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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 49   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. It’s spelled differently because it’s Vonderful.

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3.3
bhensonb (16108) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Belgian spice type of aroma over roasted malt. Dark brown color with a lacing off-white head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is mixed spice and darkly roasted malt (but not burnt). Finish is dry.

3.7
hopdog (13315) - 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.

3.1
bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
(Draught, Horse Brass Pub) Pours a deep mahogany body with a small off-white head. Aroma of breadiness, roastiness, and some notes of fruit. Flavor of malt, mild hops, and spices

3.1
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009

Date: March 29, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark red, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, lots of earthyness, sweet fruityness
Flavor: rich caramel malt flavor, light fruityness, earthyness adds good balance and a touch of spices, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.7
JoeMcPhee (10183) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Dark brown, thin brown head. Caramel and molasses aroma. Rich dark malt and some plumminess. PNW hoppiness in the finish. Spicy and herbal character with loads of bitterness. Great balance of flavours.

3.5
bb (9868) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Ruby-brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and sweet caramel aroma with light pine. Pine and malt flavor with toffee and light darker malts. Medium bodied. Pine and darker malts linger with light toffee.

3.8
douglas88 (9828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bomber thanks to MikeJ. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of roast and chocolates. The flavor really comes in like a nice Porter with roast, coffee, deep sweet malts, dry, light earth. Very enjoyable, I’d like to try this again. Something between a BW and Porter.

3.7
3fourths (9377) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Draft at the Laurelwood NW Public House. Has a dark purple, brown and red colored body with a tan, thin head. Rich and creamy up front, very hoppy over the middle and on the back of the tongue, reminds me of the hop level seen in Bigfoot. Hoppy, spicy, peppery on the tongue. Doesn’t blow me away, but it’s a nice winter beer no doubt.

3.1
nimbleprop (9022) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a translucent, garnet amber with some spitty, off white head. Nose has mild spice, malt, a little bread, mild raisin. Flavor has orange, raisin, mild soap, malt, mild spice. Finishes a bit oily.

3.1
Sledutah (8055) - Utah, USA - APR 27, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Mike
Appearance: Clear dark amber with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Malty, toffee and spices
Taste: Toasted malts, spices and herbal
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