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

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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%


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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Reviews by thryn:
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thryn

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4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

How do I judge this? A black pilsner ... what? I'm just going to judge this on quality; to hell with style.

I'm not the biggest pils person, but I LOVE most dark styles. So.

It pours very dark brown, like a thin porter. In the glass, it lets very little light through. Ample head, a finger or so, that drops to a thick layer of foam. It's tan. It looks creamy.

Smell is of dark fruit and bitter hops. A bit peaty, but green at the same time. Interesting.

Oh, holy hell, this is DELICIOUS. Peaty, roasted malts, citrus and spice ... with an intense hop bitterness and a bit of raisin ... even a hint of chocolate? It leaves a slightly bitter, deep lingering aftertaste. This is like no pilsner I've tasted -- and I love it beyond description. The alcohol is astonishingly well masked.

The body is light yet indescribably silky.

Dangerous brew. If it were regularly available in my area, I'd be drinking entirely too much of it.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 06:57:44 | More by thryn
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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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Cambridge / Brewdog / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.