^ I agree. I was disappointed with Philips root beer. I want a rich taste, not so sweet. Every year I go to Coombs Country Market while on vacation in the summer and they have interesting imported root beers that are much better. Have not found such a selection anywhere in town.
I find that all of Phillips Sodas taste like polite Listerine. I had the Black Cherry to wash down some Jones BBQ (a fountain beverage choice of theirs) and it was DELICIOUS! I like my soda with a little less syrup than most (as I am now an old man, I suppose) and it struck the perfect balance of flavourful and refreshing. And Black Cherry is really the gods’ chosen nectar for BBQ (and smoked meat sandwiches from Schwartz’s in Montreal).