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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) - Small Town Brewery

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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%)
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Reviews: 49
Hads: 516
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 463
Gots: 137 | FT: 5
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-29-2012

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Reviews: 49 | Hads: 516
Reviews by StoutItOutLoud:
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Going to echo Trifecta1 here, except to add that this looks, smells, and tastes like a VERY GOOD root beer, i.e., without the cloying sweetness of HFCS. Inviting spicy aromas of vanilla, sarsparilla. Taste follows. I took my time to finish my $3 PINT, but this is easily crushable. May look thin, but very creamy. (313 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of RussBeercier
3/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - it looks like syrupy root beer
Smell - it smells like syrupy root beer
Taste - it tastes like syrupy root beer from a fountain that is malfunctioning and only pouring the syrupy shit into your glass.
Feel - it feels like I should turn around after getting a bad soda at Wendys and pour it over the head of the 16 year old punk with bad tattoos and a nose-ring that connects his nostril to his earlobe with a chain that looks like a long string of snot who served it to me.
Overall - shitty. (497 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown. Medium khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Smells like root beer. Lots of sugar. Vanilla. Has a vanilla extract aroma.

Taste - Sweet. Lots of spices. It's root beer. A little malty in the back. Lots and lots of vanilla.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - It's loaded with vanilla. It's just root beer with alcohol. Way too sweet for me. (425 characters)

Photo of Hermanater
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Had this on tap in Chicago last spring. Incredible root beer flavor-couldn't tell it was anything other than root beer. Very sweet, and a heavy hitter if you're not careful. (173 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer - Naperville, IL
A - dark brown-mahogany body with zero head
S - root beer
T - tastes like root beer initially; vanilla and spicy, very sweet, but the spices ride out the finish a bit more than I'd like. It's a bit odd; it might be the heavy alcohol with the spices combination that's not working for me
M - full body, lower carbonation, spicy finish
O - overly sweet, very boozy, not particularly what I want to drink when I want a beer. It is good for what it is, but I doubt I'd get it again. (520 characters)

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5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tectactoe
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of dmheinz57
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Ryno3031
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chitex78
3.6/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Imrickjamesbch
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bomber, love love it. Think barrel aged hint of bourbon sassafras root beer with teeth. Must go back to Kroger to get Jeni's vanilla ice cream for a 5-star float NOW. Starting to feel the coolness through my vertebrae now. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (251 characters)

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of sourdog
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DFlynn
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Page_likes_beer
4.76/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Spac3ManSpL1F
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Recently was in Chicago had this with lunch just before a Cubs game very Dangerous, taste like a delicious Root beer! Oh yeah it's 10% (134 characters)

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

Photo of Guess2814
4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very unique type of beer. This may be a beer that's an acquired taste. (70 characters)

Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Zhillsgator
3.77/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tywhite
4.99/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) from Small Town Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.