Monday, November 5, 2012
Squamscot root beer
(from the bottle) "Experience the Past...One Sip at a Time."
Product details: 12 fl. oz. Produced by Conner Bottling Works, Newfields, NH 03856. 1-877-4NH-SODA. ? calories, ?g sugar. Glass bottle with twist off top. www.nhsoda.com
Ingredients: Pure Carbonated Water, Cane Sugar, Natural Flavorings, Citric Acid, Clove Oil, and Caramel Color. Preserved with Sodium Benzoate.
My thoughts: I'm having a hard time finding anything nice to say. The flavor is uninspiring, with a mediocre-at-best root beer taste. The aftertaste is strange, with the flavor reminding me of the taste of the wooden sticks that Popsicles come on intermingled with a slightly metallic cooling sensation (possibly an effect of the clove oil?). Carbonation is piss-poor. This is one flat drink with only the slightest cues of carbonation. Yuck. On a brighter note, the sweetness is good, providing just the right amount without feeling syrupy. This drink is a mess. The name of the drink makes me think of a Sasquatch that is squatting and this beverage might be what is left behind on the ground after said Sasquatch has finished his (or her) squatting session. Squamscot, a good drink you're not.