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RATINGS: 317   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...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2338) - 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 (3161) - 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 (3999) - 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 (792) - 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 (1270) - 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 (8127) - 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 (1889) - 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 (2049) - 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 (6414) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rudzud (36) - Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Picked up at Julio’s, shared with JLindros. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear super pale. Aromas of huge mangoes, both fresh and gummy. Great peppercorns as well. Taste is similar to the nose, excellent mango flavour and light peppercorn, wish it was a bit more peppercorn forward. Loads upon loads of mango! Mouth is a bit thin.

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