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Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

305 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 24
Gots: 21 | 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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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.

WeisGuy, Oct 12, 2010
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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....

mralphabet, Jul 31, 2011
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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.

AlexanderSelby, Feb 17, 2011
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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.

gosurfobx, Nov 06, 2010
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Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.