from what i can tell in my googling of this brand, they were around from the late 40s until the 60s in the Colorado area. their soda was caffeinated although this one is not. there was never any relation to “Red Eye” soda which was out of Maryland in the 70s. i suppose this was recently brought back to life by Orca Beverages. Orca seems to be doing this sort of thing a lot, as well as bottling unique recipes for specific stores or restaurants or whatever. when i tried to inquiry about sodas i may not know about so i can pursue them, the company was quite unhelpful and seemed surprised i had tracked down some of them. no matter, confidentiality or something i suppose rules although if anything it would help all parties involved, Orca, the store and me. whatever.
so there is a blurb on the label about this being named after a bull who was only calm if you gave him root beer. that is unique. i have seen many dog theme sodas, a couple cat ones, a killer whale one and some other beasts i am sure, but never a bull as far as i can recall. the label otherwise is fine. it has a bull head and decent design and font choices. does not stand out too much but enough.
the taste is pretty smooth. it is a bit sweeter then your average root beer with a definite cane sugar feel. i think when the sweetener is more prominent i can tell which they used. if it fades in, then no i cannot tell really. the flavor begins as pretty smooth as i said but fades to a rougher carbonation tickles, which is a little bizarre to me. i don’t recall it ever working like that before. it is usually the opposite in fact. hhhmmm, interesting. it is reasonably creamy at first in that smoothness. i like it, it is a fine beverage which does not get into that higher level but is a good choice
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|Type:||Root Beer||Comes In:||12oz glass bottle|
|Available:||CA, WA||Obtained in:||trade with Eric|
Ingredients: carbonated water, cane sugar, natural & artificial flavors, phosphoric acid, caramel color, sodium benzoate (a preservative)