Cool Mountain Root Beer is a "classic flavored" soda. Its a classic, I guess. But to me, classic root beer shouldn't be dark, it should be caramel colored. And that isn't quite what you get here.
Cool Mountain is a cool company. They are very into giving back, helping the community, and being very old fashioned. Its good for the world. It just doesn't make the best root beer.
They just try to hard. They claim to use a recipe that is over 100 years old, not bad for a company started in 1997. Its brewed in Chicago and I think its kind of like a Chicago pizza - you either love it or you just aren't impressed. I fall into the latter category.
Score on a scale of 1 to 10 cases: 3 cases.
I would love to hear your thoughts on Cool Mountain. If you want to taste it, I still have 5 bottles waiting for someone to drink. It won't be me!