decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown pour with frothy tan head and lace. Aroma is dark brown sugar, dried fruit and an hinto abv. Sweet chocolaty malt, dark brown sugar, and an abv warmth. A bit thin and fizzy but pretty good. thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy medium sized brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation transparent dark ruby red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of brown malt caramel and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. skatz805 (5) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Aroma: caramel or maybe brown sugar, cherry very forward
Appearance: red/brown with a minimal head
Taste: very sweet, boozy
Palate: full bodied, creamy, average carbonation with a long finish. musinj6 (510) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Pours a dark black with hints of red that is murky and not quite opaque with a one finger head that quickly dissipates leaving heavy lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar dark cherries. Hint of herbal hop flavor. Moderately sweet up front and turns slightly bitter toward the end. Long finish with burnt sugar. Moderate carbonation, medium to full bodied with sticky mouthfeel. Hint of booziness. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Chocolate bread, caramel, raisin, pear, and Belgian yeast aroma and taste with some residual sugars and dark fruit flavors to the finish and a bright lively palate.
Mannybdoy (20) - New York, USA - FEB 14, 2013
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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2013
This has to be the best ommegang beer I think I ever had bought beer for brewery ommegang pour is a dark with a tan small head flavors of rich chocolate,coffee, cream, and yeast. Nice alcohol level in this baby. mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2013.02.13- Ommegang XV - 750ml bottle in goblet glass.
Pours a deep mahogany brown. Medium low carbonation produces a decent creamy tan head which subsides quickly to a foamy center cap and ring.
Aroma is quite interesting. Agree with CyberCat below, it's fruity (of plum, raisin, fig sort of variety) and a bit of treacle or molasses. Maybe a bit of caramel.
Mouthfeel is pretty medium. it's not too heavy but it is a bit creamy. Carbonation seems a really good level, lightly fizzy mouthfuls.
Taste is very interesting and fairly complex. Breweries seem to pull out the stops for anniversary brews and it shows. Flavor seems to go from fruity (plum, raisin, dark fruit, etc) into a bit of candy sugar or molasses-y sweetness and then a very mild alcohol burn on the back end. Tasty stuff, possibly my favorite Ommegang.
Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 17/20 Cybercat (6142) - Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Strong, syrupy aroma has decidedly fruity and treacle notes, with a hint of horehound. Pours a dark, barely translucent sepia with a thick, dark buff head that hangs around for a bit. Robust, mouth-filling flavor has firm notes of malt, apple, caramel and horehound. Gets them lips a-smackin’! Firm, smooth texture has a good fizz and leaves a somewhat fruity-sweet finish as if I had just eaten a very tasty pear. Dairug-beer XV! gregwilsonstl (2660) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Very dark. Thin oily head. Raisens. Brown sugar, and plums. Hint of chocolate. Light to medium body, but very complex.