Small Town Root Beer Beer (10%)
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is the 10% ABV version.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2779) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
I had this in a root beer float at Franklin Tap, then was afforded a small, straight sample. So, letís 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 thereís real sassafras in use. Takes the ice cream very well. Alcohol is not noticed, instead thereís some wintergreen. Only my taster with no ice cream showed a kick at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
An alcoholic root beer-beer at 10% ABV you say? I had heard about this from a colleague at work who raved about it to me. Saw on tap at High Dive and had to take a look for myself. Draft pour into snifter. Pours dark brown/black, with a cola hue and very light carbonation present. Great presence of vanilla and toasted oak. The booziness only becomes more apparent when this one warms up, otherwise it is soda pop all the way. A unique tasting experience and one to definitely snap up if you see it in your area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
whyteoutt (14) - Joliet, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2014
It is basically a 10% root beer. Aroma is slightly boozy, but you wonít notice difference in taste until it starts warming up. Bargís appearance, taste. Fix this to say Not Your Fatherís Root Beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
Tap in a snifter. Pretty impressive stuff. This may be the best root beer Iíve ever had and itís got a lot more to it. Very fragrant and herbaceous. Sweet enough but not cloying. Will definitely have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (905) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at Lake St. Kitchen & Bar, Oak Park, IL. Looks just like root beer. Smells just like root beer, Tastes just like root beer. Carbonated just like root beer. 10% ABV is very well hidden, except for a slight kick in the finish. Amazing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2853) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle named Not Your Fatherís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10450) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5187) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
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 thatís not a bad thing. Probably a lot of artificial flavors, but still damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5329) - Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2014
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 Iíd drink daily, but they nailed what they were going for.

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