rxeight (1216) - 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 (3230) - 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 (2310) - 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 (1232) - 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.
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Looks, smells and tastes just like rootbeer. I cant even detect the alcohol in this. Dangerously tasty.
charule (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Three Aces. Poured almost pitch black and a rim of foam. Smells exactly like a root beer. Very very smooth. Tastes also just like a root beer sweet with anise but with a dash of booze. I have always hated root beer but this might change my mind.
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crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells exactly like commercial root beer. Taste is sweet root beer. Boozy champagne yeast finish.
stoutmaker (2) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this at WOB (World of Beer) in Naperville. This is what it says it is. By all accounts you would think you had a bottle of Sprechers from the nose. The alcohol is nearly non-discernable, so be careful. This is a sipping dessert beer, not something you want to sit down and order up all night. The taste is very much like root beer, but without as much carbonation. I need another visit with it to figure out more of the complexity, as I was sampling from a friend. Overall it was quite enjoyable and delivered on what it said to expect. Very nicely crafted. Kudos to the brewer.
jayrm (3) - - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 (Original rate date of 2/2013) Tried it on tap at Tap House Grill, St Charles, IL. My rating is based on it being a alcoholic root beer and not necessarily a "beer". It?s a Root Beer all right ! Very strong flavor and quite sweet with only a hint of the 10% ABV. You wouldn?t want to drink a lot of this but, as a root beer, it?s great. As a "alcoholic beer" ? Well, maybe not so much. Give me some good French Vanilla ice cream to pour it over !
scrubfish (42) - Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Uncle Mikes. Hard to rate as a true beer, this is a great root beer at 10% abv. Looks smellls and tastes like root beer.