hahaha. awesome! I guess it is some what of an odd taste for some people. ive always liked black licorice tho, so I think its great.To my sophisticated palate, tastes like someone shoved a liquorice stick up Satan's ***. There are less painful ways of getting tipsy, imo.
the whole issue with absinthe is this. when it became massively popular, criminals were basically taking industrial alcohol and paint thinner, mixing in grass clippings to leach out the clorophyl to get the green tint, and selling it as the real stuff.
that's why there so many issues with it in the us of a.
wormwood is considered a toxic carcinogenic material, although companies sell a non carcinogenic wormwood. stuff sold in us of a isn't allowed to have the wormwood, which makes it true absinthe.