Tuesday, October 30, 2012

dougieDog butterscotch root beer

Background information: (from the website) "At dougieDOG, we celebrate the hot dog culture by offering all-natural dogs, free of hormones, preservatives and chemical additives. Try one of our signature all-natural dougieDOGS with a side of homemade mac ‘n cheese, chili, yam fries, bacon chili cheese fries, and our very own special poutine.

Housing Vancouver’s largest selection of root beer, including our exclusive dougieDOG Butterscotch Root Beer, our staff will help pair your dougieDOG with the perfect frosty brew. From our selection of over 25 unique toppings down to our homemade sides, everything on the menu is made in-house and served hot and fresh to order."

Product details: 12 fl. oz.  Distributed by Sea-Van Distributors, North Vancouver, BC V7J 1H3.  160 calories, 41g sugar.  Glass bottle with twist off top.  www.dougiedog.com MFG DATE 091212

Ingredients: Carbonated water, cane sugar, natural & artificial flavors, caramel color, citric acid, xanthan gum, sodium benzoate (a preservative).

My thoughts: Mmmmm, this one smells of butterscotch.  This is a far superior flavor experience to my last butterscotch root beer encounter (the considerably inaccurately named Dang! That's Good).  First off, there is a pleasantly strong root beer kick, with just a hint of butterscotch and I believe some vanilla.  As this initial flavor rolls off the tongue, there is a nice lingering aftertaste of butterscotch; not too strong, but certainly palpable.  Carbonation is superb, with a nice sparkly feeling that stops just short of feeling prickly.  The mix of flavors gives it a creamy sensation, but the sugar levels feel slightly too high, meriting an average score.  I really ended up liking this root beer and appreciate the slight flavor variation from my normal 'non-butterscotch' taste testing.

Rating: B+
flavor: B+
aftertaste: A-
sweetness: C
smoothness: B+
carbonation: A

No comments:

Post a Comment