blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, walnut brown pour with coffee and dark cherry aromas, flavors of dusty pecan, earthy mushroom casserole, smoke and herbal
thirdeye11 (6044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) clear dark brown with ring of tan bubbles. Nose of mushroom, earth, brown sugar. Taste of roasty brown sugar, cream, coffee with a nicely carbonated roasty finish.
notalush (5716) - 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 (5664) - St. Louis Park, 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.
reebtogi (5593) - 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.
Skyview (5543) - 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.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan off white head with thin lacing. I’m not sure i get the mushroom character here, seems a bit dusky earth like in nature. What i get is really more malty, roasted malt, toasted oats, hints of chocolate. Bitter with licorice, tea like bitterness, and a hint of musky coco to finish. Not bad.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, 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 (5239) - 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.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Near black, thin tan head. Oyster stout like, not as salty but with the same subdued earthy character and prominent roasted malt, light sweetness in chocolate, and a dusty, fairly dry finish. The roast is straightforward and lacks complexity, thought the dryness adds a bit. Decent but almost no mushroom uniqueness and not much else to remain interesting.