bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours Opaque deep brown to black, med creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma its coffee, dark roasted malt, hint of chocolate. Flavor is the same, light sweet, light bitter, light astringence. Light bodied and a little watery.
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Can shared by BVery. Pours brown and leaves a faint khaki film. Aroma has coffee roasted malt and fainted vanilla nut scents. Taste is thin chocolate malt and roasts. Palate is medium and slick and dry. Decent and tasty!
DalzAle (2009) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
maus10 (42) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
deyholla (7980) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Eolekuz (5) - Spearfish, South Dakota, USA - JUN 25, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
onceblind (5312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ 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.
SODAK14 (306) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!