Marilyn Manson's new absinthe has left a nasty taste in the mouths of the world's alcohol experts. Beverage critics have slammed the new Mansinthe, claiming it smells like "sewage water" and has a "mediocre" taste. An expert panel has judged the 66.6 per cent proof beverage for website Epicurious.com. The verdict: "Did Mansinthe have what it takes to be a premium absinthe? The answer is, sadly, no. The number one problem was the aroma, which some verbally compared to sewage water or swamp mud. "With the exception of a lone taster, the panel felt it wasn't really worth wading through the odour to get to mediocre flavour anyway." Mansinthe, which is manufactured in Switzerland, is not legally available in Manson's native America.