RATINGS: 170   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%

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Meilby (11783) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Can 355ml @ Cunningham

[Courtesy of Cunningham] Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
Can, shared by Cunningham. It’s a clear reddish brown beer with a small light beige head. Roasted light alcoholic nose with coffee and a touch of dark bread. A bit alcoholic in the mouth, medium bodied and soft on the carbonation. Laying roasted finish with a certain warmth. Pleasant, but not very interesting. 140214

Westchesterco (2211) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
On draft at independent ale house in rapid city it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The atoms is sherry and coffee the taste is raisin ands bitter coffee flavor

Iphonephan (7332) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
On draft at Independent Ale House in Rapid City SD. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raisins. Flavor include some coffee and licorice. Light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Bitter roast finish.

snoworsummer (6147) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
From a bottle. Pours very dark brown with a bubbly, frothy, beige head. Tastes like mild coffee, grains, earth, sweet malt, lightly roasted. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, light coffee, and roasted meat.

sonnycheeba (6439) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Can shared by snoworsummer. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate, fig, light earthiness, and light coffee. Flavor is dry, roasted malts, light earthy hop bitterness, light chocolate, and faint dark fruit esters; dry roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Thanks to a77cj7 on this one.

A: pours a dark brown porter with little translucency. Transient head whit dissappears and leaves a couple spots of burnt cream bubbles. No lacing.

S: Bit of cardboard on this one (oxidation?). There’s plenty of dry malts and hints of dark cocoa nose, along a hint of milk choco feel. The cardboard keeps coming back.

T: Nice. Creamy, cocoa, graham, dark malts. Plenty of leftover resonance on the back end. I like the dry flavor despite the cream tones.

M: Medium body and medium carb. Good mouthfeel in that the beer makes my tongue feel the sense of possible milkiness, but then the finish is quite dry.

O: I think the beer is well crafted. The problem is in the packaging here. There is obvious oxidation and thats an issue. The look could use a little help (maybe some head, lacing), this issue’s resolution could offer more opportunity in the nose as well.

Serving type: can


nimbleprop (8808) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12oz can thanks to Jake65. Ticks off my last remaining State. Pours a watery but opaque black with some sticky, beige head. Nose is very nice, chocolate, vanilla, mild toast, malt, molasses, dark brown sugar, earthy, some iced mocha. Flavor is very similar, lots of solid flavor, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, dark brown sugar, earthy, a little bit of umami, some toast, a little coffee ground. Clean, dry finish. Very nice. My can said 6%, very drinkable.

Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Big thanks to Lowery bear for this uber SoDak tick. Black with tan head. Sweet and slightly roasted aroma. Very sweet flavor, hint of roast, some slight hop notes in the finish. This is the porter?

madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. South Dakota tick! Thanks Ryan! Murky dark brown beer with a tidy pale tan head. Palate is light and crispy. Light and sweet dark malts with a little not so sweet chocolate. A little ripe orange. Light dry finish. Not bad.

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