Brewed by Brains
Style: Old Ale
Cardiff, Wales


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   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 (715) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 12, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sdavies83 (20) - - JUN 26, 2014
Rich, warming and deep in flavour. An old bitter in appearance and aroma, but not a bad drop overall. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (530) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2014
On draft at plastic pub in Tewksbury.. Clear deep amber with off-white head. Fruit and spicy aroma, with hops. Balanced taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1700) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - dark amber to brown pour with medium off-white head. Toasted malty aroma and taste, medium sweet, with some toffee, biscuit, medium bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (395) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask at Lemon Tree, London. Pours reddish brown with a little head. Aroma displays nutty and bready maltiness with a hint of caramel and raisin, interesting if a bit mild. Taste is medium sweet with malts providing the bulk of the flavours, caramel and bread on the forefront. Light to medium bodied, smooth palate. Decent sweet old ale, lacks body though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2056) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask @ The Linen Hall, Enniskillen [300414]
Dark amber, thin frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma of soft sweet caramel
Taste of soft caramel, light toffee, soft bitter English hop, soft biscuit malts, fruity, some toasted malts
Palate - Medium body, bit oily, soft sweet malts. Finish - some more biscuit comes through, soft bitter hops
Overall - Easy going, quite decent, good nick here

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Small coarseish beige head. Clear brown body. Light earthy caramel and dried fruit aroma with wooden notes. Sweet-dryish earthy strawy caramel taste with roasty notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, smooth, flat mouthfeel. Dryish resiny wooden caramel aftertaste with earthy dusty strawy notes. Long lingering roasty fruity nutty notes. Drinkable, complex, and subtle. Very good. (0.568l cask at The Green Man, Paddington, London.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (1711) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Wales 2014. Beer no 15. Cask@the penwyg, new quay, wales. Chestnut beer with medium creamy head and some lacing. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste is rich malts, toffee and some hop bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
Cask during London vacation. Clear copper color with thick off white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, toast and caramel. Taste is medium sweet, ashes, earth and mild acidity leading to a bitter and ashy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (721) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Pint at Tennents in Byres Road. Dark brown, quite some head. Rather smooth. Finished!

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