Dr. McGillicuddy must have liked vanilla. Good man, I do too. This root beer is vanilla dominant, but per the label it also relies on birch oil as a flavoring component.
Judging by the website, the Dr. McGillicuddy brand focuses on liquor. Based on my experience with this bottle they also make a decent soda. I only gave it a 6 out of 10 because while good it wasn’t anything special. I’d compare it to an A&W. I’d definitely drink it again, and on the next round my rating might improve.
Purchased at the Root Beer Store in Lynnwood, WA, but the soda is based out of NOLA. 1/26/13.