RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (506) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (4225) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Shared 2012, 750 ml. bottle poured to a fest glass showing a cloudy, amber brown color, with some tan froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was strong caramel & toffee sweetness, dark/dried fruit, with light spice, and lurking alcohol. Medium bodied, with a softened presence to the carbonation, the taste was similar notes as the aromas with slightly mellowed expression, and calmer alcohol influence. Held up fairly well for a 5 year sequestering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Bready with cherries, black dried fruit and vanilla. Phenolic spiciness. Round but distinctly dry. A tribute to some Belgian originals with some of its own originality. Bottle from PG probably years ago. Cleverly leafy-dry against the cascade of black dry fruits that might otherwise be cloying. Over several sips the palate becomes unexpectedly creamy. Im glad I paid a little too much for this at Premier Gourmet in Amherst near Buffalo, NY.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3985) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
Sample, brown bottle, 750 ml, Christmas gathering at Stephen Morriss, savoured on December 18 2015; eye: dark brown, opaque, no head, no lacing; nose: anise, roasted barley, alcohol, slight black berries; mouth: anise, roasted barley, alcohol, slight black berries, alcohol warmth, finale in anise with presence of alcohol, full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine FRANAIS chantillon, bouteille brune, 750 ml, party de Nol chez Stephen Morris, savoure le 18 dcembre 2015; il : brun fonc, opaque, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : anis, orge torrfie, alcool, trs lger fruits noirs; bouche : anis, orge torrfie, alcool, trs lger fruits noirs, chaleur dalcool, finale en anis avec prsence dalcool, corse, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucre, texture lgrement alcoolique; en rsum : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2769) - Ottawa, 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, terrys 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 (6271) - 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 (2563) - 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 (13667) - 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 (2585) - 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 (6252) - 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, theres a lot to like here, but it doesnt quite live up to the best Belgian examples that is is attempting to replicate.

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