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style
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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle at coles in Chicago. Deeper amber pour, medium bodied. Caramel, molasses notes upfront with pepper/chili heat towards finish that lingers on the palate. Ok

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2013
Aroma is pale lager sweetness with a hint of spice. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a bit more spice and mixed with a slight tartness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (6588) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2012
This poured a slightly hazy lighter brown to dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was toasted and lightly roasted malts, some spice notes, maybe form the chiles, and some dark fruits. Flavor was very light chile spice and heat, but detectable, rounded of dark fruit and toasted grains finish. Better than expected.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Tap @ Monks Pub: Deep amber, nearly brown with golden highlights, fading head but good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, burnt sugar, pepper, some prune and raisin, herbal, flowery and a bit wierd. The taste starts roasty with lots of caramel and butterscotch sweetness. Some wet graininess and herbal veggie overtones. Light spice and ashy tones upon the finish but not enough the clean up the palate from the Diacetyl and Dimethyl Sulfides found lurking about. The mouth feel is moderately carbonated, pretty smooth (too smooth for a brew with Ancho Chiles if you ask me) with a ashy finish. Meh, I fully expected more, either step up and give us a spicy beer or do not waste my time.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6468) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours clear, dark, wet copper with a tall, thick, tan head. Scent is spiced caramel....sugar... Taste is caramel....chilis are noticeable but not overblown..... Malty. Increasing peppery tones as it warms and finishes. An interesting little oddity....well worth a try.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some brown sugar, toffee and some odd vegetable notes. The flavor makes the beer taste really old. I get something that tastes like plastic or silly putty. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (6146) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (6105) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Light umber color with a moderate light tan colored head. I like the aromas nice toasted malt, toasted rye bread and hints of peppers and light fruit. A light amber flavor with a hint of chilies. Finish has a green pepper linger. This would be one to boil the sausages in. 3/12

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (6069) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Light red amber pour from 12oz bottle. White thin head. Prune and juicy flavor. Sweet also. Not bad


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