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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Many years ago, a mysterious book was discovered by a group of friends in a Ferndale, MI basement. A translation of its contents revealed the recipe for an ancient beverage using mango juice, honey, and black pepper. What they didnít realize was that creating the beverage had dire consequences. Stricken by fear after its compleation, the friends tried to contain the terrifying forces into this very bottle. Once opened, however, no one can say for sure if it can be conquered. Defend your soul or join us...
B. SMART, B.S-MART


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2702) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours a clear yellow, no head or carbonation really, looks like white wine. Aroma of floral fruity perfumes. Taste follows, not too sweet, a hint of mango, but I donít really get the pepper. Itís good for a mead, but I donít think Iím gonna come back to it.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
This poured an orange color with a white head. Aroma was of light honey, grain and light fruit. Flavor was spice, apple and mango. Weirs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tchaos (48) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours light transparent golden. Aroma is spice and mango. Tastes of honey and mango with a long pepper finish. Excellent hydromel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6634) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
(Draught at Bishopís Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 24 Jan 2015) Pale yellow colour with frothy, white head. Fruity nose with notes of honey, birch leaves, spruce needles and mango. Fruity taste with honey, birch leaves, grass, mango, birch sap and a black-pepper touch that is fairly well hidden, but turns up as a certain heat after a while. Medium body, with a well balanced sweetness. Interesting and tasty. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11071) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Greenish yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy citrus aroma. Some Honey present. Powerfull spicey/Honey flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. Carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Definitely a weird one. The mango is definitely there but the pepper is a bit too much for my tastes. Aside from that it never really came together for me. Not a bad mead by any means, just not my cup of tea.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1637) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Draught, Brewdog Bar GBG. Clear and pale golden, small bubbles for a head. Mango,tropical fruit nectar, honey, some white wine, not overly sweet. Fresh and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Clear golden colour with no head.
Aroma: Honey, sweet, fruit.
Body: Medium body, flat carbonation.
Flavour: Honey, caramel, sweet, a bit cider like.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
udubdawg (30) - Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Incredibly floral aroma, like honeysuckle with hints of rose, with tropical fruit, citrus, and muscat grapes here and there. I really donít smell pepper, which is why I was fairly unready for the strength of it in the flavor. Or, especially the mouthfeel, where the heat and bitter harshness builds as I drink. Would have loved to see this one with the pepper elsewhere and replaced by a little finishing acidity to sharpen. Beautiful fruit, peachy, with more tropical and citrus. Would favor well against many dessert wines in this respect, but as it is I cannot get by the harsh and mouth-dominating black pepper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1393) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
500ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Clear pale yellow, no head and aroma of sweet mango & melon, flowery, incense & honey, black pepper. Taste is juicy mango, bubblegum, fruity, floral, honey, spice and lingering pepper. Slightly oily mouthfeel, light bodied, low carbonation, crisp peppery warming finish. Interesting, nicely drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estover (65) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
The mango is nicely front and center when cold. As it warms the pepper is all over the tongue. I was sitting here trying to figure out what I ate that was spicey. Its the mead!! The front is crisp and semidry. The finish is dry and peppery, peppery, peppery. I am seriously enamored with this beverage.


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