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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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This strong ale is as rich and complex as it is drinkable. A blend of six malts and four hops creates an ale with deep carmel character, spicy hop flavor and a dry roasty finish. Itís spelled differently because itís Vonderful.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Strong malty profile that is rich and roasted. Deep nuttiness with toffee and caramel backbone. Light spice notes that seem independent of the hop presence.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1736) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2008
Bottle, thanks to DA. Pours copper/amber, with a tan head. Aroma is hops and caramel. Flavor is hops, caramel, and nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
22oz bottle from bottle trek. A fairly weak "strong Ale". Some nice nutty aromas with a roasted toffee, dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (928) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Pretty dark. Lots of aroma. Little dryish palate. Some roastiness but overall pretty hoppy. Sort of a weird but not offensivre flavor in here that I canít put my finger on. Pretty good but probably wonít pay to be shipped in again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Pours with a light tan one finger head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is sweet spicy hops. Flavor is balanced with hints of caramel and slight bitter finish. 22oz bottle gift from Haggens Beaverton, OR.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Black with a creamy brown head. Aroma and flavor is sweet malts, roast, nuts, caramel. Smooth and easy drinking with a light roasty hops finish. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Bottle, Some spice for aroma along with some sweet malt. Dark body with tan head. Marlted caramel wit some candy sweetness. Smooth on the palate, decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet with a dessert-like appeal. Flavor is nice and floral hoppy/sweet/spicy but a tad boring. OK, but Iím seriously burned out on holiday/winter warmer beers with heavy spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
22oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and hazy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted nuts, light chocolate and light spices. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, roast, nutty, earthy, light spices, and light coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Darker amber. Aroma is rich caramel malts with some citric hops balancing. Much more malty and sweet, medium body.


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