Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Iron Horse Root Beer
Named after a Center Pacific steam engine from the 1800s, and distributed by Iron Horse Products in Edina, MN.
Old West looking paper label on a 12oz brown glass bottle. The copper colored bottle cap is a nice touch. 180 calories and 45 grams of sugar. Sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, no specific flavorings listed.
Medium color, decent frothy head that dissipates after a few minutes. Aroma has alot of licorice upfront and also some of vanilla. Taste has a big, almost toffee creaminess at first, then finishes with a complex and interesting spiciness. The balance of different flavors is just wonderful! Mouthfeel is silky, perfect level of carbonation.
This is tasty and intriguing to say the least. There is an elegant richness to it.
Iron Horse is the definition of a gourmet root beer.