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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
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Somewhat thin looking deep brown body with reddish highlights and a big tan fluffy head. Aromas are nuts, toffee, roast and a little vegetable matter (ancho?). Flavor is sweet and dusty with a little bit of smokey heat in the finish. Not much, but it is there. The sweetness is distracting though, and the whole beer comes across as a little under attenuated in my book.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2540) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2013
12oz bottle from the cousin in the barrio. Pours brown in this dark room with light head that disappears completely. Nose is cola and spicy with pepper. Sip accentuates the pepper presence but no discernible heat. Sweet for the style. Sugar, caramel and cinnamon for sure. A nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Tasted on draft in May 2011 at the Glunz Beer Expo. Pours hazy light amber with a thick white head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is malty caramel with some dark chocolate, bitter coffee, and overall general roasted notes. The flavor is very roasted with dark chocolate, coffee, a hint of caramel, and spicy peppers on the back of the throat. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long roasted and spicy chili pepper finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Draft. Medium dark copper color. The anchos can be picked out a bit in the aftertaste, really subtle balanced flavors, some cinnamon like notes come out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Dark brown color; Medium body; Aroma toasted caramel malt, brown sugar, & subtle chili notes; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, some cinnamon, and a hint of peppers; Interesting cola taste - decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christpuncher (2280) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2011
On tap at Fountainhead. Pours dark murky brown with small head. Aromas of chocolate and caramel with some faint spices. Flavors of caramel, dark malts, chocolate, some earthy spices. Did not really pick up any of the heat or smoke I was hoping for. Bit disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
At Rockwells. A robust brown ale that starts malty and sweet but in the end left a spicy tingling in the mount. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle version. Pours a amber brown with a tall beige head. Sweet malty aroma candy like with a touch of yeast and banana. Sweet caramel malts with a touch of roasted malt. Red fruit flavors underneath that black pepper ancho spice. No real heat to the spice but a bitter lasting black pepper finish. I enjoyed the tap version a little more which seemed to have more dark fruits in it, but this one is pretty tasty as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2035) - 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.

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