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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Ommegang XV celebrates our 15th year and honors some of the world’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of raisins, toffee, cocoa, and dates. Flavor of caramel, raisins, dates, prunes, brown sugar, and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Lots of caramel and dark fruit on the nose. Definitely warms on the tongue. Very smooth and well balance with just a small burst of alcohol on the finish. solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle split with DiarmaidBHK - pours cola with a white head. Aroma is dark fruits, plums, chocolate, and vanilla oakiness. Taste is sweet with a boozy bite, like a real smooth bourbon. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours dark, almost black fairly thick with a thin wispy khaki colored head. Aroma is complex, dark chocolate, caramel, plum and dark fruits. Hard to identify all of it. Taste is of chocolate, plums, citrus, light hops and tartness in the finish. Sweetness of the malt lingers in a good way on tip of the tongue. Mouth feel is kind of bubbly for the malt intensity, but is true to the style. I shared this with my wife and enjoyed it, Not the best thing I’ve had from Ommegang, but not bad either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur brune foncée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (dates, moyen de prunes, traces de raisins et de cerises noires) et légèrement épicées (clou de girofle), de sucre brun, léger de caramel toffee avec des notes de mélasse, de houblon herbeux et pain grillé ainsi que des traces de pain aux bananes. Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Goût de levures fruitées (prunes, moyen de dates, notes de raisins, traces de cerises) et léger-moyen épicées (clou de girofle, notes de poivre) et accompagné de petites notes de réglisse noire ainsi que de faibles traces de pain aux bananes lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de mélasse terreuse avec un léger goût de sucre brun ainsi que des notes de caramel toffee et de pain grillé puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume d’alcool légèrement réchauffant et de houblon herbeux avec quelques traces chocolatées. Post-goût moyen-long, composé d’un goût de levures fruitées (pelures de prunes, traces de raisins) avec un léger goût d’alcool ainsi qu’une légère amertume de houblon herbeux, des notes de mélasse et quelques traces de chocolat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5535) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Mocha micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving sheet lacing. Molasses and dark dried pit fruit aromas. Soft and sweet with molasses and prunes front to back. Medium length dry raisin finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a creamy wonderful head. Not much lacing... Smells sweet with hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. Great strong malt taste with a slight carbonated finish... Excellent beer. Ommegang finest

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
I poured this one from a 750ml corked and caged brown bottle into a stemmed tulip glass. A= This ale poured a super clear, dark mahogany brown color with ruby highlights. The beige head rose over an inch with a medium strength pour. Steady carbonation release. Lots of lace stickage on my glass. S= I smelled rich malt, dark fruits, and a sweet boozy alcohol note. Nothing over the top, with the aromatic components in balance. T= Started off with a restrained sweetness, just a kiss really, followed by some rich and complex malty notes. The esters are where this beer was really exceptional. Flavors of dark fruit, raisins, and figs were all detectable. The yeast character was appropriately Belgian, with the aforementioned esters and some spicy phenolic character coming through. The alcohol was big but not hot, and it gave a perfumey sweetness to each sip. Finish was on the dry side, but with a kiss of malt that made me want to take another sip right away. MF= Medium bodied with a firm carbonation that still felt pretty soft on the tongue. Not hot or boozy and no astringency. D= I found this to be a very drinkable beer. The flavor was all Belgian Dark Strong but the drinkability was more in the range of a good Dubbel. A nice tribute beer to a wonderful brewery's 15th anniversary. Highly recommended! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
On tap at GABF. Pours with a deep brown hued body with a medium sized tan head. Aromas are ester forward with strong isoamyl acetate and brown sugar, medium malt structure, dark fruit, mild florals. Flavors are of isoamyl acetate, brown sugar, alcohol, fruit roll-ups and leather. Fuller carbonation, warming, lightly floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is some sweet dark malt, some molasses, some fruity character, and some esters. Flavor follows with some cherry and plummy notes and some sweet dark malt, and some brown sugar. Medium to full in body and interesting overall.

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