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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (3251) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Black pour with a dark orange hue and thin off white creamy head, light sticky lacing ... aroma of roasted malts, and cocoa .... taste is roasted and of bitter dark cocoa with some light caramel malts: has a slight bitter hop bite to it .... body is thin to medium and a little slick .... finishes with a bitter hop bite .... abv hidden well ... solid easy drinking porter


4.2
tderoeck (10195) - 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.

2.1
nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2017
12oz can. Opaque brown-black body. Definitely some underlying oddness, but the heavier specialty malts sort of cover it up...well not really. Has that warming acidic stomach acid disgusting tone which just kills it. Like an infected Baltic Porter. Pretty bad.

3.5
MrTipple (6424) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Intense dark chocolate, cacao, charcoal. Clear, very dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, dark roast coffee, dark malts, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Decent. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

3.1
kambei70 (1113) - - OCT 4, 2017
Pours very dark brown with a garnet hue. Light, toasty dark malt in the aroma with a hint of something kinda lactic. Has a nice dark breadiness to the taste but is sweeter than most porters. Slight burnt character. Little to no hop bitterness or flavor. Semi-full, slick mouthfeel. Finishes fairly dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
solidfunk (9407) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2017
Roast and some chocolate. Comes off a little light like khakis though. Black pour with decent head and lacing. Some caramel in otherwise bitter finish. Can.

3.7
ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Sample from can at GNBF. Pour was dark brown, tan head. Aroma was chocolate, roasted malt. Taste was mild bitter, roast malt, light coffee.

3.4
HuskerTan (2396) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Can/Fest. A- Smoky, roasty, cocoa. A- Brown color, dark liquid, tan head. T- Smoke, cocoa, roasty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Not bad for a plain jane porter. Nice flavor profile and thankfully not thin and watery.

3.4
77ships (11007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2017
Thank you for sharing tderoeck! 355 ml. can sampled @ RBBSG17. Dark amber, little head. Nose is herbal leaves, bark, roasted, almost smoked. Far too herbal bitter, thin roasted, low burned malt, burned coffee. Weak.

3.5
Benzai (16681) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2017
Sampled @ RBBSG 2017. Dark red-brown to brown color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, a hint of iron, toasted malts, moderately bitter, some milk chocolate. Decent body and carbonation.

3.3
adamnowek (3283) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2017
Shared at RBBSG 2017. Dark brown with no head. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, and cola. Taste is plenty of milk chocolate with a tiny bit of vanilla and drip coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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