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RATINGS: 155   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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1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jjgmd (2051) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Dark amber pour, no head. Nose is grainy and not very agreeable. Taste is grainy and actually quite rancid. Could not finish it. Would rather drink a lager ! Please ! Quaff Score 2 / 10

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (2010) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours dark red with light brown head slight spice and malt aroma. Very thin body slight spice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1966) - 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.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
zgaier (1922) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Pours amber brown with a light tan head and unpleasant grainy aroma. Taste is of grains, malt, and caramel but overall doesnt come together nicely while I dot get any chili. Not a good tasting craft beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebra (1903) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
aroma: complex caramels. appearance: deep amber. taste: toasted sugar notes, depth and complexity, but not heat or strong chile flavors, from the roasted ancho chile, and a long, elegant spicy finish. #10!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Dark amber pour with a brown head that totally went away. Aroma is malt and a hint of spice. Taste is malty, a little smoke and spice. OK flavor. The pepper is detectable as the beer warms. An ok beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
A nice beer with an appealing look: dark brown, a bit of a light tan head. It has a medium finish with a nose of caramel and grapefruit. Lots of dark sugar, caramel, nuts and malt in the taste. Very good.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (1823) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPolenz (1747) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable (base style: 19A American Amber Ale)

AROMA: Moderately sweet sherry-like scent with notes of milk chocolate and dark malt. No pepper aroma. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Extremely dark mahogany to brown proper. Small tan foam mostly dissipates. No lacing. 1/3

FLAVOR: Sweet palette with a caramel/toffee/peanut brittle base and a sherry-like flavor in the background (oxidized). Peppers emerge on the very finish and leave a gentle warming sensation in the throat. No distinct hop presence. Malts are generally dark but no distinctiveness.12/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body; low carbonation. Texture feels flat and slightly watery. Clean aftertaste is nice. Much too light for 6.4%. 2/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: While not bad-tasting, there isnt much here to like. A fresh bottle is probably a completely different brew. 4/10

TOTAL SCORE: 26/50



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