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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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2.9
BBB63 (6567) - 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.

3.6
reebtogi (6378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
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.

3.3
JK (6280) - 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.

3.6
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
(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.

3.6
Skyview (6099) - 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.

3
notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
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.

3.9
BrewDad (5667) - 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.

3.4
Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2011
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.

3.8
mar (5439) - 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
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2010
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.


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