whoa. typically i don’t try the soda i am reviewing until after i write this introduction stuff. but this one i had to try. there are no ingredients so it is mysterious. i will get to the taste in a minute of course.
i have little idea how i found this one, someone tipped me off i am sure. my memory was never good and the ginko biloba is not helping i don’t think. anyway, i contacted them asking if i could mail order and if not, where they sold it as i would probably be in teh DC area at some point. they offered to send a six pack my way and i was overjoyed. they also plan to have many unique recipes and perhaps even a root beer club where they send you their new root beer ideas each month or so. that is incredible. those i will pay for gladly. this i would have paid for gladly too of course. it is their flagship, base root beer.
the label is interesting, with the Lincoln Memorial holding a cup of root beer and wearing sunglasses and the Capital Building being struck by lightening perhaps in a Bad Brain homage? and of course a bison in the foreground with their name and “Drink Thunder” slogan. it is unique, that i will grant.
so the taste? when you try it you are slammed with maple. and i think some honey too at the end. i like maple syrup. a lot. it is amazing. and definitely under used as a sweetener in root beer. so i am very glad they went that route. i am a little surprised that a New England brewer did not take up the cause first but so be it. i am not picky here about who does it. there is also a good amount of caramel in there too. the two flavors work well together. beyond that i think it need a bit more “root beer”-ness. it is almost a maple caramel soda. yes a tasty one, but i would like a bit more herbal taste or something to push it over into the high levels of root beer legend. yummy though.
Anthony’s Rating: 92
User’s Rating: 99
# of ratings:5
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||MD, VA||Obtained in:||sample from company|