with regard to the previous reviews- you are NOT supposed to set absinthe on fire. This bears repeating: You are NOT supposed to set absinthe on fire.
Absinthe is traditionally mixed with sugar (to taste) and water, which produces the louche, or ouzo effect (where the absinthe goes cloudy as water is added, as happens in other anise drinks like ouzo). Setting it on fire is a nonsense, invented tradition from the 1990s to emulate the sexy fire ritual that goes with Sambuca and other shots. Igniting absinthe will only give you a burnt alcohol taste. If you think your absinthe is bitter, that's because you set it on fire and you're tasting burnt alcohol.
Monsieur Pernod would turn in his grave if he read that "the flammability is what melts the sugar cube in to the absinthe and as I was reviewing an absinthe other fans will be interested in the flammability."
Please people, don't fall for this fire nonsense. If you're going to spend £30 on a bottle of absinthe, at least learn how to drink it properly. Google "how to drink absinthe". Look at Wikipedia or something.
Date of Review: Sun, 03 Aug 2008
Author: Jo Oakes
Review: Well the flammability is what melts the sugar cube in to the absinthe and as I was reviewing an absinthe other fans will be interested in the flammability. Also, I have had other absinthes with a higher alcohol content that are barely flammable if at all, so there is more to flammability than just the alcohol.
Date of Review: Mon, 15 Oct 2007
Author: Peter Von Impe
Review: i disagree. this is not bitter at all, it's lovely. and alcohol content is the ONLY factor that makes liquors burn more or less, who gives a flying flip how flammable it is anyway? this drink made me feel as if i could see about half a second into the future. not useful for stock trading or horse race predicting, but fun nonetheless.
Date of Review: Mon, 15 Jan 2007
Author: Jo Oakes
Review: Not particularly fond of Pernod as an absinthe. It is very bitter and it's commercialism have taken away from it as an absinthe. Very bitter without LOTS of sugar and much more flammable than other absinthes regardless of their alcohol content.
Date of Review: Fri, 15 Jul 2005
Author: Cesar Ray Garza
Review: It was an Awesome feeling!!!