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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
Strange brew, looks like an imperial stout with a black colour. The aroma is smokey, and chocolaye. The taste is a little sour and vegetative. Not too drinkable. Promises but does not deliver. Thanks for bringing Jeremy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10126) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
2010-10-02. Very dark brown body with a foamy tan head. 3+ Dusty, earthy aroma, roast, what I assume is the mushrooms, hints at chocolate. 6+ Flavour is dry and roasty with earthy undertones that build slowly. Roast has an aspect of watery dilute coffee to it. Dry roasty bitterness lingers, some astringency to the roast at times. 6+ Average palate. Decent beer but much to dry and roasty for me. Mushroom notes around the edges. Too dry for my tastes but pretty solid otherwise. Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15590) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16328) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown with some notes of red and a fingers worth of tan head. S: A very interesting aroma to this beer. Quite a bit of chocolate and roasted malt with a definite earthy and musty aroma that is undoubtedly from the mushrooms. Theres a bit of a meaty and lightly smokey aroma as well. T: The roasted flavors of the stout base are prominent on the front end with some chocolate, and (no other way to say this) dirt. The mushrooms add a really strange flavor that I cant quite describe, almost sourness. M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation, too. D: This one was just a little too much for me. I really love mushrooms, but Im not exactly sure they have a place in beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5966) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle that Shawn shared with me, thanks: Close to mahogany hue with a small lasting frothy head which produced very good lace. The aroma has notes of smoked meat, chocolate, walnuts, roast, very earthy and slightly herbal as well with a hint pf pepper and ash. I really like the nose on this beer, pretty complex... then there was the taste, starts okay enough with chocolate and nutty tones but then a veggie, fishy and musty overtone took over and ruined it for me. Guess I do not like mushrooms in my beer? Just taste dirty and unrefined. The mouth feel is smooth and ashy, a bit thin bodied as well. Starts great then petered out badly, still nice to try once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9426) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2010
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
I loved this beer! I love stouts and the mushrooms really add a layer of enjoyment. I paired this with salmon and grilled mushrooms which was awesome. Id like to try this again without having mushrooms in my dish to see how the ale performs by alone. This beer really excited me.

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