LICORICE ROOT - 1oz.
Do not confuse the flavor of licorice with that of anise, which is not related and is quite different when tasted side by side!
The root imparts a very characteristic flavor and is surprisingly sweet. It contains glycyrrhizin, a substance 50 times sweeter than sugar, and is often added to chocolate to enhace sweetness.
Licorice Root adds a pleasing flavor to porters, stouts and dark ales. Also, sweetens and improves head retention. Licorice blends well with juniper berries and mugwort.
In a 5 gallon batch, use 1/2 - 1 ounce during last 20 minutes of the boil.