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RATINGS: 156   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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2.7
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an off white head. Caramel, spices, and just a trace of peppers.

2.5
deyholla (12038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
On tap. Pours a clear amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bread and grains with a sweet backing. Flavor is is full of earthy grain with a hint of backing chocolate. The slightest hint of pepper in the finish. A bit thin.

3.3
madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2015
Bottled. DArk amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light beige head. Aroma. Caramel, sugar, herbs, some spice, fruits. Flavour. Sweetness, caramel, fruits, chocolate, herbs, sugar. Medium bodied. Ends sweet and caramelly. Lihgt chile bite.

3.4
shrubber85 (11582) - 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.

3.4
BVery (11241) - Plymouth, 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.

3.1
DocLock (10973) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark brown with ruby edges and a 2-finger tan head. Nose is brown sugary malt, mild hops, earthiness, nuts. Tastes malty, with hops, vinous fruit, earthy chile as it warms. Unique, and the peppers emerge more late, and work pretty well with this.

2.1
cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Thanks Adam! Pours an orangish brown appearance with a thin tan head. Chocolate and veggie aroma. Some cinnamon / chili spiciness. Kind of thin body. Spicy, minty chocolate, celery flavor. Pretty sweet. Low bitterness. Gross.

3.1
alexsdad06 (10672) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, mild caramel notes, light peppery spice, and a hint of earth. Not too bad, but wouldn’t seek out again.

3.1
phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Draft served in a pint glass at Bakersfield. Pours a deep, mostly clear amber color with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted chocolate and brown sugar, dried leaves, and very mild ancho chiles. The flavor is the same. Light-bodied, with a malty, earthy mouthfeel that isn’t spicy until late. Low-to-moderate carbonation. Went well enough with our Mexican food.

3.5
onceblind (10330) - 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 that’s smooth and caramelly, a touch leafy and earthy, just a whisper of pepper head and a full bready/toast finish.


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