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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2044) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (932) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2015
How: Draught.
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.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
udubdawg (30) - Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1346) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estover (65) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
The mango is nicely front and center when cold. As it warms the pepper is all over the tongue. I was sitting here trying to figure out what I ate that was spicey. Its the mead!! The front is crisp and semidry. The finish is dry and peppery, peppery, peppery. I am seriously enamored with this beverage.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (301) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Smells like a dessert apple wine. I get some pepper in there too, and the tropical flavors show in the taste. Very light color and body is light overall too. A nice mead and I like what B Nektar does overall, so more please!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3266) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg at CPK 5th B-day celebrations, London. It pours a hazy rich straw/golden color with no head to speak of. Aroma is sweet and peppery, with notes of melon, mango, honey, black pepper. Taste is sweet and lightly crispy and spicy, with big notes of ripe melon and mango, black pepper, honey. Sticky juicy mouthfell with soft carbonation. Overall, a sweet monster but a good one at that

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6489-20140708] Bottle. Strong wet straw aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with no head. White wine grapes and boozy floral flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (6/2/7/3/13) 3.1
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (4371) - rřdovre, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2014
Draught. Clear golden colour with no head. Aroma is sweet of honey and exotic fruits flavour of apples and sweet alc,smooth mouth feels with low carbonation and sweet finish.


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