Root Beer Review #24 – Cicero Salted Caramel Root Beer

We skipped over the root beer with our dinner, and had this Cicero Salted Caramel Root Beer as a dessert drink and I’m glad we did!


According to the website, this root beer has very high marks and was rated the ‘Gold Bevstar Award’ in July, and 1st place Most Popular Soda at the Homer Soda festival. Logan and I both agree, that we were expecting a root beer flavor, so this soda threw us for a loop. If this drink was just called “Salted Caramel Soda”, it would make much more sense. We both understand why it’s highly ranked – it is VERY interesting and unique.  Cicero also produces a regular root beer I don’t currently have in my queue, but I’m interested in trying it based on this crazy flavored variety.

Logan: “It tastes like cough medicine.  Wait… there’s the caramel.  Smells like bubble gum, first taste is cough syrup, then lingering caramel… It’s kinda like drinking a Werther’s; I don’t really like it.  It’s not a root beer.  It’s way too complex and there’s too much going on there”

Good synopsis, Logan.

I would definitely suggest if you have a World Market around to pick up one or two and share with a friend.  I’d be very interested in hearing your opinion.  It only seems appropriate to rank it close to the Thunder Beast (maple-flavored) and the O-So Butterscotch drinks.

Derek’s Rating: 7.2

Here are the rankings so far:

9.5 Sprecher Root Beer
9.1 River City Root Beer
9.0 Americana Root Beer
8.8 Tower Root Beer
8.5 Henry Weinhard’s Root Beer
8.1 maine root handcrafted rootbeer
8.0 Virgil’s Root Beer
7.7 Chicago Root Beer
7.4 Bulldog Root Beer
7.3 Thunder Beast
7.2 Cicero Salted Caramel Root Beer
7.2 O-So Butterscotch Root Beer
6.8 J.J. Stewart Root Beer
6.6 Frostie Root Beer
6.2 Bedford’s Root Beer
5.9 Red Arrow Root Beer
5.1 Saranac Root Beer
4.7 Filbert’s Root Beer
4.3 Triple “AAA” Root Beer
3.6 towne club root beer
3.4 Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer
2.5 Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer
0.4 The Pop Shoppe
0.1 GuS Dry Root Beer

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