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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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

pkalix, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jak, Apr 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

jfcaa193, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kushlash23, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DaPan, Aug 03, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

Guden, Sep 06, 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 n2185
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear mahogany with two fingers of off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good.

S: Touches of caramel malt and dark fruits at first followed by lightly bitter hops and biscuit and bread aromas.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are touches of malt and dark fruit followed by some bitter, piny hops. The finish is of hearty bread and is lightly bitter.

M: Medium-light body with lots of carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp but leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

O: Overall, a pretty decent dunkel lager. I could easily put several of these back on a warm day in the sun.

n2185, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Rogue pint produces a clear dark tea brown brew with a 1/2" off white sandy colored head with nice weepy lacing sliding down the glass.

Very nice aromatic dark malts with a hint of hops in the background.

Very nice flavor on the tongue, malty and well balance, perhaps just a smidge on the lighter bodied side for this style, but still very drinkable brew in light of the medium carbination.

This is definately not a Warsteiner Premium Dunkle, but it is a great American representation of this style.

For me, this is a solid B+ Munich Dunkel. Keep on representing Tar Heel Brewers !!

RedneckBeerz, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of clayrock81
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark brown body with an offwhite head that stays around and leaves minor lace patches along w/ a light airy malt smell of both sweet and bready malts along w/ a touch of herbal hops. A light, sticky body that has a good dry edge as the herbal hops are light and balanced with some sweet caramel malt as well as cocoa and roasted and bread malt. Finishes real dry and is a nice dunkely that isn't overly sweet or complex but well-balanced and is an easy to drink session beer.

clayrock81, Sep 07, 2010
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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark, transparent brown that looks very dark brown, and and deep hazy amber brown when held to the light. The head is whitish one finger with smaller retention and smaller lacing.

S- matly with some sweet and dark fruit scents in there too. Very nice scent i dont get to smell too often. Lots of fruit.

T- medium malt taste that carries to the finish. Sweetness is prominent throughout thay is sinilar to the fruity nose. The sweetness lingers through the finsh.

M- mouthfeel is medium with lower carbonation.

O- nice beer and everything works good together. Nice extra beer.

Gushue3, Jun 09, 2011
Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.