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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
750 c&c from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark fruits - raisin/prune - with a lot of dark malt accompanying it. Not pulling out hop? Med + body. Flavor is dark malt, definitely raisin/prune, with a little alcohol burn down the gullet. Seems to have some yeast/spice input - little bit of fruity ester. Maybe even some chocolate towards the finish, which is not excessively sweet. Quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle shared with Adam in Canaan, NH. Pours rich brown with a creamy, beige head. Big dark, ripe fruit aroma with toffee, hints of alcohol, and raisins. Big sweet flavor with loads of dark prunes, figs, dates, some toffee, light chocolate. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming to finish with lots more dark fruits, dark sugars, rich bread, mild alcohol. Very nice stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9034) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a cloudy brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, plum, raisin, cocoa, yeast and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavorsof toffee, cocoa, spice, plum and raisin with a smooth dry lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Glad to be the stat locker on this one. Pours thick deep blackish brown with minimal khaki head. Nose is roasty malt, blackberry, yeasty black currant, hops, cacao, spices of the x-mas variety. Tastes fruity, with blackberry, currants, yeasty underlying esters, mild cacao, mild hops, mild funk, dark malt, and a rich smooth flavor. This one is complex and perhaps less yeasty and funky and more fruit-forward (and, yes, I know there is no fruit in this), and works very well for me. This beer would kick ass with a fruit and cheese plate and any red meat dish. For me, I’m going to pair my 2nd bottle tomorrow with spicy Hunan pork, and I cannot imagine how good pork loin would be marinated in this stuff. Mmmm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7005) - 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!

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