tommann (3975) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium head. Aroma is coffee, Bovril and a little vanilla. Taste has coffee to start and a beefy finish. Some sweet touches. Theydon_Bois (20905) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle at the Cask, Pimlico - 11/01/13. Dommod2011 (728) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
FES - Foreign Extra Stout.
Mid black with a tan head that clears to a film and bubbles.
Nose carries dark roast malts, dark fruits, sugars, light soap, hint of smoke.
Taste comprises roast malts, chocolate, a little coffee, liqourice, sugars.
Full bodied with light carbonation leading to a dry finish.
Are you a partisan? Or is it a case of time and energy? I have little of either but I’d like to think if the need arose, I’d join the International Brigade. But I probably wouldn’t. I’m no George Orwell, as you can tell from this review. Nice coffee hit. This is a beauty. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle at Craft Beer Brixton. Black with a dense, creamy light brown head. Acidic and roasted coffee nose. Roasted flavours as well as hints of chocolate. Very nice. madmitch76 (25809) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
2nd January 2013
The_Bish (1146) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2013
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle shared withSudsMcDuff. Opaque dark brown beer, tiny tan head. Softish palate, slightly dry. Rich dark malt, a modicum of chocolate and coffee. Tangy dark fruits. Smooth finish. Really nice well balanced and drinkable Impy.
This is quite brilliant.2 beers of very high quality from Partizan. Superb balance, not overpowering alcohol, sweet and bitter with gently strong choc and coffee flowing through. Quality. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle at Craft Beer Co, London. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, licorice, soot, dark chocolate, roasted, ash, raisins, figs, vanilla notes, peat, dark bread, some cocoa powder. Roasted malt flavor, caramel, chocolate, cocoa powder, ash, creamy, dark bread, figs, a bit vinous. Not as powerful as the Pale ale, but still a good effort. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
A Mes rate. Bottle kindly given to me by Andy at my birthday bash. For those who don’t know, Partizan is the next big thing. As a first couple of brews, this and the Sauvin IPA set an extremely high benchmark. This is an exceptional stout. It looks gorgeous for a start. Black as a vicar’s sock (thanks Haddonsman) with a glorious tan foamy bonce. It looks like it means business... And it needs me to help by drinking it. Proper chocolate and coffee dessert on the snout with just a lick of naughty boozy character. Stunning, ballsy malt and big coffee in the mouth with a dark underlying chocolate base. Loads of depth to the blackness. But it’s not all malt. There’s a good lick of hops in here. It balances out just about spot on to me. The finish is good coffee bitterness and a lingering hint of alcohol that reminds you that however smooth and drinkable this is, it’s not fucking around. A couple of these down me and I’d be convinced it’s a good idea to get completely smashed. Nice one Andy. Oh, the mouthfeel is pretty much perfect too. Silky smooth and effortless to drink. Awesome. And dangerous. Love it. Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle at Cask Pub & Kitchen. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roasted malt, espresso, salted liquorice, caramel and earth. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, ash, assertive bitterness, varnish, scorched earth, unnamed notes, salted liquorice, pepper and a touch of alcohol warmth in the background. Full body and moderate carbonation. Bold and flavoursome yet is well balanced and very drinkable. Very nice indeed! Leighton (22551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 Bottle shared with Seth at CBC - Clerkenwell, London. Pours black with a creamy, tan head. Lots of ashy roast in the nose, some burnt wood, earth. Medium sweet flavor, plenty of ashy roast, some burnt meat, chocolate, wood, earth, light alcohol, charcoal. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, more ash, roast, some licorice, charred malts, baking cocoa. Exceptionally well balanced. Very smooth.