S A Brain – The Rev. James Original 4.5%
This is a dark chestnut ale with biscuit, malt and almond aromas. It has a pleasant warming taste with biscuit and toasted malt notes.
This is a good winter ale with a warming taste, which eminently drinkable.
It is good commercial ale to look out for in season and worth my 5*.
The Rev. James is a range of beers from S A Brain named after the Rev. James Buckley a wesleyan preacher at the turn of the 19th Century and may have thus been tee-total! The range includes the Original based on a 1885 recipe tasted here, along with Rye, a dark bitter, and Gold a sweeter ale.