Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Regular.
Continued to badged as Buckleys for some time after the takeover by Brains but that seems to have been dropped now.
The Rev. James is named after the founder of Buckley’s Brewery the Reverend James Buckley (1770 – 1839).
The Rev. James is brewed to a traditional recipe and has been described as having a flavour not commonly available these days. Full-bodied and warming, The Rev. James is rich in palate, spicy and aromatic with a deeply satisfying finish.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (1119) - New York City, - JUN 11, 2012
Tasted cask at Famous Three Kings, West Kensington, London on 18 May 2012. Slightly cloudy dark amber color, spongy small head with long retention, no specific aroma, roasted malt taste, medium carbonation, long finish. Surprisingly fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (5555) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2015
Cask half pint at The Cottage, Cardiff. Copper colour, moderate off-white head. Pleasant malty and nutty aroma. The flavour is moderately malty but still quite dry first, sweeter in the middle with a hint of caramel, and a dry and "dusty" finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14608) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
4.5% Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. How I haven’t rated this I have no idea. Clear deep brown collar of bubbles. Malty aroma. Malty nutty flavour. Really interesting flavours. Verges on the marzipan but also almost sour too. Not great condition but definitely interesting. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TedE (356) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015
Pint on handpull, Cottage Loaf Llandudno. Nice malt nose, ruby red beer with thin cream head. Zero carbonation. Rich creamy body, really good. Aftertaste is toffee malt with (VERY) slight hop note. Really delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (313) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2015
Cask at The Victoria Lounge, Hanley. A clear deep amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, nuts, some berry fruitiness and spice. Taste of sweet, spicy, berry fruitiness, walnut, some caramel, biscuit and a little acidic. Medium bodied and a smooth texture. A smooth fruity finish. Nice and smooth but a standard bitter overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5597) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Cask at the White Lady. Pours clear copper, nose is toffee, buttery, floral, taste is similar.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
foxo82 (765) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Cask at The Old Hare and Hounds, Rednal. Chestnut ale. Creamy but lacking flavour - slight sweet malt and soap. Sub-standard. Like the weather.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cimbasso (328) - - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled on draught at O’Neill’s in Muswell Hill. Copper colour with very little head. Aromas of malt. The taste is mainly caramel malts, but there is not much hop taste here. The finish is a little sour. Not a beer I would seek out again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pricey290483 (635) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
have had this quite a few times its little on the dark side for me quite a strong taste coming through and a bitter finish it don’t tast like other beers in this style but its ok

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Japalo (1362) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
Cask@goat tavern. Small head. Low Carb. Mahogny clear. Pure malty. Some bitterness. No hops. Soso

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (4502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
How: Cask.
Where: Horniman at Hays, London.
Appearance: Amber colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, vinegar, a bit sour.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Vinegar, some sour, bitter, floral, some fruit.

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