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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Can from unknown via Darton. Pours a fairly dark brown, some small bit of head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is nice, round and roasty, quite appealing. Body roasty with a slight smoke/hops/earth undertone to to the finish at first, which does become a bit sweeter. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2013
12 ounce can courtesy of queenholly. Thanks! Pours a rich dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cocoa, mild roast and nuts and a faint hoppiness. The taste is roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, mild hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2013
On draught at the brewery. Arrived black with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of cocoa and light roast. The flavor is similar with cocoa and mild roast. Well rounded mouthfeel. Mild bitterness at the finish. Very solid porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiff94 (21) - Glendale, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2013
12 oz can in Desperados Cowboy Restaurant in Hill City, SD. Pours a deep brown color with a thin light brown head. Overtones of coffee with a slightly hoppy finish. Good balance. Overall a good, easy to drink Porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Can 12fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt malt, coffee - coffee dusty, ash. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, ash, burnt, dark roasted, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130406]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7021) - Utah, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Had at MBBF 2013
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel and milk chocolate
A nice porter

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nsanders (1002) - 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 (8399) - 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 (3132) - 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 (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)

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