So we had a family dinner out last night for my older son's birthday. At a local "American" styled Diner....and I decided to try a Root Beer Float. I was looking forward to the new taste experience....but what I got instead has immunised me against several known communicable diseases for at least the next 5 years. The taste and smell combined allowed me to only chug about half of it down....after that I had this incredible urge to purge my guts all over the place. reminded me of a smell similar to Horse Liniment, mixed with Vicks Vapor-rub. My question is - How many here actually like the taste of Root beer? And WHY? Answers below please. I personally cannot see the attraction. BTW it was a can of AW Root beer with Vanilla Ice Cream. No pics of that due to my disdain for the taste.