Dark Cloud | Mother Earth Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
406 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
Ranking:
#8,376
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
406
pDev:
11.34%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
66
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 406 |  Reviews: 130
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bsanderson323
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer_pirate
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beegs
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.89/5  rDev +26%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Was on tap at Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill, NC.

With a straight brown color, it is light, yet fully malty with toffee and a milk chocolate roasty taste. Balanced and slightly sweet with a great mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation. Fantastic for the style!

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Photo of Keith27614
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Raoul_Dork
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

June 2014 bottling I picked up last year at the brewery and forgot about in my fridge. 12oz into a tulip, the brew appears a deep mahogany color with ruby clarity when held to the light. A khaki cap fades to a thin film leaving spotty lace.

Nose is pleasantly chocolate-like mingled with fruity raison and suggestions of caramel, toffee and molasses before a bit of herbal and mineral/metallic edge comes into play.

The taste is sweet and fruity like raisons and plum mixed with dates, light chocolate malt, earth, minerals and roast. There is a very subtle buttery diacetyl touch to this that brings the focus back to caramel malt and slight fruity alcohol inclusion.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. A decent brew that I probably did a slight disservice by forgetting about for a year but it still held up fairly well.

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Photo of brocktune
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Amedlin18
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reptile3141
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyersfan900
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I can't find too many Dunkel's out there. I came across this at a 1st annual craft brew tasting fest in the Cumming, GA area. I was happy to find this in the store. It is regional, and has a distinct smoky flavor.

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Photo of freewheeln
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VTWicked
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NCMatt
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's a wonderful rendition of a Munich Dunkel. One of the best Dunkel's I have seen brewed stateside actually!

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark Cloud from Mother Earth Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 406 ratings
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