A little while ago someone did a good review of an ERDM LaVonda and one of the words he used was 'anise'. I remembered I had some way back but I used the word 'yuck' and hadn't seen them since. Sure enough they were holding up some boxes in one of my coolers and so I lit one up. They're four years old now, smooth as can be, and I'll be damned if I couldn't taste a note of licorice (anise) in them!
I'm not one to pick flavors out of a cigar, I usually say 'great flavor depth' or 'no depth'.
If you're looking for licorice you're probably not interested in these, you probably want a flavored cigar, but it just reminded me of that story...
Licorice tasting cigars...only while drinking Sambuca. Never had one that tasted liked licorice yet...by itself.
If you know cigars that taste like "iodine, leather, and raw meat"...as descibed in a CA review, please let me know so that I can avoid those smokes.
I would recommend that you just start trying out some decent quality cigars first. I like the taste of capers, olives, and tamarin; but I don't necessarily want those flavors in my cigars There's many flavored cigars out there if you're looking for a particular flavor, but I would not recommend a single one of them:r
I'm not a fan of flavored cigars, which is what you would have to buy to find one with licorice flavors in it, but the CAO line has a more "sophisticated' line of flavored cigars. The guy at the local store says he can't keep them in stock. I'm referring to the Moontrance and the bella vanilla. They are really sweet and aromatic. I'd also pick up a couple of CAO Brazilias or Criollos while you're there and see what flavors you truly prefer. You might be really surprised.
According to CA, the Joya de Nicaragua Antano Robusto Grande tastes like licorice, whereas the Grand Consul tastes like wet leather?, cocoa, and pepper. The beli, however, tastes like coffee and Marvin Shanken smacks of the unidentified substance he has been smoking.