fidelis83 (2075) - 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.
Cybercat (3681) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale, bubbly straw yellow. Sharp aroma has fruity and honey notes, inviting a taste. Flavor is definitely different and refreshing - honey that is not overly sweet, mango, a bit of sour apple. Texture has, well, I suppose average viscosity and a subtle but lasting fizz. After the mead has headed downstairs, your mouth is still a-buzzin’. Black pepper peeps out in the finish. I definitely should try some more meads - only problem is they do tend to be rather spendy.
Beerman6686 (4879) - 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 (53) - 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 (11072) - 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 (4307) - 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 (1395) - 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.