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.
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, Olde Brooklyn "Williamsburg" Root Beer: Rooty and spicy aroma. Wonderful head of thick and lasting foam. Sweet, with strong licorice and clove flavors. A creamy note in the aftertaste. Once the sweetness subsides, the flavors that linger have a chemical, synthetic quality to them. A disappointing finish to an otherwise good brew.
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Boots Sarsaparilla Root Beer: Rooty and herbal aroma. Pours a medium head of foam. Candy sweet, with a pleasing, rooty wintergreen flavor. The aftertaste adds a cinnamony note. The leftover foamy froth at the bottom of the bottle is sugary and delicious. Yummy but quite sweet.
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. TASTED.
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Virgil's "Special Bavarian Nutmeg Edition" Root Beer: Licorice aroma with a medicinal, spicy initial flavor; not very sweet. Strong licorice/anise aftertaste lingers like my grandpa's mouthwash. All-natural ingredients. The old-style 16.9 ounce stoppered bottle is a nice, nostalgic touch. TASTED
ROOT BEER REVIEW, Barrel Brothers Root Beer: Creamy aroma (think cake frosting!). Pours foamy. Essentially a cream soda/root beer hybrid, this drink has a very sweet, cream soda-like initial flavor with only subtle rootiness. Strong vanilla aftertaste. If you prefer your root beer with max vanilla flavor, then Barrel Bros might be worth a try.
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. TASTED
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, Saint Arnold Root Beer: Lightly carbonated with a straightforward root beer aroma. Moderately rooty initial flavor has moments of sweetness that are almost bubblegum-like. A slightly wintergreen aftertaste (similar to birch beer) provides a little complexity. Pretty good stuff!