#1
i'm pretty sure this doesn't belong in the drug thread, because it's a drink. if i'm wrong, sorry.

anyone ever tried it? not the fake crap("Absente"), but the tradional Absenthe with wormwood in it?
i killed a bottle awhile back with a couple of buddies. it was alright, the "trip" wasn't what i expected out of it. no hangover; which was a plus. the taste wasn't that bad, i'm a fan of Jager anyway. although, we didn't drink it in the traditional manner(with the sugar cubes).
eh, i guess it was pretty cool. we were(well, i know i was) pretty sloshed by the time the last drinks rolled around.

got any cool stories from Absenthe?

oh, btw, it is legal for possession in the US - only illegal for distribution and manufacturing.
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#3
well it does actually belong in the drug thread
yeah i've done it once or twice it was quite different then i thought it to be. I thought it would turn you into a stupid bastard like alcohol but it kinda gave me a more philosophical side i guess. It was definitely worth it.
#5
Isnt it called Absinthe, not absenthe?:O and yeah, its a drug
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#6
Ive always wanted a botlle of
Mansinthe, the manson manufactured kind
but i dont know if it has wormwood in it
but its black
come on
#7
i had the green stuff.comletely wrecked me
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#9
It's Absinthe, or Absinth
Original Absinthe contains thujone which at a concentration of more than 50mg/l can give you a trip, but in many countries you have a limit of 10mg/l and in some it's even prohibited. Original Absinthe has the louche effect.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe

you can't legally get Absinthe with more than 10mg/l of thujone in the EU
but in the US it's basicly unrestricted
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thujone#Regulations
#10
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Ive always wanted a botlle of
Mansinthe, the manson manufactured kind
but i dont know if it has wormwood in it
but its black
come on

lol. yeeeeeeeeeaaaaah, don't think i'll be drinking any black shit.
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Ive always wanted a botlle of
Mansinthe, the manson manufactured kind
but i dont know if it has wormwood in it
but its black
come on


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#12
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Doesn't have to be. You can have a good Absinthe with a good Louche with a small amount of thujone, which basically doesn't do anything to you

but yeah, I admit that it's like saying that you can make tea out of grass
#13
It's absinthe.

Only had the green stuff. It is strong.

My mate has some smallish bottles of red, blue and black in his cupboard, but he refuses to touch them.
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#14
e absinthe dot com sells it and guarantees shipping to usa. and they have the manson stuff lol.

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#17
do the sugar cubes actually improve the taste?
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Whether a psychoactive substance is in a solid, liquid, or crystal form or how it is ingested, it's still a drug. A "drug" is any substance with psychoactive effects. (Alcohol is a sedative dissociative)

well, that's true. but they all fuck you up in one manner or another.
you can even trip off of nutmeg in high doses; but people don't consider it a labeled "drug."
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#19
I've had the green absinthe once before, rather strong I must proclaim. One hell of a hefty drink, the one I had was about 60%, but the black stuff is closer to 80%.
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#21
^yeah, i really didn't experience the supposed "trip," and even if i did, i was too drunk to notice.
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#22
you can buy it legally in the US now the real stuff) with a thujone limit of 10mg/liter which is actually stronger than traditional absinthe, the Czech stuff has a lot more thujone, but also tastes really horrible. That being said, I quite like it.
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#24
Never tried it. Judging by a friend's reaction after he had a sip of it, I don't really want to.
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#25
The only time I had any I was last mardi gras down in New Orleans. I smoked some dudes out for a couple shots, and I was already trashed when I drank the stuff, so...
#26
I got very drunk when i had it but i think the amount you've gotta drink in order to trip is enough to get you absolutel wankered so you dont remember anyway :/
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#27
[quote="'Tommy[fin"]']Absinthe = no tripping. Ever.


This. The quantities of Thujone present are so small not even a two year old would trip. Just die from alcohol poisoning.

It's tasty **** though, even if it's strong enough to be used to strip paint and clean spoons.
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#29
I think I remember reading about a guy who drank a yard of it and died, lol, idiot
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#30
One time I downed a load of yellow absinthe that a friend had brought back from canada, I was already past tipsy at the time, and had to wash away the burn with another pint, so I was pretty wasted... fun times
#31
Whoa!

Pretty strong stuff man, i never go near the absinthe. I know a guy who loves the stuff but that guy is a bevy vetran.
#32
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Whoa!

Pretty strong stuff man, i never go near the absinthe. I know a guy who loves the stuff but that guy is a bevy vetran.


Good point, I wouldn't recommend drinking it if you can't really hold your booze all that well. If you use it just to try and get drunk, it's gonna end up really messy.
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#33
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^yeah, i really didn't experience the supposed "trip," and even if i did, i was too drunk to notice.



how much thujone did it have?
#34
Hallucinogenic properties of nowadays absinthe is just advertise. Absinthe that they made at the end of XIX century had much more thujone than today's ones. But without that hype they would be selling 80% less bottles.
It's still good to drink thought (remember to read about absinthe drinking rituals), but you won't rather understand, why that French guy cut off his ear.
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#35
I have a bottle of Czech Absinth (the lack of an final "e" denotes Czech style absinthe with less anise and more wormwood) of 70% here. I don't even want to think how it feels if drunk straight. Disinfectant alcohol solutions also happens to be exactly 70%...
Diluted with some ice water it's rather nice though, kind of a liquorice smell.

The thujone won't get you tripping no, it doesn't come even close to the threshold needed (we are talking 70% alcohol here ) in a normal dosage.
Some sites advertise absinthe kits you can make with vodka; DON'T buy them. Normal absinthe is distilled after the herbs are seeped in alcohol to get rid of most of the insanely bitter taste of wormwood. Unless you like insanely bitter stuff of course...
#36
I've had plenty of different kinds, varying from the crappy ethanol-with-food-dye to the extreme up all night arguing with people who aren't there stuff. It's good on occasion, but bad regularly.

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#37
"By 1915, absinthe had been banned in the United States and in most European countries except the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire."
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I tried it once with a friend, lets just say i wont drink it anytime soon.
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I have a bottle of Czech Absinth (the lack of an final "e" denotes Czech style absinthe with less anise and more wormwood) of 70% here. I don't even want to think how it feels if drunk straight. Disinfectant alcohol solutions also happens to be exactly 70%...
Diluted with some ice water it's rather nice though, kind of a liquorice smell.

The thujone won't get you tripping no, it doesn't come even close to the threshold needed (we are talking 70% alcohol here ) in a normal dosage.
Some sites advertise absinthe kits you can make with vodka; DON'T buy them. Normal absinthe is distilled after the herbs are seeped in alcohol to get rid of most of the insanely bitter taste of wormwood. Unless you like insanely bitter stuff of course...



Absinth is very different from Absinthe. It doesn't even have louche (from my experience anyway)