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style
RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2720) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (7889) - 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 thats smooth and caramelly, a touch leafy and earthy, just a whisper of pepper head and a full bready/toast finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5820) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Dark brown coloured body with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramelised sugars, earth, toffee and a touch of light chiles as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong roasted flavours of malt, sugar and a bit of grain along with some very subdued and stale hop flavours and the slightest bit of heat noticeable. Aftertaste shows some grain, toffee, light lactose and a hint of coffee bitterness as well. Overall, not a horrible beer, and while not a great option given Chicagos offerings, not as bad as other 5 Rabbit beers Ive had. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Chicago (Streeterville location), Illinois on 13-Nov-2015 for US$2,49 sampled in my hotel in Streeterville, Chicago on 15-November-2015.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (1776) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours a cloudy brown with nearly no head. Very unassuming nose. Faint notes of chocolate syrup and British porter. Soft with mild carbonation burn. Subtle astringency. Strong horehound hard candy flavor throughout. Mild undertone of chocolate. A bit of a metallic note.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3215) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle - Looks like cola, smells like a sweet loaf of dark bread. Taste is the same with a little bit of chile heat on the finish. Not really much here--pretty simple and one-note with the chiles adding a bit of something different. But it doesnt taste all that great and comes off limp rather than bright. Pass.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1518) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Interesting beverage. Medium body. Spices are even and dont run you over. Earthy, grassy, and almost gritty.Tap

2.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drpimento (3227) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Aroma was pretty good for the style - caramel malt, fruit, anise, hint of chili. Flavor falls down a lot along with body. In tasting I get marshmallow, burnt toast, light syrup, a little fruit, some bitter. Thin body. Wouldnt drink again.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SanfordBrewer (1512) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Opaque mahogany with no head. Somewhat syrupy medium-full body with sharp carbonation.

aroma: roasted malt, soy sauce, worchestershire sauce, faint smoke.

taste: sweet roasted malts, licorice, soy sauce, dark fruits, some acidity, with moderate heat in the finish. Some crystal malt sharpness and rubbery phenols come out as it warms.

pepper character comes across as somewhat harsh, seemingly due to the roasted malt, as the fruitiness is lost, but the stem/coffee notes remain.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4174) - 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. Its okay, but certainly nothing exceptional.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10887) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Tin, chocolate malt and chile aroma. Dark brown with minimal head. Sweet earthy chile, light chocolate malt, and straw flavor. Light burn in the finish. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (5441) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Mollys Spirits. Dark brown appearance with a small tan head that dissipated to nothing quickly. Aroma of chile peppers, brown sugar, caramel malt and toffee. Similar flavor, adding chocolate, cinnamon, mild earthy bitterness and a light spicy finish. Light to medium body, a bit dull and watery, with a light dry feel. Not awful, but kind of unpleasant and tough to drink. Pairing: Phish - Vultures -> Limb By Limb, from 09/21/1999, Pima County Fairgrounds, Tucson, AZ


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