tmoreau (2127) - 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 (1091) - 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 (2220) - 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 (808) - 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 (6351) - 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 (41) - 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.
HonkeyBra (3109) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at the Beer Market in Vernon Hills, IL. What is this I don’t even . . . Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of root beer. Flavor, root beer. Slick mouthfeel. A touch of detectable booze but otherwise clean and almost not discernable fron root beer. Pretty different beer if you ask me. Not something I’d drink on a regular basis though.
deyholla (5972) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from the tap at the Mundelin beer fest. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head that remains throughout the beer. Aroma smells just like root beer, very sweet. Flavor is extremely sweet as well and just like root beer. Personally not a root beer fan, but it does taste just like it.