As promised in yesterday's With Two Brains podcast, I'm starting a root beer review show on the youtube. I'm excited to give myself long-term sugar-induced diseases!
Friend of the site (and Analytical Platypus drummer/programmer) Jonathan Hape helped with the art. Analytical Platypus guitarist Matt Potts did the music to my lyrics. Both of which are so good.
Genuine Hanks Gourmet Philadelphia Recipe Root Beer. Hanks Beverage Co in Pennsylvania.
Creamy with a little spice too it, but very sweet. Not sickeningly so, though. Tastes like a more palatable version of root beer candies. Heavy, but not too heavy, on the vanilla. Solid, middle of the road root beer. 3.5
Mason's Keg Brewed Flavor Root Beer. Real Soda in Real Bottles Ltd.
Very spicy. Heavy on the anise, but not overpowering. Like a subtler Virgil’s. Keg brewed suggests it should have more vanillin, but I’ve never had any “keg brewed” root beers to compare it to. Very drinkable. Solid 4.
The underside of the cap says, in light grey print on white background: "Join the struggle against the predatory innovationally-constipated iluminumists" so go do that maybe?
Tommyknocker Original 1859 Root Beer with Maple Syrup. Tommyknocker Brewery Colorado.
I don’t really want to drink any more of this than I’ve already had for the video. Can definitely smell the maple. Taste is there, but I’m seriously getting an almost soapy celery taste. Is there cilantro in it? Is this the soapiness that people who hate cilantro claim it tastes like? A little spice aside from that. I’m sure there’s an audience for this. I am not it. 1.