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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%

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Deep brown with a thin tan head. Brown sugar, charred wood, ash, earthy aromas. Light sweetness immediately followed by above average bitterness. Body is lighter with an oily feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Can at the Mountain Brewers’ Fest 2013. Pours a light brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet nutty nose with some chocolates. Sweet light caramel, toast, some light dark fruit, mellow toasted malt finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1622) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can obtained through trade with queenholly. Pours black with dark brown hightlights and very little beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and slightly syrupy texture. Taste is roasted malt, herbal hops, some ash, and slightly bitter hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz can. Rating #77. Dark brownish/black pour with a nice brown head. Dark chocolate aroma with a little sweet roast in the back. Rich dark chocolate flavor with a dark fruitiness to really give it a big bold flavor, nice stuff. (2708)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours a deep brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head. Sweet roasty nose. Medium body, quite some roast and cocoa with a roasty bitter finish. A solid Porter. 060413

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep golden glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light chocolate. Roasted and chocolate dense malty. Light liqourice and toasted. Light ashtray note. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13802) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Can 6.0% @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, licorice, chocolate, coffee and hops. Nice and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10791) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Can, 6%. Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, caramel, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10590) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Can @ fonefan tasting. 6 % ABV. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 060413

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (2975) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 27, 2013
12 oz. can courtesy of Queenholly. Thanks much for helping me with South Dakota. Dark brown liquid with small tan head. Aroma is light coffee, hints of chocolate and a light Earthy “dirt” aroma. Flavor is much the same with a chalky, dry ash texture on the palate. I would like to see just a little more body as it’s a bit thin. This could be a session porter if you can get your hands on more than one can. Nicely drinkable.

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