Montana’s Legendary Soda, Flathead Lake, is known around the parts as almost being an above average soda. For whatever reasons it never seems to be able to touch that rung of the latter and ends up falling off before it can achieve greatness. Today’s Flathead Lake soda flavor is black raspberry. I’m quite happy with this flavor selection as it is the superior taste when compared to its fake blue counterpart. So there you have it. Flathead Lake soda is average, but this flavor is one of my favorites. Who will win out?
A delicious candy grape aroma rises from the bottle, which is odd since it’s a blackberry soda. If I pretend hard enough I can make myself believe that I also smell the blackberry, but I can’t. Hopefully I’ll be able to taste it.
Ok, so the taste is a bit grapey as well. I’m going to go ahead and promise never to use the term “grapey” ever again. Let’s move on, shall we? Thankfully the second half of my experience does indeed taste like an artificially delicious black raspberry full of sugar and chemicals. Still though, if someone were to give me this soda in a glass I’d assume it was grape, that can’t be good for the Flathead Lake flavor department. Even though the flavor is mostly wrong it’s still a very tasty soda and the blackberry aftertaste is rather pleasant. If anything I might label this as a grape/raspberry hybrid and go from there. The carbonation level for this confused liquid is small, but tingly so it never really gets in the way. All 43 grams of sugar are accounted for as you’d never mistake this for something healthy. This level of sweetness makes Flathead Lake Black Raspberry ride the line of “drink with meal” and “drink for dessert”. Flavor confusion aside this is probably my favorite entry from Flathead Lake. Great job, guys!
Verdict – Buy a Pack!