Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in London - sourced direct from the brewery. Pours rich, black-brown with a thick, luscious tan froth head that lasts for days. Roasted malts are the first hit on the nose, but next come notes of mild yeast, bread and tangy berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with tangy and leathery dark fruits, lightly bittersweet chocolate, burnt bread, tobacco, soft funk. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Incredibly dynamic to finish. You are at once smacked by robust roasted malts and all their chocolate, earth and ashy tobacco, then you get cleaned up by the tangy dark fruits, berries, decent funk. Wow. Everything really comes together here. Brings to mind the dark saisons I’ve tried from Hill Farmstead. This is hands down one of the best beers I’ve had from Partizan.
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Partizan Brewery on 26 October. Poured pitch black (pretty much) with a thin, tan head. Aroma of roast malt, fruit cake and Belgian yeast. Flavours of black syrup, cherries and a herbal edge. Finish was burnt malt, charcoal and hop resin. Really interesting a well crafted beer. More dark saison, says I!
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ cbsc shoreditch. Blackest black, smooth with a lively mouthfeel. Heavy roast notes with a lovely smokey bacon rind to top it off. Sweet!
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Ales By Mail, served in a Teku. Bottled on 07-10-2013. Pours a dark brown colour, no light passing through, with a huge and persistently fluffy dark beige head. Great lacing retention. Looks pitch black in the glass. Less roasted/chocolaty aroma than I was expecting, with the earthy and spicey presence still dominating. Saison yeast notes, a bit of liquorice and just a hint of smoke/ash. Much more roasted in the mouth, with some vanilla and dark chocolate qualities. A bit of hops resin and pine needles as well. Glorious texture, with a velvety and luscious mouthfeel. Quite dry, medium body and lively carbonation. Damn fine!
Mjp12 (1386) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On keg at York tap, great floral flavours, and good levels of carbonation.
mR_fr0g (8870) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from the brewery, Opaque black / dark mahogany pour with a streadfast loose light tan head. Aroma is rich earthy roast and light choc with a little bit of pine. Flavour is rich liquorice / toffee / toast malt. Hop is earthy / piney. Finish is really dry, Medium body and crisp carbonation. Nice saison yeast character with light phenol. Finish is medium long duration roast malt. Very nice.
tommann (3298) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours black with a large head. Aroma is peppery farmhouse yeast with some coffee. Taste has farmhouse yeast throughout, with coffee on the start and liquorice on the finish.
shoulderbroken (3658) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Aroma is lightly roasty. Taste is coffee, bit of citrus, herbs, ginger. Interesting and nice.
Scopey (12216) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Partizan. It pours deep brown/near black with a thick beige head. The nose is earthy, roast, toast, spice, coffee and liquorice. The taste is roasted malt, earth, cocoa, coffee, decent bitterness, black toffee, liquorice and hay with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tasty, well balanced and very drinkable. Nice work.
RichTheVillan (6508) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; coca cola brown pour with creamy tan head, slight roast and chocolate aroma, taste has some roasted malt backed up with some funky sourness, dark coffee and some dried red fruits, very nice.