Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The Look: As well all know Monster is known for some amazing packaging and this bottle is no exception. Ubermonster comes in a 16.9 ounce glass bottle that look amazing. There is a great amount of detail in everything from the metal pry off cap, to the green tinted bottle, to the labels. The color scheme is done in a black, gold, silver, and green theme. The color scheme looks amazing and almost make the bottle look like a bottle of alcohol (they even added the words "non-alcoholic" to the bottom of the bottle). On the back you get the usual Monster Energy passage about the new drink and supplemental facts.
I wish Monster would include the caffeine content on the package but this bottle is so amazing, I will let it slide. The only real problem I had was getting the cap off the bottle. Make sure you have a good size bottle opener handy.
(10 out of 10)
Taste: When I finally managed to get the top of the bottle, I immediately noticed the familiar Monster Scent. It smelled just like a green Monster. Upon first drink, I was actually disappointed. The drink doesn't taste bad but aside from a slightly different sweetness, this taste just like a green Monster. I tried several times to try and pinpoint something different from the added malt base but it just wasn't there.
(7.5 out of 10)
Does It Work: Looking at the ingredients, I knew what to expect before drinking down Ubermonster. Ubermonster is powered by (per bottle) 200 calories, 50 grams of sugar, several B vitamins, 2000 mg of taurine, 400 mg of panax ginseng, and 5000 mg of the "Monster Energy Blend". After drinking down Ubermonster, I got a nice boost of energy that lasted around the 3 hour mark with a crash at the end.
(8 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: Ubermonster, sadly enough, left me kind of disappointed. The packaging is amazing and the kick is pretty good but I was just expecting a different flavor.
The bottom line here is this: If you love to try new drinks, then give this a try. The glass bottle will be popular among energy drink collectors but don't expect anything new in the flavor department.
Official Website: http://www.monsterenergy.com/