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Anniversary Ale XV - Real Ale Brewing Company

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88
very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drummermattie02 on 06-25-2011)
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

deadliest, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of jzeilinger
3.9/5  rDev -1%

A - Pours dark black, opaque, and a very thin ring of toffee colored lacing.

S - Cocoa, dark chocolate, and char.

T - Follows the nose pretty closely with medium intensity of char, roasted dark chocolate, and cocoa. For 9.8%, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, very mild warming on the way down. Chocolate bitterness is balanced, has a very slight bit of dark fruit on the very end but is quickly beat down with the dark chocolate roast.

M - Medium to heavy medium body, somewhat creamy on the tongue, slick.

O - Better than expected

jzeilinger, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep black body. Small khaki head. Settles to a medium collar and some surface wisping.

Smell - Pretty intense. Coffee. Burnt malts. Soy sauce. Raisins. Dark chocolate. The whole spectrum of imperial stout aromas.

Taste - Slightly ashy and burnt up front. Coffee malt. Kinda sweet. Raisins in the back end, maybe from a bit of oxidation.

Mouthfeel - Intense. A little hot and boozy. Medium carbonation. Medium heavy body.

Overall - Slow sipper of a beer. But interesting.

Alieniloquium, Jul 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jpa, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Ford, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

CraigTravor, May 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: black with a coffee foam head.

S: smoke, bitterness, coffee.

T: sweet chocolate, roasty malts, coffee beans, milk chocolate, cream, nice hop character. I think this one is aged, as I'm at the anniversary party at real ale and everything seems to be aged. Not sure though.

M: heavy like a hammer and velvety.

O: a good brew. I've had a few already and am a bit tired, but this beer seems well put together.

titty_mcbitty, Apr 23, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 3 year old 12 oz bottle.
A: Dark red-brown: clear.
Feel: Full body with near perfect carbonation.

Rich and fruity aroma, with a similar but stronger flavor.
Lingering aftertaste. Very good flavor balance including bitter/sweet.

O: easily recommended.

chinchill, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

fredmugs, Apr 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

ShanePB, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

CDCNAM, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

hilgart1, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

millerbuffoon, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Knapp85, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

XicanoBeerRun, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

PaulUH, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

jALEson, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

ATX117, Dec 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

birchstick, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

UHCougar12, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

zonker17, Oct 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Glibber, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

cosmonick, Oct 16, 2013
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Anniversary Ale XV from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.