ROOT BEER REVIEW, Capt'n Eli's Root Beer: A wildly rooty and spicy aroma. Pours foamy with a decent head. Intial flavor is only moderately sweet, and it has a strong kick of wintergreen. Some licorice, nutmeg (or maybe it's cinnamon?) and a hint of vanilla are all present in the aftertaste. Fans of wintergreen/birch flavor might like this captain's brew.
Brownie Caramel Cream Root Beer - Somewhat sweet root beer with a definite caramel cream flavor. Kids said it tasted like cream soda. Decent head, minimal bite or kick. Solid brew but I prefer a more root beer flavor. 6 out of 10.
PICK! #CaptnElis #RootBeer was perhaps the first gourmet root beer I liked. You'll note the hint of wintergreen in the flavor. And if you go to the company website, there's a full comic book series of adventures for the little boy you see on the label.
Harpoon Vermont Draft Root Beer http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/ The Pitch: Harpoon Hand-Crafted Sodas are made in small batches at our brewery in Windsor, Vermont. Brewed in the tradition of Prohibition when breweries converted to Root Beer production. (Spike says: except the brewery still makes beer...)
Sioux City - Nice root beer flavor. Hint of something I didn't like in the after taste. Still pretty good. 6 out of 10.
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Earp's Original Sarsaparilla: Rooty, minty aroma. The pour is low on suds. A moderately sweet initial flavor with a wintergreen zip (no hint of creaminess, which is proper for a sarsaparilla). A little sweeter in the aftertaste, with a slightly medicinal finish. A nice, traditional brew.
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Old Red Eye Root Beer: Slight vanilla aroma from the bottle. A somewhat medicinal aroma once poured. No foamy head. Initial flavor is a suitably sweet, sarsaparilla-type root beer, with a nice, rooty wintergreen presence. Somewhat flattish, but still delicious. Well after the swallow comes a warm and satisfying vanilla flavor.
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Red Arrow Root Beer: Light carbonation with a mildly rooty aroma. Initial flavor is quite sweet but still pleasing; not-too-creamy, not-too-herbal. Aftertaste hints at licorice and some kind of fruity or woodsy mystery flavor (cherry maybe?). All-in-all, this is a good brew. TASTED
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Sea Dog Old Style Root Beer: Spicy, rooty aroma. Nice foamy head. Initial flavor is an herbally wintergreen base with a sweet, cinnamony or molasses character to it. Aftertaste features a hint of licorice, but the earlier spicy sweetness carries over too. Yummy. An enjoyable root beer taste experience that stands out from others.
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Berghoff Draft Style Root Beer: Slight vanilla aroma. Initial flavor is rich and rooty, and remarkably not so sweet. The presence of yucca extract in this recipe brings a noticeable maltiness and creaminess. Aftertaste has similarities to vanilla cola. Could stand to be a little bit sweeter, but this is still a quality beverage.