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Dang! That’s Good Root Beer

Dang! That’s Good Root Beer

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Website: http://www.imperialflavors.com/products/dang-that-s-good

Sweetener: Sugar

Bottled at: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Purchase Location: World Market

I am not entirely sure whether the name of this root beer is Dang! That’s Good Root Beer, or simply Dang! Root Beer, about which the drinker of said root beer has declared, “That’s Good.”   Either way, it’s not often that you find a product with an exclamation point in the middle of it’s name.  I imagine Elaine from Seinfeld would be pleased at the use of the oft overlooked exclamation point.

Although this root beer self-proclaims its goodness, it rightfully makes no claims as to the excellence of its label design.  It is pretty boring, exclamation point notwithstanding.  Perhaps the company has such confidence in its root beer that they do not want any other sense distracting from the taste experience.

Apparently, previous iterations of this soda used high fructose corn syrup.  The soda I drank for this review was made with sugar.  Dang! has a decent level of  sweetness, and is a fairly straight forward root beer.  It has a somewhat herbal flavor, but not a strong bite.  It is a good middle of the road root beer that would likely be enjoyed by everyone in a given group.  Is it good?  Absolutely!  Is it Dang! good?  I wouldn’t go that far.

Overall Score: 6 of 10.

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Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Root Beer

Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Root Beer

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Website: http://www.dangthatsgood.com/

Sweetener: Sugar

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.