One thing I've always liked about NOS is that even though they're just as commercial as Monster or Rockstar they remain unique and different. The original NOS is a popular drink, in this review I'll be reviewing a 16 oz. can of NOS, NOS also comes in bottles that look like the bottles real nitrous oxide comes in, it's not uncommon to see those around too. NOS has several other varieties to choose from but the original is the most readily available.
This drink's can design is loved and hated by a lot of people. Some people don't like it and some people love it, I personally don't think it's that bad. The blue looks nice and is eye catching, the only thing I don't really like is the "High Performance Energy Drink" text under the logo, even if it is true that's a statement that's used way too much in energy drinks. Still, it's an alright can design and I like it.
When I say that NOS is citrus flavored, i'm not kidding. It's a very, very strong citrus flavor that I've always liked a lot. I have no idea what an actual citrus flavor is supposed to taste like because citrus flavors tend to vary from drink to drink. The particular citrus in this drink is very strong and I don't recommend it if you don't like strong tasting drinks. The only real problem with this drink flavor wise is that it tastes way better to drink by itself and not with food. If you drink this with food it seems like both the drink and whatever you're eating start to taste really odd. That might just be me, but I still love the flavor when I drink it all by itself.
Since they put it right on the can, you expect NOS to be a high performance energy drink. It contains 2000 mg of Taurine, 400 mg of L-Carnitine, 260 mg of Caffeine, 200 mg of Inositol and 100 mg of Panax Ginseng. Those are high numbers and NOS does provide a pretty strong energy buzz. There are energy drinks that have more caffeine but those are the drinks that cause all kinds of controversy. Still, NOS always provides a nice and enjoyable buzz that gets you going.
While NOS does provide a nice buzz, I can definitely see some people not liking the flavor. I think the flavor is really good, but that's my opinion. If you like both strong flavors and buzzes, I recommend giving NOS a try.