AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish brown color/ viscous light brown foam. Dusty, mineral earthy black malt aromas. medium bodied. Nice dry chocolate, deep roasted malt, ashy flavors with earthy vegetal basement fungus. very good.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3414-20101002] 1pt6floz bottle. Roasted dark wood forest aroma has mild dry bark sticks. Dark brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Earthy dry wood roast flavour has a long lingering smoky roast malt aftertaste. Full body. Sneakily quite boozy.
(w/ jerc, Radek)
arminjewell (5148) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head, aroma is big shittake mushrooms, earth, almost dirt like but in a good way. Taste is some chocolate, nuts, earth, and mushrooms with a fairly dry and bitter finish. Not bad, kind of weird but true to what they say from the style!
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 22-oz bottle via trade with 5000. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with plenty of particles in the beer, yet holds a beige head that dissipates to a fine film top. Aroma of Shiitake mushrooms, some oysters in a shell, earthy herbs, and a hint of chocolate malt. Taste is medium to full bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of chocolate malt, floral hops and some dried Shiitake mushrooms. Finish is malty with plenty of floral hops with not so much bitterness.
BrewDad (4499) - Olympia, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia, WA
Big Earth Flavors and aroma, this Brownish hazy thick brew was awesome. Great flavor, the aroma was interesting where you smelt the shroom. The finish was dry with that grassy earth flavor. Wow what a beer.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. deep brown with a khaki head. nose is coffee, malts, and caramel. thick on the palate, with caramel, coffee, and an earthy finish.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Steve-O for the pour - dark ruby pour - lots of floaties, some fine and some rather large - nose has a fair amount of chocolate, light roast and a fair amount of earthiness, perhaps from the mushrooms, although it is not apparent - pretty full carbonation in the mouth - a lot of vegetal notes up front, followed by bittersweet chocolate and light roast, a bit of doughy character - more vegetal notes in the finish - like a very earthy stout - not bad, but has some flaws.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a light brown head. Mushrooms in the aroma. There is heavily roasted grain which gives a hint of coffee. Some more mushroom in the flavor, and a little spice in the finish.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a Portland BA/RB tasting... Poured dark brown with a beige head. An interesting brew which gave off a lot chalky, coffee, and roasted tones. A nice earthiness to round it out for balance.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of beige head that leaves only a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate with some earthy notes and traces of coffee. Taste is roasted malty bitterness with some chocolately sweetness and a earthy hop bitterness. Medium body and soft carbonation. This is one of my favorites from this brewery so far. Nicely balanced and well done.