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RATINGS: 158   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured deep brown, nice tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate combined with some vanilla. Taste has roast noted some cocoa and coffee . Nice porter, some tartness to it; overall very drinkable and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10623) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Draught at the Crow Peak Brewing Co, Spearfish, SD. Dark reddish brown color with a tiny tan ring. Toasted malt, some herbal notes and some sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is toasted malt, licorice, medicine, sweetness and some herbal notes. A bit boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smroush (220) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Aromas include a nice roasted coffee flavor, plus a bit of toffee and molasses. The hop presence is fairly light with resin and spruce aromas. The color is black with a small off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet which I felt worked well with the roasted coffee aromas. The bitterness is somewhat light which I feel is a weakness resulting in a lack of balance. The body is medium, the texture is a little thin for a porter; the carbonation is average to just a tad soft. The finish is average to long in length. Overall I like the roasted coffee and slight sweetness; however the hops are too subdued for a porter and the beer is a bit on the thin side for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2956) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3609) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjaxson (497) - .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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2700) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjmoen (329) - - APR 17, 2016
C+. Pours a black color with khaki head. Surprisingly bitter, but has a good flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17255) - 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!

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