RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Awktoberfest (415) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Good beer... Tastes like a malty Oktoberfest with spice and more layers of complexity... Nice ale... Real smooth and drinkable not spicy... Just a slight hint towards the presence of the chili... Pretty good Chicago beer via Wisconsin ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown-black with thin, light tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose of plums, dark raisins, and some spicy pepper notes. Some light roasted malt upfront followed by raisins. Some vegetal quality (beany) and peppers in the finish.

LilBeerDoctor (4231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin white head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted nuts, sweet malt, bitter chocolate, chiles. Flavor of sweet malt, chocolate malt, with chiles in the finish. A bit odd, not very roasty/hearty but decent amount of chile. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind no visible carbonation semi-opaque cola brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The weak aroma was malty. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium roasted malt aftertaste. The strong hot peppery flavor contained notes of vinous clove and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2017
4/30/17. 12oz bottle from ABC. Rich dark amber pour with a nice khaki head. Malty aroma, caramel, some pepper. Malty flavor, caramel, smokey, mild pepper. Reminds of like a peppery doppelbock or something.

574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2017
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head the leaves lots of spotty lace. Nose involves light chocolate reminiscent of tootsie rolls and light vegetal notes. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Lighter bodied, fairly active, slick, with a prominent chile heat that has hints of citrus with the burn. Good idea, but iffy execution. Needs more body, some help on the aroma, and just more cohesion. Welcome to Indiana, 5 Rabbit.

JPDIPSO (6298) - 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

unclefrito62 (380) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Not highly carbonated. Taste some pepper and reminds me of a mild stout. Brown in color with a beige head this is a pretty smooth ale. Overall this is above average in style and pretty drinkable.

Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Draft at MOTR Pub on September 24, 2016. Almost opaque dark brown hue, nice malty nose with some fruit character, light body, nice malty flavor with fruit and some hot spiciness which isn’t overdone. Good brew.

ChadPolenz (1847) - 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 isn’t much here to like. A fresh bottle is probably a completely different brew. 4/10


onceblind (10880) - 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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