Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cool Mountain Fountain Classic Root Beer (#61 rated 2.75)

This company was incorporated in 1997 in Des Plaines, Illinois.   There is limited information available about the history, if 19 years has much of a history.  Even the blog has not been updated in over a year.

Ingredients: filtered water, pure cane sugar, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate as preservatives)

Nutrition 12 oz. serving (from the bottle)

160 Calories
15 mg Sodium.
40g (13%) of Daily Carbohydrates
0 mg Caffeine
1g Protein

Aroma and Flavor – 0.75 out of 3 mugs

The aroma is very much a mix of flavors, but not rooty.  It actually had a sour aroma.  At the first drink, it is unknown what I just consumed.  The flavor primarily was a less than desirable aftertaste.  It reminded me of Sassy Lil' Lass, which is my lowest rated root beer. 

I found it hard to find and root beer flavor.  Instead, a strong and very dominate medicinal flavor.

Head –0.5 out of 3 mugs  

The head is missing.  Seriously, it came and went so fast I had no idea there was one in the first place.

Zip – 1.0 out of 3 mugs  

The beverage earned a 1 mug because it has a medicinal zip.  It is an odd flavor that resembles nothing like the true root beer flavors I have rated highly.

Post Consumption Impression – 0.5 out of 3 mugs  

There are very few brews where I really did not look forward to finishing the brew.  Unfortunately, this was one of them.  Odd thing is, it has 1g of protein.
Would I recommend this at 2.75 out of 12 mugs?

This root beer I will not purchase again.  It is really an odd beverage and one that I assume is either a love hate brew.