now this company i have been hearing about for years. they mainly go to fairs and festivals and events in the general area of me and have a big stagecoach sort of deal with a bunch of sodas dispensed out of barrel looking things. you can buy a stainless steel mug from them and keep getting refills all day or whatever. seems like a very fun thing to me. i would occasionally remember to check their website to see the schedule and mostly i had just missed an even within 10 or 20 miles of me and i would be annoyed a little. especially since there were no upcoming events nearby. but then one day i checked and they had started to bottle their sodas! whoa, nice! as i wanted a sort of strange assortment of flavors i emailed to ask if i could just pick what i wanted and they were nice enough to agree! more hooray! this is the first of the four offerings from them that fall within my self defined wheelhouse. i like the labels, sort of like an old west style announcement or whatever with rough edges and actual holes where the fake bullet holes are. a very nice touch.
honestly i am a bit disappointed in this drink. the flavor is tasty eventually though, which is kind of wacky to me. it starts off with a sharp, somewhat bitter taste which slowly fades into a more rich and sweet flavor that is enjoyable. i don’t know, i just expected something really tasty. it is pretty good though. as it warms up it actually tastes better, perhaps the cold was what was making it so sharp and harsh. the sweetness level is good, relatively high. it has a bit more of an herbal taste than the stereotypical root beer, which is good. it falls in the stereotypical sarsaparilla realm and there is not much wrong with that. i am less disappointed now, but it does not blow me away exactly.
Anthony’s Rating: 81
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|12oz glass bottle, On Tap
|NJ, NY, PA, online
|mailorder from company
Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, caramel color, sodium benzoate (preservative), citric acid, natural and artificial flavor, quillaia and yucca extract, acacia, and red #40