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Anniversary Ale XV - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Anniversary Ale XVAnniversary Ale XV

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BA SCORE
88
very good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
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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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep, dark body with a finger of frothy tan head.

Nose is rich dark malt with a piney hop note.

Flavor is reminiscent of GDs Yeti. Rich and smooth, plenty of stout-ness, but with a huge hop bite. Huge malt body gives me molasses, coffee, dates, a hint of soy, then the pine blast finish. Tasty as I could hope for, great stuff.

Mouthfeel is slick and coating, with moderate carbonation, but then there's the hop strippiness on the finish. Really nice.

Overall, an outstanding brew from this Texas brewery. I've never had any of their other beer, but I will look forward to doing so after this treat.

I received this brew as an extra in at least three trades. Glad that I have a couple of more of these to age and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 22:39:02 | More by ghostwalker
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 02:32:19 | More by Alieniloquium
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-29-2014 15:51:25 | More by LakerLeith
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Jpa

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-17-2014 05:44:01 | More by Jpa
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Ford

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-03-2014 03:13:49 | More by Ford
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-25-2014 00:25:31 | More by CraigTravor
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2014 04:57:42 | More by titty_mcbitty
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chinchill

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 01:14:07 | More by chinchill
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-04-2014 00:14:45 | More by fredmugs
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

03-28-2014 12:30:16 | More by ShanePB
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-21-2014 22:27:47 | More by CDCNAM
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-11-2014 02:21:59 | More by hilgart1
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-19-2014 23:48:51 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

01-19-2014 23:37:07 | More by Knapp85
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-01-2014 05:54:19 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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PaulUH

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-21-2013 05:25:32 | More by PaulUH
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-14-2013 22:40:39 | More by greenspointexas
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jALEson

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-10-2013 03:31:38 | More by jALEson
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ATX117

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

12-03-2013 00:38:59 | More by ATX117
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birchstick

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-06-2013 05:01:42 | More by birchstick
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UHCougar12

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-29-2013 03:00:30 | More by UHCougar12
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-26-2013 00:10:43 | More by zonker17
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Glibber

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-18-2013 00:19:38 | More by Glibber
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-15-2013 23:13:42 | More by cosmonick
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-15-2013 16:40:17 | More by nmann08
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Anniversary Ale XV from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.