I've seen this brew at Whole Foods a number of times. The high price tag kept me away for the most part. I mean, sure I want natural stuff in my root beer, but I don't want to give up a kidney to try it! Thankfully, a friend bought some and gave me a bottle, and I've been hording it until I could get ready to review it.
Hmmmm . . . lotsa earthy flavors in this. First thing you'll taste is a LOT of licorice flavor. In fact, you could almost classify this as a "licorice soda" there's so much licorice flavor in it! Like Natural Brew, there's a crapton of spices, herbs and roots (anise, vanilla, clove, wintergreen, sweet birch, nutmeg, pinto berry oil, balsam oil, oil of cassia) they squeezed into this beverage other than the licorice--but you can't really notice because of the licorice! So while it isn't bad, it just doesn't taste all that "rooty."
Sweetened With: "unbleached cane sugar, caramelized unrefined cane sugar, molasses"
Verdict: worth trying at least once