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Pile O' Dirt Porter - Crow Peak Brewing

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Pile O' Dirt PorterPile O' Dirt Porter

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 14
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crow Peak Brewing visit their website
South Dakota, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-22-2010)
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-22-2014 22:31:51 | More by dillon_1005
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Crow Peak pint glass.

This is a very dark brown, opaque beer with (thanks to my overly-aggressive pour) a big tan head that quickly fades to nearly nothing. Some lasting carbonation brings bubbles to the top after the head is gone.

The aroma is wonderful, full of coffee and chocolate and caramel notes as well as a hint of biscuit.

The taste is not quite as good as the smell but is still excellent with strong roast coffee and chocolate flavors and a nice, lingering bitter dryness.

The mouthfeel is slightly disappointing and seemed thin for a porter. it also seemed less substantial than my previous experience with this beer.

Overall, an outstanding porter from a great little South Dakota brewer. I try to have a few of these every year.

Serving type: can

05-29-2014 21:13:26 | More by SD-Alefan
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-28-2014 16:21:22 | More by Fargrow
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Andrew_Maguire

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-05-2014 16:42:54 | More by Andrew_Maguire
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour = dark black brown w/ minimal carbonation, as expected

Smell = invitingly sweet

Taste = initially smooth, then mildly harsh / uneventful, and finally mild-moderately harsh, lingering after taste (comparable to dirtiness, so appropriate)

Buzzability = at 6%, gets you happy (or amplifies whatever your emotional buzz is by 1.5X)

As standard porters go, passable at C+, but more like a C- in my book.

Serving type: can

04-01-2014 21:38:55 | More by Honisbygonis
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.