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Real Ale 15th Anniversary (XV)

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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A Majestic Ale For A Momentous Occasion. This noble brew evolved from its common cousins, porter and stout, by necessity to endure the long voyage to the Russian royal court. Colossal additions of American hops are used to balance the robust malt character and infuse this ale with their distinctly citrus-like qualities. 15th Anniversary Ale can be consumed now or laid down for further enjoyment. Take some home to share with friends and family at your court.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a black hued body with brown highlights and a lasting deep brown head with really good lace and retention. Aromas are bready, biscuity, dry, bitter roast, bakers chocolate, light herbal hop, coffee, nice roast, iodine, backstrap molasses, tar, lightly citrusy and earthy qualities. medium alcohol, vanilla and very light esters. Smells dry. Flavors are dry, roasty and very bitter. Black IPA hoppiness. This beer seems to be in the same vein as Stone’s RIS. Very bitter, citrusy, herbal hop character, bready malt, medium dry roast presence (seems character malts are more toast than caramel). Pretty clean yeast wise. A few burnt flavors, molasses. Medium carbonation, full bodied, lingering bitterness, dry warming and roasty (but not astringent or acrid). Solid and potent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. A - Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. S- Moderate to heavy roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. T - Medium to heavy sweet roasted coffee and malt flavor with a heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. M - Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. D - This is a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of toasted malt and light burnt coffee. Burnt coffee, chocolate, sweet with a malty bitter. Medium full bodied with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2012
From notes. Pours a rich black with hints of dark brown around the edges where the light comes through the thin beige head that left a moderate lacing down te glass. Nose hits me with chocolate, raspberry, a tiny bit of coffee, I detect no booze which is surprising due to the relatively high ABV. This guy is surprisingly sweet, lots of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, booze is more present than in the nose. Nice creamy mouth feel, awesome smooth finish, nice light to medium carbonation, nice full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours inky black with one finger of burnt tan head. Nose is very roasty with notes of molasses and bitter chocolate, acidic and charred with some smoked character. Bitter and acidic chocolate with lots of char. Full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
Black with a little head. A story in coffee, very fresh tasting. Good for what it is. A nice very coffee tasting IS. thanks for sharing Pino.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (858) - - MAR 15, 2012
Dark pour, a finger of head. Coffee in the aroma, sweet, fig. Sweet tasting - Fig, coffee, dark dried fruit, some booze, Somewhere between a stout and old ale. Lighter mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle, shared by emacgee. Dark brown with no head. Nose is heavy roast, bittersweet cocoa, light molasses, light pine. Flavor is super ashy and bitter amidst a light mouthfeel. Almost undrinkable. Strange, after the semi-promising nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours an expresso color with a very light brown soapy head. Notes of cola, styrofoam, fudge, and ash. Creamy yet supple mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Roasted, inky nose, burnt coffee, a little chocolate, red wine, caramel, a nice nose; full-bodied, balanced bittersweet flavors throughout, quite pleasant, this is well-crafted, great mouthfeel, definite delicious factor, finish leans sweet and lingers .. this isn’t a game-changing stout, but simply very well done and lovely to drink. This is a real pleasure. I’d venture that coming from Real Ale, in Texas, it’s being a bit underrated.

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