fidelis83 (1954) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GeekFitGuy (1) - - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can definitely get a kick from the pepper and the mango is a good balance. Not overly fruity for a mead.
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with no head at all. Nose has loads of honey, green apples and mango. Light body with close to zero carbonation. Taste has mango, honey and a slightly hot peppery finish. Solid!
gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour with no head. Aroma is floral, honey. Flavour is honey, floral, mango, pepper. Weird mead.
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Michelle, thank you ma’am! Clear golden yellow color. Aroma of black pepper on a sweet background. Taste is peppery flowers and summer fruit. Nice.
Koelschtrinker (10676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Süßlicher Antrunk, milde Honignoten, in dem hintergründig leichte Pfeffernoten erkennbar sind. Stärker ist aber die konstante Süße, süffig, Noten vom Apfel. Gut! 7/11/9/10/11/9
Ferris (4261) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Peppery, mango and a light sweetness. Very pale yellow gold with a small white head. Sweet, black pepper, sweet mango and a long peppery finish. Interesting.
mnoud (279) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014.08.08 - B. Nektar Necromangocon - from bottle. Not going to do a breakdown review but does what it says on the bottle. It’s mango-y and pepper-y. It’s an interesting flavor combo and works pretty well. A tad too heavy on the pepper for my palate but not bad.
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Cask, 05/07/14.
Clear pale yellow with no head.
Nose is pissy, parma violet, dung heap, honeycomb.
Taste comprises much the same, black pepper well evident.
Sweet close with a pinch of spice.
NeoHippie2 (996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden pour. Aromas of mango, honey. And a touch of white pepper. Flavor is mango and honey all the way. Finish is sweet with just a pinch of white pepper. Slight pepper spice lingers on the palate after you take a sip. Very interesting. Another solid mead from B. Nektar.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-07-08. Crisp pale yellow body, headless. Aroma is fruity, mango, lots of fruit. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet, lots of mango, sweet honey core. Average bodied palate, no carbonation. simple but quite fruity. Enjoyment will likely vary with your appreciation for mango. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh