Absinthe Apocalypse is an unusual absinthe – unusual for us to make it the Absinthe of the Month of January, anyway, as we tend to dismiss anything that comes in a skull bottle. This absinthe, however, is a real, handmade, distilled Verte with a citrusy taste. Judging from the color alone you’ll be able to see that this is a real absinthe!
Read Marc Thuillier’s Tasting Notes on Absinthe Apocalypse!
Color: yellow-gold with green hues.
Louche: very pleasant to watch, turbulent, and 100% natural.
Aroma: lemon and anise come up front, leaving almost no room for the other herb.
Taste: it’s all about freshness here, with the dominant citrusy notes, the well established and fruity green anise, and a final touch of (light) bitterness. Another summer absinthe! (see the Absinthe Française du Levant review).
Conclusion: It’s very refreshing and pleasant, very smooth to drink (alcohol is almost unnoticeable), but while it’s a top-quality absinthe, it’s lacking a bit of balance between the various herbs in my opinion. Having said that, one bottle of the Française du Levant + one bottle of the Apocalypse and the summer season can start!