This is one of a four part series of reviews for the Ramblin’ brand. Click here the see the whole series. I feel like I gave a good history of the brand in my “Ramblin’ Root Beer” post, so click here if you want to see their origin story. The “Ramblin’ Butterscotch Root Beer” suffered from a similar flaw to the regular root beer and the maple root beer. The flaw was a bad flavor.
Ramblin’ uses real sugar and natural flavors. Somewhere along the way one of those natural flavors took over the entire bottle and turned it into a bitter disappointment. Haha, well, it was a disappointment and it was bitter. It’s either too strong of a root extract or some sort of molasses side effect getting in the way. The butterscotch flavoring they used tastes like a low quality extract with a lot of alcohol. There’s a medicinal element to it. It’s not smooth at all and that unpleasantness lingers on your tongue for a long while. Much longer than anyone would want. I’m not the biggest fan of butterscotch candies but I can appreciate the velvet-like creaminess. This had none of that charm.
To sum it up, I feel like you’re getting a root beer without any deep richness, and butterscotch without any creamy butter flavors. Not good. This is a 5.5 out of 10 on my rating scale. Once again, thank you Monarch Beverage for providing the soda for my review. While I didn’t enjoy it, others might.
Sampled in July 2017. Received in exchange for an honest review from Monarch Beverage.