MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with ucusty. Thanks for sending this. Deep burgundy pour with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aromas of honey, milk chocolates, blackberries, walnuts. Flavors, very similar to the aroma, honey, blackberry preserves, walnuts, malted milk balls, and a very faint hickory smokiness. I would drink this as often as possible if I had access to it. Very Nice!
arventresca (512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours dark with a nice tan creamy head. Roasted malt is present here. Nice flavor and a perfect balance for the style. I really enjoyed this one.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a decent tan head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is nutty, roasty malt, toffee, chocolate and quite sweet. Taste is a nutty, sweet toasted malts, slighly smokey, chocolately, a little woody and faint hops. This is a very smooth, sessionable brew. I really enjoyed it.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 Thanks to xxnateballxx for the bottle. Clear dark brown pour with a thin short lived head. Aroma is toffee, smoke, and metal. Caramel, toffee, cracker, and hazelnut. Dry smokey finish. Good stuff cant wait to try more stuff from Mother Earth.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep woody brown with a nice lasting off white head. Aroma is nutty light toffee, some hints of roasted malts, or nutty chocolate, light crackery vienna and Munich sweetness. Flavor is moderate sweet toasted malts, light chocolate and nuts, earth and a bit of dust- light hops all around. Nice.
OldGrowth (2342) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at Village Draft house. good aroma, roasty, earthy. orangy brown color, medium sweetness, lightly bitter flavor. medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter dry finish. Nice, easy to drink brew, second one from them that seems to be hitting all the right points for it’s style, one you could drink all day.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"’Dunkel’ means dark in German, but don’t let the color fool you, it is by no means heavy, overbearing or bitter. In fact, it proves to be a very drinkable session beer."
Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC
Surprisingly light tasting, but has decent flavor.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to durhambeer for hooking me up with a bottle - rock on, Bob! Nice vibrant dark pour, with crisp carbonation and a full body. Malty nose with some modest smoke and a hint of fruit in there as well. Full mouthfeel, something of a warming feel to it as well. I agree with Bob that there’s a nice bitter addition to the beer, not just a slick malty dunkel. Another good showing from this up and coming NC brewery.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at Fresh Market in Greenville. Nice to see this local brewery available in bottles. Great label with a painting of old tobacco barns and a cloudy sky (if you’re from the area, it’s a familiar scene). Eastern NC Represent! Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Nose shows lovely caramel, toffee, bit of char, and some hops. Very approachable, though perhaps a tiny bit aggressive for the style, but I like that. Smells like it might be sweeter than it is, but finishes with a nice bitterness. This is a very solid beer, and another good offering from this new brewery.