Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing
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3.61/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 23:33:35 | More by Roser
3.29/5 rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle into a goblet.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is two fingers high and mocha in shade. Retention isn't fantastic, but the creamy texture leaves behind a nice ring of sheet lacing on the glass.
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.
M: Even for the style, it's insanely dry, to the point of evaporating off the tongue. It does this without relying on intense carbonation to get the job done. There's just enough lingering sweetness to keep this out of "pure chugger" territory - still, it's a very drinkable brew.
O: Not an amazing beer, but a good one to pair with food thanks to its easygoing nature. I'll probably return to this one again, just not on a frequent basis.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 23:20:10 | More by ThisWangsChung
Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.