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2011-08-02 99 Root Beer

I am the foam of my bottle
Sassafras is my body and vanilla is my blood.
I have drank over a thousand brands
Unknown to caffeine, nor known to diabetes
Have withstood thirst to drink many cans
Yet, this mouth will never be satisfied with anything
So as I pray, Unlimited Root Beer Works!

Here are personal notes and record keeping for the various root beers I come across. Comparisons are against Mug (7/10)
Last updated: 2017/03/26

Root Beer:
6 – Abita – sharp, watered down cane sugar taste
5 – AJ Stephan’s – dry, almost tasteless
7 – Americana – very smooth, sassafras taste
7 – American Classics – caramel taste, flat
7 – Anchor – strong ginger
4 – Avery’s – extremely watered down and tasteless
6 – Barrel Brothers – very watered down, mild taste
8 – Batch – strong cane sugar
6 – Bawls – watered down, but strong licorice taste
6 – Bedford’s – poorly carbonated Dr. Pepper
8 – Berghoff – mild vanilla taste
9 – Big Ben’s – sweet cane sugar taste
7 – Black Cow – sightly odd aftertaste, otherwise unremarkable
7 – *Boston Towers – strong root taste, sharp
6 – Boylan – watered down
9 – Brownie – very sweet caramel flavor
9 – Bulldog – smooth vanilla taste
7 – Bundaberg – flat, weird after taste
7 – Capt’n Eli’s – foamy, slight bitter aftertaste
4 – Capone – tastes like old shoes
7 – Caruso’s Legacy Robusto – slight sour aftertaste
6 – Chicago – mild, watered down
8 – Cicero Beverage Co. Salted Caramel – strong caramel taste
6 – Crater Lake – very watered down, mild
7 – Crooked Oak – very sweet and flat but a bit of an odd aftertaste
7 – Cool Mountain – watered down, mild
6 – *Dad’s – ???
8 – Dang! That’s Good – smooth, sweet vanilla
7 – Death Valley – medium root taste, sharp
5 – Diamond Bear Big Rock – extremely watered down shoes taste
7 – DNA – cane sugar but lacking vanilla
9 – Dog n Suds – tastes just like Mug, but with a sweeter aftertaste
7 – Dominion – mild sassafras
9 – Dougie Dog Butterscotch – extremely smooth butterscotch
6 – Dr. Brown’s – sharp bitter taste
7 – Dr. McGillicuddy’s – plain but sweet
7 – Dublin Texas – extremely sweet but not much root taste
7 – Earp’s – smooth sassafras
5 – Empire – watered down licorice, bad aftertaste
7 – Eric’s Famous sharp, string caramel and ginseng taste
8 – Faygo’s – smooth, vanilla creme
6 – Filbert – watered down, tasteless
8 – Firemans – very sharp but cane sugar sweet
8 – Fitz’s – sweet caramel taste
7 – Fizzy Izzy – mild sassafras
8 – Flashback – tastes like a sweeter Mug
8 – Fest – tastes more of butterscotch than root beer
7 – Foxon Park – tastes just like Mug
8 – Frostie – very sweet vanilla
8 – Frostie Vanilla – sweet
9 – Frostop – very sweet cane sugar taste
6 – Gale’s – strong ginger taste
7 – Gene Audry – sharp but sweet licorice taste
6 – Grand Teton Brewing Company – sharp and unsweetened
7 – Gray’s – mild, uninteresting
5 – GuS – dry, bland, no sweetness
9 – Henry Weinhard’s – very foamy, smooth, good taste
7 – Hippo Size – very sharp, caramel taste
6 – Hires – strong root taste, no vanilla
9 – Homer’s Maple Syrup Root Beer – sweet maple syrup taste
5 – Homestyle Root beer Extract – barely tastes like root beer
7 – Hosmer – sharp licorice taste
6 – Hummingbird Hill – sharp licorice aftertaste
8 – IBC – sweet vanilla
8 – Indian Wells – spiced caramel
7 – Iron House – unremarkable
7 – Jack Black’s – sharp licorice taste
7 – Jackson Hole – sharp cinnamon taste
6 – Jones Root Beer – watered down
8 – Jonnie Ryan really sweet cane sugar taste
6 – Judge For Yourself – unremarkable
4 – Judge Wapner – watered down, weak cane sugar taste
7 – Klutztown – watered down vanilla taste
8 – *Langers – sweet, smooth butterscotch taste
7 – Lion Brewery – old root taste, mild
7 – Lost Trail – sweet and flat sassafrass taste
6 – Maine Root – sharp licorice taste
7 – Margo’s – strong root flavor
7 – Mason’s – sharp sassafras taste
7 – Mercury Soda Pop – strong caramel taste
7 – Millstream – sharp spiced taste
4 – Mom’s – bad bitter taste
7 – Moose Wizz – sharp sassifrass taste
7 – Moxie – very strong sassafras with slightly bitter aftertaste
6 – Myers Avenue Red – sour taste
6 – Natural Brew – sharp cinnamon taste
7 – New York Seltzer – creme soda with slight root beer flavoring
8 – Norka – super sweet cane sugar
8 – North Star Craft Soda – sweet cane sugar
5 – O-Zell – sharp sour taste
4 – Oogave – very watered down and bad aftertaste
7 – Old Soaker – caramel aftertaste
7 – Old Town – strong root taste
7 – Old Town Root Beer Company – smooth but a bit watery
5 – Olde Brooklyn – more like cola than root beer
6 – Olde Red Eye – unremarkable
7 – Olde Rhode Island Molasses Root Beer – a bit watered down
7 – Ozark Mountains Bottleworks – plain
7 – Phillips – root and spices
6 – Point Premium – draft, sour taste
5 – Ramblin – extremely mild, indistinct flavor
5 – Reading Draft – sharp licorice taste, bad aftertaste
8 – Red Arrow – tastes like Henry Weinhard except with less fizz
9 – River City – like Henry Weinhart but less fizzy
6 – Rocket Fizz Root Beer Float – sharp and fizzy, weak root taste
6 – Rocky Mountain – sharp taste
7 – Rogue Soda – extremely sweet honey taste
6 – Rollie’s – very mild, wierd aftertaste
5 – Route Beer 66 – strong spicy taste
7 – Saint Arnold – slight aftertaste
5 – Saranac – very bad aftertaste
7 – Sea Dog – salty caramel
8 – Sioux City – sweet vanilla taste
5 – Sky Valley – odd apple flavour, bad aftertaste
7 – So Duh! – very smooth, slight sweet aftertaste
5 – Soux City – extremely fizzy, weird and bad aftertaste
5 – Sparky’s – sharp bitters
9 – Sprecher – creamy, vanilla
6 – Sprecher Honey – odd sweet sour taste
8 – Spring Grove – extremely strong sweet syrup taste
5 – Squamscot – extremely watered down
7 – Squamscot – watery cane sugar
8 – St John Brewers – sweet vanilla
8 – Steelhead – vanilla caramel
7 – Stewart’s – watered down, lots of foam
7 – Time for a Treat – unremarkable
6 – The Pop Shoppe – unremarkable
6 – The Three Stooges – unremarkable
8 – Thomas Kemper – smooth and sweet
7 – Tommy Knocker – root taste
8 – Tower – super sweet, mild licorice taste
7 – towne club – nothing notable, pretty much like Mug
7 – Trader Joe’s – strong sassafras taste
7 – Tree Fort – very strong ginger taste
7 – Triple AAA – very mild
6 – Triple XXX – watered down
? – Vigil – ???
7 – Virgil’s Special Edition Bavarian Nutmeg – mild flavour
6 – Waialua – watered down
9 – WBC – strong sugar cane taste
8 – Wurst – sweet cane sugar
7 – Zuberfizz – mild, odd aftertaste

Alcoholic:
7 – Best Damn Root Beer – bit too sweet, strong alcoholic after taste
7 – Boxer – strong caramel taste, noticeable alcoholic aftertaste
7 – Coney Island – Overly sweet brown sugar taste, not very root beer like
8 – Crazy Uncle – strong butterscotch favor
8 – Not Your Father’s Root Beer – tastes like Mug but with a slight alcoholic after taste

Creme Soda/Butterscotch:
7 – Dad-Gum-It Root Beer Butterscotch – mix of butterscotch and licorice taste
7 – Reading Draft Creme Soda – smooth creme soda
7 – Brownie Caramel Cream – nothing particular
8 – Flying Cauldron’s Butterscotch Beer – really sweet butterscotch taste
6 – O-so Butterscotch – sharp acidic taste
7 – Ramblin Butterscotch – strong butterscotch, mild root beer
6 – Squamscot Maple Cream – slight hint of maple, very watered down

Orange:
7 – Americana – sharp orange cream
8 – Briar’s Orange Soda – smooth and creamy
8 – Death Valley Orange Cream – really creamy
7 – Dr Brown’s Orange Soda – plain
8 – Hank’s Orange Cream – good
7 – Jelly Belly Tangerines – really like tangerines
7 – Nesbitt’s – a weird aftertaste
7 – Texas Orange Dream – plain

Ginger Beer:
8 – Cock ‘n Bull Ginger Beer – extremely strong ginger taste

Cola:
6 – Faygo’s Rock & Rye – mix between Dr. Pepper and cola, old dry taste
7 – Swamp Pop – almost exactly like cane sugar Coca Cola
7 – Triple Cola – cane sugar but odd aftertaste

Fruits:
8 – Frostie Strawberry Watermelon – very sweet and fruity
7 – Jelly Belly Juicy Pear – it tastes like pear!
6 – Rocket Fizz Watermelon – sharp taste, weak watermelon flavor
6 – Filbert’s Banana – mild Laffy Taffy banana taste

Weird:
8 – Lester’s Fixins Bacon Soda – It tastes like bacon! (kinda)
6 – Lester’s Fixins Bacon Soda with Chocolate – it tastes like bacon with dark chocolate, very strongly contrasting taste that doesn’t mix
4 – Lester’s Fixins Buffalo Wing Soda – sharp spicy taste but strong honey BBQ taste as well
7 – Lester’s Fixin Peanut Butter & Jelly – sweet jam flavor with a hint of peanut butter taste

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