The dry leaves are black and have a smokey smell. They are mostly the same size throughout. The wet leaves have a dark chocolate brown color and average a size of 1/4 to 1 inch.. There is a smokey smell with a licorice undertone. The liquor has a smokey taste with licorice notes. It has a caramel color, is smooth and has a medium body.
Overall, it was good! I wouldn’t drink or buy it, but I definitely recommend it for a try. I don’t find the smokiness to be overwhelming, as it can be with some Lapsang Souchongs. They tend to have a VERY smokey flavor and I think that Liquid Proust assisted in lightening it up a bit. I wouldn’t drink or buy it because I am not really fond of licorice and I think that the combination with the smokey flavor was something I couldn’t get passed. However, I do think that if you are considering trying it, that you should give it a try.
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