Dark Dog Energy Drink is yet another drink that comes in an 8.3 fluid ounce can (although pictured you can also see the limited edition aluminum bottle they sent as well–nifty). As you can see from the Dark Dog website, they also have varying containers beyond that, though, which is interesting. How many energy drinks come in a 1.5 liter bottle? Answer: not enough.
Apparently they got their start in Austria, for that’s where the cans they sent me originated, with the bottle originating in France. I am truly an international caffeine connoisseur at this point, I suppose. What does it have? 80mg of caffeine per can, so that’s a decent amount of kick, provided via guarana. There’s also taurine, B1, B2, B6, niacin and pantothenic acid.
And yes, all importantly: how does it taste? Well, I would place somewhere between Bawls and Red Bull. And since I have a fondness for both of those drinks, you can take that as a compliment. It goes down slightly smoother than Red Bull. Does it overturn the paradigm of how energy drinks taste? Not in the least. Does it bestow a decent amount of punch and taste good in the process? Sure. And let’s face it, that’s what we want from our energy drinks. A decent amount of fuel without sacrificing taste, so if you can’t deal with Red Bull, you might give this a shot.