Day 7 – #12BeersofXmas 2015

Day 7 – #12BeersofXmas 2015


Brewery – Saltaire Brewery

Location –  Shipley, Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The Drink: Saltaire XS Imperial Stout

ABV: 8.9% – 330ml

Style: Imperial Stout

Happy Boxing day everybody, it is time for Connor’s favourite style of drink…



The bottle opens with a fizz but pours with nearly zero carbonation, a small tan corona of a head forms and stays till the end.

This has big smells from the opening, mainly chocolate, some coffee and roasted and spicy notes, it reminds me very much of a Christmas pudding smothered in dark chocolate sauce (which I’ve never had but now will try).


This is a perfect fireside drink from the small alone, sadly it is being drunk it mid-afternoon as Salford, Rochdale, Leeds and Hebden Bridge even more sadly succumb to flood waters.

It is a big round drink in the mouth, smooth and silky and does not taste that strong at all.  You know it is a stout, you know it is the imperial kind but it is the epitome of dark liquid silk, which I suppose means if all sex lubricants tasted like this then we’d have to got back to spit and a bit of force, a tactic employed when it comes to dismantling Lego.

It tastes just like it smells too with a bit of bitterness and more malts coming through but you can’t shake that lovely rich chocolate pudding flavour.

This compliments a 3rd helping of leftovers very, very well.

Thanks for reading.

Enjoy your Saturday.


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