How did the mushroom flavor come through? Did the pepper blend in with everything or mask some of the other flavors? I suspect that the pepper would be a bit strong initially but should mellow out over a couple months.
My fiancé and I brew together. No SWMBO here, only SWBBMS (she who brews by my side).
Primary: Kentucky Common
Secondary: ESB Base-Grain Experiment, Pantry Porter
Bottled: Lady Rumpkin Imp. Pumpkin Ale
Planned: Bramling ESB, White House Honey Ale, Sage/Rye Saison, Ethiopian Coffee Porter