You know what makes me excited? If you said “soda” then you took the easy way out. If you said “alternate sweeteners” then you’re in my mind right now. What the fine folks at Hosmer Mountain have done in their Root Beer is use brown sugar in the formula. That’s pretty dang exciting in my book. They also use HFCS, but just the fact that brown sugar is incorporated makes me excited to taste it.
Good smelling root beer. I can also easily identify the sarsaparilla in there as well. Nothing else really to say so here’s a filler sentence.
Wow, I can actually taste the brown sugar. I was hopeful that I’d be able to while being simultaneously doubtful. Each swig starts off like a creamy sarsaparilla. There’s a little bit of a rooty taste, but it smooths out in the long run.
After the rootiness (totally not a word) subsides the brown sugar starts to slowly take over. At first it seems like your brain is playing a trick on you, but gradually you realize you’re tasting brown sugar. How come you taste so good, baby?
Haha, I just burped and it tasted like a tiny puff of brown sugar came out of my face. It really is kind of fun to drink this.
On the negative side there isn’t a lot to talk about. There’s a slight off taste on occasion that seems a little metallic. It’s not that big of a deal though. Pretend you’re talking to someone at the bank about your mortgage. While you’re talking to him you notice he has a tiny hat on… and I mean tiny. The hat is maybe the size of a dime so the importance of the conversation keeps you from staring at it constantly.
That’s what the off taste is like in Hosmer Mountain Sarsaparilla Root Beer. It’s only there if you’re looking for it, which now you may be because of me. If you find yourself looking for it just picture the man in the tiny hat and you’ll smile.
Verdict - Buy a Pack
This soda was purchased at the Shell Gas Station mapped out below.