solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like chile on mangos. Awesome. Light honey tinge, finishes with light sweetness. Awesome. I should drink more mead. On tap at DC Beer Festival.
fidelis83 (1823) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow-gold pour with a small, fizzy head, that fades quickly but is sustained somewhat by high effervescence. Aroma is mostly pepper, but there’s some definite mango sweetness and a hint of earth. Flavor is a little fruitier, mango up front, then sweet, fruity honey, then nice peppercorn, toast, a little stone fruit and increasing mango presence toward the finish. Light to medium body, juicy slightly sweet throughout, with a light, but blanketing and slightly sharp carbonation. Good stuff overall, I like the flavorings, but it could use a little more honey character.
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a clear very pale gold with no head. Mild but pleasant aroma of apples and pepper along with honey and fruit. Flavour of honey first followed by mild pepper and some fruit -- simple but nice. Average bodied. Good and enjoyable.
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home .. palest lightest golden yellow ... soft big pepper ... light mango nose ... soft fruits ... big peppery front ... light fruit ... little too thin ... massive peppryness ... but its just a little wishy washy.. not bad just not as good as i know most of these guys stuff is.
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first "mead" to rate/review. I poured it into a wine glass.
The appearance was a super light yellow color and I could see clear through the other side. Bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. There is some light carbonation in the center rising at a moderate pace.
The smell had the honey and black pepper up in front.
The taste was combined adequately between the honey and black pepper.
On the palate, it sat closer to a lighter bodied alcoholic drink. I would say there’s a fairly good sessionable quality to this and the carbonation seems close to a "wine styled" alcoholic drink. It comes across fairly smooth on the tongue and mouth.
Overall, though I don’t drink wine period, this alcoholic drink is intriguing enough to come back to, and maybe even put it with some food though I have no clue what to pair this with other than my beer experiences might say, perhaps some grilled halibut steaks, tuna or salmon.
jmohno (1014) - Iowa, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear slight yellow, traces of froth,light fruit aroma, butter,sweet honey, maybe a bit of citrus. Same in taste, pepper on the finish.Kinda like a cider but milder. Body on it feels fulish so that’s pretty good for 6%abv.Pleasant but almost just like a cider but with delicate less sweet flavors.
Dfonorow (1206) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Pour is clear golden yellow with no head. Aroma and flavor of vines, honey, mango, and tropical fruit. Finish has the notes of black pepper coming through.
CpyNPrnT (213) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet with not much alcohol, enough to know its present. tastes like a hard cider. to sweet for me.
mpersinger (336) - , California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd Noble Beer Sangha: From bottle, thanks to Brian, pours golden, orange with no head. Mild sweet, fruity aroma. Flavor is honey, vaguely fruit (not mango, or tropical really) with distinct white pepper flavor running in tandem, with welcome slight warming finish. Medium body, somewhat oily soft texture. Intriguing but not hugely complex.
dinkle50 (900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear pour and almost looks like water. No head. Sweet aroma full of mango. Taste is really light. Flowers and mango dominate. Mouth is super light. I found that this just didn’t have a ton of flavor.