I've decided that it was time to make a licorice beer. I am a bi fan of black licorice, and i feel it would blend well with a stout. What would be the best way to go about this? Would it be better to steep some anise seed and licorice root in the boil, or would it be better to drop a few sticks of brewers licorice (which appears to just be the candy) during the boil? How much of each method would be good for a 5 gallon batch? As far as intensity is concerned, Im looking to add noticeable flavor, without overpowering the beer. What strains of hops would compliment a livorice flavor? Thanks!