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RATINGS: 147   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Mighty fine brew!!! One of the best SD brews I’ve ever had! Pours dark and thick with a nice creamy head. Nice roasty malt and chocolate aroma. Smooth palate and chocolaty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2011
A sweet Porter, comes in a can for full preservation of flavour. I’ll be coming back for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2012
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6111) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Nice, solid porter. Non-sweet. Pretty good roastiness. Pretty good mouthfeel. There are better, but this one is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Thanks to Dave for the can. Poured near black with a creamy dark tan head.. sticky and thorough lacing. The aroma picked up a lot of semi-sweet chocolate with vanilla accents.. nice roast to it.. really enjoyed it. The flavor found lightly-soured chocolate and lesser black patent malt throughout.. cocoa, vanilla, and a hint of molasses on the finish.. grainy sugars stuck around on the tasty finish. Light-medium bodied and very dry on the palate.. roasty tartness accented well.. well-balanced. I really dug this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
storminorman (78) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Nice dark brown pour. Nice dark nutty aroma. Tastes like a dark burnt MIT taste. It is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3575) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2015
From a cool-looking 12oz can into a dimple mug, thanks so much Greg! Opaque dark reddish brown with sudsy beige foam which fell to a thin but persistent head, some lace. A perfectly true-to-style English Porter, though it may not fit every American craft beer drinkers’ idea of Porter. Malty and caramelly, hint of toffee, pure dark chocolate, nuts, loads of dark stone fruit and berry flavours: tart cherry, black plum, grapeskins, black currant, cranberry. Strong Black Malt impression, in the Yorkshire/Ringwood/Kennebunkport style. Estery ale yeast, earthy/woodsy/resiny Fuggle-ish hop balance. Light-medium body, moderate carbonation, very complex aftertaste, somehow simultaneously rich and dry. So very good. South Dakotans may not have much local beer, but with stuff like this in cans, you wouldn’t need much else!

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