A quick review for the faintly humorous Mike Tyson themed Red Bull knock off called Black Energy (tag line: That’s how Black works). The former boxer’s tattooed face adorns one side of the can, with the other side given over to the drink name. I will confess now that I am not a fan of Red Bull or Monster or any of these caffeine/taurine drinks, so had low expectations.

Mike Tyson Black Energy

Upon opening the can I smelled the sickly aroma common to most of these energy drinks, which has a tiny hint of vomit to my nostrils. Pouring it, I saw a pleasant lager coloured liquid, lightly sparkling. The taste? Pretty much identical to Red Bull. I won’t buy this again, though my brother-in-law thought it a passable alternative for use with vodka.