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Anniversary Ale XV - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Anniversary Ale XVAnniversary Ale XV

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 6
Gots: 43 | 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:
Beer added by: drummermattie02 on 06-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukebell15
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Techichi
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

A: poured into a snifter to a jet black with a two finger dense light tan head that fades slowly and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of roasted malts charred wood, molasses, and chocolate
T: taste is intensely roasty with some chocolate and light coffee, slight charcoal and some sweetness. swallow is rich and chocolatey with some lingering bitter roasted malt and coffee
M: full bodied in the mouth with soft carbonation and a drying finish
O: This beer is drinking great with some excellent flavors that play well together and not a hint of oxidation.

Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of deadliest
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

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

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Jpa
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Ford
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of CraigTravor
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ShanePB
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of PaulUH
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of jALEson
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Anniversary Ale XV from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.