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RATINGS: 283   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?


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, dégusté au Mondial de la Bière 2012 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons résineux avec une pointe de céréales grillées et de café. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4396)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2864) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
On tap at Odell on 12/22. Pours a deep brown color with off-white head. Roasty, piney, grassy, slight cocoa flavors. One of the better black IPAs in my book.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2013
That rare touch of grey in the head. Very, very well-balanced, especially considering the ABV and age. Enough hops to leave some spice alongside a pleasant, not at all overly-sweet malt backbone. I was expecting a thin barleywine feel to this beer, but the spiciness gives it a character of its own. Mouthfeel is a lot less viscous than I expected, but this beer did drink in some surprising ways. Either way, enjoyably thin for the style, color, and content. Overall, better then expected, but it different and more typical ways than I had imagined. Get some. And a fucking awesome bottle, by the way.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Denverdiv (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pours dark tar, decent head, very thin lacing. Roasted malt is the main flavor on my tongue, a little bit of hop aftertaste. -To IPA is to be.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle. Deep black pour, with a tan head. Roasted malt, bitter coffee, light cocoa, and despite the age it still has some pine and hop bitterness. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft at the brewery (GABF weekend) - This was definitely more of a hoppy porter than most Black IPAs I have had. Lots of coffee and roasted malts with the wallop of pine and citrus. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1613) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Draft. Pours deep black with a firm tan head. Nose is both hoppy and burnt maltiness. Taste is very bitter and roasty also. Alcohol is a bit in your face at the end. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
36cl, new American brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Alejandro for bringing this over!, complex bitter brew, roasted/woody/bitter and slightly spicy/fruity, very balanced, hazy, rocky head, good Winter brew

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12152) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
12oz bottle from Lukas Liquors, stamped 2/16/12A, so I suppose this is fresh enough. Clear dark brown with a small tan head, low retention down to a clingy ring. Pine and citrus zest hops and light to moderate roasted malts follow, tinge of chocolate. Flavor has some pine and sweaty citrus with some moderate roasted malts and chocolate helping keep the balance, not quite getting burnt by the (dry) finish, some alcohol present--doesn’t seem like 9.5% though. Bitterness peaked at a 5-6. Medium full body with light creamy carbonation. Solid enough, though (still) not one of my favorite styles.


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