HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cursory glance of my ratings will show that I am not the biggest fan or even rater of Mead, but this one is fantastic, with excellent hints of black pepper against a sweetness that is distinctly mango without being overbearing. I really love dried mango so this was perfectly up my alley and I wasn’t disappointed.
Hermod (5861) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Rudzud (36) - Cherry Valley, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
gEUS (1674) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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...
geologyguy (1233) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
HPDalen (134) - - APR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
anstei (932) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
allmyvinyl (8806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
nihtila (2611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
PriorL (3055) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In Stockholm, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond, small unstable white head.
TASTE: peppers, fruity, pleasant in a way, but the pepper ruins it for me though.