Dark Cloud | Mother Earth Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
405 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing
North Carolina, United States
motherearthbrewing.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by evantwomey on 11-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
405
Reviews:
130
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 405 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.53/5  rDev -9%
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.

Peace!

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Photo of eepound2
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of carolinared
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

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Photo of rrski198
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of imbibehour
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of jakehesting
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of Rex827
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of psoriasaurus
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of PaleAndBitter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of grassybranch
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of walkinginplace
4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of meatballj626j
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of atlandy
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 405 ratings.
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