The awesomely best name for the ultimate metrosexual's beverage. But Marilyn Manson's brand of absinthe has, uh,
been panned by critics, who compared the drink’s odour to sewage water. 'Mansinthe' was tested by a panel at gourmet food website Epicurious.com, whose biggest complaint was the smell of the beverage, which come compared to sewage water, swamp mud and rubbing alcohol. One taster says "If a smell could speak, this absinthe is saying: 'Do not touch.'" -- NME
On the one occasion I have tried to enjoy absinthe, I can't say it tasted like runoff from Elysium, either. Manson will not be inspiring any second-run attempts, but neither will anyone else. Still, I'd hoped it would taste like kool-aid, or at least, you know, children's cough syrup.