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Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

283 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 23
Gots: 17 | 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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rpandre2

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

08-14-2013 20:10:21 | More by rpandre2
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Gu3mom

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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

New York

2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Extra from Crittervision -- thanks!

a - pours a very dark murky brown color with a minimal tan head, very little retention or lacing

s - roasted nuts and toasty dark malt along with lager yeast, very light coffee note if you search for it

t - just like the aroma, roasted nuts and toasty malt are the main flavors with some caramel and lighter grain also apparent, not much else going on here, a bit watery, really, alcohol is not apparent

m - medium-to-light bodied, somewhat low carbonation, a bit thin, no alcohol warming, balanced finish

d - easy on the palate but not interesting at all, glad I shared this bottle because I probably wouldn't have finished it myself

Just seems like an uninspired attempt at the style to me, but others certainly seem to disagree. Certainly not an offensive beer, but there are a ton of German offerings that I'd pick up before this.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 15:11:05 | More by WeisGuy
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dhmxray

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-07-2013 20:15:43 | More by dhmxray
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Arborescence

Finland

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-03-2012 01:57:12 | More by Arborescence
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Jules11788

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

10-26-2012 04:14:35 | More by Jules11788
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-07-2012 01:17:01 | More by jrohrbacher
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-09-2014 00:35:14 | More by psoriasaurus
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-13-2013 18:05:00 | More by djre4orm
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SirWalkAbout

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-26-2014 21:56:02 | More by SirWalkAbout
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AltimusPrime

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-19-2012 22:47:02 | More by AltimusPrime
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Straight brown with some ruby notes... good finger and a half of head... Head settles to a good ring with good lacing.

S: Smell is very bready, with lots of roasted malts and a touch of maple.

T: Roasted malt and maple right up front. Only gets better as it warms.... there is some hops popping in at the finish tastes a little grassy. The grassy hops sits in on the aftertaste... Like the start but not a big fan of the finish.

M: Carbonation starts a little strong but calms as it warms.... to a nice smooth almost velvety feel....

D: Not a bad beer.... Looks great, smells good, mouthfeel good... taste starts good finishes OK....

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 01:15:13 | More by mralphabet
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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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gosurfobx

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a six pack of these at Peabody's in Boone, NC. Beer was bottled in 8/10 and drank 11/10. Beer pours a deep dark brown with a 1.5 finger head that is slightly off-white. The nose is malty, some phenol and slight clove.

The first sip has malty and yeast flavors at the front very little hops and an slight penny aftertaste (like when you used to put pennies in your mouth as a kid). As the beer drinks down the beer taste profile changes little. The taste of toasted malt does come out more but not a whole lot.

The mouth of the beer is nice. The carbonation is spot on and the is neither to light or to heavy.

Overall this is a decent Dunkel, the penny aftertaste does not detract from the overall experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 20:01:22 | More by gosurfobx
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Riik3

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-14-2013 01:41:10 | More by Riik3
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-25-2014 16:02:23 | More by Dave_Treat
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Corredoranciana

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-29-2012 23:09:12 | More by Corredoranciana
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ChrisAlbertine

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-16-2014 17:15:45 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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Cougar990

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-05-2012 01:22:14 | More by Cougar990
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

02-20-2013 00:57:25 | More by PEIhop
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deonreds

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-18-2012 06:02:16 | More by deonreds
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-23-2012 20:11:58 | More by brewdude1982
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wr3ck00n

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

10-10-2013 00:01:10 | More by wr3ck00n
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holmesmi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

07-05-2014 18:11:51 | More by holmesmi
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Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.