Beer Name: Best Damn Cherry Cola
Brewery: Best Damn Brewing Co. (St. Louis, MO)
How sold: 12 oz. bottles; 16 oz tallboys
Where bought: Wayside Market (Vancouver, WA)
Price: $1.59 for a 16 oz tallboy
Date Purchased: May 24, 2016
Date Opened/Drank: May 24, 2016
When brewed? Year-round hard soda. Debuted around March 2016.
Where distributed: Best Damn Brewing distributes their hard cherry cola to select areas but likely will keep expanding locations. Click here for their locator!
What's on the Website: "Our Cherry Cola mission is 'Put a Cherry on
Smell (25%): Good cherry aroma with notes of a cola soda. 3.5/5
Taste (40%): Burst of medicinal cherry flavors, with off-putting plastic. Not pleasing at all. 2/5
Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-light bodied. Some of the plastic flavor lingers on the tongue. It could be worse, however. 3/5
Overall (20%): A fair hard soda. It's been my least favorite of all the hard sodas created to date, and it's more due to the weird taste than anything else. As much as I didn't think it would happen, I prefer the Best Damn Hard Root Beer over this. The concept is great, and I certainly would love to see the Not Your Father's brand take a crack at this. For now, a hard cherry cola that I would happily drink remains elusive. 2.5/5
Final Weighted Rating: 2.675/5