I reached into my "root beer" box last night and pulled out a sarsaparilla. (They're similar in flavor, and I'm OK with either when I'm in the mood for a root beer.) So I tried this:
Brand: Caamano Bros. High Noon Sarsaparilla.
Origin: Berkeley, CA.
Purchase Place: "Minnesota's Largest Candy Store," Jordan, MN.
Sweetener: Cane Sugar.
Review: This had a strong flavor with a lot of wintergreen. It was pretty smooth, with a bite of wintergreen at the end. It was a little "stronger" than other sarsaparillas that I've had, but I enjoyed the full flavor.
Score: 8 out of 10.