Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Dang! That's Good butterscotch root beer
Product details: 12 fl. oz. Manufactured by Imperial Flavors Beverage Company Inc., Milwaukee, WI 53218. 180 calories, 46g sugar. Glass bottle with twist off top. www.dangthatsgood.com
Ingredients: Carbonated water, sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, citric acid, and sodium benzoate (preserves freshness).
My thoughts: Whew! What a powerful minty smell it has! This precursor doesn't look good, as too much mint overwhelms the flavor. Throwing back a swig confirms my suspicions: in fact, it tastes more like a wintergreen soda then it does a root beer. Not good. The aftertaste is likewise extremely minty, though a little more root beer shows through. The butterscotch becomes more apparent as an after-aftertaste, but is very subdued. The carbonation is nicely balanced, but the sugar is a bit too much, leaving a syrupy coating in my throat. I had been looking forward to a nice butterscotch root beer and was left sorely disappointed. Dang! That's [not] Good.