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Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 23
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: evantwomey on 11-04-2009)
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Reviews by AlexanderSelby:
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AlexanderSelby

North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice brown meets amber color and a fine head. Smells buttery sweet, but also a little bit of maple candy detected. Tastes buttery, yet the malts are sweet and a touch earthy. No bitterness detected at all.

Nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing great either. Which is exactly what I am looking for in this style. Good malty pleasure without going through a workout to finish it. Maybe a touch too buttery, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2011 05:18:58 | More by AlexanderSelby
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A- medium to dark (root beer) brown. Nice tan head. Light to moderate dissipation with some lacing, but nothing noteworthy.

S- clean. Roasted coffee. Caramel and malt. Mineral quality (similar to an oyster stout).

T- burnt coffee, cocoa,

M- light body. Not too much carbonation. Bitter up front. Very crisp.

O- good. Would recommend and have again. A solid American version of a classic German style.

Cheers!

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12 oz bottle into a goblet.

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S: The nose is bringing a lot of chocolate, along with some roasted notes. As it warms up, it becomes more and more nuttier - perhaps even resembling hazelnut coffee at times. It's a simplistic aroma, but a perfectly reasonable one.

T: It starts with a nutty, chocolaty tone. The finish is *very* well attenuated - dry and mineral-esque, yet with a subtle fruitiness. Just like the nose indicated, this is about it as far as the flavor profile goes. Still, it's pleasant and sessionable.

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Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.