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Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
87
very good

306 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 306
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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Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear dark amber in color with some garnet red highlights and very light gentle carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall creamy dark beige head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer evenly. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted bready malts, some light amounts of chocolate, and some notes of nuts.

T: Moderate flavors of toasted bready malts with a hint of brown bread plus some much lighter notes of chocolate and nuttiness. There are light amounts of earthy hops that contribute a light amount of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I was pleasantly surprised to find this excellent example of a Munich Dunkel Lager being produced by a small brewery in Eastern NC - not one of the more common styles for American craft breweries. This was a delicious beer and one I was very happy to drink - it is sessionable and I would be happy to have another of these.

dbrauneis, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of RWLawman
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very dark brownish red. You get the red if you hold it up to the light.

S - Mostly malts, chocolate, and dark fruit.

T - Roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, and dark fruit along with something bready.

M - Medium-bodied beer with some sticky coating as well. Easy to drink though.

O - Pretty good beer, but nothing to flip out about. Maybe this beer just isn't my style, because this is the second I've had of this type that wasn't memorable. Enjoyable, nonetheless.

RWLawman, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Zach136, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Eriehle
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Eriehle, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of JHendu
4/5  rDev +2.8%

JHendu, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Yoda22
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Yoda22, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

OldhouseRecs, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of AltimusPrime
3/5  rDev -22.9%

AltimusPrime, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

FUwolfpacker, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +2.8%

t0rin0, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of Jules11788
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Jules11788, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of tcwaugh
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

tcwaugh, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, chocolaty-hued body with a moderate-sized, faint khaki-colored head. Slim lacing on the drop.

Smell: Solidly malty nose, though not overly effusive, with notes of darkened bread crusts, dark brown sugar, mild chocolate, milk chocolate, and nuts. Near nil fruitiness, very low hop accents.

Taste: Bread crusts, brown sugar, little hints of coffee, chocolate with a decent degree of sweetness. Very faint dark fruitiness. Light hop character, bitterness. Drying, malty finish with a carbonic pinch to it and a lingering nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Slightly dextrinous in the mouthfeel beyond the crisp suds.

Overall: Easy drinking and highly approachable, it's a solid dunkel.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of MikeIN
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MikeIN, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of MarkHorn
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

MarkHorn, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Hannen Alt glass on 10/13/12

Deep tobacco brown in color. Rust and copper highlights. One finger head thins quickly to a smooth layer of foam. Pretty good rings and drippy lace.

The aroma is simple but smells pretty good: roasted dark grains with a touch of coffee roast and hints of bread dough. The taste is in the same vein, but ramped up a tad in robustness and, in turn, the enjoyment factor. A good amount of dry roast, but not at all bitter. Cereal grains. Very low hops. Maybe a dusting of cocoa. The body is a medium-light with moderately low carbonation. The feel is thoughtful and is a great vehicle for the flavors.

Overall, this is pretty good. I would certainly drink it from time to time if I could.

Ryan011235, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

GTB, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ncaudle, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

BigTrubble, Oct 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

NCbeerpirate, Oct 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

brewdude1982, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

BigJiMo, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

SlowWideTurns, Aug 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jfcaa193, Aug 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

rambleglitch, Jul 30, 2012
Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.