queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Earthy roasted malt, light molasses, and dark fruit aroma. Brown with a small tan head. Dark roasted malt ... roasty, grainy, malty flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Very enjoyable malty beer.
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very dark with minimal head. I get effectively no smell off this one. It’s lighter than you’d expect for the color of the beer, and makes it very drinkable, especially on a hot day. I get some maltiness to the flavor, but not a huge amount of flavor.
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Hints of caramel and malt on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Slight smokiness on the tongue with some maltiness. Clean finisher. Very nice.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle. 300th rating for me! On vacation to Cedar Island, NC, I learned about Mother Earth Brewing. This is a solid Dunkel. Dark malt scent, hint of coffee, roasty. Dark brown/black pour with a frothy bubbly tan head. Medium bodied, creamy smooth texture. Dark malt fronted flavor with coffee and a roasted bitter finish.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC. Caramel flavor, slight sweetness. Brown color. Body slightly undeveloped.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours brownish with red tinge and a cream colored head. Aromas are bready and sweet. Tastes are clean lager with some roast notes and a little hop bitterness on the back end. A quality session brew from NC.
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Kind of a plum colored reddish brown with a small white head. Nose is lightly creamy, malts, dark fruits, yeast. Pretty nice flavor, similarly malty, quite dextrinous. Not a huge dunkel-head, but I found this to be simple and tasty. Maybe my favorite Mother Earth beer.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 4/6/10. So glad these guys are available here in the Triad now! Poured this into a standard pint glass. Pours a deep dark brown with a thin tan head on top. Retention was pretty weak and it left little-to-no lace on the glass. Scents of molasses, dark breads, toffee, and some licorice.
This beer is fairly full-bodied with a good carbonation backing. Sweet flavors of bittering dark chocolate, toffee, molasses, and a good mealy finish. Bitterness is very low on this one. This is all malts and I like it. Very good beer. I’d get a sixer of this and enjoy it immensely.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a semi dark, amber color. Has an aroma and taste of sweetness. This is an easy drinking dark beer. Good.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a enormous (4+ finger) light tan frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent spotty sheets of lace.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, a pine hop and a musty yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and dark fruit (raisins and prunes).
The taste was nice and malty with a touch of toffee sweetness and a hint of chocolate from the beginning then proceeded to become mildly bitter and hoppy with a note of coffee and just a light presence of dark fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent while after the swallow with a nice roasty hoppiness left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a shade or two under medium in body with a nice dry texture and an almost fizzy carbonation.
Overall an impressive roasty brew. Sweet, bitter and quite malty, it had it all going on...