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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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BA SCORE
84
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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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Lynn

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-06-2013 22:59:28 | More by Lynn
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%

12oz can into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to mnbearsfan for this one.

A: Black body with two fingers of creamy tan head. Good retention and lacing. Beautiful.

S: Smooth, balanced mix of milk chocolate, sweetened coffee, and earthiness. Pleasant.

T: Spicy, husky malt up front, followed by coffee and a distinct cola flavor. Creamy, bittersweet finish. Pretty good, but not quite as nice as the aroma promised.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate, late-developing carbonation. All right.

O: Good, not quite great. Always fun trying a new craft beer in a can.

Cheers!

12-10-2012 01:46:14 | More by woosterbill
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FosterJM

California

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

1616th Review on BA
Can to Alchemist stemless
12oz

No canning date

Thanks to Jodan for this one

All 50 states now ticked!

App- When this poured out it was a good mix of browns and blacks. It was dense in the center and a little lighter on the outsides but not reaching the red level of some others. The head was a nice mocha colored pulled apart bubbly note. The cling was nice but not overbearing or crazy. Nice looking canned porter.

Smell- This was a bit light on the nose. It had some good porter malty roasty notes and then transitioned to a bit of a smoother chocolate powder note like that at Starbucks and just tinges of a little bit of hop bitter.

Taste- I enjoyed this porter. In fact I drank both of my cans last night. It was a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of earth behind it and transfered over to a good chocolate cocoa flavor and just tinges of a little hoppy bitter. More of an Americanized and re-done recipe vs. the malt & hop heavy imports I have had.

Mouth- Its a pretty light body. Wouldve expected a bit thicker feel based on the pour. The carbonation was pretty solid medium with a fairly good creamy bubbly feel. The residual flavors are of the small bitter and some chocoalte malts.

Drink- Its a good beer. It was a bit hard to get ahold of but glad I did get to tick all 50 states. Was super rad of Jodan to hook me up. I think this could compete with other well regarded porters out there (Founders comes to mind)

11-15-2012 17:11:29 | More by FosterJM
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nicsman


2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

10-31-2012 01:55:05 | More by nicsman
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

On draft in a 12 ounce pint glass.
Appearance: Mahogany dark with a rapidly vanishing head.
Smell: Roast, licorice, molasses.
Taste: Roasted malt with a sweet, charcoal finish. No bitterness to speak of. Pretty simple and straightforward.
Mouthfeel: Sweet and watery. Clears the palette very quickly.
Overall: Overall not a bad porter. Not very many layers to dissect, but that’s not always a deficit. Could be a decent “everyday” beer in the cold season.

10-07-2012 17:28:51 | More by mhaugo
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Johnhaley1989

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +28%

10-05-2012 20:39:08 | More by Johnhaley1989
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-02-2012 21:34:54 | More by Chucker17
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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

New Jersey

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.

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-02-2012 21:40:55 | More by cofeeguru
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -15.1%

Purchased last weekend in Sioux Falls, no date on can.

A: Poured from can into Rogue pint glass. Nice deep dark chocolate color, about 1 finger of fine carbonation that ends up leaving a slender coating.

S: Smells tasty, with sweet milk chocolate and cocoa powder, roasted malts and some cold pressed coffee.

T: Things go south here. Starts with bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt, but that gives way to charred, burnt malt and "dirt" flavors are quite present at the tail end, which I suspect is the hop addition that isn't quite right. It seems like there is some lactic tartness as well.

M: Finally, a small brewery porter that actually has some smooth silkiness to it. Mind you, it is not quite up to par with the big hitters, but solid nonetheless. Carbonation is subdued, which I think helps with this. Nice hop bitterness rounds things out at the end.

O: Solid porter if not for the funky hops thing going on. Still quite drinkable though, I certainly wouldn't mind another.

03-31-2012 23:05:19 | More by doucmehu
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BigRedN

Nebraska

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Appearance: Poured from the 12 oz can into a pint glass. The beer is a nice dark liquid which I can't see through, even when held to the light. The beer pours thick and oily looking. The pour produces a 1/2 inch brown head which fades a bit quick to a partial cover and ring around the glass. It is redeemed by leaving sticky lacing down the glass.

Smell: Big roasted malt giving off aromas of roasted coffee, roasted nuts and barley. A hint of chocolate, not really any hop related aromas, not really expecting any either.

Taste: Fully in line with the smell of the beer. Big roasted malt flavors which match the aroma, not sweet(er) caramel malt. Some roasted coffee nut and roasted barley mixed in. There is a bit of a surprising touch of hop bitterness as the beer goes down.

Mouthfeel: Medium to near full in body, smooth on the tongue, a touch oily going down. It does seem to finish a bit "dry" as well.

Overall: After a long day of drilling, Pile O'Dirt Porter is a perfect beer. Sells regular price for $10 a six, which is a bit steep for me. I paid $8.50 for a six of cans, which is just fine and well worth it. I'd buy it again for that price. Good craft beer in a can is a good thing IMO.

03-30-2012 03:10:25 | More by BigRedN
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%

Pours a deep dark brown to black in color with a light brown head of medium size that floats above this beer.

A light roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee.

A rich dark malt taste with hints of different coffee types and just the slightest hint of a dark chocolate coming through.

The aftertaste is a dry roast making me want to have another drink and some grilled fresh Mahi Mahi for some reason.

03-02-2012 22:22:27 | More by LXIXME
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-21-2012 03:33:49 | More by tirlzx
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Crass3000

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%

From notes on 12/24/2011

4/5 POurs our black as night with a finger, brown head with little retention.

3.5/4 Smell is dark fruits upfront followed closely behind by roasted malts. Seems to be mild hop presence in the background that is hard to describe.
3.5/4 Taste is quite nice with coffe upfront, roasted grains, and some dark fruits. Quite nice really. Better than I was expecting. The coffee really makes this a nice porter.

3.5/5 Mouthfeel is fairly thin but to be expected for a beer with the low ABV. Overall a nice beer.

01-19-2012 11:22:03 | More by Crass3000
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

Can courtesy of rudge75. Thanks! Poured into a Duvel tulip ~4C

Pours thick and dark with a small dark tan head that drops off quickly. Enjoyable nose with lots of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Hints of fruity hops come overtop it all . The body is a little thinner though with most of the same flavours as were on the nose coming through, though with less force. Licorice and molasses come through too. Very light carbonation and a thin mouthfeel... Pretty good, though not great.

12-23-2011 23:24:36 | More by kjyost
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JackieTH

Minnesota

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!

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

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

This beer is pretty decent porter. a little bit of head and lacing, aroma is almost reminiscent of an oatmeal stout...
Tastewise: smoke and roasted coffee up front, dark malts followed by....grass or perhaps a pile o' dirt? There is definitely something earthy goin' on in there, I'm not sure if I like that part of it all that much. I had this breweries fresh hop ipa and enjoyed that way more than this, still, it's not bad by a long stretch.

12-07-2011 22:46:53 | More by Whadawookie
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -10.2%

Appearance:
Pitch black with no lacing or head. There is plentiful carbonation and the head was a light tan/amber before disappearing.
Not too impressive, but a nice rich dark color never hurts.

Smell:
Nothing too special, mainly just malts. Maybe I'm spoiled, but I'm used to imperial versions of almost everything...

Taste:
There barely is a taste. Slight toastiness with malt and absolutely no spice at all. I understand this isn't a stout, but just a little bitterness goes a long way...
This beer is easier to drink than water.

Mouthfeel:
Light for a dark beer, possibly a light-medium body with bubbly carbonation to make it quite drinkable. There is a slightly malty aftertaste that lingers.

Overall:
Not a bad beer, but overall pretty average. I would prefer a rich stout in its place, but understand that's just a personal preference.

11-15-2011 03:36:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
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lawlerj

Nebraska

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from a can into a nonic pint glass.

A - pours black and oily with a froth light brown head that comes to about two fingers. Leaves splotchy lacing and retains a thick collar of foam around the edges.

S - Dark roasted coffee and a hint of chocolate sweetness. Not too much else.

T - bitter, roasted coffee up front that slowly opens up into a prickly chocolate flavor in the back of the throat. A touch of sweet malt as well. Nice and balanced.

M - medium bodied, and quite a bit of carbonation.

O - overall, a nice, easy drinking porter. Has all the right flavors and isn't too terribly complex. Just a solid beer. Also, love the can.

10-23-2011 19:40:12 | More by lawlerj
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

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

09-14-2011 01:47:47 | More by sholland119
Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.