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Pile O' Dirt Porter - Crow Peak Brewing

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 40
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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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

10-05-2012 20:39:08 | More by Johnhaley1989
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

08-03-2012 23:48:29 | More by facundoCNB
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

01-06-2013 20:43:12 | More by Eric908
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mschofield

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-15-2012 23:14:45 | More by mschofield
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

03-31-2011 21:23:44 | More by mdwalsh
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-15-2012 04:37:27 | More by Cramerican
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-23-2012 02:46:09 | More by cbcrunch
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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-06-2013 22:59:28 | More by Lynn
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: can

09-14-2011 01:47:47 | More by sholland119
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

06-29-2011 21:05:17 | More by jera1350
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2013 04:07:50 | More by vette2006c5r
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-02-2012 18:06:53 | More by jaminjohnson
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-08-2013 05:23:59 | More by ste5venla
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Andrew_Maguire

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-05-2014 16:42:54 | More by Andrew_Maguire
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

05-17-2011 01:22:57 | More by mikesgroove
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-01-2013 19:33:52 | More by AngusOg
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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-06-2013 21:48:57 | More by Hanzo
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tirlzx

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

01-21-2012 03:33:49 | More by tirlzx
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JackieTH

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 06:49:48 | More by JackieTH
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-01-2014 22:34:04 | More by MikeWard
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-08-2014 22:39:24 | More by mikerieder
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-14-2014 20:32:06 | More by Hohnbaum
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

10-12-2013 22:53:15 | More by Pacioli1445
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-14-2013 01:49:34 | More by Gatordaddy
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - very, very dark. Pitch black in color with a thin coffee-colored head that quickly fades into the mire leaving traces of lace and islands of foam.

Aroma - cocoa, dark coffee grounds, earthy with some hints of dark fruit. Lots of roasty aromas. I'm drawn to this like the sound of my coffeemaker in the morning.

Taste - big, roasty and malty with a nice bite. Lots of coffee and cocoa flavors and big on the roasted malt but at the back of the tongue there is a nice bitterness that rounds it all out and gives this beer a nice finish. There are some tastes of molasses and/or licorice that come out at times. I also love the bitter coffee flavor and hoppy citrusy combination this has. I wish I had more...

Overall - to me a good porter should be dark and malty but not too sweet with some bitterness or hoppiness. This one hits all the marks. Well done and definitely worthy of your attention so seek it out. If you like plenty of flavor in a beer and the abyss of a dark brew doesn't intimidate you than you'll certainly enjoy this one.

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely, this is a great porter.

Serving type: can

02-02-2011 01:37:03 | More by indiapaleale
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Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing
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