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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Oaxacan-Style Dark Ale brewed with piloncillo sugar and chile ancho. 5 Vulture is a deep amber-colored ale with complex caramel aromas with toasted sugar notes and a long, elegant spicy finish. Roasted ancho chile is used to add depth and complexity, without adding heat or strong chile flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3592) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Brown sugar, caramel, and very light chili aroma. Deep chestnut with a large beige head. Caramel malt, herbal bitter chili flavor. No heat to speak of, just vegetal bitter pepper flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Aroma: Caramel and brown sugar malt aromas. Appearance: Dark amber with rich, tan head. Taste: Medium sweetness with a hint of saltiness and edges of bitterness. Palate: Medium body, thick texture, average carbonation, slightly salty, slightly smoky finish. Overall: Not bad...I’m not blown away, but I’m also not disappointed. There’s just nothing outstanding about this, and it was a bit pricey for a 6-pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Draft served in a pint glass at Bakersfield. Pours a deep, mostly clear amber color with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted chocolate and brown sugar, dried leaves, and very mild ancho chiles. The flavor is the same. Light-bodied, with a malty, earthy mouthfeel that isn’t spicy until late. Low-to-moderate carbonation. Went well enough with our Mexican food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Dark beer that has a very strong alcohol taste. First beer out of this brewery. Never would get again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottled. Poured deep garnety-amber with a tall, creamy, well-retained eggshell head. The aroma picked up toasted biscuits and rye bread with accents of sweet cocoa and toasty chiles.. too much sugar in the end for me. The flavor found sweet caramel and lesser cocoa at the core with toasted chilis and vanilla around.. finished with a pinch of peppers and raw, earthy sugar. Light-medium bodied and sweet on the palate.. the chilis helped interesting it up, but it was far from great.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Draft. Poured a clear light brown color. The head was thin and off white. Cloying diacetyl dominated the aroma. There were also whiffs of nondeScript spices. Medium bodied and moderately sweet. Buttery caramel and spice flavors with a hint of chocolate. No chile pepper to speak of in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2033) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Smells like beer with a bit of pepper in it. Tastes like beer with a bit of pepper in it. Not as overpowering as some of the other ancho chile in it. Might be a good into to spicy beer. Otherwise, not a whole lot going on in this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours clear, dark, wet copper with a tall, thick, tan head. Scent is spiced caramel....sugar... Taste is caramel....chilis are noticeable but not overblown..... Malty. Increasing peppery tones as it warms and finishes. An interesting little oddity....well worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
17 nov 2012, bottle. Nut brown, clear. Nose is sickly sweet malt, maybe some grape jelly. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet caramel malt. Really sickly caramel malt. Ugh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmm635 (957) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Medium brown color with a beige head. Spicy chili aroma with some malty undertones. Dry, spicy finish. Not in love with this one.

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