Brains Beer: The Rev. James (Wales: Old Ale: 4.5% ABV)

Visual: Sunset red with a solid lasting ice cream froth that looks ready for a flake.

Nose: Hops, processed vanilla, caramel syrup sauce, sickly sweet, an actual whiff of fresh ice cream.

Body: Creamy, rising heat, cloves in minute traces at the very end. Slight wood muttering.

Finish: creamy, hops, more vanilla, banana syrup.

Conclusion: A satisfying sweet beer with just the edge of spice to keep it from becoming dull. The sweetness edges forwards towards sickliness but never quite tips over into it. Wales has done good again with this beer.