Not too long ago my mother and step-father gave me a bottle of Thomas Kemper Black Cherry Soda. Apparently they bought it from a nifty little shop in Rockwall, TX (near Dallas) called The Candy Jar Malt Shop which I have now conveniently linked. We all know Thomas Kemper makes great stuff... well if you read the site for any amount of time you know that. If you didn’t know that then you should probably read more of the site and tell all of your friends to do the same. Your friends will then tell all of their friends and eventually we’ll become the only multi-billion dollar soda review site in the world. To make a non-existent story short I’m happy I’m about to review a Thomas Kemper product! I’m thirsty so I think I’m just going to go to the review portion now.
Thomas Kemper Black Cherry does indeed smell like black cherry soda… flavored cough syrup. While cough syrups sometimes have a wonderful taste I’m still a bit worried about the story my ol’ nose just told. Drinky drink time!
Cough syrup this is not. Thomas Kemper Black Cherry soda has a robust flavor all the way through your drinking experience. The initial taste is crisp and hits your tongue screaming “BLACK CHERRY!” at the top of its imaginary lungs. After the initial crisp hit of black cherry the flavor doesn’t even back down for a second. For the entirety of its duration in your mouth you are made very aware of the fact that you are consuming a black cherry soda. The flavor could be more powerful, but it would honestly be too much for most people to enjoy if it was. So far the only downside I’ve noticed is that the aftertaste is a little syrupy but I’m sure that has to do with their use of honey. The carbonation is fairly high but once again works very well with the whole experience. I’ve now finished my bottle before finishing my review… that’s both a good sign and something that rarely ever happens. Overall, Thomas Kemper Black Cherry is a very fizzy black cherry soda with the slightest taste of honey. You should be able to open a bottle of black cherry soda and pretty much predict what you’re about to taste. Thomas Kemper Black Cherry doesn’t disappoint in the slightest putting IBC Black Cherry now at 2nd place on my black cherry soda list.
Verdict – Buy a Pallet!
Twist can make black cherries appear at will.