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Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 256
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 256 | Reviews: 116 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Gu3mom:
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Gu3mom

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

02-07-2013 20:00:28 | More by Gu3mom
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RaulMondesi

California

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of the bottle and into the Bruery snifter.

Coca cola lite here, my peeps. It has all those Dunkel flavors like a Starbucks in Munich...and that's pretty much it. Looks aite like Heidi Klum in the early 2000's and I'll pretty much end things there.

Ok, and just... ok.

Peace!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 01:59:27 | More by RaulMondesi
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eepound2

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2014 02:01:56 | More by eepound2
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carolinared

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-18-2014 21:47:22 | More by carolinared
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, chestnut coloring with a filmy, clingy, white head. Nose of roast notes, coffee, and dark caramel, and some fig and date notes. Flavors are roast and nutty forward, with some old world fruit sweet highlights, and a bitter undertone. Smooth and crisp bodied, with a tangy caramel sweetness and roasted notes. Crisp, clean finish, with a sweet linger. Very solid brew!

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 01:26:52 | More by GarthDanielson
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rrski198

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

04-13-2014 20:05:57 | More by rrski198
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-13-2014 21:56:33 | More by Drknight
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pilsner tall style glass.

A deep red mahogany brown, with red chestnut edges towards the bottom. Just a big dark red, with light cream tan bubbles at about three fingers in height and soapy retention.

Lots of clean and flavorful aromas. Nutty and husky grain. Hazelunt almost into caramel. Clean, crisp and mineraly. Very nice.

Kind of interesting. Palate is rocked litteraly, but an almost mineral and earthy body. Big crystaline mineral rock finish, which just cuts through the malt base like a sharp sword. Finishes popping mineral fresh also with real dry carbonation. Hints of caramel and some backbone but a bit jarring palate feel.

It's not bad but the super spritzy mouthfeel just slices through the palate and destroys much of the flavor that seemed to be hinted on the nose.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 01:50:06 | More by smakawhat
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jakehesting

Georgia

4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance was dark reddish brown

Smell wasn't over the top which is typical for a good lager. Not much on the nose.

Taste...rich malty biscuity heaven, perfect amount of roast.

Mouthfeel very clean lager refreshingly light on the palate.

One of my favorite beers to date. Outstanding lager. I don't know a whole lot about Mother Earth Brewing but I know that this beer alone has made me interested in their other stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2014 03:28:18 | More by jakehesting
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Rex827

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-16-2014 16:07:10 | More by Rex827
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earlholman

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-14-2014 14:58:19 | More by earlholman
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-09-2014 00:35:14 | More by psoriasaurus
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-23-2014 04:21:38 | More by KevinGordon
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PaleAndBitter

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-20-2014 03:20:04 | More by PaleAndBitter
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-31-2013 15:59:44 | More by rudabegga9
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grassybranch

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

12-29-2013 21:50:25 | More by grassybranch
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walkinginplace

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark Cloud pours into a ruby color with significant lacing. It's smell is a complex blend of coffee, toffee, and malts, amongst others. The taste is bready, chocolatey, and a little malty with a late rush of toffee sweetness. Honestly, it's difficult to even detect any hoppy bitterness. It feels very well-balanced and medium-bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A very drinkable and sessionable lager but far more complex than that designation might suggest. An awesome achievement for a Carolina brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 23:34:50 | More by walkinginplace
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-24-2013 19:36:58 | More by mc4z
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-22-2013 01:07:01 | More by Falcone
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-21-2013 03:44:08 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-18-2013 04:38:40 | More by ygtbsm94
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meatballj626j

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-10-2013 23:34:21 | More by meatballj626j
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2013 02:10:49 | More by Gatordaddy
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-04-2013 17:01:52 | More by ColSanders123
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

12-04-2013 01:38:23 | More by Hanzo
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Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.