Sprecher Bootlegger's Bourbon Barrel Hard Root Beer

I like root beer, and I hope this is exactly what I dream a hard root beer is like. I mean, root beer + actual fermentation should = fantastic. The addition of the bourbon really makes me fear for it, though.

It doesn't look as much like root beer as I suspected it would. It's about the right color, but the head isn't as thick, and it goes away a whole lot faster. The aroma is root beer with added malt. I'm still not sure what to expect, and I certainly hope that its better than other beers that have been aged in bourbon barrels.

First sip is just about the most horrible thing I've ever tasted. It has the root beer going on with bourbon added and some other crap tossed in the mix. I find the whole experience to be terrible, and I want it to stop. But, I haven't given the beverage my full attention. I'm going to have to give it a full swig, even though I am almost positive that this will not end well.

Tip-in is root beer. The middle brings a bit of carbonation with the bourbon-laced vanilla. As the finish approaches, the bourbon starts to burn while some other alcohol starts to eat into my mouth with the malt. The finish is just atrocious. I hate this beer.



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