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

235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.66%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drummermattie02 on 06-25-2011)
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Pours a dark brown with a golden glint. Nice beige foam doesn't stick around too long, but leaves plenty of lacing and a sprightly mouthfeel. Poured from the 12 oz bottle bought at Texas Wine Cellars in Fredericksburg, TX.

Sugary sweet to start. Brown sugar and burnt sugar. The hops come on suddenly in a rush of bitterness. This is quite a complex and interesting interplay of flavors. A touch of sourness from the burnt malt. Warm caramel flavors with a winey character. Sort of a Vermouth taste of sweetness and bitterness. Hot and spicy on the tongue. Quite pleasant sipping and conveys a lot of flavor as well as power.

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