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Pile O' Dirt Porter - Crow Peak Brewing

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
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4.68/5  rDev +26.1%

this is a solid brown/black pour with 2 fingers of tan head. great lacing.. something you dont expect from a beer can.
smells of chocolate, tobacco, milk, coffee, honey.
a sweet milk stout taste with an earthy dirt-like bitterness of trees, dirt, and tobacco. a very tasty treat! medium body, with cream on my moustache! nice carbonation too!

awesome looking can art, great looking pour, great tasting, smells like a stout.. just a great fucking beer. drink this.

facundoCNB, Aug 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Eric908, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

mschofield, Aug 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

A: Black, very black, with a finely bubbled dark brown head. This is like imperial stout black, no light coming through, but the head is much larger than I would expect on a stout, but just about perfect on a porter.

S: Lot's of coffee and dark chocolate roast in here. But it isn't super intense. I think it could stand to be a little maltier, a little more toasted bread than burnt bread, but also more intensity.

T: The taste is a little more up my alley, but still too much burnt grain taste, I hate the metallic, astringent taste it puts in my mouth. As I drink more, some of that goes away, but I can still tell it's lingering in the background. I can see where the dirt name comes in though, this beer is earthy.

M: Mouthfeel is spot on for a porter I would say.

D: Just a good porter, good for sitting around with the friends.

mdwalsh, Mar 31, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Cramerican, Feb 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

cbcrunch, Jan 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Lynn, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Norseman, Jul 29, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +10.5%

Thanks to Nate for the chance to add SD to my list of states,

A-Pours a deep, dark brown with a thin mocha pool of head.

S-A good roasted coffee nose promises a tasty beverage.

T-Very nicely roasty with a nice undertone of sweetness. The bitterness lingers nicely with some earthy hop bite.

M-Medium bodied, somewhat light carbonation.

O-I liked this one a lot. Sweet, roasty, just a bit rich.

HV

sholland119, Sep 14, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev +9.2%

Deep and dark brown color with a head of mocha suds that are tiny and creamy looking. Some nice lacing.

A very chocolatey nose with notes of roasted malt and coffee with cream.

Much like the nose here. Very milk stout like. Roasty malts with coffee, cream and cocoa nib notes. A light lactose like sweetness. Very good.

Smooth as hell with some lactose creaminess. Medium bodied.

This is a really nice porter. Like I said before, this almost fits the category of milk stout. Either way, I am liking it. Full of flavor and very drinkable. A job well done Crow Peak.

jera1350, Jun 29, 2011
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4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

Pile O dirt pours a black color with a large long lasting tan head. Their is a weak aroma, but has nice coffee notes. The taste is nice and full, with strong coffee flavors, and a nice mellow hoppy undertone. Nice strong flavors, and very full bodies. Overall a very nice strong tasty porter.

vette2006c5r, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jaminjohnson, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

ste5venla, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

RDW, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Andrew_Maguire, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

another goodie i had the pleasure of trying from a nice south dakota brewery. a warm porter to put me to bed. consumed on 5.16.11

Did not really know what to think of this one when I first got it, but I normally love porters so I figured it was a worthy challenge to see where this one would hold up. Poured a very nice deep dark brown, nearly black and opaque with a smallish, maybe one inch white to off white head on top. This faded gradually leaving behind a nice amount of side glass lace. Smell was very sweet, nice hints of nuts and caramel, along with a roasted barley. The taste was very smooth, and rich and creamy. Very nice caramel flavor with a hint of coffee. Roasted nuts in the back with a very hoppy finish. This actually snuck up on me and I thought it was remnants of the IPA from dinner I thought I was tasting, but it actually had quite the dry hoppy finish. A great medium body with smooth carbonation gave way to a great session porter.

Overall this was pretty good. A touch above average for a porter, but overall more then decent. Would definitely not turn it down if it was offered again, a nice little brew here I would have never thought of trying.

mikesgroove, May 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

AngusOg, Oct 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Hanzo, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

tirlzx, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Thanks to Dakota Fats for sharing.

Poured a dark brown with a thick cap of tan head that receded slowly leaving rings of lace. Smell was coffee, dark chocolate and roasty malt. Taste was similar to the smell, adding some layered malt and slight lactose and the coffee taking on a more burnt edge. Finish was slightly bitter but clean. If any faults to be found I would pick on the body which seemed too light. Its easy drinking. A very good porter and generally a very tasty brew. Would be happy to get more!

JackieTH, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

MikeWard, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

mikerieder, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Hohnbaum, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Pacioli1445, Oct 12, 2013
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Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.