WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at woodshop 5.1. Pours muddy brown sans head. Nose is crazy. Taste is quite good intwresting.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Clear and dark, the body sports a reddish chestnut tint with a thin, dissipating cap of khaki foam. The head leaves virtually no lacing behind. Aromas are weird and seemingly off, showing hints of citrusy tartness amidst a base of dry cocoa, caramel sugar, stewed mushrooms, and earthy dirt. Flavors follow suit, dry and chocolaty, touching on caramel and riddled with this strange, earthy, dirty mushroom component. Again, an odd, almost lemony tartness seems entirely misplaced. Sporting soft but lively carbonation, the palate starts out creamy but quickly moves on to a chalky, powdery, dry finish. A hint of tobacco comes through at the very end. This one is as odd as they come, and not in a good way.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle most likely from tom.... pours a deep ruddy cola pour with a lighter reddish edges and topped with a thin light beige head... aroma is earthy, musty, with a big roasty chocolate component to it. more akin to a roasty porter/stout. not sure if you’d be able to detect the fungi otherwise... flavors are a continuation of the same with roast, cocoa, and a backend that is more along the herbal musty front certainly attributed to the shitakes. semi-sweet and chalky in nature. light to medium bodied with an equal level of carbonation. earthy, semi-sweet finish.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Molasses brown-black with light chocolate cream that covers half the top. Thick portabella steak-like meatiness of a stout aroma with notes of charcoal. Deep, robust earthiness. Creamy and profoundly roasty with, again, a portabella steak finish with touches of Worcesters sauce. Outstanding, flavor and full-bodied. A top-notch grill out beer.
Loineshawn (3003) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. pours a hazy dark brown with a small tan head. initial aroma is like a belgian stout. quite earthy. some light chawky dry cocoa. grainy, but goes down smooth. a chawky, dry, earthy, musty belgian stout that leaves some nice roast character in mouth. mushrooms transformed into earthy, muddied, must. better than expected.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Rating #56. Rich dark brown almost black pour with a small tan head. Big dark roasted coffee aroma with a little bitter chocolate. Interesting flavor, more roast with a lot if earthiness as well and more coffee. Not bad. (1999)
MrChopin (2763) - 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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weird beer! Earthy, mushroomy, with a touch of roast in the finish. Dark brown color.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was coffee and dark roasts (i think). flavor was much the same plus some bitter, chocolate??, and cola. light body with high carbonation.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Earthy aroma, would never guess fungus. Just dark and roasted with a mocha bend and a hint of banana bread. I can barely see through this, very dark/black and a small tan head. Heavy and strongly earthy, the chewy mushroom steak really comes out in the body. What S/H/V is better than this? Strong roast, strong additive, all works together to become yummy.