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A beast of a brew. This dark, rich hearty ale is made with shiitake mushrooms, adding umami soaked earthiness unique to this beer. Brewed with a balanced blend of roasted barley and oats, the mouthfeel is truly narrative. Both complex and straight-forward, this ale is equally at home with a hearty fresh off the grill steak or a late night game of poker.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6648) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2010
courtesy of googzoid10, many thanks for sending all these WA gems. 22oz bomber, pours brown, mocha head. Light golden lacing. aroma is malty with roasted coffee scents. Aroma also has this earthly/moss sort that anyone who went mushroom picking would know what I am trying to describe. It’s mild and not overpowering. flavors, grainy and malty, some bitter coffee/chocolate, thick mouthfeel. As the beer warms up, I got a lot more mocha goodness with a thick earthly mouthfeel reminiscent of mushroom that is somewhat similar to aroma. Some faint bitterness of hops, mostly balanced out by the chocolate and coffee. This is tasty, need to seek out more Epic Ales, these guys surely brew some interesting beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4926) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8259) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle with many thanks to Scrizz! Pours black with tan head. Nose of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and cereal. Taste of mushroom, vegetable, grilled steak, roasted malts and barley.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MeadMe (1304) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Big Thanks to SeaBass for another rare gem. A: Pours a nice dark flat black with a nice tall tan head. Nice retention with some spotty lace. S: Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a real earthy aroma that I can’t put my finger one.... the mushrooms maybe with a hint of smoke? T: Wow real nice flavors. Chocolate malt up front. Nice roasted coffee with hints of earth. No veggie flavor really, nice earthy flavors my guess is from the mushroom. Real tasty, complex, smooth... good. M: Medium in body, smooth, rich, tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle…Murky brown ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Earthy, chocolaty, nutty nose. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tender carbonation. The flavor is deeply roasted and chocolaty with good unsweetened-cocoa bitterness. Chocolaty, bittersweet finish. Bottle courtesy of footbalm and TheCheeseMan!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Roasty earthy notes on the nose. Dark brownish-black, tiny ruby hint, almost opaque. Flavor is rich and roasty, with an almost tart quality? Very difficult to describe, as it warms I am getting some coffee sweetness and less tartness. The mushrooms add a fascinating element, earthy, tart, but compliment the malts. Carbonation is medium, body is medium, finishes with some warmth of the alcohol. I can only imagine how awesome this would pair with lots of different food. Very interesting beer, enjoying it greatly...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Sweet on the nose. Expecting a sweet flavor, but it yields to more of an earthy, tangy mushroom flavor. Lingering roastiness. I wasn’t going to rate tonight, but this beer pulled me in to it. It’s not that it is the greatest beer ever, but it’s different.


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