highibus (823) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Deep black with tan head. Aroma is earthy and lightly roasted. Flavor is up front roastiness and the shiitakes really do add to the body and earthiness of the brew. Not really a porter, a stout but a combo of the two with an earthiness not noticed in either. Something new and interesting. I really like what this guy is doing. A great way to end a Sunday evening. Very bright and lightly estringent on the finish. Fun stuff. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Deep reddish brown color/ viscous light brown foam. Dusty, mineral earthy black malt aromas. medium bodied. Nice dry chocolate, deep roasted malt, ashy flavors with earthy vegetal basement fungus. very good. 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. blutt59 (6565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, walnut brown pour with coffee and dark cherry aromas, flavors of dusty pecan, earthy mushroom casserole, smoke and herbal thirdeye11 (6160) - 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.
Skyview (6076) - 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. SrSilliGose (3331) - 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. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
[3414-20101002] 1pt6floz bottle. Roasted dark wood forest aroma has mild dry bark sticks. Dark brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Earthy dry wood roast flavour has a long lingering smoky roast malt aftertaste. Full body. Sneakily quite boozy.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
(w/ jerc, Radek)
Pours a deep brown with no appreciable head, light earthy aroma. Meaty brown ale malting, thick body, lovely earthy flavour which, although not specifically shitake-esque, is believably mushroomy, and makes me wish I had the steak referenced in the official description. Nice body and moderate carbonation. Sessionable, oddly enough. Yum. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
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)