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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 didn’t 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...

SpongeRuiner's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Smells like sugary mango almost candy like. It has a tropical mango taste. With a creamy middle feel. With a slight peppery finish and a little carbonation on the tongue. Definitely different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4837) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 6, 2016
500 ml bottle from Valli Produce in Rockford, IL, served out of the fridge in a White Winter Winery stem glass. Fizzes a bit, produces no head atop the big-bubbled pale straw body....nose is full of black pepper and intense farmy character - really could not tell it’s a mead, or any other particular kind of alcoholic beverage, from this nose; it reminds me actually of an intense peppery vegan mushroom dish I used to get years ago at a Korean restaurant in Chicago; I quite like it, but it’s an odd aroma coming out of a honey-wine....body is thankfully somewhat less peppery, though the spice is still present; I can taste a bit of the sweet mango and honey of course, though it is difficult to get past the spicy aroma, and by the back end the pepper has come back full force, giving an almost corrosive character to the finish and going down...lightly syrupy body, faint carbonation. This is a fascinating beverage, I’m glad to have it and can honestly say that I "like" it overall - but I will likely never buy it again. Really cool idea, but I don’t want a mead burning my throat very often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2602) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Pale straw color, almost no foam. Aroma: honey, flowers, pepper, a little cologne. Taste: sweet, honey, watery, slightly citrus and mango, fruit, a little pepper, very strange.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vighals (3258) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2016
Lys gul klar uten skum. Lukter mer nektar enn honning, noe maltekstrakt. Lett. Smaker eplesider. Kort

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4131) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle at Schouskjelleren, april 28th 2016. Dark yellow body with no head. Aroma of sweet honey, pepper, flowers and fruit. Taste adds mango, i subtle pepper heat, sweet honey. Sweet and hot finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (833) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 12, 2016
Hab nincs, gyönyörű mézszín. Illata mézes, gyümölcsös, borsos. Íze mézes, borsos, édeskés gyümölcs ízzel. A bors miatt kicsit hajaz a gyömbérre. Közepesen testes és szénsavas, picit érezni az alkoholt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2016
500 ml. Bottle. Poured clear, pale yellow (white wine like), fizzy minimal head. Aroma of fruit and honey. Taste is sweet and fruity, certainly mango and honey. Tart dry finish. Very good, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2016
10/VI/16 - 500ml bottle @ Klaas’ Totem Brewery Unofficial Inauguration BBQ Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 401-12-14 (whatever that may be) (2016-638) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear very pale yellow stuff, small aery white head. Aroma: lots of incense, some honey, floral, Indian curry spices, MF: no carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet sugary start, honey, spicy, lots of incense. Aftertaste: sweet, spices, honey, more incense. Weird, not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1923) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle at Totem's Inoguracion! Peppers, mango fruitiness, sweetish, not bad but nit my favourite drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle from Bottledog, London - UK. Color: clear pale golden blond mead, with small carbonation and no foam. Smell: spicy and fruity. Good sweet honey notes. Taste: light body with sweet honey taste balanced with fresh peach and mango notes. Good attenuation. Dry finish. Aftertaste: sweet fruity finish and small spicy pepper notes. Astringent and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (6495) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Tap@ CBC 2016. Hay colored brew with a thin head. Sweet fruits, honey, some spicy notes. Honey sweetness, mild spicy notes, long finish. excellent mead.

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