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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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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -55.8%

05-08-2013 03:03:39 | More by tommyguz
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

04-07-2014 05:54:47 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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CletisVandamme

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

12-07-2013 00:04:56 | More by CletisVandamme
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flagmantho

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 02:40:29 | More by flagmantho
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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-15-2013 06:49:51 | More by bernat1971
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hreb

Washington

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in pint glass, beer pours dark brown, not really black. Looks like a nut brown ale, not a porter or schwarzbier. Smells similarly roasty. Some coffee in the nose, even. Flavor, however, is straight up CDA. Big C-hops up front, dry finish.

This is a prototypical Cascadian Dark Ale. If that's what you're looking for, this delivers a solid product, if not so remarkable otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 04:25:34 | More by hreb
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srhoadsy

Florida

3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 03:14:55 | More by srhoadsy
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-13-2013 11:53:33 | More by intoxabroad
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Kevlee722

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-10-2014 05:51:36 | More by Kevlee722
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BeerNW

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-27-2013 15:25:52 | More by BeerNW
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-07-2012 13:16:54 | More by irishgreensoda
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-27-2013 04:55:22 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Gaffattack

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-19-2014 08:11:38 | More by Gaffattack
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 11.26.12

A - Pours a dark caramel brown with a two inch tan head with good retention.

S - Citrusy hops and some sweet carmel malts. Also a touch of grass.

T - Hoppy grass and leaves mostly. Slight malty finish and some bitterness in the end.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Hoppy and dark. Lots of grass and leaves.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 07:35:37 | More by HuskyinPDX
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philbertk

Washington

3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bottle purchased @ Fremont, Seattle PCC for $10.00 + tax. Quarter inch thin light tan mild lace head. Cloudy dark brown color. Floral toasted mild fruit aromatic delicate hop front. Medium bodied slightly creamy delicately cloying sweet toasted mild fruit lightly caramelized body. Clean balanced mildly hot hop end. Touch of fruity sediment at bottom of bottle. Overall rich, tasty, easy to drink, balanced Imperial Red Ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 06:01:30 | More by philbertk
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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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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

12-28-2012 06:45:50 | More by twelveinches
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Asics

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

04-02-2013 12:02:40 | More by Asics
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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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Men's Room Black Imperial Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.