Babbling Brooke’s Root Beer showed promise from the start. The label is hilariously faux-old-fashioned, inexplicably featuring a guy dressed as a gondolier poling his way down river rapids in a barrel alongside a chambermaid. The proclamations of “old fashioned” and “all natural” are actually supported by the ingredients list, which includes a variety of good things, including, among other things, cinnamon bark, star anise, sassafras, and orange peel.
The aroma is strongly of liquorice – from the star anise, presumably. The flavour is deep and earthy, and can only be described as “rooty”. This helps offset the sweetness, which is not overpowering. The flavour could be a bit brighter in my opinion – perhaps a touch more orange? – but this is only my preference, not a criticism.
This root beer is brewed by Nickel Brook Brewery in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. They are clearly experts at brewing beer, and carried over their passion for crafting a fine brew to this root beer.
This is truly a fantastic root beer. If you like dark, earthy flavour with lots of spicing, this is for you.
Bought at Vincenzo’s grocery store in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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