5 Vulture is a deep amber-colored ale with complex caramel and sugar cane aromas with a long dry and spicy finish. A small amount of roasted ancho chile is used to complement the toasty malt aroma, adding a fruity-toasty depth without heat or strong chile flavor. Unrefined sugar lightens the body for a crisp drinkability. In Aztec mythology, 5 Vulture (Macuilcozcacuauhtli) is one of the 5 Gods of Excess (Ahuiateteo) and symbolizes the excess of lust and envy. The scavenging nature of the vulture represents the stripping off of deeply rooted lustful and envious impulses from our being. 5 Vulture is also associated with wisdom and longevity.