Category: Root Beer
Ratings (out of 5)
Fizziness Factor: 5
Bottle/Can Design: 2
Tasting Notes: Rat Bastard Root Beer (hereinafter RBRB) is a teenage boy of a soda, complete with PG-13 name, slogan-covered bottle ("It's them against us," "This time, put it in your mouth"), and surprising complexity (it contains something called gotu kola). RBRB is definitely of the rooty rather than creamy family or root beers, which leads to the Challenging Question of the Day: What, exactly, does the root in root beer taste like? if you can put your finger on some specific flavor analog, please write and tell me.
I could say that RBRB is an artful melange of molasses, ginseng, jasmine, and clove, (all on the ingredients list) but who's to say that the real flavor isn't coming from the mad dog weed or the dong quai? What I know for sure is that it's a tasty soda, if not exactly my gotu kola. (Total Score 14/20)
Suggested Food Pairings: Funyons, macaroni and cheese