Death Valley Root Beer
Good, simpler licoricey flavor. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s just missing something for me. Enjoyed, but not on my short list.
Brownie Caramel Cream Root Beer
Very caramely, to degree I’d be happy to call it a caramel soda with a little root beer. I’m think I’ll be skipping it in the future, but only because I’m not a huge caramel fan. Definitely give it a shot if you’re a fan of caramel.
Triple XXX Root Beer
Good bite, licoricey and caramely but not overpowering. There’s a Triple XXX diner in Issaquah that will serve it to you in an ice cold mug which makes it absolutely amazing, especially as a float. Would definitely buy again.
Boylan’s Creamy Red Birch Beer
Split personality; creamy like a root beer float, but just a hint of dry birch flavor. The aftertaste is complex and enjoyable. I’m on the fence – definitely a pleasure to drink, but may only buy rarely.
The Original Bulldog Root Beer
Great bite, notable wintergreen without overpowering, but finishing smooth with vanilla. Will buy again, and it might be a good regular to keep stocked.
Dad’s old fashioned root beer
Good bite, not too strong, carmel-sweet afterwards. Simple, definitely a crowd pleaser. I’ve always liked Dad’s, since I was just a kid. Will buy again.
Steelhead Handcrafted Rootbeer
I feel like Steelhead is a nice balanced rootbeer for me. A nice subtle bite that lingers, but ends with a bit of vanilla. I like that the honey doesn’t overpower. Would buy again.
Maine Root Sarsaparilla
Well defined licorice tone, otherwise nice and mellow. Would definitely recommend to others, but not to my taste.
I thought it would be fun and useful to keep some notes on the root beer I try out.
Oldtown Rootbeer Company
Very birch-y flavor, nice bite. A touch of sweetness from the honey. Would definitely buy again.