I’m pretty sure I love butterscotch root beer. I haven’t had many of them, but the ones I have had were delightful. A smooth creamy texture that would put most any cream soda to shame, the mouthfeel of these tasty beverages is one of the biggest selling points in my book. So of course I picked up a bottle of Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Root Beer when I saw it. I mean Dang! who wouldn’t?
A buttery scotchy aroma moves easily from the mouth of the bottle. In terms of odor it seems that the root beer takes the back seat while your grandpa’s butterscotch has taken the wheel. I kind of hope that’s how the flavor plays out as well.
Don’t you love it when you drink from the bottle and the bubbles create that unique bass beat as they move toward the back? I’m not sure I described that well enough to convey what I’m trying to get across, but I think it’s a pretty great event.
The initial sip tastes of butterscotch and root beer equally. There is no fighting for first, they just both showed up at the same time and smiled. As the seconds pass by my gaze shifts to root beer as he tries to get noticed, but it’s not too long that butterscotch eventually pushes root beer to the side and stands there like nothing happened. While I can hear root beer crying, he’s now out of view so I’m not as affected. Then as butterscotch stands there smiling he eventually throws up on my shoes.
Ok, so that comparison went a little haywire at the end. I’ll just say it the boring way. The beverage creates an initial root beer butterscotch taste which isn’t amazing but works. The root beer taste becomes a bit more noticeable as time passes, but eventually the richness of the butterscotch overpowers it. The longer the butterscotch lingers the more it tastes of chemicals until I have to follow up with another swig to reset the process. See, that wasn’t so confusing.
All in all Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Root Beer is indeed that...good. It’s not stellar or amazing, it’s good and it has some weak points as mentioned above. If you see one, grab one and try it for yourself. I doubt you’ll be sorry.
Verdict - Buy a Bottle
This soda was purchased at World Market