I actually went to St John’s about 6 years ago on a cruise. beforehand i had tried in vain to see if there were any local root beers on any of the islands we were stopping at. so it is very rad to find this one. or trade for it, as i obtained it that way this time.
the label definitely incorporates an “island” feel with a palm tree being tapped and wooden kegs laying haphazardly in the sane nearby. all on a wooden background. all good. different and distinctive and well done by the brewer. or who ever they hired to do the graphic design work.
i am curious about a root beer with wintergreen, could be more of a birch if it is a dominant flavor here. and i almost always like root beers with anise, so this could be interesting. let’s see… hhhmmm, not as distinct as i expected it to be but still very good. the wintergreen is there but more in the back, allowing the root beer flavor herbs and spices be the main focus. the anise i can’t say i really detect too much either, a touch when i really concentrate on it. it is pretty creamy and the vanilla helps that happen. i do really enjoy this soda. it is slightly distinctive with the wintergreen element but otherwise just sticks with a solid root beer flavor. it also has a very large and long lasting head of foam. that is impressive but does nothing for the taste or real appeal in my mind.
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||CT, St John||Obtained in:||trade with Brad|
Ingredients: water, cane sugar, caramel color, natural & artificial flavors including wintergreen oil, anise, vanilla spices, herbs, citric acid, sodium benzoate as a preservative