anders37 (21880) - 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 (15257) - San Leandro, 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.
jtclockwork (13236) - , 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.
crossovert (10751) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. A strong and sweet brew, definitely some fruit notes and some mushroom but a malt bomb.
adnielsen (10374) - 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.
JaBier (6490) - 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.
GenDV138 (5230) - 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.
JStax (4578) - 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.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Maria’s, pours bright reddish gold with white head. Aroma is earthy seemingly from the fungus, spicy clove phenols dominate, some bubblegum, alcohol, and plum raisins. flavors are sweet beady malts, spicy clove phenols, big malt character with some caramel, raisin, and a tad toasty. Big body, bit syrupy. Finish is spicy and fairly dry. This one walks the line almost falling over at times but eventually ends held together and it all works. Could use a little more drying out as the middle is fairly thick and sweet. A nice take on a Belgian tripel.
Frank (3841) - 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.