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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (46631) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2013

Can 12fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt malt, coffee - coffee dusty, ash. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, ash, burnt, dark roasted, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130406]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (42113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a deep golden glare and a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light chocolate. Roasted and chocolate dense malty. Light liqourice and toasted. Light ashtray note. Bitter and dark roasted malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
can 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours a deep brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head. Sweet roasty nose. Medium body, quite some roast and cocoa with a roasty bitter finish. A solid Porter. 060413

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
13th November 2013
Tasting at Bruces 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (22895) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Draft. Muddy brown color, small brown head, decent lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is coffee grounds, dark coca powder. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Can at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... light coffee malt nose... mellow malts ... soft toffee ... light coffee malt ... soft malt ... nice but not deep enough

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
Can shared at Bruces in London - huge thanks to Ryan for this one! Pours clear brown with a creamy tan head. Toasty dark malt nose, some chocolate, burnt leaves, hints of dried fruits. Light to medium sweet flavor, semi-dry chocolate, dried berries, rich toasted brown bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Modestly sweet to finish, earth, mild raisins, dark chocolate, other dried and dark fruits. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (18751) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Can @ fonefan tasting. 6 % ABV. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 060413

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (18473) - PCastle, 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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18195) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Can shared at my 5K tasting at Bruces pad, huge thanks to Ryan for leaving this state whale with us to tick the fuck out of SD, 13/11/13. Very dark mahogony brown with a light tan covering that thins to a swirl. Nose is dark toffee, earthy tones, light cocoa, mineral notes. Taste comprises light roast, treacle toffee, brown sugars, brown bread, earthy cocoa. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying finale with light roast. Ok porter but that was not what this tick was all about !


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