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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8196) - Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Draft to pint. Looks decent; dark brown with thin white lacing. Smells a little skunky and metallic. Tastes like it smells but better with some bitterness. Mouthful is average. Good...for how cheap it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
sample at mondial de la bière 2015 - mtl. unclear dark golden with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. spicy burnt caramel maltiness, spicy chilies - fresh but still leaving a vegetal matter taste; lightly smoked red berries, salt and other minerals. light carbonation, light body, semi-sweet spicy chili-tingling finish. not chili overdone but unilayered burnt caramel. o-k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7528) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Deep nutty Amber hue with a thin light beige head that gives a nice earthy and slightly caramelly nose with a hint of peppery tones. Crisp and mellow flavor that’s smooth and caramelly, a touch leafy and earthy, just a whisper of pepper head and a full bready/toast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a lazy dark brown, little to no head. Aroma has some interesting earthy notes with some peppers and topsoil. Flavor is earthy as well with some bittersweet baker’s chocolate, some peppery accents, a touch of day old black coffee. Mouthfeel has a decent thickness to it. Not half bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7376) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate syrup, caramel), with a note of vanilla, hint of cherry. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. A very simple, flabby/watery, sugary porter. No apparent heat (or odor) from the chiles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, au Mondial de la Bière 2015 (Montréal, QC) au coût de 2,00$. Arôme: Odeur d’épices avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est brune-noirâtre. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices avec une pointe de chocolat et de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #6403)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle purchased at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell. Clear reddish brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, lager yeast and peppers. Malty and caramelly flavor with some toffee and a slight peppery finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at coles in Chicago. Deeper amber pour, medium bodied. Caramel, molasses notes upfront with pepper/chili heat towards finish that lingers on the palate. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6991) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Sampled on tap at Map Room (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice darker amber pour, touches of brown with a good frothy decent sized whitish head. Laces small, sticks around decent sized in the end. Aromas are touches of brown sugar, caramel and toffee malts, with biscuits, a touch of toast, and a minimal pepper spiciness that touches on the end. Initial is sweter up front, mellow bready and biscuity malts, a lighter end of medium bodied with a touch of sugar, faint pepper which only lingers in the finish, just minimally with a touch of heat. Touches of crisp malts and light sweetness linger on, light toast, faint pepper. A simple fairly clean beer with just light peppery spice sticking on the palate after the finish. Surprisingly, this beer grows on me. A bit of a fuller Amber ale, with good lively freshness, not too sweet, quite drinkable with a touch of heat in the finish that grows a bit. Simple yet quite, pepper scores some point on the backend as opposed to getting to sweet in finish.

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