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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doofgoblin (287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
A dark rich but hoppy treat. The aroma is slightly underwhelming but some typical toasty and hoppy notes are present. Taste is better with rich malt sweetness and a light fruitiness under the dark flavors. Finish is bitter but smooth and faintly creamy... Really nice show from Odell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (284) - Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 One of my favorite ABAs. Restrained dark complexities balance assertive but respectful citrusy hop notes to create an outstanding ale. After a days work, this is at the top of my list. Earthy, bold, balanced, and satisfying. To take this up a notch, it does just fine in the frig for several months. I actually prefer it fresh, or with about three months of 40į on it. Self-righteous definitely isnít doing that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soyorganic (283) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Very nice beer. Nice looking black, with a sweet coffee-like aroma. Taste: dark roasted malt notes with a hop bite. More malt that hops. It ends with a coffee, dry hop aftertaste that is nice. I would drink this again.

   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Pours like the blackest of coffee with a finger of tan head and indiscernible beading. Nice lacing. This beer is extremely well balanced, atypical of the style. Roasted black malts are blanketed with an understated mix of hops. Nose caries through to the tongue. Comes across more as a "hoppy something darker" than a "darker something hoppy" - quite tasty though. The feel is suitable, as is the carbonation. Overall, a well-balanced Cascadian Dark Ale ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Really a solid beer. It could be just me, and probably is, but for a 9.5avb beer this is surprisingly session-able. Great roasty malt flavor and a solid hop note to back it up. Iíll go back for more again and again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brucebruce81 (254) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pours black with a minimal tan head. Nose is toffee, malt, and a bit of citrus. Flavor is toffee and coffee, but with a berry or citrus sweetness you get with some milder blends. There is no trace of the 9.5% ABV. The hops, on the other hand, are apparent and add a bit of a bite that is very enjoyable. Great mouthfeel. Iím really enjoying this. It is probably the best black IPA Iíve had to date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
want1DIPA (226) - - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle pour. Black IPAís are my favorite and this one hold true to the style. Itís hard to believe this brew is 9.5%. It has a good roasted coffee taste with a solid hop aroma. Well-crafted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cthomas2390 (220) - Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Black pour. Nice earthy hops aroma. Malty note matches resiny hops. Very clean dry finish.

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