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Cambridge / Brewdog / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner - Stone Brewing Co.

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Cambridge / Brewdog / Stone Juxtaposition Black PilsnerCambridge / Brewdog / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner

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BA SCORE
89
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 25
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alexd3891 on 07-24-2009)
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imaguitargod

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4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I’ve had the pleasure of trying this beer multiple times and it keeps getting better. Black as night and almost Stout/Porter like in its appearance with a wonderful head that keeps hanging on. Decent lacing around the glass after each sip that is taken.

Nice roasted malt presence right off the bat. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate aggressively play on your tongue with the chocolate taste lingering. Moderate bitterness possibly from the hops, possibly from the roasted malts, possibly from both. Decent alcohol presence as well. One hefty, well built beer!!!!

~Jonathan Passow

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 23:25:00 | More by imaguitargod
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09/26/13 From bottle. At 10% this has an exaggerated burn in the taste. Unfortunately it is at the expense of anything nuanced in the brew. Sure there are roasted malts in the aroma, but when the rubber meets the road...all I'm getting is "The Burn". Could be a bottle beyond use by since it was a one-off in 2009, but at 10% I wouldn't think that should not be an issue.

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A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate and dark malts with some earthy and citrus hops, some licorice, and a bit of coffee, dark fruits, and booze.

T - Starts off with some roasted chocolate malts with some orange and citrus hops with a bit of black licorice and coffee. Through the middle, some earthy hops and bitterness comes through with some dark fruit sweetness, nuttiness, and some dark caramel malts. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee with some dark fruit and a bit of booze.

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More thanks to Bobby (alembician) for a beer I might never had a chance to try at all.

This beer is close to black, a very dark brown with ruby-brown hues in the light. A light brown head shows some a little growth and some stick, as it retains itself well and manages pretty good lacing.
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Cambridge / Brewdog / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner from Stone Brewing Co.
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