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At the time of writing The Fifth Element by Beerbods was still available here. This is part one of a twelve part exploration of the beer in the box, I’m not sure how long it will take me to get through all twelve beers and whether I’ll be greedy or have some group tastings… we shall see.

Wiper and True Milk Stout

I’m not normally a huge fan of stouts but, add those vanilla malty milk-shake notes and my mind was changed immediately. This was really beautiful, smooth and creamy but still really robust, still a stout. My head was torn between the usual reaction of ‘meh, it’s a stout’ and ‘oh my word, the flavour.’ What a treat.

Beerbods said;

One of our beers of the year so far. A deliciously smooth milk stout brewed with the addition of vanilla pods.

Wiper and True said;

A milk stout uses sugar made from cows milk to give the beer a sweet, creamy tone. Bristol breweries were once famous for brewing the best milk stouts around. For our take on the traditional recipe we’ve used copius amounts of chocolate malts and vanilla pods to create rich, velvety and satisfying dark beer.

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Eleven more beers to go… such fun. #beerbods