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Men's Room Black Imperial Ale - Elysian Brewing Company

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Men's Room Black Imperial Ale
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 11-27-2012)
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

WanderingFool, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Kevlee722, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

casapy, May 15, 2014
Photo of Hubatch
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am going to edit this review after I have the 22 I recently bought. I had this a few weeks ago and was blown away by how full, yet unoffensive the flavor was. It is also extremely hard to find. I'll be sure to give a more detailed review in the near future.

Hubatch, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

SeanPowell22, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

BuzzLitebier, Feb 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DaveRinn, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Gaffattack, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Birdlegs, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of MrBuckHigh
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MrBuckHigh, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hmm the label says it's an imperial red ale...no mention of a black ale.Pours a somewhat murky looking chesnut brown with a tinge of red,a thinner lacey off white head atop,not black that's for sure.Aromas of spicy Chinook hops along with some pine from the cascades,a bit of caramel and brown sugar lends sweetness up againt the nice hop profile.Those Chinook hops hit ya up front with a good spicy/herbal smack along with resinous and citrusy Cascades wich makes quite a nice blast of complex hoppy goodness,there is a somewhat sweet caramel base along with a bit of brown bread.Everything just comes together really well in this beer wich is an imperial red...I think?The flavor profile is much more hopped up red than ABA in my opinion.

oberon, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

NickThePyro, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Zach122, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

CletisVandamme, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass. The bottle calls this an "Imperial Red Ale".

Appearance: deep, ruddy brown hue with a moderate haze and light effervescence. Head is two thick fingers of frothy tan foam. A good look for an imperial red ale.

Smell: very sweet and caramelly with a little bit of raspy hop aroma. Not terribly biscuity, which is nice.

Taste: quite sweet indeed. Caramelly, bready and a little bit biscuity. Hops are light in intensity and a bit raspy in character; bitterness is relatively high for the style. It's a bit sweet for my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium-thick body with a low level of carbonation. It doesn't really come together well.

Overall: not my favorite beer. Not awful, just not at all suited to my palate.

flagmantho, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BeerNW, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of sergeantstogie
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 0z bomber into my DFH IPA glass that is supposed to make beers smell better. Ok the beer is called Black. It's not black. It's dark a ruby sorta brown. If your gonna call a beer Black then it better be back. Knocked the appearance to 2. It's kind of a bitch move but hey, I didn't name it. It looks nice aside from being a different color than its namesake.

The smell is Good! Having a hard time nailing it down. Sort of a peachy-dank-pine thing going on with a little alcohol coming through. I like it! Not what I expected but huge aroma. Well done! Should also add that no roast is coming through in the aroma.

Surprisingly clean taste for all that is going on here. I think that's a good / great thing! Some mild alcohol, piney hops, and a little roast coming through in the flavor on top of a sweet-ish malt backbone. No sweetness lingers. The alcohol while not really all that high, rinses off any lingering flavors and makes you want to drink more of it.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Not watery, not slick or thick.

Some pretty low previous score here. I call bullshit. It's not a hoppy stout. It's not a black IPA. It's just a damn good black (see note above) ale with a very interesting hop bill and for an 8% beer it's really easy drinking.

sergeantstogie, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Metaltildeath, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

KevinDiana, Jul 07, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled in a tulip.

Pours deep mahogany brown with an inch of light tan head that slowly recedes leaving heavy surface layer and lacing.

Aromas are of caramelized sugars and tropical fruit but somewhat subdued.

Flavors of sweet tropical fruits mango, guava, papaya with bitter citrus zest.

Medium to heavy bodied with moderate carbonation and sweet finish. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

Not a bad beer but not overly complex either. Was expecting more roasted flavors.

srhoadsy, May 21, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

tm_bennett, Apr 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

intoxabroad, Apr 13, 2013
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Men's Room Black Imperial Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.