Oct 092013

Eric's Famous Energy Root Beer Bottle I’d like to start by saying that this is not my root beer. True, I am Eric. Yes, I’m pretty famous and if I made a root beer it would no doubt reach new levels of root beer fame. But, this isn’t my root beer. This is made by some other Eric whose original drink seemed to be Eric’s Famous Cola, some energy drink cola thing. Keeping along those same lines he expanded to Eric’s Energy Company and made a root beer with lots of caffeine, guarana, kola nut, and other “quality” ingredients seldom found in root beer. And it’s microbrewed evidently. The label has a nice metallic shine but other than that and sharing a name with a famous root beer connoisseur, it actually is pretty frightening to me. Mostly because energy drink root beers are seldom pleasant. This one lives up to the expectations brilliantly.

The Body is weak with an herbish flavor that is mildly sweetish. It doesn’t make me gag though like other root beers of this genre. The Bite is sharp like needles on your tongue, too much. The Head is decent, but it fizzes away in a few seconds. The Aftertaste is sweet with a hint of vanilla.

Now I really want to stress again, THIS IS NOT MY ROOT BEER! I really hope there isn’t any confusion on that point. Though it isn’t the worst strange energy drink root beer that I have had, there are actually several that are much worse, and a few that are better, it is still a pretty bad root beer. See how it rates against other root beers.

2 out of 5 root beer kegs