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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.12%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 11-27-2012)
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HKUSPC40

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

11-30-2012 04:41:45 | More by HKUSPC40
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Braz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-28-2012 15:12:34 | More by Braz
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RichH55

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-15-2013 15:36:46 | More by RichH55
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-13-2013 13:20:50 | More by Metaltildeath
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tm_bennett

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-22-2013 06:22:46 | More by tm_bennett
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jpbebeau

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

01-22-2013 06:18:57 | More by jpbebeau
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-01-2013 01:42:07 | More by Hopmodium
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SeanPowell22

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-16-2014 23:49:02 | More by SeanPowell22
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Zach122

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-12-2013 03:39:01 | More by Zach122
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BuzzLitebier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-05-2014 02:05:43 | More by BuzzLitebier
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NickThePyro

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-18-2013 05:38:09 | More by NickThePyro
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jbarra101

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-30-2012 22:09:43 | More by jbarra101
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KevinDiana

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-07-2013 19:45:09 | More by KevinDiana
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Hubatch

Washington

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 01:57:35 | More by Hubatch
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oberon

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 21:26:03 | More by oberon
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a deep brown with half a finger of pale tan head.

Smell. Nice citrusy hops with some caramel malts. Smells like a hop bomb, wasn't expecting that!

Taste. Big citrusy hops with some nice chocolate and a little pine. There are some darker toasty malts there, but the chocolate is really standing out besides the hops. Bitterness creeps up in the finish. Great stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Wasn't sure what to expect with this one, didn't even read the label. Very pleasantly surprised with a high quality Cascadian (don't sue me, Steamworks) dark ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 04:42:21 | More by Rutager
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martino_cappachino


4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Was lucky enough to find this limited edition ale at Dan's Belltown market

Poured slowly into a snifter leaving a nice fingertip length of head, dirty-white in color. Color of the ale of dark coffee brown.

Nice hoppy bouquet, that didn't overpower.

Taste was a stronger pale grain malt and with a little of the red ale taste prevailing in the finish. Never a dry aftertaste, the backbone of alcoholic esters was present though. Hoppy but more floral than citrus-y.

Great mouthfeel. More than enough carbonation to match with the higher ABV.

Great ale, and agree with the below reviewer, "hope they put this in regular produciton". I think I like it more than their regular Men's Room Red..? But we'll see about that.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 07:51:27 | More by martino_cappachino
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sergeantstogie

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:44:19 | More by sergeantstogie
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a half finger light brown head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of piney and citrus hops with slight dark malt. Taste is spicy pine and citrus hops supported by a pleasant moderate toasted malt body. Ends with great long lasting piney hop finish with a hint of charred coffee. The hops are very nicely on display here. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A very well made Cascadian Dark Ale and one I hope Elysian puts into regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 03:43:36 | More by LiquidAmber
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

01-12-2014 09:04:46 | More by Birdlegs
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

03-23-2013 23:40:29 | More by DrunkinYogi
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rolive

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%

11-27-2012 21:23:55 | More by rolive
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casapy

Idaho

4/5  rDev +1%

05-14-2014 23:57:19 | More by casapy
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DaveRinn

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

01-25-2014 04:41:36 | More by DaveRinn
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

01-07-2013 02:59:07 | More by strongaf
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Men's Room Black Imperial Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.