now when you go to the website for this company you will see they seem to have three (3) sarsaparillas, this one, a Jesse James and a Hatfield & McCoy one. for my purposes I am assuming they are all the same, just different labels. if anyone can tell me differently I’d be super excited.
whatever the case may be, i like that they set out to make a great sarsaparilla first and foremost, before they expanded to other flavors. i highly doubt the fellow on the label has the slightest connection to the infamous Billy the Kid, in part because it is a very recent photo and in part because they also use him for their ‘Hillbilly the Kid’ soda flavors like grape and orange and so on.
when i popped open the top, this let out an excellent cloud of soda smoke and carbonation. yet the drink itself is virtual devoid of any carbonation at all. the flavor is very solid, if generic, although i don’t mean generic like A&W or other mass market root beers. more i mean generic as in many very good microbrew root beers taste exactly like this. i suspect this may just be relabeled or at least run on the same line as at least one other soda I have reviewed. to be honest i do really like it. there is a great deep herbal, rooty taste along with a very solid level of sweetness from the cane sugar.
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Ingredients: filtered carbonated water, cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, benzoate of soda (preservative), citric acid