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Re: Absinth

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Also, a friend of mine who is a huge drunk tried Absinth with me and couldn't get more than a sip of it down because of the taste. He hated it and refused to drink it. It's not for everyone.

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Re: Absinth

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I'm an absinthe fiend. So far, all the absinths people here have listed are absolute crap. Try Pacifique out of Washington State or Walton Waters from New York state. Both are good. Also one from France called Vieux Pontarliar is good though a bit minty for some. I think part of it is that most Americans don't really like Anise (many prefer anus).
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Re: Absinth

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ThirstyDrunk wrote:Tastes like anus
with all due respect, FUCK YOU

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Re: Absinth

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I believe the amount of wormwood that is present in a particular absinthe accounts for it's potency and any debilitating side-effects.

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Re: Absinth

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I'm sure it's already been stated that the current day Absinth contains no womrmwood (the hallucinogen)
Regardless of that, the first (and last) time I had the stuff I pissed on the Texas Capital. The absinth I had was from Spain though. I suppose if you knew where to get it you could find some wormwood added

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Re: Absinth

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i gotcha wormwood
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Re: Absinth

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ThirstyDrunk wrote:i gotcha wormwood
i hear they got a salve for that, now.
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Wingman wrote:
ThirstyDrunk wrote:i gotcha wormwood
i hear they got a salve for that, now.
There is no salve potent enough for the Douger.

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Bur wrote:
ThirstyDrunk wrote:Tastes like anus
with all due respect, FUCK YOU

Drink of kings and stuff
He meant anise

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Re: Absinthe

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Spammer notwithstanding, this was a fun thread to re-read. Alot of posters who have left, passed on or just faded away on this one.

To Absent Friends.


Now off to ban the spammer. Maybe a warning since it was an absinthe spam? Nope. Off with it.
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Re: Absinthe

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Can't say I've ever done the Absinthe thing. It was verboten for most of lifetime in these here United States. IIRC, the stuff they are selling now is kinda-sorta Absinthe. Be that as it may, as I understand it, its uber-sweet, so not really my thing.

All that said, is it worth a go?

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American Sourcing Absinthe

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In my experience, I have quite enjoyed American-distributed absinthe. I get a very clear headed drunk, without blackout, when I get loaded on it.

That said, me and the ladz saw the ads. We saw the listings. and we almost bought.

On the Modern Drunkard homepage, there's a site advertised (called Original Absinthe), which offers Czech absinthe (with an order of magnitude higher thujone content than America or the EU standards). We were all going to throw down for it. Then I googled them.

They have a LOT of reviews saying they scam people and never ship the absinthe.

SO

Lads. Those of you who have drank the real heavy absinthe, particularly American lads, how did you get ahold of it? Is that website legit? If not, what's the go-to source?

If you are a poo-pooer of absinthe and thujone, I understand, but in my experience, as well as the experience of a friend of mine who got it brought into Iraq when he was deployed, it has been extremely noticeably powerful. Even if it is placebo.
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