anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy weak yeasty finish.
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Thanks for a rare mushroom style ale, Frank. Somewhat of a copper/orange pour with a white head. A touch earthy, but a lot of sweet bread and brown sugar on the nose. Some vanilla, plum, and sweet orange juice. Flavor is quite sweet, but there is a subtle earthiness and some citrus. A bit woody and some dark fruits. Interesting beer. Not sure it quite works, but it’s not bad.
gendv138 (976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of funk. Tastes of pears and funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Grand Tasting. RBSG St. Louis. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of earth, orange candy and brown sugar. Medium body.
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Randy Mosher is a homebrew author and is in charge of something or other at 5 Rabbit. I recall reading in one of his books about brewing w/ mushrooms and thinking it seemed like a pretty ridiculous idea and ever since I have wanted to drink a mushroom beer w/o having to brew that beer myself. For this reason, I am very thankful for Ki Chun and now I know what mushroom beer tastes like. I figured this would be all black but it’s a clear orange w/ a mixed bubbled head. It has mild nose and seems to be slightly oxidized. It is very sweet and malty which really rubs me the wrong way when combined w/ the earthiness of the mushrooms (I presume it’s the mushrooms). I have to admit that I was biased in thinking I probably wouldn’t like this before I tried it but it just really doesn’t seem like the kind of thing anyone would want to drink more than once.
jcnielsen (1984) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a copper color with white head. Cardboard, brown sugar flavors.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Twangy, pineapple, citrusy aroma. Brown sugar, thickly sweet, tangerine flavor. Not that great. Candy like.
hombrepalo (1800) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Random sample at DLD 14. Mushrooms! Light colored pour. Smallish head. Aroma of nuts and yeast. Taste is earthy, crisp and fruity. Nice nutty finish.
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Clear copper with a white head of foam. Semi salty and meaty. Umami and a bit sweet taste. Medium carbonation and medium body.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Brew Kettle on 3/23/14. Pours clear amber with a thick beige head. Aroma of banana, caramel and clove. Malty and caramelly flavor with banana before a spicy and sweet finish.