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RATINGS: 270   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 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?


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10538) - 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 (2698) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle thanks to jdskinns: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a slightly oxidized caramel malty nose with some piny hop notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet caramel and pale malts with a healthy amount of resiny hops and good bitter balance before a bittersweet lightly toasted finish. Apart from the oxidation in the nose, this is a pretty good black IPA.

3.5
   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 ;)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2012
The beer pours a very dark brown color with a huge tan head. The aroma has a lot of pine and resin notes, with some darker malt thrown in. The flavor is very similar, with the strong pine and resin notes from the hops really coming through strong. There is also some chocolate and lightly roasted malt, as well as some cream and a low amount of bitterness. There is also a slight medicinal flavor, but I can’t pick out what it is caused by. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zedrijan (1) - Alliance, Nebraska, USA - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
Great beer from one of my favorite breweries, only good part of daylight savings time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4586) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On draft at Odell. Pours a medium brown with an off-white head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, piney hops, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts with aggressive hops: pine pushes through the efforts of the malts to conceal it. Light citrus notes also intersperse themselves. Interesting black IPA overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (8467) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2393) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours brownish black color with tan head. Aromas of lightly roasted malts, citrus and pine. Lots of grapefruit and pine flavors with some roastiness and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Nose of chocolate, light coffee, berries, lightly phenolic, fudge. Cloudy black with lace. Sweet and chocolaty, berries, light roasting, some alcohol and a bit of soy. nice fudge.


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