I am an absinthe drinker, so take that for two points: first, if this were a hack job, I would likely be harsh on it; and, second, if it WERE authentically-flavored and you hate absinthe, you'd want to avoid it.
And the answer to both is: it is very, very convincing.
Pale brown and on the fine side, it has the aroma of a louched green absinthe without sugar. Anise (not licorice, per se) aromas are prominent with notes of grains of paradise, cardamom, angelica, toasted almond, and a hint of dutch-process cocoa. Another reviewer said he detected a toasted tobacco base and I can see that; whether or not it's true -- and I don't know -- I can pick out some of the notes one would expect from that.
It is not sweet -- it's absinthe without sugar, or, if you will, flavors similar to Pernod. Warming, dry, and comfortably complex, this could theoretically be an all-day snuff, although I like to reserve it for after a meal. Highly recommended. Check this one out.