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

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Stone Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by alexd3891 on 07-24-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Damian
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle
Purchased at Whole Foods, New York, NY
Served in a pilsner glass

The beer poured a near pitch black with dark brown edges when held to the light. A stiff, creamy, cuppucino-colored, three-finger head capped the liquid. Thick rings of sticky lacing coated the upper third of the glass.

The aroma was super smooth and quite interesting. Surprisingly fruity and somewhat sweet. Sightly roasty. Malty rich with lots of dark chocolate notes. Some earthy, herbal, German-style hops appeared as the beer warmed.

Like the nose, the flavor profile was rather intriguing. Here again, the chocolate notes came through strong. Moderately roasty up front, yet not in the least bit ashy or bitter. Semi-sweet and fruity in the center. Citrusy. Somewhat buttery. The finish was hoppy, in a piney and raw sort of way. Lots of hoppy bitterness carried into the dry, lingering aftertaste. Wow. This beer really kept me on my toes.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied for the style with an average amount of carbonation. A bit thinner than I anticipated for a beer of this magnitude. Creamy, frothy and smooth on the palate.

Drinkability was simply astounding. This very well may have been the most quaffable 10% ABV beer I have ever sampled. It drinks like something half its strength.

At times, brewers try too hard to make something new and different in a beer. That was not the case however with this gem. The eclectic combination of ingredients worked together seamlessly. Overall, a fantastic brew that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Definitely seek this one out.

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Photo of Phelps
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a lovely shade of, well, black. Notes of light copper are visible at the edges. A foamy cocoa head chills out atop, receding, but never leaving completely.

Very interesting smell. German yeast, sweet and funky. Medium-dark roastiness imparting tones of bitter coffee. Bright, flowery hops. Maybe even some dark fruits, raisins, plums. Smells very much like you would expect a combination pilsner-porter to smell -- and I like it.

Wow...ahh...hmm. This one begs some contemplation. Roasty malt impacts at the front. Coffee, dates. Even a little bit of bourbon. As the beer warms, I get more and more citrusy hops. But for all the flavor that the thing begins with, a dry, clean finish hits at the swallow. A slight bitterness hangs on the tongue. Pretty amazing.

Full body, high carb. Creamy. Decadent.

This is one collaboration the beer definitely benefits from. It combines the best points of both styles while losing nothing. Now if they could only do something about the price.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a four-finger thick, creamed, lightly brown colored head. The beer is a dark, deeply burnt, brown color that shows a clear, deep, concentrated ruby-black hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of ample hops that are accented by toasted grain, caramelized malt and a burnt grain character. There is a really interesting, resinous, almost oak like citrus character here that can, quite intensely remind me of grapefruit zest and meyer lemon peel; there also might be a touch of diacetyl left in this beer, which is likely what makes me think of the butterscotch like oak character (but this could actually just be the unique hops in this beer). The dark malt plays a much muted role behind the omnipresent, dominant hop character; it contributes a soft roasted grain note towards the finish as well as a touch of dark coffee notes and some toasted whole grain bread character. The aroma has got me really interested what the individual components of Sorachi Ace and Motueka hops are like.

A bit smoother tasting than I was expecting, based on the aroma, but this definitely has a sharp hop presence to it that dominates the flavor profile. The front and middle of the flavor profile is dominated by resinous, concentrated citrus oil notes, but the finish shows a strong showing of burnt, espresso like, charred bread crust malt character that lingers on the tongue along with a smooth hop bitterness. The hop character is definitely a bit raw and juicy here, but it is tempered pretty well by the ample malt and how big this beer is. Flavors of resinous tangerine, kumquat essential oils, pine infused lychee, lemon basil and a nice, resinous, herbaceous, green "hemp" character that comes out more as the beer warms up. This is sweet enough to accentuate the hop character, but both the biting hop notes and the roast grain character keep the sweetness well in check. There is a touch of butterscotch like oak character here in the flavor as well; I could easily be convinced this was aged in oak, but I can't find any reference to that; it must just be the particular mix of hop, malt and yeast that have created this flavor. Despite the ample strength, this beer manages to remain quite quaffable, even perhaps dangerously so.

This is actually pretty nice, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I am liking this beer whatever it might be. The big, resinous hop character will hook any hop head, though I will admit if you are not so inclined you should probably avoid this one.

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Photo of charlzm
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed Feb 7th, 2010 at Stone World Bistro.

Very clear, very dark brown with a fine off-white/tan head.

Very sweet aroma - fruity (apricots?). Slight whiff of herbal hops. No roasted malts as noted by other reviewers.

The flavor is primarily fruity due to yeasty esthers, I'd guess. No other flavors really stand out save for a touch of smoky malt.

Extremely dry on finish.

Has the novelty of being unlike anything I have had before, though it seems the flavor must have faded significantly based on the difference between my experience and the notes of other reviewers.

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Photo of sholland119
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep brown with ruby lowlights, a thin off white head and good sticky lacing.

S-Nice smooth roastiness with dark chocolate and a rich bitter hop character in the back. Very inviting. Not really a fan of imperial pils but maybe an imperial schwarzbier is the ticket.

T-Pretty darn good. Starts with a rich roasted malt character before a really hefty hop kick takes over. Very bitter without being overly roasted and burnt. Not very complex but very nice.

M-A bit heavy on the palate. Most imperial pilsners finish too quickly for my liking. This one stays around.

D-Yes, this was a good one all around.


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Photo of Sammy
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at Rattle 'N' Hum. One of a kind, like a shwartzbier, with dry Irish stout characteristics, and pilsner hops. Black with light lace, off a bubbly head.Looks great, no pilsner like it. Easy drinker, smooth mouthfeel. Hops are not aggressive, there is also chocolate and a tad of sourness.

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Photo of Dijeriduster
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Very dark black with minimal head - though well formed it didn't last long. Little lacing.

S - Very strange roasty smell with citrusy hops coming thru. Almost like orange juice. Somehow lacking the typical hop character but with plenty of the citrus hops coming thru. The lager yeast comes thru as a strange almost off smell.

T - Starts out malty, grainy plenty of roasted grains. Yeast and hop character finishes almost like orange juice again. Extremely hoppy but very well balanced. Finishes light due to the yeast used.

M - Very full with moderate carbonation. Finishes light again, flows well despite being very hoppy and quite thick given the malt character.

D - Quite drinkable but not a session beer. As a dark beer its quite drinkable but has a thickness that makes it filling despite the easy finish. Overall a good beer, a little syrupy when it heats up.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer poured into a snifter. Beer is black and form a thick tan head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low.

There is an odd aroma, lots of hops but there is this almost coconut like aroma to this beer.

Bitter, strong coconut flavor. Very distracting. Sweet with a slight roast trying to ignore the coconut. Slight fruitiness overall. Its just OK.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glossy mahagony with precious few highlights. The upper half of the snifter is filled with a whipped creamy crown of brown sugar colored foam that has remarkable persistence. It looks like lace depostion won't be a problem... once it gets a chance.

Does it smell like an American black double pilsner should? Sure, why not? When you're the first, you get to make the rules. JBP is moderately dark malty and is still impressively aromatic on the hop side of things. Sorachi Ace and Motueka (and possibly Saphir) were odd choices, but they work beautifully.

It's amazing that Juxtaposition is still so hoppy and still so damned delicious more than six months after bottling. Why did I wait so long to crack the cap? It must have been a beast of epic proportions last summer and fall.

It's hard to think of Juxta as a pilsner, even though it uses pilsner malt and pilsner yeast. It tastes like either a black IPA or an aggressively hopped American double stout. There's an incredible amount of flavor boldness, thanks to the 10.0% ABV. Good thing it isn't as malt sugar sticky as most DIPAs and some barleywines.

Specifics include bittersweet chocolate, a small splash of black coffee, and a generous blast of 'green' hoppiness that is right up my alley. The beer also has an herbal and spicy vibe that is almost botanical in nature. Must be the exotic hops. Warming is allowing the juxtaposed flavors to become even more comfortable with one another.

Even though the body/mouthfeel is better for not being sticky-sappy, a little more heft wouldn't be a bad thing. Bubbles are on the low end, but don't disappear completely on the finish.

Stone/BrewDog/Cambridge Juxtaposition Black Pilsner is hugely successful craft beer of a collaborative nature. It would be a shame if it never sees the light of day again. If one of these breweries has the wisdom and foresight to revive it, I'll make sure to buy more as close to the release as possible. It's hard to believe, though, that that beer could be any better than the beer I just finished.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Stone Bistro in August 2009.

Pours a near-black with a nice tan head and a decent amount of lacing. The aroma is of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a nice hoppiness. The taste is very similar, although everything doesn't blend together as well with the taste as it did with the smell. The roasted malt and hops don't quite fit together like they do in a well-designed Black IPA. The mouthfeel is moderate with fairly-large amounts of carbonation. Definitely drinkable, but a little pricey for what it is.

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Photo of WaXHeLL
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass -- aged for approximately 6 months.

Pours pitch pitch black with a very light wispy white head. Non existent lacing. This sure isn't a regular pilsner.

Crisp, citrus hops come out first, with light hints of molasses and pine. A very slight hint of pineapple is also present. Somewhat light of a nose, but not unheard of for the style.

Strong bitter coffee and bitter chocolate tastes come out immediately. Lightly roasted malts, a little bit of citrus fruit, and citrus hops. Big taste for being medium to light bodied. Tasty -- not what I would expect in a pilsner. Finishes crisp and dry.

Smooth, creamy, and tasty. Medium to Light body doesn't hang on your tongue, but still gives you plenty of flavor.

Very drinkable, very easy, and the 10% ABV is very deceptive.

Very tasty, smooth, crisp -- definitely a good beer that I'd love to have on tap somewhere.

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Photo of billab914
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to the 2nd of the two bottles I purchased of this. poured from a 12oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours black with a thick creamy tan head. The foam settled to a thin covering but left excellent lacing on the glass.

Aroma is sweet with chocolate and molasses with some hop citrus coming through as well. Taste is also sweet with some chocolate, molasses and a bit of burnt flavor coming through. The citrus hops are there as well but more in the background now compared to the first bottle I had.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, I enjoyed this one both times I had it.

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Photo of jrallen34
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a 12 oz bottle into a Rochefort chalice.

The beer pours light black with a light tan head that only rises about 1 finger, if that, is gone quickly. The lacing is very light.

The aroma is medium and very malty. A ton of bitter chocolate shines through with a touch of vanilla and alcohol.

The taste is nice and complex. It starts light with a little alcohol then finishes with a huge bitter chocolate taste. Its very bitter but dark chocolate, not hops bitter, there is a huge difference between the two and its very nice. Very similar to chocolate truffle.

The feel is great and very drinkable.

I had no expecations for this beer and came away very impressed. It has a unique feel I have yet to come across and very intriguing.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juxtaposition is the perfect name for this beer.

Pours a rich and dark black, great aroma, a good hop character out of a pilsner. Taste is exquisite, comes on, you taste almost oatneal imperial stout, and then rather than stick around, it vanishes miraculously in a pilsner like quickness. Extremely clean finish.

Mouthfeel, such depth, but doesn't bog you down. These hops give the big black background such a rad texture. So drinkable, you never want to put this down. Would be higher if it wasn't really pricey ($6 for 12oz)..

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Photo of sprucetip
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes.

Pours dark brown with 1 finger tan head that recedes promptly, active, spotty lacing.

SMELL Sweetly rich and malty, boozy, light grassy hop undertones.

TASTE Faint bitterness and vaguely perceptible pilsner malt poke through and blend with rich malty sweetness. Some coffee, chocolate, and booze, and a bit of roasty bitterness add depth and complexity. Very smooth and balanced.

FEEL medium/full body, viscous, some warming and bitterness in the clean finish.

OVERALL Very tasty,complex, smooth and unique. A sipper that goes down easy.

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Photo of bum732
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, almost black, not much head. Smells of ripe dark fruits, fig and raisins, caramel and molasses, some chocolate, some overripened oranges, touch of spiciness. Tastes of dark fruit like malt with a nice backbone of chocolate earthiness. Finishes with a nice charred roastiness and a touch of dryness that is not unpleasant. Good medium body with fairly low carbonation for a pilsner.

A nice unique treat, i really like how all the complexities work together without being overwhelming. A must try.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up two 12oz bottles over the summer and let age for a few months and I might be drinking the next one pretty soon. Got them at Julio's in Westborough and would have picked up more if they weren't $9.99 a bottle.

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Pours black with mahogany and reddish highlights when held up to the light. It's not completely opaque with some highlights looks to be pretty well filtered with some clarity, but it's pretty dark so tough to tell. There was a tannish colored head that sticks around for several minutes and produces a better than average lacing and glass retention. The smell is great, initially hoppy, but also a bit of sweetness from roasted grain and malts. It smells of both citrus and pine hops to me, nice combination of the both, maybe a bit more citrus, but pretty close, very nice. The taste is similar. Has an initial sweetness from the malts then the hops just completely take over from there on out. Again multiple hops are noticeable, very nice. There is a bitterness and a bit of an earthy taste, but it's still a very tasty brew overall. The mouthfeel is more than medium but I wouldn't completely say full bodied. Dry bitter finish that is closer to an IPA. With the huge full flavor of this brew I still find it very drinkable, which I find classic pilsner. This is a very good brew I wish it was still in production. I don't know when I'll be drinking my second one.

Waited to have the other bottle on a nice warm night 9/7/2010 and thought I should add a few more notes. I liked it much more than I remember. One thing I neglected to mention was the pour itself. It almost seemed to have that nitro effect that Guinness tends to have, looked nice. I don't think I gave the lacing enough credit either, it was pretty good. The smell is really still really good, has a lot going on. I gotta say, I absolutely love the flavor. It's big and bold, it has so much to offer. If there was just one beer left on the planet I don't think I'd want it to taste like this. It has so much to offer, it's just big on everything, it doesn't skimp on anything. Very malty and hoppy with the perfect amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is great, ery full bodied, bigger than most pilsners. It has a thickness to it that most of this style don't, but not too thick and remains smooth and even a little refreshing, unbelievably great bitter finish. It burps up nice, some slight smokeyness from the malts and bitterness from the hops. The alcohol is disguised very well too. I woudn't even know it was 10% if I didn't already know. I could personally drink it year round, warms you up in the winter and refreshing in the summer. Nothing not to love about this beer.

I'm dissapointed that this beer is retired. I would absolutely love to see this in stores year round, it has so many perfect qualities to it. I would love to see something work out and have this beer come out on a regular basis. I love it, thank you to Stone, BrewDog and Cambridge!

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 09/05/2009. Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of citrus, lots of orange peel, licorice, anise star, and light oak. Flavor of sweet malt, citrus, with a smoky, oaky, piney finish. Interesting beer--nothing at all like a pilsener really but that is just a moot point.

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Photo of Yesac
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Very dark brown pour. Appears black in the glass. Light sand color head. Nice lacing on the glass.

S- Whoa.. what a bizarre smell. It smells like a campfire burning hickory wood was just extinguished. Smells like charred oak barrels with a slight sour twist.

T- Orange peel, booze, charred barrel.. piney fresh hops at the end.

M- Very smooth and creamy. Coats the palate nicely. Slightly sticky.

D- A unique brew wild mash of flavors.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.49/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia. Admittedly, I haven't been too terribly enamored with the latest string of black IPA's on the market, and was more than hesitant to purchase a self-labeled Black Pilsner. Seeing now that it's 10% ABV also goes me pause.

Appearance: Pours out a jet black body with a large, frothy, ecru head with some agreeable staying power.

Smell: Charry, creosote-soaked nose with some herbaceous, downright weedy hop and campfire charcoal tones. Minor alcohol hint if you're down sniffing around there. The nose is a bit rough around the edges, but, thankfully, the taste offers a bit more to round things out.

Taste: Roasty, charred, blackened malts with a minor hint of dark chocolate and powderized coffee crystals. What sweetness is on hand comes fast and leaves just as quickly. Fresh herbal, spicy flavor from the hops with a fair amount of bitterness that combines with the roasted grains. Quite a creosote taste in the latter half, so it'd pair well with roasted meats and coating fence posts. As it warms slightly, a caramelly, bready taste develops to soothe the burnt quality. Smooth, roasty, herbal-laden finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Very, very light creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Well, if nothing else, it goes down fairly easy for having 10% ABV emblazoned on the bottle. It presents a lot of burnt malts and a lot of herbal, bitter hops, but not quite too much of either to be overbearing, though, I am thankful it's not a drop above twelve ounces. It's interesting for sure.

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Photo of taxguyjase
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit, that when I saw "pilsner" I figured that this beer would be a unique type of pilsner, but it would be a lighter brew. Obviously, the "black" part didn't kick in, but after I poured this beer into a pint glass, I realized that the bottle was not dark, but rather pretty clear. The beer was really that black.... The head was pretty tan, but dissipates pretty quickly. Lots of coffee, alcohol, malt and sour scents. The taste was really robust with a hint of sourness, a lot of sharp malt and acidic flavors. The initial taste will come off really potent, but then it smoth out pretty quickly and leaves a sour aftertaste. I would have this beer again, especially after my wife stole the pint glass from me and took the rest of it. At an astonishing 10% ABV, just be careful that you don't take this beer down too quickly.

Appearance - 5.0/5.0 - Surprisingly black, originally thought that the bottle was darker; nice tan head, but dissipats quickly.
Smell -4.5/5.0 - Coffee tones, alcohol, malt, sour scent
Taste - 4.5/5.0 - Sour, sharp malt taste, robust, acidic
Feel - 4.0/5.0 - Really potent in your mouth, but smooths out and leave a sour aftertaste
Drinkability - 4.5/5.0 - Very unique beer that I would enjoy having again

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The same night that Blind Tiger rocked an aged keg of Vertical Epic '06, they also had a special on this bad boy, so I grabbed one...

Poured blacker than black into a snifter, with two fingers of tan head, and superb lacing. The aroma consisted of an eclectic but amazing mix of prune, fig, pineapple, caramel, and vanilla cream. The flavor yielded all of the above, with more of a lean towards the caramel and vanilla, but also with some smokiness and toasted coconut. The texture is creamy throughout, with a smooth/sweet finish. Very little, if any, hint of alcohol presence. I have NEVER tasted anything like this; truly a unique brew. If they still have this on the 'specials' chalkboard at The Tiger, you should DEFINITELY try one. I am currently scouring stores for some home supply.

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Photo of BeerStine
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

They weren't joking when they named it a BLACK Pilsner: pours pitch black. It has an off white head (mush lighter than I would have expected with the color of this beer). Smell is hoppy with a balancing malt smell (sweet chocolate smell). Mouthfeel is light (once again much lighter than I would have expected from just looking at the beer). Taste is hoppy (somewhat chemical flavor) with a light bittering aftertaste. Beer is drinkable, but im not sure I would drink a ton of this.

Overall I give the beer props for defying my expectations. It stayed true to its label. I'd say it's more of an experimental beer more than anything.

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Photo of kzoobrew
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep coffee color. While body give the appearance of a black opaque abyss there are deep brown highlights gleam through when held to the light. A rather tame head sits atop with the color of a malted milk. Scant lacing left as the head recedes to nothing more than a milky ring.

Moderately strong roasted malt and subtle anise sit in front of a earthy noble hop aroma. Faint smoky smell hitting on the tail end.

Roasted malt flavor with a slight char lead into a sweeter chocolaty taste. The hop flavor asserts itself with out becoming obstructive. Very earthy, grassy flavor compliments very well. Flavors meld together very well over all.

Just north of medium bodied brew leaves a rather smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is not strong but very appropriate.

Drinkability is quite surprising on this one. While I heard the phrase "hot mess" used on several occasion when describing this beer I cannot help but disagree. I feel this one comes together nicely and is quite enjoyable. There is a little heat from the alcohol but by no means does this one drink hot. Good brew without a doubt. Thanks to SpdKilz for this one.

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Photo of sundevil21
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found a bottle at QFC, picked up, cooled it down and poured a tall glass. At first, it wasn't amazing, but its also been awhile since I've had a heavier beer. Then as I continued to drink, it became very smooth and the taste got better. And no, not because it has 10% alcohol. The flavor kicks and as you get used to it, it seems better. I found myself wanting another bottle. Quite refreshing for a heavier beer, but then again, being a Pilsner, what else would you expect?

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Cambridge / Brewdog / Stone Juxtaposition Black Pilsner from Stone Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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