Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%) | Small Town Brewery

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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)
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4.25/5
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752 Ratings
Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Small Town Brewery
Illinois, United States
smalltownbrewery.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Not Your Father’s Root Beer 10.7% ABV iteration marks the third nationally distributed product from Small Town Brewery after last year’s rollouts of Not Your Father’s Root Beer 5.9% and Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale. Until now, this higher strength version of Not Your Father’s Root Beer has only been available in limited quantities in the Chicagoland area.

Added by MasterSki on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#965
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
752
pDev:
15.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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371
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Ratings: 752 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of DerwinWentworth
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ben_tries_brews
2.96/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StephenBechler
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npendres
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinMc
3.26/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.24/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mahogany brown in color with an fingernail of brown around the rim and covering half of the top. The aroma is flat root beer with a slightly sweet, boozy edge. The taste is smoky root beer and black licorice. There's plenty of booze and it isn't well hidden. There's a bit of dry stickiness and there's definitely a boozy burn on the way down. Not sure what I was expecting, but not sure what some of the others see in this. My opinion of this beer increased greatly as it warmed.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This very unique and fragrant root-beer pours a nice dark color with very little head.

The nose is super complex and spicy with strong hints of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, anise, cherries, alcohol, and earthy notes.

The taste is also very complex and compliments the nose perfectly. The complexity really comes out as the root beer gets a bit warmer. This also leaves a pleasant warm glow in your stomach. Again the presence of strong hints of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, anise, cherries, alcohol are all there.

The mouthfeel is slightly more watery than I expected, but this could easily be attributed to the volume of alcohol.

Overall this is an exceptional root beer. I highly recommend trying it as it is very pleasant to drink.

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Photo of ordybill
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow, really surprised. Poured from a 25 OZ bottle into a snifter. The appearance is pitch black with a small tan head. The aroma is root beer and alcohol. The taste follows the nose. The best hard root beer i have had.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/18/17

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.11/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not your fathers root beer pours black with no head. Sweet straw flavor. Sweet, very sweet, straw like flavor, hints of vanilla. A little flat. Overall the extra alcohol helps but not great.

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Photo of trmiller24
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MTKATL
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rajendra82
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color was typical of a strong ale or barleywine, and the head was one to two fingers in thickness. The smell of vanilla was very strong upon poring, and bringing the beer to nose made the smell so intense. Other than vanilla, I could also smell some licorice. The taste was very dominated by vanilla and licorice as well. The flavor was very sweet and root beery, and alcohol was dangerously well hidden. If there was one thing I would have liked better, it was having some more carbonation. The flatness made the beer taste a little too sweet in the end. The body was silky smooth in texture. I usually don't like heavily flavored beers. I picked it up based on goo reviews, and it was better than most.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz brown bottle

Small Town Not Your Father's Root Beer 10.7 version body is a very dark brown, An aggressive pour produced a 3/4-finger bubbly tan head that dissipated to a ring of foam with no lacing to speak of. The nose was all about the smell of root beer. The flavor was of sweet syrup [of course root beer like], caramel and vanilla helped smooth out the taste. At the finish just a touch of hops and light warming alcohol. The alcohol is well hidden for having a 10.7 abv, The body is medium with moderate carbonation.

If you liked Not Your Father's Root Beer 5.9 version or just plain root beer you will love this 10.7 version. This version is dangerously drinkable for having such a high alcohol content.

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B302
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Casey3236
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%) from Small Town Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 752 ratings