Sunday, November 20, 2016

Root Seller's Row Hard Root Beer


Beer Name: Row Hard Root Beer
Brewery: Root Sellers Brewing Co. (Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO; Memphis, TN)
ABV: 6.7%
How sold: 4-packs of 16 oz tallboy cans
Where bought: Safeway (Vancouver, WA)

Price: $9.99 for 4-pack of 16 oz tallboys

Date Bought: November 18, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: November 19, 2016
When brewed/released? Year-round hard soda.





What's on the Can/Website: "Root beer is a quintesentially American beverage first brewed by American colonists using domestic roots, herbs, and spices. These historic small beers did not contain much alcohol. Root Sellers has created a BIG root beer with an alcohol content that pays homage to its roots.... Yes, it is great with ice cream...." Read more here!

Where distributed: Root Sellers ships its products to select states; the website does not state where their products are shipped to.

REVIEW:
Appearance (5%): Pours very dark brown to black into a pint glass. Temporary tan "head" with good carbonation. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Spot-on root beer aroma; mostly licorice, vanilla, sarsaparilla, and some anise. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): Predominantly creamy vanilla, but follows the nose. Again, really nails that craft root beer experience. Not getting any octane or boozy flavors, making this more dangerous. Not overly sweet. Very solid. 4/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, creamy on the tongue, good carbonation. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): A great hard root beer. Another hard root beer that I had to try for science, since it finally made its way to the area. I have not had it as a hard root beer float yet (no vanilla ice cream at the moment), but it probably would taste wonderful. Very good deal at $9.99 for a 4-pack of tallboys. Perhaps I'd enjoy this better on a nice summer day instead of a chilly fall/winter day. 4/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.163/5

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