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Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing

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very good

305 Ratings

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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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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
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.


RaulMondesi, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of eepound2
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

eepound2, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of carolinared
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

carolinared, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
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!

GarthDanielson, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of rrski198
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

rrski198, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Drknight, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

smakawhat, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of jakehesting
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

jakehesting, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Rex827
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Rex827, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -10%

earlholman, Feb 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

psoriasaurus, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

KevinGordon, Jan 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

PaleAndBitter, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

rudabegga9, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of grassybranch
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

grassybranch, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of walkinginplace
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

walkinginplace, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mc4z, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Falcone, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Bloodbuzz99, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

ygtbsm94, Dec 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

meatballj626j, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Gatordaddy, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ColSanders123, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Hanzo, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of atlandy
3.5/5  rDev -10%

atlandy, Dec 02, 2013
Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.