Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) - Small Town Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I acquired this new oddity at the local beer store about a month or so ago and have been holding it down. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery. "Brewed by: Timothy A. Kovac and John J. Dopak, Wauconda IL 60084 for Small Town Brewery, LLC". Expectations are pretty high based on the hype surrounding this beer and it's current high ratings. My bottle lists a 10.00% abv.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Naturally, it pours a dark cola brown; nearly opaque in the glass. About one to two fingers of foamy khaki head that leaves nice spotty lacing. It looks very good.
S - Wow, the hype is real- this thing smells like a straight up can of root beer poured into a glass. Caramel, vanilla, sugar, & some noticeable carbonation / mustiness.
T - Wow, again. Like the others have said, there isn't a trace of the high 10.00% abv noticeable. This thing doesn't even really taste like a 'beer' at all, more like just a straight up alcoholic root beer. Caramel, vanilla, sugar, & carbonation. A dash of cinnamon / ginger / other spices are noticeable also.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy. Sugary & sticky. Mildly syrupy. Light-bodied with good carb.
Overall, it's delicious. The beer itself isn't very complex, but there is no denying that it tastes like a regular fresh delicious root beer soda. I have never made a float before, but this one would be a more than ideal contender. An extremely unique and delicious beer drinking experience. I'm very curious as to how this is brewed and spiced, and I look forward to trying more from Small Town Brewery.
Small Town Brewery Not Your Father's Root Beer ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 13:37:15 | More by mfnmbvp
4.34/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Received this in an off-site trade from Chicago.
I really didn't expect to actually be like rootbeer - but this is more of an alcoholic root beer than it is a root beer-flavored beer.
Smell - Exactly like a can of any leading brand of root beer
Appearance -I would absolutely mistake this for soda
Taste: It tasted like a slightly "off" root beer - still more root beer than alcohol taste though, even at ten percent
Mouthfeel: Seriously exactly like soda. Light and carbonated
Overall: I love it. They need to make more of this and distribute it widely.
Aside from my tasting glass, I made myself a root beer float with some vanilla ice cream and it is a real throwback. It works perfectly. I highly recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 07:49:17 | More by NRo
Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%) from Small Town Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.