Surprisingly, the flavor is a fruit punch, and a shockingly good one at that. It is a cocktail of cherry, guava, orange, pineapple and lime, and it is not a drink of divine depth. The pentamerous union lacks the nuance of more complicated punches, and from your first sip to your last, everything tastes the same. But what shines here is its liveliness of the fruits here; they are bright depictions with tons of tartness and even more sweetness. That sugariness, fifty grams of high fructose corn syrup and sucralose, comes across as a tad syrupy, but that is okay- providing imbibes with a texture so childish and unpretentious that would swear the translucent cooler dripping down your neck was from that small carton you drank in the school playground with a bendy straw.
Each can contains B vitamins, taurine, inositol, and just 159 milligrams of caffeine, making the kick more unfortunate than the aluminum transport. It lasts a disappointing two hours, and feels like it is mostly a sugar-rush. All in all, NOS Rowdy is an uneven way to experience a fun fruit punch.