Root Beer Review #28 – Rocky Mountain Root Beer

It’s another Tuesday and Logan and I are back from our whirlwind Aspen trip. Most of those details will be posted tomorrow, but the summary is: we had a blast! This root beer is one we picked up while in Colorado and consumed while in the hotel near the airport on Sunday night. Kathleen, Logan’s sister, was a guest taster.

Rocky Mountain

Here’s the recap of quotes from Kathleen:

“It smells like root beer.”

“It tastes like a diet soda.”

“It’s very watery.”

“This could pass for a Dad’s root beer.”

Their website has a totally different description “We set out to create a flavor that evokes memories of the old West. Think warm vanilla and caramel notes that glide along a creamy cloud of delicious sassafras flavor. We also add a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg to give a grounded earthiness that ends with a spicy finish. We hope you enjoy the end result of our quest to create the best root beer made.”

Even after reading the review, we could not detect any of the interesting flavors they described. Maybe it was the altitude? (We blamed everything on altitude.)

Kathleen does know a thing or two about root beer: She’s been to Sprecher’s in Wisconsin and she’s compared a very unimpressive root beer to Dad’s, which is ranked low. There’s nothing flattering about this root beer, and I think Kathleen’s review is spot on – the root beer odor was likely similar to licorice. Logan purchased a Rocky Mountain Ginger beer and thought it tasted like dirt. Actual dirt. Not a very impressive showing for their brand.

Derek’s Rating: 3.2

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
4.8 Jack Black’s Dead Red Root Beer
4.7 Filbert’s Root Beer
4.3 Triple “AAA” Root Beer
4.0 Trader Joe’s Vintage Root Beer
3.9 Avery’s Root Beer
3.6 towne club root beer
3.4 Dad’s Old Fashioned Root Beer
3.2 Rocky Mountain Root Beer
2.5 Mug Old Fashioned Root Beer
0.4 The Pop Shoppe
0.1 GuS Dry Root Beer

One Reply to “Root Beer Review #28 – Rocky Mountain Root Beer”

  1. “Actual dirt!” Must be the altitude, dude and dudettes. Learned about new Kathleen’s sensory prowessness. Go Kat. Can’t wait for the Summit Summary!

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