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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (5849) - 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (5578) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle w/ twist off cap. Sterile vanilla aroma. Brown liquid. Quite strong on the taste buds, a new strong sensation. Hah, a pretty good craft beer from minhas. A little too strong for me but I bet youll like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
mar (5334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Brown pour, cream head. Sugar, malts, sweet. Easy palate, sweet, raw sugar, creamy, roasted malts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Well, anything featuring a buzzard on the label cant get high marks for appearance. Dark brown with fine carbonation. Malty, doughy aroma with some acidity and roast. Tangy, brown sugar and molasses tones, slow burn spicy. Slightly heavy body. Standard 12 oz longneck. New Leaf Market.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, mash, caramel, sugar, slight diacetyl, and some toasting. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, loose, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of small-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly spicy. Tastes of malt, mash, caramel, sugar, slight diacetyl, some toasting, and some hot chilies. Medium body. Slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, lightly spicy, malt, mash, caramel, sugar, slight diacetyl, some toasting, and some hot chili finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2015
The aroma is sweet and spicy with hints of fruit and chocolate. The appearance is brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a killer beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (4373) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
17 nov 2012, bottle. Nut brown, clear. Nose is sickly sweet malt, maybe some grape jelly. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Sweet caramel malt. Really sickly caramel malt. Ugh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4286) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Despite the exotic ingredients, this comes off as sort of a basic brew--not that thats a bad thing. In fact, what I like about the crew at 5 Rabbit is they use unusual ingredients w/o being ridiculous about it and wind up making some very fine beers. For something called a dark ale, this one pours a much lighter color than I expected, a deep brownish amber, rather clear and around what Id expect out of a red ale or a light colored brown. There is no head and this is unfortunately on the flat side w/ maybe slightly more carbonation than Id expect from real ale from a hand pump. Its a generally clean and malty beer w/ a nice, rich maltiness. The ancho chile flavor is subdued but its definitely there and adds a non-distracting touch of heat thats so faint as to almost be imaginary. Its all fairly tasty in the end and those who might fear a chili beer can relax and enjoy.


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