Root beer has been hard for me, mine ended up tasting like black licorice. Root beer by FLV is supposed to be good along with Liquid Barn's version. I have not tried either, but have tried Flavor Arts' rootbeer and it was no bueno for me. Well I shouldn't say that. It was an authentic, stale, old black licorice flavor just like granny use to keep in a candy dish in her smelly living room.