Nos comes in a super awesome bottle. It’s seriously one of the neatest containers for an energy drink I’ve ever seen. It’s a 22oz blue bottle designed to look like a tank of Nitrous Oxide, hence the name NOS.
I can’t really compliment much of what’s inside the bottle, though. Mainly because it’s bad. Nos is one of those horribly salty, medicine-like drinks that make your teeth feel gritty and your stomach cry. Well, it’s not that bad, but it’s definitely not good.
Nos has somewhat of a citrus-like scent that makes your mouth water, mainly because it’s a little on the sour side. The aroma is actually probably the only redeeming quality about this liquid besides the kick.
Speaking of kick, this drink packs it’s fair share. Nos’ energy blend contains taurine, L-carnitine, caffeine, Inositol, and panax ginseng. The only thing bad about the Nos kick is that it’s very short lived and follows with a minor crash. But since it comes in a 22oz bottle there’s plenty for now, savor a small kick, drink more to avoid a crash. That’s one of the many redeeming qualities about bottles over cans.
Now that we discussed the high point of NOS, we can discuss it’s ultimate low. The drink tastes horrible. It’s like they took some cheap cough syrup and mixed it with salt, saltwater, sodium, and salt. Nos was obviously only constructed to give a caffeine high, and it shows as I find it to be one of the worst tasting energy drinks out there. It’s so salty. Blech.
Nos comes in it’s neat 22oz Nitrous tank bottle for about $3.29. 22oz. $3.29. Way too damn expensive. Monster’s Mega supplement is 24oz for only $2.49 and it’s a whole hell of a lot better tasting. I really see no reason to waste good, green money on something as mediocre as Nos, but for some reason a fair amount of people like it. A lot of the people who like it seem to have really bad decision making skills, so that could explain it. My girlfriend loves it, for instance, and for some reason she thought it would be a good idea to date me. See what I mean?
Nos is salty, salty, salty. And it kinda tastes like medicine. It’s way too damn expensive and there are far superior drinks out there for much cheaper.
- Sweet bottle
- Sufficient kick
- Way overpriced
- Extremely salty, medicinal
Overall: 6.6/10 (Doable)
Aroma: 7.5/10 (nothing special, kinda citrusy)
Taste: 5.5/10 (pretty gross. Overly salty, medicinal taste)
Kick: 8.0/10 (sufficient, but nothing awesome. Followed by small crash)
Value: 5.5/10 (Way overpriced. If you must drink NOS, get the 16oz cans instead)