Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Root Beer
Bottled at: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Purchase Location: World Market
I love butterscotch. Butterscotch chip cookies are superior to their chocolate chip brothers, those circular butterscotch hard candies that come in the yellow wrappers are a special treat, and although the best milkshake place in town has 43 flavors, since my youth I have ordered only butterscotch milkshakes. Side note: it was at that milkshake diner that I decided to start this blog. As I looked over their selection of bottled sodas, including several root beers, I noticed that they also sold a butterscotch soda. I had never heard of such a thing, but it sounded great. I did not try that butterscotch soda, but it got me thinking about sodas and the root beer brands they were selling, and I decided to figure out what the best root beer brands were. Back to the review, suffice it to say that I was excited when I came across this soda which promised to mix two of the best flavors known to mankind.
To me, this soda tastes like a welcome punch in the face of butterscotch. It tastes like the aforementioned butterscotch candies were melted into liquid form. The butterscotch was quite sweet, not too sweet for me, but I could see it being too sweet for some. It was not until the butterscotch began to dissipate, that I tasted root beer. It came almost as an aftertaste to me. I must say that others felt that the butterscotch and root beer flavors were more balanced and identifiable at all times. However, that was not the case for me. Nevertheless, both the butterscotch and the root beer flavors were very tasty. The combination was an absolute success. If you do not like butterscotch at all you are probably certifiably crazy, but you will also probably not enjoy this soda.
This may not be a soda that I would want to drink in large quantities, but it is ideal for the occasional sweet and unique treat. I highly recommend this beverage to all non butterscotch hating humans.
Overall Score: 8 of 10.