Anise is a very potent licorice flavor to anyone who might be unaware. When baking this recipe the flavor of the anise doesn't so much "bake out" but it is lessened by a considerable amount, yet there is a slight licorice flavor there. I myself am not fond of the flavor, yet the bread was quite good! Smells just like normal bread... Had comments on it tasting like "Rye"...<br/><br/>A very dense and heavy bread, sesame seeds add a nice finish to it. <br/><br/>Recommend cutting it into small chunks considering how dense it is. Always pair with a nice drink to help wash it down.