Expectedly, with such antique visuals comes an equally archaic flavour, tasting unimpressively of Monster, who itself is influenced by Red Bull. It sips smoothly with a thin lacquer left gumming your gums, an otherwise clean experience who is initially a tad over sweet. This sugariness augments as the gulps are forced, and your last of many is a syrupy wreck of an homage gone wrong. The apple and vanilla anticipated appear passive, tasting offensively bland and are lost within the saccharinity. There is no detail or complexity in any of the sixteen ounces, and on the whole, Knockout is more of a knockoff.
Each can contains: caffeine(160mg), B vitamins, and taurine. Like everything else, the kick is milk-and-water, lasting just under three hours with some jitters. In the end, Knockout Original is a beverage proudly lazy.