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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
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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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shoky01

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-18-2011 01:48:04 | More by shoky01
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ilikebeer03

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

01-07-2013 04:21:37 | More by ilikebeer03
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ATXRyan

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-17-2011 19:20:56 | More by ATXRyan
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smithjl10

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

12-02-2011 17:26:39 | More by smithjl10
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-15-2011 17:56:37 | More by YaKnowBrady
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

03-10-2013 20:52:04 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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bentwookie

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-14-2011 17:24:00 | More by bentwookie
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BackRowBaptist

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%

03-19-2013 01:28:03 | More by BackRowBaptist
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kellypodz

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Real Ale 15th Russian Imperial Stout has taken the throne as my favorite beer OF ALL TIME. It's not black as night, but it's close. Mocha head starts thick but dissipates to a ring of bubbles. Lots of chocolate in the aroma. The beer doesn't report to be wood-aged; but I'm getting oak on the nose as well. More chocolate on the tongue with some coffee notes, and a mild citrus hop on the finish. I wish this wasn't a one-time only brew. I have five left I will be rationing cautiously.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 01:19:47 | More by kellypodz
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ElCommodoro

Texas

4.95/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deeelish. This was a perfect blend of malt, roasted malt, hops, and spices. The ink black concoction was neither too sweet nor too astringent, nor was it too burnt tasting. It was marvelous. I highly recommend this particular brew if you can get a hold of it. Great stuff.
Oh and it smelled like spiced dried fruit. But who cares, it's the taste that matters.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2011 05:17:17 | More by ElCommodoro
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TheStashRide

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

10-07-2012 23:24:21 | More by TheStashRide
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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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doughanson78

Washington

4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks to bhollas for this.

A: Very dark black in color. One and a half finger creamy mocha colored head. It has amazing retention and beautiful lacing. The pour was a bit light in color and body. Otherwise this would have been a 5.

S: Big dark and milk chocolate. A nice roasted malt character. Roasted espresso. Some anise and dark fruits.

T: Milk chocolate upfront. Espresso, dark fruits, mainly cherries and figs, and a nice roasted malt come through. Finishes sweet with chocolate, toffee and caramel.

M: Full body. Medium carbonation. Very creamy.

O: Damn good RIS. Complex nose and taste. Finishes a bit sweet but is still very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 19:26:02 | More by doughanson78
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a thick black with a slight foamy ring of carbonation. smells of sweet chocolate, coffee, raisins, dates, vanilla. very sweet flavors of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, and molasses up front followed by a tar-like coffee/roasted bitterness. a very delicious stout with a full mouthfeel.. heavy, rich, creamy, low carbonation - everything you expect from a russian imperial stout.

one of the better RIS i've encountered, and by far the best beer from real ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 14:13:29 | More by facundoCNB
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dwpiercetx

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great addition to the Real Ale lineup. It is a solid RIS. Too bad it's an anniversary ale...because I would love to be able to buy this year-round and for years to come.

It was dark like a stout should be and the head was a nice dark tan that held for a while. Tasted the alcohol since it was above 9% but it didn't shield the taste of the malt and hops. It was smooth even at +9%.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 22:03:22 | More by dwpiercetx
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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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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-01-2012 05:33:08 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Listers

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-09-2012 17:12:50 | More by Listers
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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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-04-2011 23:07:19 | More by kjkinsey
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RealAleBlanco

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-15-2013 05:21:14 | More by RealAleBlanco
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Otisimaas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-08-2012 02:45:32 | More by Otisimaas
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Danielbt

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-19-2012 15:00:09 | More by Danielbt
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zbooks

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-24-2011 20:57:56 | More by zbooks
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black-as in jet black. Could use a bit more of a head. Looks almost still though it is definately carbonated. Sweetish, toffee like aroma-somewhat burnt caramel like. Deeply roasted flavor but has a very prominant, upfront sweetness to it like it is an imperial milk stout. Burnt and bitter roasted flavors. Molasses and treacle. Full and sticky mouthfeel-again quite sweet all around. Velvety smooth. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Well done-might be a touch sweet for some folks.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 02:52:09 | More by lackenhauser
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Anniversary Ale XV from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.