jbruner (2702) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 don’t really get the pepper. It’s good for a mead, but I don’t think I’m gonna come back to it.
Beerman6686 (4849) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
tchaos (48) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light transparent golden. Aroma is spice and mango. Tastes of honey and mango with a long pepper finish. Excellent hydromel.
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Bishop’s 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.
HenrikSoegaard (11071) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Greenish yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy citrus aroma. Some Honey present. Powerfull spicey/Honey flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. Carbonated.
orangesol (937) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
udubdawg (30) - Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Incredibly floral aroma, like honeysuckle with hints of rose, with tropical fruit, citrus, and muscat grapes here and there. I really don’t 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.
danlo (1393) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
estover (65) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.