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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
Tmoney99 (13340) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, chocolate, earthy hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark redish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, tangerine, carmel, pink grapefruitrlight tropical fruit and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, tangerine, pink grapefruit, light tropical fruit and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Large beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit/orange, some roast, cocoa. Medium-full body, some resin,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
A deep dark black IPA with a thick brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate with nice floral hops, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice smooth chocolate malt with light piney hops, nice and smooth. Bottle at Mondial 2012, June 10 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle at Leighton’s thanks to Dirty D. It pours darkest brown - black with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, pine needles, caramel, banana bread, stewed orange, peach and apricot. The taste is bitter, rich roast, umami, liquorice, charred wood ,cocoa, spice, raw alcohol, treacle and peach. Medium body and moderate , foamy carbonation. Nice elements to it, but it is a bit chewy and alcoholic. Not bad overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with an average, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toasted, caramel, roasted, coffee), heavy hops (floral, pine, herbal), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of plum, raisins, and alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (toasted, caramel, roasted, coffee), heavy hops (floral, pine, herbal), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of plum, raisins, and alcohol. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
courtesy of a fellow ratebeerian I just can’t remember the name... - pours a very dark brown beer with a long lasting beige foam; solidly hopy with notes of pine and grapefruit; hints of caramel too; full-bodied and with a fair carbonation; smooth and fairly bitter, long hoppy fruity finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On draught at Petrol Station. Dark brown color with a medium thick foamy tan head that diminishes gradually. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt, hops and chocolate in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roast malt, piney hops and chocolate. The finish is roasty malt up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Beers like this help me turn the corner with this style. The earthy, bitter, danky hops work with the rasted malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle from whole foods. Shwartzbier up front, with complementary hops in finish.


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