Brewed by Partizan
Style: Imperial Stout
Bermondsey, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
ABV may vary slightly.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (10161) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle courtesy of Glen (cheers Glen) consumed at home Sunday 12th March 2017 Pours black with a small head. Roasty and with some spent coffee grains, a little bitter cocoa linger. It is not super smooth or creamy in fact it has a slightly rough street fighter feel about it, good stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov16 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47135) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2017

Bottle 330ml.

[ As Partizan Stout ].
ABV: 8.2%. Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark malt, leather - dry grass. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, light wood. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150809]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (703) - - JAN 7, 2017
Tap @ Partizan brewery. Black with tan head. Coconut, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Chocolate with burnt malt. Smooth, slightly grainy palate. Long coconut finish. This stout has it all!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (3625) - Mikołw, POLAND - DEC 21, 2016
Draught, Browariat. Extremely roasted, ashy, with an ashy bitterness and a roasted tartness, full bodied, lots of dark chocolate throughout. Very subtle acetaldehyde. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (7306) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
How: Botlte.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt. coffee, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, some alcohol,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2544) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 11, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black, beige head. Very roasty with some licorice and mollasses and dried fruits. In taste medium sweet, roasty with chocolate and raisins. Finish medium bitter (partially from alcohol) and lightly alcoholic. Full bodied, softly carbonated, smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (5006) - BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 Bottle from Malt Attacks, from one of the proverbial children of The Kernel along the so-called Bermondsey Mile in London. Very heavy gusher, black liquid flooded out of the bottle neck upon opening. After hastily pouring half of the beer in the glass in an attempt to save as much as possible, the foam kept building up in the bottle till it began creeping out of the neck again. Anyway, I eventually captured a jet black beer with a towering, dense, whipped cream-like, rocky head of tan colour, diminishing but remaining thick and stable for a very long time. Aroma cannot hide the infection which is most likely the cause of the gushing, in the form of a lactic, sour cream- or spoilt goat cheese-like sourishness. Other than that and after this lacticity has faded a bit, I get the (probably) more intended aromas of cold black coffee and coffee grounds, beef stock, bayleaf, ashes, (strong) cherries, blackcurrant, caramel, roasted peanuts, rosemary, brown rhum, marmelade, cooked green cabbage (but not in the DMS way), cold tea and black peppercorns; in all, not typical RIS-like at all, but interesting and not really unpleasant. A vivid, somewhat estery fruitiness of sweet cherries and sourish blackberry, blackcurrant and even some lime opens the palate, medium carbonated generally speaking but certainly overcarbonated for this style, with a smooth, slick caramelly and toasted maltiness ensuing, suffering a bit from the lactic infection, but less so than I had feared. There is a clear dirty powderiness to the mouthfeel as well - which undoubtedly has something to do with fermentation (dead yeast) that went out of control here. A strong, mouth-filling roasted bitterness dominates the end phase, a bit ashy, while the lactic acidity and the fruity esters keep fooling around in its shadows. Earthy, peppery hop bitterness is present as well and adds further bitterness to the finish. Alcohol, though noticeable and warming, remains fairly well hidden, all things considered; the last flavour remaining in the back of the mouth, is the ashy roasted bitterness. A rough parcours Id say, reminding me a bit of some of those new Belgian strong stouts: fermentation clearly failed here and got infected somewhere, but apart from this flaw, this beer lacks body and is too much carbonated for a stout of this strength. Not an imperial stout by any means, this feels more like an export stout. An infected one, alas - seeing the other reviews here, I just had bad luck, I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17909) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, licorice, cocoa, bitter hops and has a nice bitter finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (19159) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle from Zaklad, Wroclaw. 8.2 % ABV. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 041015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6846) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail. 2014 vintage. Pours pitch black with a foamy brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, hints of licorice. Taste is sweetish, roasty and salty with loads of licorice, some coffee and cocoa notes. Finish is roasty, malty and slightly salty with some licorice and coffee notes. Okay.

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