Black Cherry

IBC Black Cherry (#17)

Overall Rating: 7.45 out of 10

Dr. Pepper/7up Bottlers

Website: www.ibcrootbeer.com

180 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 44g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Fitting clear squat bottle = 7.5

  • Color: Deep red = 7.2

  • Taste:  Refreshing cherry taste  = 7.5

  • Experience: Pairs great for the late evening snack   = 7.6

  • Sweetener: Cane Sugar

    IBC has maintain to be a leader in the soda industry for decades. The Black Cherry is a great example with sweet bold taste. The Black Cherry provides that perfect about of cherry and the cane sugar is just the right amount to give it that sweet after taste. Try the IBC Black Cherry as late night snack during that movie.

Saranac Black Cherry Cream (#11)

Overall Rating: 4.62 out of 10

Saranac  Utica, NY

Website:  https://www.saranac.com/

172 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 46g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Standard tall clear bottle with no trills label that was not glued on very well. = 5.0

  • Color: Modestly deep red = 5.0

  • Taste: Not much of it    = 4.5

  • Experience: Reminded me of drinking Kool Aid  = 4.0

  • Notable Ingredients: Sodium benzoate

  • Sweetener: HFCS

As a kid back in the late 70s, I always remember mixing those packets of Kool Aid in my mom's plastic tupperware pitchers. They always gave the taste of flavored water, butmore the water part of it. Drinking the Saranac Black Cherry reminds me of the black cherry Kool Aid from the past. In summary, This did not have the taste of soda, but that of flavored water. 

Boylan Black Cherry Soda (#2)

Overall Rating: 8.0 out of 10

Boylan Bottling Company, New York

Website: https://www.boylanbottling.com/

170 Calories (12oz) , Sugar 42g

  • Label and Bottle Appearance: Simple clean design & smooth clear bottle = 8

  • Color: Deep dark red = 8

  • Taste: Fully inviting deep cherry taste  = 8

  • Experience: This is one of the better Black cherry sodas that I have tasted  = 8

     Boylan's Black Cherry with pure sugar cane has a deep cherry taste that feels like your drinking fresh cherry juice. A unique blend of cherries, wild cherry bark, and extracts of bourbon vanilla. Flavorful, sweet, tart. This soda is sweetened with real cane sugar  and has a bold but sweet smooth taste. One of the best sodas that I have tasted from Boylan. Keep up the good work! This soda makes a great afternoon treat.