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RATINGS: 101   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.

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   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2432) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle shared at Ottawa 2015 end-of-year bash. Hazy mahogany with a dark tan head. Plums and raisins, candied Belgian sugars, some light yeast properties, terry’s dark chocolate orange, moderate+ carbonation and moderate body, somewhat sweet and boozy, enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5465) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of candi sugar, dry fruits with candy ester is quite sublime. Taste I also a great mix of candi sugar with some dry fruits notes with some candy-like ester and a slight peppery finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Great beer and probably something Ommegang can pull out in their sleep.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
2015 Xmas gathering. Pours murky brown with no head or lacing. Nose is fruity. Flavours of plums, oranges, cherries. Taste med/big sweet, medium bitter. Medium creamy body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
A hazed brown ale with mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, curacao, sugar candy, very nice. In mouth, sweet fruity malt, candy sugar, light curacao, dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1951) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Dark brown with a beige head. Slow creep out of the bottle. Aroma is sherry, dark fruits, honey, caramel. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a long complex finish. Taste is dark fruits, honey, caramel, Belgian yeast. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with plum hues and a one finger beige head that has great retention, only slowly settling into a lasting cap/ring. Splotchy lacing left behind. Slightly smokey, chalky aroma with dark malt sweetness and estery Belgian yeast notes. Hints of plum, raisin and fig along with subtle oak, caramel and roasted chooclate malt. Medium bodied with a dry, slightly chalky texture and a nice balance of peppery spice, sweet and roasted malt and estery dark fruit notes. Subtle roast with chocolate, caramel and toffee flavor along with faint peppery spice. Lots of dark fruit sweetness on the back end with vinous grape, cherry, currant raisin and plum. Nicely balanced with a slightly dry finish. Complex and flavorful with a well masked ABV making it very easy to drink. Another nice beer from Ommegang.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5250) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Location: 750ml bottle procured at Buy Rite a couple years back, 10/23/15

Aroma: The nose is a bit boozy considering the age, dark fruit, chocolate, and Belgian yeast
Appearance: Pours a brownish color with a slight amber hue, murky, beige head, light lacing
Flavor: It tastes medium sweet, similar to the nose, with the dark fruit, chocolate, and booze
Palate: Medium-plus body, fairly lively on the carbonation front, a bit of stickiness and a little heat
Overall Impression: Since the bottle claims it would cellar well, I gave it some time, but my cellar is getting low, so it was finally time to pull this one out. Opens up nicely around the desired temperature, do not serve this one too cold or the flavors will be too muted. Overall, there’s a lot to like here, but it doesn’t quite live up to the best Belgian examples that is is attempting to replicate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bg80 (67) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Very Happy with this bottle. When cold, the carbonation is strong and balances out the smooth sweetness. Complex aroma and flavors. When warm, you can really enjoy the palate and warm booze. Goes head to head with Trappist dark ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1382) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Amber thin rimming beige rimming head; aroma is mild malt; flava is malt forward notes of honey hint of hop bitter; feels medium silky then fizzy; finishes sweet yet dry some bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
falco242 (356) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Sat on a bottle for a few years. Heavy hitter with lots of molasses and burnt sugar and bread and tobacco. Age did it well and it shows its abv but not in a bad way.

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