Week 1: Mansinthe [52 Whispers From The Muse]
Overall Rating: 3.4
Appearance: A quite nice, natural green, maybe a little light but clear and clean. No sediment or crud.
Louche: Started nice and prominent but clouded up completely pretty quick. Very light, milky green when finished tho a little on the thin side.
Aroma: Anise forward with a pleasant hint of herbs. Nice and well balanced, not overbearing but also not overly remarkable.
Flavor/Mouthfeel: Very nice flavor with exceptional balance. All 3 flavors of Anise, Wormwood and Fennel are all recognizable without any one seeming to dominate the other. I would have probably given it a 4 if it didn’t seem so light and thin. Very enjoyable and very easy to drink.
Finish: There is a bit of numbing after several sips but no significant burn. A sweetness and an earthiness linger that isn’t unpleasant tho you kind of want to linger longer.