Cost Per Ounce:$0.
Active Ingredients:Caffeine (Guarana), Taurine, B-Vitamins
Final Judgment Rating:8.0
Energy Drink Ratings Explained
Dark Dog Energy Drink Review
Well today I got to try a European import called Dark Dog Energy Drink. It was originally developed and tested in Norway but is now available in over 25 countries and looks to still be expanding. This is not the first Energy Drink Review I have done of an overseas product and it probably won't be the last. I got to review the 8.4 ounce original Dark Dog today. Dark Dog also comes in a collectible aluminum bottle as well as a 11 ounce, 1 liter and 1.5 liter bottle. They also have lemon and orange flavors as well as a sugar free version of the original which I should be reviewing shortly. Enough fluff and onto the review.
Dark Dog Energy Drink Review: Taste
The flavor is not that original as far as today's energy drinks are concerned. However, Dark Dog has been around since 1999 making it one of the first out there. The flavor is really reminiscent of Red Bull as it has a citrus taste to it. However, as with most energy drinks that came after Red Bull, there is a noticeable improvement in disguising the medicinal aftertaste from all the energy ingredients. Dark Dog does do a pretty good job of this, although there is a slight aftertaste to the drink, but it is an improvement over Red Bull. Taste Rating - 8.0
Dark Dog Energy Drink Review: Kick
Well the energy ingredient list includes Guarana, Caffeine, Taurine and B-Vitamins making Dark Dog similar to Red Bull. They both contain 80 milligrams of caffeine and then include taurine, guarana and B-Vitamins. Dark Dog does use natural caffeine in the form of Guarana, which is supposed to be much better for you than the man made synthetic caffeine normally used in energy drinks. All that said, it basically has the same kick as Red Bull. Kick Rating - 8.0
Dark Dog Energy Drink Review: Final Judgment
Very similar product to Redbull with the exception of the improved taste (less medicinal aftertaste). The kick was decent but not on par with some of today's Strongest Energy Drinks. However, not everyone is looking for Maximum Caffeine. If you are looking for a nice boost comparable to Red Bull or your normal cup of coffee than give this drink a try. Final Judgment - 8.0