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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?


t8dd's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
t8dd (46) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Dark black. Near perfect balance of bitterness, malt and hop fruit. Damn good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18115) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (450) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Really drinkable and well balanced BIPA. Quite subdued compared to a lot of offerings, moderate in hoppiness, roastiness and bitterness. Really very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (13678) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (9755) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark amber with creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, pine, resin. Medium body, roast, pine, lingering bitterness, very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (16484) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1077) - SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Dark red, bitter fruit aroma. Rich, fruity taste. Malty and tangy hop. Rich, apple-y aftertaste. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12247) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4395) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Extremely dark brown, hazy in colour with pine, tropical fruit, orange marmalade and chocolate flavours with liquorice and more spicy chocolate, red fruit and sarsaparilla on the smooth, vanilla and oak finish. Excellent!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smithld1 (191) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle from utobeer. A good drop. More stout than black IPA I would suggest. Very raisiny. Aye, pretty good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s May tasting. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a clean copper color with a sweet fruity sake note. Taste is also sweet and boozy with some savoury sake-like notes and marmalade. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, meh


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