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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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Can shared by BVery! Dark brown pour, a little ring of carbonation and an aroma of sweet milk chocolate and a little peat. Flavor is medium malt, chocolate and a little dirt and a bit nutty on the finish. I’d buy this.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Tap @ my hotel, Rapid City. Jet black pour. Heavy cream head, light brown. Sweet semi-sweet chocolate. Loads of roast. Roasted grain flavor. Nice coffee-like flavor. Very hearty. Full of flavor. Loads of burnt grain & roasted malt flavor. I love this Porter. (3450) my first South Dakota beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maus10 (40) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1604) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours a thin black. Hints of roasted grains, dark chocolate and vanilla. Predominant roasted malt flavours. A bit of dark chocolate here and there. Slightly sour finish. Nice porter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6485) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Big thanks to Brian for the can/South Dakota tick! Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of a salty meat note and a bit of sweet dark grains. Flavor has a good amount of roasted malts up front with a hint of smoke and a decent amount of sweet dark grains.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eolekuz (5) - Spearfish, South Dakota, USA - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
Can’t see through a glass of this beer, tis so dark with a light brown head. A sweet chocolate aroma and tastes a mild chococoffee with a soft lingering after effect of hops. The name fits it well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Black with a creamy khaki head. Nice aroma of grainy black malts and smooth chocolate with small touches of caramel and coffee. Taste was clean and dark and sweet, though not too sweet. Dark sweet and roasty with some light cocoa tones and some earthy caramel. Balanced with a small leafy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SODAK14 (277) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Dark brew with a little coffee and chocolate taste. Nice aroma and a little sweet. Not much head at all on this one. I think your friends who don’t care for dark beers would enjoy this Pile o Dirt!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap at Brownstone. Probably not the best order to drink this beer in, but it tasted and felt like it was watered down.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2012
Roasted coffee nose. Smells like my mash-tun with some raw malt...last time I brewed a year ago... A nice lil porter but maybe a little fine tuning needed?


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