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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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?


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Experiment_Ale (1095) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
At Odell. Pours black small head. Aroma is thin, earthy hops. Taste is earthy dirt hops malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (1093) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Tap. Clear dark brown with a thick, soapy, foamy, tab head that lasts and laces. Aromas of roasted malt, pine, grapefruit, light chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same. Medium plus bodied, creamy and smooth with dry, roasty end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Large bottle. Pours black with a big, tan head. Nose is of citrus and cola. Taste is of citrus, but is overpowered by roast malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and resinous with some bitterness. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2012
I’ve had this both on tap and from the bottle. I actually prefer the bottle version of this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours dark and black with a small off white head. Nose is wood and pine needles, some hay, light chocolate, coffee and berries. The taste is sweet at first but then accompanied but excellent bitterness. The mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, the body is light and the finish is long.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (996) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle into a medium Duvel glass. Pours a brown with large amber head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, peat, dark chocolate, musty notes. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt malts, espresso, bitter chocolate, carob, straw and grapefruit hops. Overall very full bodies with a bitter edge but also lots of sweet malts, dark chocolate, and dark malts to form quite a tasty big black IPA....up there with my favorites.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (986) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Incredible black ipa. I received this beer via a beer trade and they guy stated it was one of his staples. Very different from any other black ipa I ever had. Malty and well balanced. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (981) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with frothy white/tan head and lacing. Aroma is orange, lemon little bit of lime, not much roasted malt character but definitely a biscuit bready maltiness. Flavor is hop forward with a definite very prevalent roasted malt character. Really awesome balance. Little bit of chocolate and coffee as well. Some lemon peel and citrus present. Hop and a little bit of coffee bitterness. Awesome.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (958) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish-black with a two inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, hops, pine, citrus, fruit and resin. Similar aroma. Has a full body with a slight bitter and dry finish. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (955) - Friona, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a dark caramel color with thick creamy head with great retention. Big aromas of pine/citrus, slight pineapple, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of pine and chocolate upfront, slight earthy/herbal hops and a slight blend of caramel. More on the hop side but has a big malt backbone. Medium to high sweetness with a medium bitterness. On the sweet side all around but the hops poke their heads above it all to make a strong presence. One of the more enjoyable beers I’ve had in a while.


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