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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
As the Colorado hop growers prove they can produce world class hops, we as a Colorado craft brewer want to showcase what our state can offer, not only with the ingredients used in crafting them. Mountain Standard Double Black IPA showcases the homegrown hops our brewers helped pick from farms along Coloradoís western slope. MST pours committingly dark with a light brown head and a slightly roasted hoppy nose. An ephemeral bitterness, the result of combining roasted malts with an assertive American hop profile, contributes to MSTís act of balance and harmony within nature or your glass. As the seasonís darkness sets in why shouldnít your beer become darker as well?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (483) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - NOV 15, 2011
I hadnít seen this other than in a bomber, but my local shop now has it in 12 oz 4 packs. Pours a clear dark brown with a large beige head that goes down slowly. Smells of floral hops with just a hint of sweet malt and molasses. Hops followed by fairly sweet malts and molasses, as would be expected from the aroma. Very easy drinking and just a bit syrupy in the mouth. Just a bit sweeter than I would like, so I think it could use a tad more hops to cut the sweetness. That said, this is a very good beer and itís nice to have it in 12 oz bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
12 oz 4 pack. Dark brown pour with a medium tan head. aroma is piney hop, lighter citrus, chocolately roasted malt under that. flavour is a very nice combination of sweet milk chocolate maltiness and piney hop. Nice roasted malt flavour without the astringent burnt quality that I often get. Alcohol is blended in nicely as well. Very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is a mix of roasted malts and piney hops. Flavor is a very chocolaty roasted malt with a nice helping of the piney hop. Finish has lots of bitterness and leaves a burnt flavor on the tounge. The 9.5 abv is no where to be found. Decent beeer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brucebruce81 (391) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 5, 2011
This beer is very strong, it looks more like a stout and not much of an ipa flavor in this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (2117) - Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Bottle - small head, very dark brown color, hoppy aroma, very hoppy flavor up front with a mild roast malt flavor at the very end - better than I thought it would be

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Pours nut brown with off white head. nose is citrusy and rich with a roasted barley. on the tongue this beer is medium bodied boasting a layered malt with notes of graham cracker and toast moving to a polyphonic hop burst. Some bold and some subtle but a well arranged blend of resiny, grassy, and orange. Finish is crisp and authoritative. Just a kiss of alcohol to finish it. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (7471) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
GABF 2011. murky dark brown with a frothy light beige head. Big sticky hop aroma-grapefruit, juicy tropical mango and pineapple, slight chocolate tone. Outstanding hoppy sweet aroma. Juicy hop flavor, sweet chocolate, with an amazing balance between both. Big body with medium booziness, some dark fruit, a ton of citrus, loads of floral hop, but is also very sweet with dark malts. Crazy good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Piney hoppy aroma. Brown in color with white head. Piney-hoppy flavor...tastes like the mercenary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Very dark brownish-black with massive light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma: Pine, grapefruit, coffee, dark chocolate and a floral rose-like aroma. Taste: Great juxtaposition of pine & grapefruit accented hops and coffee & bittersweet chocolate roasted malts. Ends somewhat bitter, spicy and floral; just generally very well balanced. Palate: Smooth medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Very dry finish. Overall: Delicious - great melding of Porter and IPA, imperialized. Would love to have this again - I split the 750 and was jealous of the other 375.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8206) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Corked and caged 0.75L bottle pours dark with curtains of dark mahogany and full mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, faint chocolate malts, grapefruit juice, tart orange peel and a bit of spicy black licorice. The taste begins with a very brief moment of dark roasted malts that gets swallowed up by a mix of bitter grapefruit, tangelo, lime and spicy hoppy black licorice. It picks up a modest level of malt sweetened citrus hop flavor to midway with dark roasted malts and chocolate malts dancing around the edges. The spicy black licorice like notes and bitter citrus do not let up into the finish

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