Originally Posted by kcmike
Bill, you have a very refined palate.
Yes, there is a very subtle mushroom profile on the back end. The vast majority of our test subjects could identify the presence of "something", a savory note, very unique and pleasing, on the back end, but only a select few could further classify its identity it as the Shiitake mushrooms. Great job!
I'm one of the couldn't specifically ID ingredient, if I hadn't known it was there. However, seeing shiitake listed I knew exactly where it came from. Brilliant call for this rub, I say.
Kinda like the ginger in Dale's Steak Seasoning.