Sep 262015

Deadworld Slow Decay Vanilla Root Beer BottleSeal of ApprovalThe other flavor of zombie root beer from Deadworld Zombie Sodas which is bottled by Caprice Brands. I got this in the same combo pack as the Twilight Shuffler Root Beer. The fact that there are two zombie themed brews makes zombie fans like me overjoyed. This vanilla root beer is named after the lepers from the Deadworld comic series. These lepers are the victims of bizarre experiments of killing the flesh with the leprosy infection. As a result, these lepers are neither human nor zombie. But since their flesh is decayed, they can travel undetected amongst the zombie hordes. It’s an interesting price to pay for zombie camouflage. Though my bottle features the chesty woman in white, there are three other label pictures for this as each flavor has four different labels. My favorite for this flavor is the assassin looking woman, but sadly that’s not what I got. This one’s not bad though.

The Body is full of sweet vanilla washing all over everything, including a solid root beer core that has nothing lacking. This is followed by a spicy Bite that finishes smooth with good carbonation levels as well. The Head is tall with moderate staying power. It doesn’t disappoint. It all ends with a spicy vanilla Aftertaste that lasts and lasts. There’s a hint of wintergreen in there as well.

I love vanilla brews and this one is just fabulous, the best one yet, of both the Deadworld brews and all vanilla root beers up till now. So next time you have a zombie tag game or a zombie themed party or you just want to sit down to your favorite zombie show, get some Deadworld. You won’t regret it. See how it rates against other root beers.

4 kegs

Sep 092015

Bottle of Jones Soda Co. Root BeerSeal of ApprovalOne of the first 10 root beers that I ever had. I found this at a gas station somewhere in southern Washington State. We were returning from the family trip to California where I found the Mendocino Taubold’s Private Reserve Root Beer. Jones is actually based in Seattle and I’ve walked past their headquarters near Safeco Field many times on the way to Mariners games. Jones is unique in that they always are changing the picture on their label. The pictures that they use are submitted by people and voted on. Sadly, no picture of mine has made it to the label, though they let you order custom labels as a consolation prize.

A sweet, pleasant Body though a little on the light side but not too weak. The flavor is what root beer should taste like. It has a strong carbonation Bite leaning a little on the harsh side but not too harsh. The Head is tall though a it dissipates faster than I would like but the liquid stays fizzy and therefore still desirable. The Aftertaste is good and of the original flavor and fades away gradually.

All in all, there is nothing really wrong with this and a lot right. I really enjoy it. At one point in 2005 or so, I reviewed it again to see if I really liked it as much as I had when I found it in the 1998. I did. I like it. It’s good. I’ll “Run with the little guy”. See how it rates against other root beers.

4 kegs

Sep 022015

Dog n Suds Root Beer BottleSeal of ApprovalOne from my BYU days, I ordered it in a variety pack online and when I got it one of my friends at the time told me how much she loved Dog n Suds. I didn’t actually ask for more info so I was completely lost as to what they were going for in their name. There’s a dog holding a hotdog and a mug of root beer so I assumed that the name came from a dog with a sudsy root beer, or maybe one is supposed to order a hotdog and the root beer supplies the suds. At the time it was an enigma but one I didn’t care to expend too much effort to solve (this was back before Percival C. McGillicuddy was on the scene). Finally someone emailed me at explained that it was a hotdog/root beer stand chain, hence ‘dog’ n ‘suds’. That would explain the whole “Drive In Style” on their bottle. I’ll just leave the original ratings table review the same so you can see the whole process of it back then.

The Body is creamy and good. The right type of flavor with nothing overly special but nothing wrong at all. It is all there. The Bite is a little on the weak side but I have said it before and I will iterate it, I like it SMOOTH! The Head is also nice and “sudsy?” though not as frothy as some of the others but definitely adequate. The Aftertaste also has got the right stuff.

I say that this root beer is just plain good. I understand the whole suds part of the name, it really is actually sudsy but in a good way. Though, unfortunately, it’s another brew to be tagged with ‘dog’ too much of that. Also, it’s a shame none of those drive-ins are remotely near me over here. Oh well. See how it rates against other root beers.

4 kegs