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Brains The Rev James (Bottle)

Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beeebon (239) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Copper in colour and quite heavy on the sweet malt in the aroma. Quite a smooth beer that is quite sweet, nothing particularly special but drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
serialver (25) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Ruddy with a short lived head.caramel smell and taste with sweet linger with a bit malt. Unremarkable but a good drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mackeon (89) - - FEB 13, 2015
Nice coppery red brew. Some nuts, some fruit, good hops, all in all a very likeable beer in the English tradition. The man on the label looks pretty puritanical though, not really a if he’s just ’tasted the good life’.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (95) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Likeable beer one of my go to in bargain booze a lot nicer on tap. Best drunk: on a Wednesday to wind down from work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (5158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle as a gift from a friend, James being my name and all. Pours dark brown, short-lived beige head. Aromas are all toffee malt. Taste is toffee and metal. Pretty poor to be honest, better on cask.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pith (159) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Nice mahogany color with gentle but present off white head. Aroma alcohol with malt light coffee. Sweet gentle start into light coffee malt mid depth. Still bitter and sits uneasy. Served from cask a bit too warm.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (665) - - NOV 8, 2014
Mildly malty aroma. Slightly bubbly as bottles tend to be. Very dark chestnut appearance. Subtle chocolate taste with deep malty undertones ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (326) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
440 ml can. Pours a clear, dark amber colour with an average, off-white head. Sweet aroma of malt and butterscotch. Sweet flavour of malt, caramel, wood and a hint of nuts with a mildly dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
christhoel (270) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
for a dark beer and not really my type i really enjoyed this beerbrown, clear, frothy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
matstrange (80) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
A very dark almost ruby red colour. The head is thick and creamy although not long lasting. There is a darkness to the flavour but it’s not as hoppy as I was hoping, in fact I’d say it’s a little bland.

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