Wine Enthusiast 85 points - A singularly pungent nose of caraway, anise seed, and peppermint imply a bitter profile, but this liqueur contains just enough sweetness to leave the drinker invigorated but not overwhelmed and eager for more.
Despite its overuse among college students as a get-drunk-quick shooter to cascade down ice luges, this is excellent digestif material for grown-ups too. This ruddy, herbal spirit is dominated by licorice and clove flavors, with a faint, bracingly bitter tinge in the medium-bodied mouth and on the finish. The college crowd got one thing right, though: Jager is best icy cold.
Comes off alluringly herbal and root-like in the opening sniffs after the pour; the rooty earthiness becomes more like a tree bark bitterness following aeration. Palate entry is nicely bitter but with a background, low-key sweetness that balances the bitterness; midpalate is clipped, bittersweet, bark-like and tangy. 85-89 Points Wine Enthusiast