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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - 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 (3637) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2011
On the 1st day of Christmas my beer gods gave to me CROW PEAK PORTER. Lucky me I’m sitting in Grand Rapids, SD driving cross country. This is a micro brew from the great SD. Roasted caramel malty scents and flavored. Gritty mouthfeel maybe like the dirt?? Overall good start to evening and 12 days of Xmas

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
[355ml can courtesy of cgarvieuk] Very deep brownish black pour, thin tan lacing from the can. Chocolate and slightly coffee nose. Coffee and ash on the palate. Bitter, but with some roast. Tastes like a good session porter. Could definitely drink a few of these, which would be dangerous at just a nadge under 7% [03122011]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness, dark chocolate and light vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of roastiness, bakers cocoa, light earthiness and a hint of coffee with a crisp roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Can at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasty malt and coffee. Beautiful oily mouth-feel with similar flavours. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Can at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... light coffee malt nose... mellow malts ... soft toffee ... light coffee malt ... soft malt ... nice but not deep enough

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Can courtesy of Keith (thanks for the pile of dirt man) pouring up nice and dark with dark red hues mixing with darker mahogany and mocha like head. The aroma is pushing out plenty of notes of dark roasted malts, burnt malts and a touch of cherry like esters. The taste is mostly roasty malts and a nice load of dark roasty to burnt malts and a bit of chocolate malts. Yummy stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5038) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Travlr, thank you! Poured a dark, black color with a dark brown head. Aroma is rich caramel notes, touch of honey and chocolate notes. Flavor is chocolate, with roasted and sweet caramel notes.

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