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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   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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NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft at Maria’s Party. I’ve been waiting months to try this and was sadly underwhelmed. Pours a reddish brown, clear, with minimal head that dissipates. Nose is lightly sweet, faint cocoa and just a hint of smoke. On taste, flavors are quite subtle. Slight warming, light smokey chiles. It could really use more depth of flavor here as it just seems undwhelming. Okay, but far from great.

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msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2011
On tap at Fountainhead. Pours dark murky brown with small head. Aromas of chocolate and caramel with some faint spices. Flavors of caramel, dark malts, chocolate, some earthy spices. Did not really pick up any of the heat or smoke I was hoping for. Bit disappointing.

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IanIPA (20) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Poured from 12 oz into shaker. Color was brown amber with a tan head. Aroma was caramel with the hint of spice that it was brewed with. Taste was malty follow with the chili spice but not over powering. The flavors are very balanced. The adds a nice zing but overall the beer is neither exciting or thrilling

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phaleslu (10899) - 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.

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MrBunn (2867) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Somewhat thin looking deep brown body with reddish highlights and a big tan fluffy head. Aromas are nuts, toffee, roast and a little vegetable matter (ancho?). Flavor is sweet and dusty with a little bit of smokey heat in the finish. Not much, but it is there. The sweetness is distracting though, and the whole beer comes across as a little under attenuated in my book.

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edwardbass (865) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Better than its 44 point rating if you ask me. Dark brown color. Aroma is malty, similar to a porter. Taste is similar to a lighter porter, malty, chocolate, with a tiny bit of sourness, very little hops and a tinge of chile spiciness, but not very much. It’s OK.

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Aurelius (5659) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Well, anything featuring a buzzard on the label can’t 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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anders37 (27635) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty weak spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of chili. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish with weak hints of chili.

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mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
State and Lake, Chicago tap: pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is light chocolate and pepper. Chili taste is not very light in there, and this is not spicy as some beers are, but the flavor is there. Mostly a malty beer that is moderately sweet. Not bad.

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katrinaez (2358) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Interesting beverage. Medium body. Spices are even and don’t run you over. Earthy, grassy, and almost gritty.Tap


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