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Milk Street Zig Zag

Brewed by Milk Street
Style: Stout
Frome, England


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - November to March.
Colour: Dark ruby. A very soft start on the palette soon gives way to that of roasted malts which predominate. The subtle flavors in the background are those of bitter chocolate with an edge of citrus fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SweatyFatBloke (1) - - MAR 17, 2015 does not count
Such a wonderfully smooth & nutty flavoured beer. A slight hint of chocolate on the palette is followed by a creamy, rounded finish. Very dark in the glass with a tight creamy head, this has a very slight hint of vanilla int he finish as well. All in all one of the better ales I have tasted in 2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @ The Harp, Charing Cross WC2. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty weak smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty weak smoky chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8702) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
At the Peacock Bar at End of The Road Festival, Friday 29th August 2014 Pours black with lacy, filmy thin covering tan head. Tangy, not as chocolatey as the deScription hints at, bitter chocolate, fruity with a roasty finish. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (3043) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Cask at SIBA Beer X. Chestnut colour. Bubbly head. Blackcurrant. Cocoa. Taste is fruiy dryness. Thinnish palate. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ladnewton (1671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
Cask at the Wenlock Arms, London on 17th November 2013. Deep ruby-to-black with tan decaying foam and scant lacing. Chocolate, nuttiness and roastiness in aroma. Bitter chocolate in-mouth with plenty of roast coffee notes. Intensely bitter chocolate finish. Light mouthfeel and medium body. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2013
(Cask at Wenlock Arms, Old Street, London, 22 Nov 2013) Black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, coffee and dark bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark bread and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a slight sweetness. Well made and tasty stout. Nice one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2013
1/2 at the Tilley Stone Gateshead. Clear dark ruby body with a minimal large-bubbled head. I got very little aroma beyond a bit of farmyard. Nice enough stouty flavours though, dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, hint of Chivers "Olde English" marmalade. Disappointed with the mouth feel: I was hoping for slick oily or creamy, and I got thin and watery. Flat carbonation. Drank more like a mild than a stout. Flavours saved it from utter tedium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
Hand-pulled pint in The Four Candles, a Wetherspoon pub in Oxford on 22nd Nov 13. Poured a rudy black with a full tan covering. Both the nose and taste were of dark, bitter chocolate and over roasted ground coffee, not a lot of sweetness from the malts (or hops for that matter). Medium bodied, would have liked more depth, but overall not bad at all. Should have had a half-pint to be honest, as the evening was only beginning and there were many more beers to come before bed-time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2567) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2013
Cask @ A G Bell, Edinburgh [221013]
Black, dense thin beige head, some lacing
Aroma of soft roasted malts, dark quite sweet malts, some chocolate
Taste of dark sweet malts, some chocolate, dark toffee, soft roast , touch of lactose?
Palate - Medium body, little sweet. Finish - soft chocolate, dark caramel, some light bitter coffee roast
Overall - Nice stout, quite quaffable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5217) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; dark brown pour with foamy light beige head, chocolate nesquik aroma, taste is sweet a lot of milk chocolate with a hint of lactose.

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