Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer

Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer

Jack Black's Dead Red Root Beer Jack Black's Dead Red Root Beer Cap

Website: http://realsoda.com/halloween.html

Sweetener: Cane Sugar

Bottled at: ????

Purchase Location: Galco’s Soda Pop Stop

Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer is a root beer with an energy drink personality.  Jack Black’s has both caffeine and Brazilian Guarana, neither of which I like drinking.  The vast majority of root beers have no caffeine, so I did not even bother checking the ingredients until I started drinking.  I suppose this is the drink of choice to give pirates their 4:00 afternoon boost.  Jack Black’s is part of the scary soda line produced by Real Soda.

It is by pure luck that I was able to obtain and review this soda.  After all, according to the label, this is only the third time this soda has been available in 420 years.  What luck!  Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer’s label has a skull and bones image with a detailed pirate skull and pirate machetes taking place of the crossed bones.  The label also includes good pirate advice, explaining, “Better Dead Red than just plain Dead!”

I poured some of Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer into a glass to see if it was actually red.  Despite having Red #40 as an ingredient, Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer was not red, but was brown.  Jack Black’s may not be red, but it does have a lot of head, making each sip a frothy mouthful of root beer.  I don’t expect much from an energy root beers, but Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer surprised me.  This root beer has a sweet, rich quality.  It has a dark, caramel smoothness which comes out of the frothy head.  I would rather this soda did not contain caffeine or Brazilian Guarana, but the soda does have a pretty good flavor.

Overall Score: 7 of 10.

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One thought on “Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer

  1. It sounds daring. Why an energy drink? I guess to keep up with the other caffeinated addictive sodas. Actually sounds good.

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