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RATINGS: 170   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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4.5
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.

4.4
bpreo (3011) - 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.

4.3
unclemattie (4406) - 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!

4.2
onceblind (10889) - 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.

4.2
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.

4.2
tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2017
26/VIII/17 - 12Fl. Oz. can, shared @ RBBSG17 - BB: n/a (2017-1330) Thanks to Ryan for the trade!

Clear red brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable. Aroma: pretty roasted, caramel, sweet, bit sugary, chocolate, very nice scent! MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty roasted start, chocolate, bit hoppy, little sourish. Aftertaste: little sour, fruity, malty, little sweet, soft roast, quite some chocolate.

4
Ughsmash (7502) - 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.

4
storminorman (167) - 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.

4
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - 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.


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