I tried this yesterday afternoon:
Brand: Ramblin' Maple Root Beer.
Origin: Atlanta, GA.
Purchase Place: Blue Sun Soda, Spring Lake Park, MN.
Review: This smelled STRONGLY of maple syrup when I popped the cap. It tasted like it too, but it was a strong "burnt" flavor - I feel like something about the way carbonation works with that flavor makes it very harsh and horrible. The maple flavor isn't bad, it just BECOMES bad (I think). If you REALLY like maple flavored things, then try this. Otherwise, stay away. I only mustered a handful of sips.
Score: 2 out of 10.