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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Despite the exotic ingredients, this comes off as sort of a basic brew--not that thatís a bad thing. In fact, what I like about the crew at 5 Rabbit is they use unusual ingredients w/o being ridiculous about it and wind up making some very fine beers. For something called a dark ale, this one pours a much lighter color than I expected, a deep brownish amber, rather clear and around what Iíd expect out of a red ale or a light colored brown. There is no head and this is unfortunately on the flat side w/ maybe slightly more carbonation than Iíd expect from real ale from a hand pump. Itís a generally clean and malty beer w/ a nice, rich maltiness. The ancho chile flavor is subdued but itís definitely there and adds a non-distracting touch of heat thatís so faint as to almost be imaginary. Itís all fairly tasty in the end and those who might fear a chili beer can relax and enjoy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
12oz bottle 2/19/13 (Binnyís Naperville Mix Six)-40į in Lager Glass-Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, toffee, and chile. Taste of the same with more chile and earthy. This medium bodied brew is not bad but nothing I would go searching for.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BelgianBeerGal (3672) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Belmont bottle. Different overall. Kinda reminded me of a lighter porter with a hint of sweetness. I really didnít get much from the chilis; maybe a little spice but no heat. Fine but a touch thin overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3626) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2015
bottle @ The Andersons / Columbus OH --- Clear dark brown color, light beige rim head, lace dots. Taste is lightly toasted malt that moves through a non-carbonated swallow to a finish that features light hops and light fire. Itís okay, but certainly nothing exceptional.

1.5
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (3609) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
chibuck (3506) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Draft... Dirty medium mahogany, light tan head, too light on the fringes of the body... The nose is restrained, just not much going on, light caramel, just sweet no pepper at all... Tastes so boring and a bad mouthfeel makes it hard to drink, light toasted sugar, more caramel, feel is rough and harsh, was so drained on sand pepper. Iím guessing this is the sandpaper... Another bad 5 rabbit but more drinkable then their other flagships

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3474) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 12 oz. bottle poured to a SA lager/pint glass showing a nearly opague brown color with amber highlighting, a frothy, brownish tan head, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was toasted, almost roasted, creamy malt, caramel, treacle, and brown sugar sweetness. The flavor intro was some initial sharpness to alert the palate, lingering pepper/chiles, then moderate, earthy bitterness, and even keeled malt. Sweetness was less evident in the flavor. The body was medium+, with a light syrupy texture, decent carbonation, and a finish that was peppery, extended bitterness, with a touch of dryness. Appreciated the balanced flavor notes, and the non-abrasive expression of the chiles.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft at Mariaís Party. Iíve been waiting months to try this and was sadly underwhelmed. Pours a reddish brown, clear, with minimal head that dissipates. Nose is lightly sweet, faint cocoa and just a hint of smoke. On taste, flavors are quite subtle. Slight warming, light smokey chiles. It could really use more depth of flavor here as it just seems undwhelming. Okay, but far from great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 oz bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts and a hint of chili. Taste is just malts.


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