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RATINGS: 120   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%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Poured from a can thanks to Bytemesis. Thanks!. Pours a darker, murky black with a thin greyish head of foam. Aroma is floral chocolate and coffee. Smells bitter and earthy. Taste is bitter at first, but mellows out to a nice sweetness. Nice well balanced finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Black pour with a dark orange hue and thin off white creamy head, light sticky lacing ... aroma of roasted malts, and cocoa .... taste is roasted and of bitter dark cocoa with some light caramel malts: has a slight bitter hop bite to it .... body is thin to medium and a little slick .... finishes with a bitter hop bite .... abv hidden well ... solid easy drinking porter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3468) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Can, 6.0%: Thank you, Shrubber! Dark brown with slight ruby lights, dark tan head. Scent is chocolate, cola... Taste is cocoa, vanilla, cream.. Slightly roasty...sweet and slick. Very slight bitter...quite sweet throughout. Really tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7381) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Can. Chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Mild chocolate malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Medium body. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2861) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Can. Rich chocolate malt, light earthy coffee, and vanilla aroma. Black brown with a large tan head. Sweet dark roasty coffee, baker’s chocolate. light ash flavor with a roasty slightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice, well balanced porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1949) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft sample. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of roasted malt, dark chocolate, red grape, and a bit of caramel. More of that vineous and chocolate combo in the mouth, with a bit of a coffee note coming into play as well. Medium bodied with a slightly ashy finish. A well made classic interpretation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2148) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Dark black colour, nice faint sweet aroma. Flavour is coffee and sweet malts. Overall a nice porter. My first SD rating.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (815) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
From a can and the first thing I notice was it is a very thick porter.Chocolate, coffee, and some earthly flavor.This is a great Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3023) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Can. Pours Opaque deep brown to black, med creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma its coffee, dark roasted malt, hint of chocolate. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter, light astringence. Light bodied and a little watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
12oz. Can shared by BVery. Pours brown and leaves a faint khaki film. Aroma has coffee roasted malt and fainted vanilla nut scents. Taste is thin chocolate malt and roasts. Palate is medium and slick and dry. Decent and tasty!

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