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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 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...
B. SMART, B.S-MART


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1571) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Pours a pale goblin green. Aromas of honey and subtle mango...sweet and lightly tropical. Flavor is wonderful. Mild earthy honey and juicy mango. The black pepper is quite subtle (kick it up next batch) but can be picked up just a bit in the finish. On draft at Cigar City yielded a light zippy carbonation. I crushed 4 glasses. Tasty stuff for sure!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1671) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
bottle at home. Pours clear light golden, no head, but a champagne alike fine bubble carbonation. Pepper definitely present. Papaya and apricot, some mango as well. Light sweet body, like an Asti, with an imminent attack of the black pepper, which I wasn’t particularly found of... Taste is sweet white wine grapes, white pepper...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
geologyguy (1220) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2016
Medium light Floral smell with light pepper... very clear appearance... Taste is bolder/more pronounced than it looks and smells...pepper and flowers very good...not too sweet like other meads...perfect actually...so smooth...the only area it is deficient is appearance because it is so clear...nothing against it though...amazing

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HPDalen (107) - - APR 2, 2016
Aroma of flowers, mango and citrus. Pale, clear with almost no head. Let’s of honey flavour. Light bodied, thin with a pretty long after taste of black pepper. This is a weirdly satisfying beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (890) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle at Erzbierschof Monday Club. Very light yellow. Aroma of pepper, rose, jasmine, and lots of mango. Very harmonic and round. Quite powerful and full-bodied for such a low ABV. Impressive!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Rated on 8-06-2015 (Bottle) The appearance is a very small white head, transparent body and fast rising carbonation. The aroma is sweet, mango, honey, earthy, and musty. The flavor is sweet, honey and earthy. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this mead is light bodied. The taste of this mead does not suit my palate very well. A bit too sweet and not to my palate’s liking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle from cornelius, shared with jeevan and sundry other neighbours. Pours clear pale yellow with no head. Aromas of black pepper. Taste had the mango. Peppery finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Keg at Ushers. Pours very pale, light white wine. Nose is sweet, apples, fruits, honey, quite cider-like. Taste is also sweet but smooth fizziness and kind of tartness makes if very balanced, mango is also there and black pepper in long finish. Very positive surprise.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PriorL (3045) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
In Stockholm, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond, small unstable white head. NOSE: peppers... TASTE: peppers, fruity, pleasant in a way, but the pepper ruins it for me though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Aroma - is honey, peppery, with some fruits Appearance - is glowing gold Chardonnay like color. Gorgeous nucleation. No head, but that is par for the course. Taste - honey, spice, lemon Palate - medium body, carbonation is lively, honey booze finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (908) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Smell is sugar, koolaid, honey, and some other scent that is probably faint mango. Taste is honey, licorice, apple juice, a slight bit of tropical fruit, and maybe some extremely faint pepper taste. Light watery body.


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