A few words on more of the items I've brought with me. I dunno; is this something people like to read about?
From Yorkshire’s oldest Brewery, Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Ale is a classic and proper English brew complete with a white rose as part of their logo. I liked it a lot, but I think by their nature brown ales don't wow the palate enough to warrant the specialty bottle/price treatment. This is the brown ale with the highest pedigree, but if I ever stumble upon it again, I may just pass it over to try something new or stock up on something cheaper.
“Samuel Smith’s of Tadcaster has the richest, maltiest and nuttiest of brown ales”
~Michael Jackson’s Beer Companion