Root beer reviews: Cool Mountain

Cool Mountain Root Beer frontloads its bite with a carbonated sizzle that has a slight echo of Pop Rocks, followed by a rather slim aftertaste. It’s not bad and certainly inoffensive, but there isn’t an abundance of joy in it.

Sampling date: July 18, 2012

Ingredients: Filtered water, pure cane sugar, natural and artificial flavor, caramel color, phosphoric acid, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate as a preservative

Nutritional information: 12-ounce serving, 160 calories, 0 grams fat, 40 grams sugar, 15 milligrams sodium, 1 gram protein

Bottling location: Des Plaines, Illinois

Rankings to date:
1) Route 66 Root Beer
2) Bulldog Root Beer
3) Cool Mountain Root Beer


  • Anonymous

    I like a nice frosty mug of root beer

  • Eric Enders

    I can’t get it anymore, but Saranac was always my favorite root beer.

  • Anonymous

    Not even a mention for A & W ?

    • Jon Weisman

       Not sure I understand.  I’m doing one root beer at a time. So far I’ve done three.

  • Anonymous

    How high are the Cool Mountains in Des Plaines, Illinois?

  • Jon Weisman


  • Adam Luther

    “Slight echo of pop rocks” – that is good Jon, really good.

  • John Walker

    You need to try Hank’s, Frostie and Henry Weinhard’s.  And of course no mention of A & W, it’s an okay grocery store root beer; not even top 25 root beer.