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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 Colorado’s 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 MST’s act of balance and harmony within nature or your glass. As the season’s darkness sets in why shouldn’t your beer become darker as well?


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
29th May 2011
Opaque dark brown beer. Amazing head! A quick swirl left a perfect spiral galaxy shape in the pale tan head! Typical Odell deftness and balance. Sotfish and semi dry palate. Fresh creamy dark malt well balanced with piney smooth hops. Just a trace of hop fruit. Smooth finish. Very well joined up.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nbutler11 (thanks!) shared at DC local tasting. Dark maroon color, huge tan head. Aroma of grass and pine cones. Taste has ground coffee and pine resin. Hi carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours clear reddish-brown with s creamy, tan head. The aroma holds ripening berries, brown bread, hints of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with minimal roast, some toffee, ripe berries and orange, mellow oily pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with more toffee, ripe citrus, brown bread. Tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle at Shnoodlepip after GBBF 2016, Tuesday. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Hoppy licorice aroma, caramel, citrus, some cocoa. Hoppy chocolate flavor, grapes, licorice, hay, cocoa notes, some ice coffee. Quite nice. 747414

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17000) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours clear orange brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark mild roasted hops, some chocolate, mild grassy hops. Taste of sweet dark mild roasted malt, chcolate, mild bitter hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Bottle at Bespin, thanks to Daniel Sprey, 09/05/16. Rich mahogany brown with a decent beige cap. Nose is leafy hop, pine, straw, burnt biscuit, toffee. Taste comprises rich malt, spice, pine needle, toffee fudge, charr. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with leafy hop bitterness. Ok CDA ... a touch sweet overall ... would prefer more bitterness.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ Odell. Black pour with a dense tan head. Blue cheese, roasted malt, and chocolate. Pine, herbal hops, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is blue cheese, roast, chocolate, and booze. Some herbs, pine, and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of cocoa, pine, resin, grassy citrus and lightly toasted black malt. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown/black with a four finger foamy tan head. Aroma is a bit chocolate with a lot of varied hop. Med plus body. Flavor is creamy chocolatey malt with pine, citrus, floral and possibly other hops. It’s just a very flavorful and excellent beer. Finishes dryish, with a lot of hop bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO’s after GBBF Day 1. Nice dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, average to medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts and hops. Taste malts, dark malts, hops, nice roasted bitter and hop bitter finish. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Nice.


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