RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Finally Ive found a bottle out here in the burbs. Got the last two in the "build-a-6" shelf at Lemon Tree. So when I mark it as "available" there, I mean it may show up there again. Time to pop this bad nio! Pour is a deep, but clear brown beer color. Few bubbles in the beer itself, but a good spongy head. Roasty, brown bread malt smell, plenty of the piloncillo in evidence. Taste has perhaps a little bit of cocoa to it, doughy bread taste, around doppelbock or porter territory, but not overly alcoholic. I cannot find chile heat here, except for a very slight burn at the sides of my tongue. Probably replaces some of the hops in keeping the malt balanced. Taste is indeed less sugary than the nose was. Despite the slightly elevated abv, the alcohol stays light, and the mouthfeel is similarly a bit light too. Not a "chile beer" by any means.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (236) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drjohnrock (761) - 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 isnt overdone. Good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPolenz (1784) - 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 isnt much here to like. A fresh bottle is probably a completely different brew. 4/10


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8897) - 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 thats smooth and caramelly, a touch leafy and earthy, just a whisper of pepper head and a full bready/toast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (6046) - 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 Chicagos offerings, not as bad as other 5 Rabbit beers Ive 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DocJitsu (1928) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Pours a cloudy brown with nearly no head. Very unassuming nose. Faint notes of chocolate syrup and British porter. Soft with mild carbonation burn. Subtle astringency. Strong horehound hard candy flavor throughout. Mild undertone of chocolate. A bit of a metallic note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (3230) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle - Looks like cola, smells like a sweet loaf of dark bread. Taste is the same with a little bit of chile heat on the finish. Not really much here--pretty simple and one-note with the chiles adding a bit of something different. But it doesnt taste all that great and comes off limp rather than bright. Pass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1767) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Interesting beverage. Medium body. Spices are even and dont run you over. Earthy, grassy, and almost gritty.Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drpimento (3454) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Aroma was pretty good for the style - caramel malt, fruit, anise, hint of chili. Flavor falls down a lot along with body. In tasting I get marshmallow, burnt toast, light syrup, a little fruit, some bitter. Thin body. Wouldnt drink again.

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