JStax (2558) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle named Not Your Father’s Rootbeer. Poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a black with a beige head of foam. Smells like Barqs root beer. Very sweet smelling and sugary. Syrupy, sugary, and medicinal. Medicinal notes come through more on the finish. Medium to thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overly sweet.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Are you kidding me?!? A 10% beer that tastes just like root beer and you cannot even taste the booze? Watch out, this is one delicious beer. On tap in chitown.
Tmoney99 (9949) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy root beer aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet root beer flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to taster (shared by brew3crew). Looks good; like root beer. Smells and tastes good too; also like root beer. Nice on the palate. I get no beer out of this at all, but that’s not a bad thing. Probably a lot of artificial flavors, but still damn good.
alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a clear cola brown color with a small bubbly head. The aroma and flavor are just like root beer. No sign of alcohol, especially not 10%. Not something I’d drink daily, but they nailed what they were going for.
DrnkMcDermott (2735) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this in a root beer float at Franklin Tap, then was afforded a small, straight sample. So, let’s rate this both ways. This sure acts like a root beer in the way that it foams around the ice cream. Color is a little more tan and the bubbles are tighter looking than for a carbonated soda. Others have remarked on how sweet this is, but I picked up a bit of acrid wood too, like there’s real sassafras in use. Takes the ice cream very well. Alcohol is not noticed, instead there’s some wintergreen. Only my taster with no ice cream showed a kick at the end.
rxeight (964) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im not sure if its beer, more like if there was a smirnoff ice type root beer. But you know what, its tasty. It tastes like damn rootbeer. Maybe with a shot of rootbeer liquor. Very sweet, carbonated like pop. Whatever it it, i like it and it can get you drunk.
Headbanger (2856) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 8/7/13 (Fox and Hound-Aurora)-Pours and tastes just like a root beer soda. It’s kinda scary that a brewery can do this but I thought this beer was awesome.
tmoreau (2048) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bigby’s in Addison, IL., and fluted sampler served with a ruby highlighted, dark brown color, creamy, persistent foam, and equally lasting spots & streaks of lacing. Presented a big, sweet, sarsaparilla nose. Full bodied, sticky and syrupy, with low carbonation. Totally hidden alcohol, but a bit too cloying for me. The 4 oz. sampler was just enough. A nice taste treat as a diversion.
Mittenator (1026) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the beer market. Smells and tastes like root beer. Really creepy/amazing that this is possible. Wow.