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

Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%)
BA SCORE
4.25/5
744 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:
#880
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
744
pDev:
15.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
374
Gots:
194
Trade:
5
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 744 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of Anthony666
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.11/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thought this version woild be less cloying than the 5%. Nope. Sweet root beer and big vanilla aroma precedes a sweet medical root and spice flavor with a healthy dose of vanilla. Keep it cold, and less than halfway through the bottle you don't notice the medicinal flavors so much. Eh, I can see why some people like it.

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

Photo of Urk1127
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Scepter
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjgator3
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.29/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jason_nwx
2.82/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vfgccp
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This pours fairly dark, with a off white frothy head - 1 finger. The nose is root beer, but also a boozy aroma to it. Moderate thick pouring. The taste is ,well ,root beer, but amped up. Amped up even more than the regular strength NYFRB. This is very good.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nat1975
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phattyred
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ikidunot
3.66/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gregy55902
3.6/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought this because it was severely discounted ($5 for a 22oz bomber). Yes it tastes just like root beer - but the 10.7% abv is extremely noticeable, and it is very sweet just like "real" root beer. The vanilla does help tame the abv a little bit, but yeah, the overbearing sweetness is also giving me diabetes (I had to brush my teeth after drinking it!). Good alternative to wine coolers I guess, but this just tastes like some canned root beer with a few shots of grain alcohol thrown in. Can't see myself revisiting this anytime soon, or ever - my homebrewed 14% abv cherry mead is way more smooth and sophisticated.

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Photo of alwaysplayin
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmjivi221
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lucular
2.94/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Looks much better than regular NYFRB. Retains a small head and has okay lacing. Smells boozy but pretty good. Taste is booze, booze, root beer, incredible sweetness, and more harsh booziness. Not a fan. I split a 22 oz bomber with my wife but even half the bottle was way too much to handle, so I make a quick trip to the grocery store for some vanilla ice cream. It was much better that way but I still poured out the last couple of ounces. Simply not worth drinking.

The reason my overall score is lower than any of the individual components is first, that even half a bomber was far more than I wanted, and second, that I still feel horrible several hours after drinking this. Never again.

One more thing - when pouring I didn't pour the entire bottle because near the end there were a couple of big globs that came out (into my glass, not my wife's). Pretty unappetizing and I'm not sure what they were.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not Your Father's Root Beer (10.7%) from Small Town Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 744 ratings
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