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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3351) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Zippís Liquors. Dark chocolate nose, a bit phenolic, and lots of fumes. Medium dark translucent brown with a fine tan head. Light chocolate initial, heavy bittering, and in final the choco diminishes. Not much else. Medium-heavy body. Okay. A bit mild mannered for a double.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Nose of chocolate, light coffee, berries, lightly phenolic, fudge. Cloudy black with lace. Sweet and chocolaty, berries, light roasting, some alcohol and a bit of soy. nice fudge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pint at the Pepsi Center. Yes, the Pepsi Center. Let me acknowledge that Denver is amazing because the arena that hosts three major league teams has this beer among many other local crafts available. This was supposed to be a 12 oz pour, but the bartender didnít get the memo. We got a nice deep, dark pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is crystal clean with roasty, chocolatey malts, even some coffee hints; all highlighted by pine and grapefruit. The palate is thick and full, conveying the malty goodness perfectly. Hops cut through like a knife with straightforward PNW goodness. Itís basic grapefruit/pine but so good. Finish is roasty, chocolatey, then bitter hops come out. This is an excellent example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: three fingers of light brown head, dark brown color, clear, great lacing, lasting head. Aroma: grass, caramel, chocolate, citrus, light vanilla. Palate: medium to full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, lasting mild bitter finish, great lacing. Taste: medium sweetness that lasts for about a second, then breaks and gives way to medium bitterness. Overall, very well balance, pretty unique for a black IPA in my opinion, and just very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3770) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Dark and bitter, beautiful stiff, but fluffy beige head and clumpy lacing. Dark brown, aroma of pine/hops. Taste hits hard with initial hop bitterness, some dark malts, chocolate, molasses. Light bitterness remains on the palate. nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
KofC (2) - Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Aroma: Lots of pine, hint of citrus, black licorice, and almost no malt. Smells like a Chinook heavy hop bill. Appearance: Dark amber with one finger, brown head. Good lacing, head dissipates quickly. Taste: Piney hop front, with a slight malt body. Medium to heavy sweetness throughout, with a lingering hint of licorice. Pretty mild bitterness for a DIPA, this reminds me more of a hoppy Scotch Ale. Palate: Good mouthfeel, with just a hint of bitterness. Overall: Not what I was expecting from a double black IPA. I could see this being a decent desert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (187) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Black and hop forward with a milk stout finish. Not as Hoppy as other black IPAís but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AFMcKone (35) - Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours dark, not much head, bubbly. Taste is surprisingly smooth, solid comprehensive hop profile built upon a good malt roast. Not very strong for a DIPA, and not overpowering like some other blacks. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rocco718 (2) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Dark appearance. Malty flavor comes through more than hoppy flavor. Smooth for a heavy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2936) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Quite the struggle to get the cork out of this one. As it finally came out I could tell why; no carbonation. Tried to force a head with the pour, but no dice. Black pour. No head. No lacing. Big hoppy aroma up front followed by a very malty aroma. Some notes of raisins and molasses. Taste is quite malty with a very sugary presence. Not bad, but not much of a BIPA. More like a stout with hops.

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