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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (5176) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SODAK14 (301) - 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!

   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.

   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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4844) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Skyview V, 11/11/11. Not much going on here. Black. Lightly sweet malt, and some lactose. Dry, grain finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Can from patmycan. Thanks!
So concludes my US ticks for each state. Pours a deep, thick black with light carbonation and a thick olive-green head. Nose is light roasted nuts in a bed of coffee grounds. Flavor is coffee grounds with a light dusting of cocoa and roasted nuts. Average mouthfeel. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Can, thanks Travlr. Cola black body with brown edge, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some ash, coffee, faint caramel. Light-medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2012
on tap-pours black with a light brown head that laces. Aroma is dark malt-ashy/peat/molasses, 2nd earthy. Taste is dark malt-ashy/roasty, slight antiseptic/medicinal, 2nd earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to Keith (fata2683): Poured a dark chocolate with light white head. Aroma is dark sweet aged bakers chocolate. Taste is rich bakers chocolate with soft malts that actually keep this from being sweet, mild hops in the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Courtesy of northernbrews. South Dakota tick. Darker brown, no head, Aroma loaded with coffee and roast, not much else. Flavor much the same with some burnt astringent character. Watery thin mouthfeel.

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