Anniversary Ale XV | Real Ale Brewing Company

Anniversary Ale XVAnniversary Ale XV
BA SCORE
76.6%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 248 ratings
Anniversary Ale XVAnniversary Ale XV
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by drummermattie02 on 06-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
248
Liked:
190
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
41
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 98
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

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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.

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Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Anniversary Ale XV from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76.6% out of 100 with 248 ratings
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