As one of Cameron's top rated energy drinks of all time, I couldn't let too much time go by without trying it for myself. The suspense built up even more because of the fact that it took almost 3 weeks to get the 12-pack delivered. But 3 weeks later, here we are. So without further ado.
One of the worst first sips I've had; up there with Bang Birthday Cake Bash. The flavor is vaguely raspberry, but has this potent, syrupy, black licorice aftertaste that dominates the profile.
I let this one simmer for a while, drinking half before going on a run and finishing the rest about an hour later when I got back. And waiting that long probably increased the taste score by around 2 points, because it grew on me a bit.
And I know Cameron says that it tastes much better cold, but I'm actually on the complete opposite side. Letting the drink get closer to room temperature mellowed out the aftertaste and highlighted the raspberry flavor in a good way. The syrupy taste still lingers, but it's drinkable.
The can is cool because of the buck on the front, and I appreciate that it's not trying to do too much.
300mg of caffeine, not surprising from a preworkout company. Zero sugar with sucralose as the sweetener. Some of the classic preworkout-type additives like Beta-Alanine, Taurine, , and L-Theanine. It definitely gave me a boost for my run.
Once you get used to what I understand to be the sucralose-syrupy aftertaste, it's really an average energy drink. I don't know why you would go with this over a C4, Ghost, Alani Nu, or Adrenaline Shoc.
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