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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Named for the ridiculous 4 foot dirt pile we had to put our brewery on to get us out of the FEMA-designated 100 year floodplain (no-one can remember this part of Spearfish ever flooding). This robust porter is black in color, is medium-bodied and has a rich, roasted malt flavor ending with a pleasing hop flavor and mild hop bitterness.
Abv 6.0% to 6.9%


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3650) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
On draft at Independent Ale House in Rapid City SD. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Flavor include some coffee and licorice. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Bitter roast finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2488) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a bubbly, frothy, beige head. Tastes like mild coffee, grains, earth, sweet malt, lightly roasted. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, light coffee, and roasted meat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Can shared by snoworsummer. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate, fig, light earthiness, and light coffee. Flavor is dry, roasted malts, light earthy hop bitterness, light chocolate, and faint dark fruit esters; dry roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
c/o mnmike. Thanks again! Very grateful. Aroma - for a porter itís a bit scant on aroma. What does exists is made up of a chocolate, light coffee, and nutty nature. Itís kind of small though. Appearance - body is black/brown; liquid is opaque; the head sets up about 1/4" and quickly rings out. Taste - the taste is immediately somewhat pungent, slightly roasty, there is a bit of chocolate malt to boot. Palate - body is medium to light; texture is between thin and thick; the carbonation is average, but approaching a lively nature; the finish is slightly bitter on the sides and middle of the tongue.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
35,5cl can (6%) shared by Cunningham - thanks! Pours deep mahogany with a small off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with chocolate and hints of dark fruits. Sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. Medium body, decent enough but nothing special. (2014-02-14 - at Cunninghamís place before RBNG-14)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (8497) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
355ml, 6 % abv, can shared. Shiny rustic brown coloured body. Beige layer at the surface. Mild roasted dark malts on the nose. Blended malty flavours of chocolate, caramel and liquorice offset by a moderate roasted bitter end. Medium bodied. Fair enough for a porter (at Cunninghams, Halden 14.02.2014)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4929) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Appearance: Transparent dark color with some a smal tan head.
Aroma: Mild chocolate, some roasted malt and a bit fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet with a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Sweet dark malty, mild coffee, some roasted malt and a bit fruity.
Overall impression: Decent, but not one I will try to find more off.
Personal stats: Can from a trade with RobertDale.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Can 355ml @ Cunningham
[Courtesy of Cunningham] Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Can, shared by Cunningham. Itís a clear reddish brown beer with a small light beige head. Roasted light alcoholic nose with coffee and a touch of dark bread. A bit alcoholic in the mouth, medium bodied and soft on the carbonation. Laying roasted finish with a certain warmth. Pleasant, but not very interesting. 140214

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
On draft at independent ale house in rapid city it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The atoms is sherry and coffee the taste is raisin ands bitter coffee flavor


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