Pile O' Dirt Porter | Crow Peak Brewing

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85
very good
165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Crow Peak Brewing
South Dakota, United States
crowpeakbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by mcallister on 08-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of RobZill4
4.75/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hints of coffee and chocolate, great for session drinking

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Photo of Faunland
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of miggs3030
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ByfieldGary
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a flavorful, layered porter. There's roasted, dark toasted bread crust, but also a little dry cocoa and toffee sweetness. The bitter finish has a ground coffee quality to it and the body is medium weight, appropriate for the style. The aroma focuses on the deep roast and toasted notes. Nicely done here.

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Photo of MaseFace
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fireslayer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakea
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Torey
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bulldogg915
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of LoganMc
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of holder1422
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Mpenders
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

The Pile O' Dirt Porter may be my favorite offering from Crow Peak. The beer pours an opaque dark with off white head that is leaving only a spotty lace. The scent has molasses and slight vanilla vibe. The taste is a well balanced easy to drink porter. Vanilla and some roasty espresso are present. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a decent porter.

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Photo of thelargeone
3.24/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%

Can I brought to share at drewone's tasting.

Thanks to Norseman for sending me this one.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toast, earth, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, cocoa, and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but there is a better mixture of aromas in my opinion.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of drewone
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of Rado
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing
3.77 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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