Package came today, and I first tried the Obsello. Too much licorice for my taste, though it did become a bit more manageable as I drunk it. I still didn't finish it though, and poured it in the sink. It could've been because I used too much water, giving it a sickly medicine type of feel.
Long hours later, I'm now sipping on the Vieux Carre, and while it smelled even more of licorice than the Obsello, and I can definitely taste the anice too, it's also a lot more to my liking. A good bit more spicy, I think, than the Obsello. Only went half half with the Vieux, and 1:4 and 1:3 on my two tries of the Obsello. So maybe less water or none at all is the key for me, even though the Vieux has a better aroma out of the bottle than the Obsello, even with the strong liquorish scent. The Obsello really did remind me of watered down cough medicine. Still, will give it many more chances. Maybe I'm just getting use to the licorice now and starting to like it.
So, I definitely liking the Vieux more and more with each sip, and can see myself always having a bottle on hand. The Obsello, I think the licorice was just unusual on my tongue, and that I used too much water, so I will try it again in the next few days with a more open mind (and taste ).
Edit- Should also mention my dad loved the Obsello. He finished the second glass for me, so at least it didn't go to waste. He compared it to cough medicine and licorice too, but he enjoyed it. So maybe it's just my palette...