JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with deep caramel and earth notes. Mouthfeel shows the earth from the mushroom and a more nuanced hint of caramel and coffee hints from the brown ale.
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pilot Porcini Brown–on tap-pours a big tight tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt, earthy, citrus. Taste is medium malt-roasty/toffee, earthy, secondary citrus hops.
Dogbrick (12234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the tap room. Part of their experimental series. The beer is a dark brown color with an amber tint. Thin beige head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of earthy malt and mild hops. Medium body with a savory character and flavors of earth and peaty malt, plus a bit of fruit. The finish is earthy with a bit of malt lingering. I was admittedly leery about a mushroom beer but this is pretty good.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby brown. Nose is slightly mote earthy that regular maduro. Flavor is dirt, earth, minute amounts of mushroom, strange tartness (good strange though), meaty. Cool beer.