Friday, October 15, 2010
Jack Black's Dead Red Root Beer
Produced by Real Soda Ltd out of Gardena, CA. Bottle states "Third time available in 420 years."
Short 12oz clear bottle with a fun paper label and a strange bottle cap image. No nutritional information on the bottle. Sweetened with cane sugar, the only flavoring listed is Brazilian guarana. This root beer is caffeinated, most likely from the guarana.
Medium dark with a slight reddish tint. Small head that lingers and a bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma has licorice/anise, and perhaps cinnamon or ginger spice. Taste is somewhat mellow at first, but then finishes with a small kick of cinnamon or ginger spicy heat. Mouthfeel is a little flat and thin with lower carbonation.
Spicy and interesting. This would be a good root beer for autumn weather. The label makes it perfect for a Halloween treat.