Blackberries intrigue me. They taste great on their own, make delicious cobbler, and yet you rarely see a blackberry soda. Fortunately Romano's Italian Soda has produced a blackberry flavor of its own. I'm looking forward to it as well as I enjoy blackberries, coupled with the fact that their Sour Apple Soda was a taste explosion all its own. I'm hoping that it's tart... as blackberries are, just a little sweet... as blackberries are, and not full of seeds... which blackberries are not. (Blackberries are not, not, full of seeds...thus making them full of seeds. I think that last sentence works.)
Let's get on with it. The initial aroma is pleasant, but not as strong as I'd like it to be... dah well, who else besides a Jerk smells their soda before consumption. The initial swig of drink is quite nice, you can tell that your mouth is about to enjoy a great blackberry flavor. Following up said swig is a bit of a disappointment to me though. I expected tart, I wanted tart, and I’m missing tart. Instead what I get is a sickly sweet taste that I've never experienced with an actual blackberry. There is not a drop of tartness to be found... even the sweetness that goes along with it is still too much for a blackberry. I'm sorry, but this just won't do.
Verdict: Buyer Beware!
(Note: This beverage was provided to us by Romano's)