You can’t really mention Faygo without mentioning the Insane Clown Posse and their … fans, the Juggalos. Why? Because a love of Faygo is one of their defining characteristics, though they’d just as soon spray it on themselves and each other as they would drink it. Don’t ask why, they’re the Insane Clown Posse and Juggalos, logic and reason can’t be applied. This is also the reason my sister bought me a 6-pack of this about five years back for Christmas, because she thought those Juggalos were “hilarious” and wanted to see if the brew they were drinking/spraying was any good. Which I must say is the best thing for anyone to do when confronted by a new gourmet root beer, send it to me first, I’ll tell you if drinking said brew is worth it.
A rich, full Body is the highlight of this brew. It is crisp and creamy without a single unpleasant flavor. Then surfaces a little Bite with hints of wintergreen which stays largely on the smooth side. The Head is average, but fizzes away quickly so as to be rather disappointing. It doesn’t go flat however. The Aftertaste is a wonderful creamy minty flavor that lingers but not too long. This is a good one.
So pretty yummy. I liked it then, I still like it now. I wish the Head was better but it’s good enough. Now I’m actually depressed. Those Juggalos are out there spraying their Faygo and wasting a quality soda, the root beer anyways. Maybe I should go to one of those concerts and carry a funnel so I can save as much of it as possible to enjoy later. Probably not though. See how it rates against other root beers.