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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours a very dark red, almost black, with a tall khaki head. Very rich malts, depth of flavors changes between burnt chocolate, cherry, caramel. Finish is toasty and has a nutty presence. Citrus hops provide spicy balance to the finish wtih a light cocoa aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Deep red in color, nice sticky tan head. Nutty, earthy, light roast and toffee aroma. Earthy and slightly gritty. Seems like it may be spiced. Not too complex flavor. Too bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2007
dark brown, big tan head, sweet plumb nose, raisins, tart refined yeast, sweet woody flavor, citrus finish, chocolate malt, roasts, dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
22 oz bottle from bottletrek.com. Pours mahogany, airy head and big lacing. Aroma is mainly sweet roasted malt. Flavor is deep caramel and roasted nutty malts, with notes of pine and spice. Medium to light mouthfeel with a hoppy dry finish. Decent winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Poured a mahogany body with a nice off-white head. Boozy nose and flavor. Bitter, warms up well. Decent winter brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2007
On Tap at the BP. Clear deep mahogany with a nice big light tan head and thick lacing Mild malty body and flavor Balanced I suppose but not very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Tap @ Brewery: Ruby caramel color, light head and lacing. Nose of light nuts and caramel, lots of buttery chestnuts and light roast, dry woody character and a full malty body. Sweet caramel and a light bitter hoppy tail. Dry, sticky and nutty. Lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
slugstout (18) - Zig Zag, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2007
22 oz. Limited Release bottling. Hoppy nose, with a nicely balanced taste. Malty yet crisp. Dry hop? Festive and warming without the spice. Dangerously smoooooth. Donít Drink and Bike!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Tap... Poured a hazy, deep ruby with an off-white head. Roasted, dry-malt on the nose. Really chewy palate, you can feel a lot of fizz on the back of your tongue. Chalky hops with a caramel-malt balance. Has a silky element which is really contrasty that I like. Nice sweet, tart-hop finish. Their seasonals have been really good lately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2006
2006 Edition... Dark Amber/mahogany brew with a nice small white head from an on tap pour. Malty nose with a creamy flavor that makes me wonder how it would be on Nitro. This yearís edition is a bit hoppier than years past (in my memory banks). Iím always pleased to find this one on tap as people drink it up as fast as it goes on. It is so good itís worth picking out a growler or even getting them to fill up a keg when you can find it.

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