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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3463) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Can at home via trade to get me some Dakotas since my trip fell through this summer. Dark brown pour. Faint nose of nestle chocolate. Tastes of cocoa nibs, cola, earth, brown sugar, vanilla, hint of molasses. Everything subdued and semi sweet. Could use punch up

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2015
From a cool-looking 12oz can into a dimple mug, thanks so much Greg! Opaque dark reddish brown with sudsy beige foam which fell to a thin but persistent head, some lace. A perfectly true-to-style English Porter, though it may not fit every American craft beer drinkers’ idea of Porter. Malty and caramelly, hint of toffee, pure dark chocolate, nuts, loads of dark stone fruit and berry flavours: tart cherry, black plum, grapeskins, black currant, cranberry. Strong Black Malt impression, in the Yorkshire/Ringwood/Kennebunkport style. Estery ale yeast, earthy/woodsy/resiny Fuggle-ish hop balance. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, very complex aftertaste, somehow simultaneously rich and dry. So very good. South Dakotans may not have much local beer, but with stuff like this in cans, you wouldn’t need much else!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
ポーター 香ばしい香り&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1563) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours a cola brown color with a slight roasted malt aroma. Taste is similar with a light oatmeal flavor throughout. A dry aftertaste, with a roasted nut flavor. A nice Porter, thanks to John Mosquera.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DesertDevil (685) - Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2015
12-oz. can. It has a cola aroma similar to Dr Pepper along with a heavy amount of charred barley, earthy hops, a bit of toffee, and (appropriate given the name) a touch of gardening soil. Pours clear dark brown with cherry wood highlights; no head. Airy chocolate and a slightly vegetal bitterness combine for a pleasant balanced taste with a hint of burnt toast and brown sugar. The body is spot on for a porter; bitter cocoa finish. A decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9543) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2015
Can, shared at RBSG. Medium-dark brown, beige head. Treacle and chocolate, dry finish, a tad thin. But who cares-- South Dakota tick!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 19, 2015
12oz can pours out dark brown topped with a ring of a head. Nose is roast malts chocolate and some sweetness. Taste is more of the roast malts and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5864) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Pours brown with a large soapy head. The aroma has dark caramel, chocolate, dates, figs, molasses and walnuts. It has a medium body with a light amount of carbonation. The body is a little on the slick side. The taste starts off with roast, a woody version of chocolate, dark berries, some oxidation and a bit of harsh roast/toast. The finish is pretty woody and has some cocoa. Decent porter. Thanks to gregwilsonstl for passing this on along to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz. can from shrubber85 - thanks again, Roger! Pours a mostly clear amber-brown with a small beige head that settles into a ring and leaves some spots of film in the glass. Notes of chocolate and toasted and mild roasted malts, tobacco, earth, brown sugar, and mellow spice. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, toasty, sweet mouthfeel. A little past its prime, but not a bad porter. Simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 oz can thanks to phaleslu (my first South Dakota tick). Pours a clear cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pretty much what I would expect from a basic porter, roasted malt, some fruity character, ash, mild bitterness, the body is thin, some earthy hops late, new state tick though, winning.

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