Once we tasted it Ned declared it was the best cake he had ever tasted and it was the kind of cake you get in the bakery. He is an easy audience, but I thought it was pretty tasty too. The first bite I could taste the root beer, but after that I felt like it had a bit of a salty taste and not so much root beer. I probably would have liked it to have more of a root beer taste given the explanation at the beginning of the recipe. I really liked the frosting, and agree that it made quite a bit. We are eating the left over on graham crackers one of my favorite snacks.
I am not sure if I will make it again probably only if Ned wants me to.