This is the last kind of root beer we sampled while in NY. Boylan Bottling Company is a New Jersey based bottling company that has been around since 1891. They pride themselves on being a family run business for over a century, as well they should. Good for you Boylan. They too make several kinds of soda, but again, the root beer was all i was interested in.
Another typical bottle, nothing super special about the label. It has a sort of retro look to it as well. Maybe it's something with east coast companies or NY or small time or whatever, but these bottles were also sold in 4-packs instead of 6-packs for about $5.50. It's not super cheap, but it was convenient that there were four of us, so it was a good fit.
The taste was a little perplexing. Not bad, but not at all root beer. It would be like buying a gallon of milk that tastes like orange juice. And by now i realize that root beer can have many different themes and flavors associated with it, but this stuff tasted like straight black licorice with a kind of cotton candy after taste. I am not really a fan or black licorice or cotton candy, but i am a fan of root beer. That's what had me confused. I'm not sure how they can call this root beer. It tasted nothing like it. I do give them credit though because the bottle says it's kosher, so to any of my numerous Jewish readers, i recommend this non-root beer drink.
My official review is that Boylan's gets 4 (four) IBCs. Not what i expected. Again, it wasn't bad for a soda whose primary flavors i don't care for in the first place. But come on, when i buy a root beer, i want a root beer. You'll have to see for yourself i guess.