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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1852) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pint pour at Maproom. Poured a dark brown coca cola color with light fluffy head. Aroma of piloncillo, carmel malts and spices. Light body with a malty backbone. Taste is of strong pilloncillo with a spicy finish. Decent brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2499) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a thin white top. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with a small red chili. Taste is a nice sweet caramel start but ends with a warming chili finish. As I go further, my mouth gets hotter like I’m eating a good plate of nachoes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A handsome looking beer, having a clear chestnut body with a creamy beige head and sheets of lace, this ale has a soft caramel and bread aroma complemented by a light chili spiciness. The flavor has the addition of a toastiness and the mild ancho chile serves to balance the malty sweetness. Any heat from the peppers serves as a quiet afterthought. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1937) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 Clear, dark red-amber with good, foamy, beige head, modest legs / Mild, toasty nose of dark caramel, chile, and tobacco / Light to medium body, zesty carbonation, some sweetness and stickiness, modest hopping, with lots of spicy heat on the finish / Mild flavors of dark caramel (cola), molasses, and chocolate, with vague vegetal notes underneath / Lacks sufficient ale character, making this seem more of a Marzen with cayenne pepper added.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Coincidentally to another rater, I thought this was very much like a Vienna beer. The ancho is very subtle and simply tries to add to it instead of being the dominant flavor. Lots of Vienna malt. Moderate carbonation. Nothing spectacular for me in this one, like in 5 lizard...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Amber-brown body, respectable beige head. Big fruity ancho pepper aroma, coupled with some mild caramel chocolate. An interesting enough beer, sort of a Schwarz with some mild pepper tones. Not really balanced though, kind of a mess. Worthy of a tick, but probably not one to seek out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2014
12oz bottle shared. poured a medium brown color with light tan head. aroma is of sugar, caramel, sweet malt and a mild pepper. the flavor is a little different, sweet malts, caramels, pepper comes out as it warms up some. nice blend of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6961) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Dark cola pour with a small ring head. I really like the aroma on this - malty, hint of chocolate, and some chili spice. Taste is pleasant - mild roast, mild sweet, and again a hint of the roasted chili late but not spicy hot or anything. Decent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Draft at Hopleaf. Pours deep brown with a small off white head. Aroma is fairly simple, sweet lightly chocolatey malts, some spicy notes, caramel. Flavor is a bit more complex, though the beginning is pretty straightforward, sweet light roasty, a touch nutty, the chile’s finally come out in the end adding some interesting lingering bite and earthy character. Medium body and a soft with crisp carbonation. Ok, but I was hoping for more all around depth and complexity in the flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wedgie9 (2071) - 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.


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