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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Ommegang XV celebrates our 15th year and honors some of the worlds most desired ales. The dark Trappist ales of Belgium are made with the simplest of ingredients yet offer richly complex aromas and flavors. Ommegang XV uses on the finest malts, Ommegang yeast, and a touch of hops, creating a fine ale that will age superbly.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2013
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop hazy dark red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, prune, some alcohol, raisin, spicy, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/prune, some spicy, light cinnamon, alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1245) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
Pours a dark brown, nearly opaque with a greenish caramel colored head. Brown sugar and date on the nose. Mouthfeel is decent, but not phenomenal. A little too much sting, despite allowing it to settle. Brown sugar up front with a little sweet date emerging. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3537) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is raisin, yeast, sherry and wood. Medium body with a buzz. Taste is green banana, yeast, toffee and fig. Easy drinking for the ABV but nothing really stands out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured very deep garnet with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up warm dark fruits, nutty notes, and deep banana with accents of oak, tannins, and spicy yeast.. rich and welcoming. The flavor found bready notes, molasses, and caramel at the core with tangy fruit skins, black pepper, banana, and cloves around.. good balance between chewy malts and big Belgian yeast character.. finished with more spicy yeast over chewy bready notes. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation on the palate.. spicy, well-balanced, and engaging.. loved it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
December 2012. 750 ml. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, roated malts. Taste has some brown sugar in it blended with spice. Well made.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AKThunder (166) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
This midnight black brew has hints of figs, plums, with possibly a note of dates. Has a foamy head that dissipates fairly fast. Brown sugar is tasted from start to finish. While already one of the best beers Ommegang has put out, with age, this could become even more complex and enchanting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a deep and hazy amber / brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, spiciness, rye bread, licorice, and some rotted fruits. Tastes of caramel, yeast, some fruitiness, and some brown sugar. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of figs, dates, anise, trappist yeastiness, brown sugar, dark toffee, raw dough and warm integrated alcohol. It has a medium / thick body with frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with dark maltiness (not bitter), fruit juice sweetness, berries, caramel and earthy Belgian yeast. The finish shows some alcohol, more yeastiness, lots of berries and earthiness. This was was decent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1073) - USA - MAR 20, 2013
Deep, dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is slight dark fruit with a strong earthy malt character underneath. The flavor is dark roasted malt with a bit of dark fruit (maybe a bit of plum). Light toffee and a slightly burnt finish. Aftertaste is a little bitter, but not unpleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Deep, dark red, with a pillowy head of rollicking foam. Theres an aroma of pie cherries up front, and it comes thru on the first sip. Theres of course the standard ale-on-lees character here ... a hint of yeast, a hint of oak. Easy drinking for 9.6% all the way. Nice. (#4953, 3/7/2013)


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