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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (515) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Better than its 44 point rating if you ask me. Dark brown color. Aroma is malty, similar to a porter. Taste is similar to a lighter porter, malty, chocolate, with a tiny bit of sourness, very little hops and a tinge of chile spiciness, but not very much. Itís OK.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pottygok (469) - 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...Iím not blown away, but Iím also not disappointed. Thereís just nothing outstanding about this, and it was a bit pricey for a 6-pack.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (435) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Tap. Dark blood-brown. Scattered lacing. Malty nose. Notes of rye, caramel, very mild booze quality. Surprisingly refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle in Chicago. Very interesting aroma and taste. Pretty solid and unique beer

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a rich, dark brown with a tan head. Mild malt and spice aroma. Iím a pepper fan so I like the hit of Ancho Chilli. Itís an unusual beer, but it works for me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ARH (406) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. Initially smells doughy with a twist of lemon. It pours a dark, rich cola color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly - sparse lacing remains on the surface. itís heavily sweet, medium bitter, and lightly sour. Starts out with a thin, lime-like flavor, kinda like a corona or dos equis with a lime wedge, which quickly gives way to some of the smoother, sour malt. The "chili" flavoring comes in late and light; very subtle. Itís a unique concept, and I canít really say it was done right or wrong. Probably a good session beer - light enough to drink without feeling full, with nothing overwhelming that might turn-off an average beer drinker - and the spice adds a decent conversation starter. If given the options between mass produced domestic beers and this one, Iíd probably grab for this one, but it doesnít really strike my fancy; tough decision if stuck between a dos equis dark or this one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (337) - USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours a clear maroonish brown with a half a finger of head. Raisin notes and dark fruit to the aroma. Light taste that grows into a soft brown sugar sweetness and finally ends with a slowly evolving bitter aftertaste. A little watery but a nice, complex flavor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (325) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Aroma of chocolate, and caramel. Pours a deep brown with thin tan head. Surprising rich caramel malt taste, sweet. Caramel lingers, almost too long, finishes with right amount of bitterness (mild). Aftertaste lingers a bit. Surprised by the spice/herb/vegetable classification....tastes more like Vienna lager minus the crispy, dry finish.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thechasm442 (308) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Picked up a 12 oz bottle at Trader Joeís and thought Iíd give it a whirl. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a tiny bit of head that is gone within 10 seconds. Aroma is malty and a bit spicy. Kind of like graham crackers but with a hint of the ancho chili near the end. Taste is sort of muddled. Itís a malt forward beer with weird vegital flavors and a hint of pepper that goes away quickly. It leaves sort of an unpleasant aftertaste as it sticks to your mouth. Iím not really a fan of this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (300) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Good beer... Tastes like a malty Oktoberfest with spice and more layers of complexity... Nice ale... Real smooth and drinkable not spicy... Just a slight hint towards the presence of the chili... Pretty good Chicago beer via Wisconsin ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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