Why would someone add licorice - is the flavor it imparts a low licorice-like spicy fruit character or is it entirely different? I've only had licorice candy so forgive my ignorance. I've only had licorice candy and it was awful (judging it as candy it was awful - it may be great judging it as gelatinized stout)
I cant stand licorice candy. even as a kid I never liked it. The brewers licorice seems to add , maybe a slight spice, but more of almost a smoothness that rounds out and really pulls the flavors togeather. kinda like the rug on The Big Lebowski. I cant say what happens if more than an inch is used, I'm scared to because of my NOT wanting a licorice beer.