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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%


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11390) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11896) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3522) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3243) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2374) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - 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.


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