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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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3.3
ChiGuy68 (601) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a rich, dark brown with a tan head. Mild malt and spice aroma. I’m a pepper fan so I like the hit of Ancho Chilli. It’s an unusual beer, but it works for me.

3.3
Awktoberfest (404) - 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

3.3
madsberg (11773) - 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.

3.3
jgb9348 (6316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Dark brown coloured body with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramelised sugars, earth, toffee and a touch of light chiles as well. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong roasted flavours of malt, sugar and a bit of grain along with some very subdued and stale hop flavours and the slightest bit of heat noticeable. Aftertaste shows some grain, toffee, light lactose and a hint of coffee bitterness as well. Overall, not a horrible beer, and while not a great option given Chicago’s offerings, not as bad as other 5 Rabbit beers I’ve had. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Chicago (Streeterville location), Illinois on 13-Nov-2015 for US$2,49 sampled in my hotel in Streeterville, Chicago on 15-November-2015.

3.3
drowland (8827) - 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.

3.3
thedm (6213) - 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.

3.2
Frank (4208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Despite the exotic ingredients, this comes off as sort of a basic brew--not that that’s 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 I’d 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 I’d expect from real ale from a hand pump. It’s a generally clean and malty beer w/ a nice, rich maltiness. The ancho chile flavor is subdued but it’s definitely there and adds a non-distracting touch of heat that’s so faint as to almost be imaginary. It’s all fairly tasty in the end and those who might fear a chili beer can relax and enjoy.

3.2
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
12oz bottle from Pawola22 - thanks, Brian! Thinnish copper pour with a fast-evaporating head, leaving just a partial film of bubbles. Bitter chiles and burnt sugar in the nose and an impression of general harshness. Nice little bite on the tongue, and the chiles do tend to meld fairly well with the sweet caramel. It’s not poorly done, just overall not my kinda beer I think.

3.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
From the July 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark nut brown color with a huge foamy beige head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was malty and nutty with a hot pepper presence. The flavor was tangy, malty and a touch skunky with notes of nut and hot peppers. The finish was medium length tangy, nutty and hot pepper. Medium body. Odd.

3.2
mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Pours dark red with light brown head slight spice and malt aroma. Very thin body slight spice


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