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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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%


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maus10 (42) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2905) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Pretty good and tastes better since it is from South Dakota. Thanks for trade Ron. Standard porter-ish comments apply here. A bit towards the gritty in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3554) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub with Erica, Chris and Patty. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee grounds. Some ash, dark fruits, and earthy hops. Flavor is a touch bitter. Light sweetness, some ash, roast, and earthy hops. Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, and a touch of dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (483) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2016
Came out of the can with little pop and poured to a wisp of a head, but unleashed a nice combination of chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Body was light for a porter but good sweetness leading to a little bitterness on the finish was on target and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2016
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, & some coffee; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, hops, chocolate, and some nuts; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmoen (313) - - APR 17, 2016
C+. Pours a black color with khaki head. Surprisingly bitter, but has a good flavor

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Can @ home. First SD tick! Deep brown pour with red highlights. Tan head. Aroma is fairly nutty. Toasted brown bread and pain au chocolate. A bit of coffee. Light cardboard. Flavor is moderately bitter. Some coffee acidity and mild pepper. Chewy toasted malts. Medium body, a touch thin. Prickly carb. Fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (16492) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2016
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! Pours very dark brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma of dark mild roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar. Taste of dark mild roasted malt, sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7561) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2016
Many thanks to jsquire for this can! Deep brown with a very fast disappearing head. The beer is smooth and nice chocolaty. Roasted bitter in the aftertaste, not too deep, but refreshing and easy to drink. A bit viscous and very dry. The aftertaste is dry roasted with a nice intense bitterness. Roasted malt, dry brown burned sugar, nice bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4587) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2015
12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from hop and roasted bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice American porter! All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3384) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Can at home via trade to get me some Dakotas since my trip fell through this summer. Dark brown pour. Faint nose of nestle chocolate. Tastes of cocoa nibs, cola, earth, brown sugar, vanilla, hint of molasses. Everything subdued and semi sweet. Could use punch up


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