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Elysian Menís Room Original Black
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imperial red ale


after4ever's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
22. Pours nearly opaque black with a creamy tan head that settles and then sticks around. Fresh piney nose with mild roasty black ipa undertones. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Roasty mid palate with caramel and pine notes and a long clean piney finish. Nice strong red.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3107) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle, 2014 vintage, received for Xmas 2015. Super excited at first, then I noticed the dateÖ pours a flat, medium depth brown and topped with a thin beige head. Little bits of lacing. The nose is citrus, noticeably faded, hops. A little bit of wet dog. The flavor has held up remarkably well; citrus, caramel, and floral hops. Some bitters up front before getting sweet, then a lingering floral bitter finish. Actually drinks pretty good. Will try and get a fresh bottle and revisit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Dark brown color with generous compact head. Too similar to a Black IPA not to be mentioned; good resiny hops blend with good malt, and moderate roasty character; full bodied, fruity, fresh.
Very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2027) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Black is back! 22 Oz bottle poured. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan suds head. Iíve never been crazy about this beer, but the release party for it every year is a blast. Some good guys over at the program. Nice toasty malt aroma with a constant roasted flavor. Overall a tasty beer that I like to enjoy once a year. The jingle certainly doesnít get old. Same as nooooo shit sherlock. Average imperial. Son of a bitch. No shit sherlock.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriszfat (56) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours dark with small head. Not overly boozy for double. Decent flavor but prefer original.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle, shared by TvM at game night. Dark reddish amber, off white head. Piney, earthy, lightly floral with nice toasty caramel malts and a solid bitter finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Brown pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is citrus, spruce, dark malts. Bitterness throughout, roasted malts, slightly herbal and pine notes. Lingering bitterness, slightly medicinal and herbal.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle, pours dark amber with a small cream head. Malty, crisp nose. Crisp clean attack, malt, yeast, some hop with a clean dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4263) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a pretty thick light tan head on there. Nose is pretty hoppy with a lot of floral tones and just a bit of some toasted caramel to it. Taste is slightly toasty and bitter up front, but has a residual caramel sweetness on the back end. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8353) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Amped up red/pale ale...juicier hops and more earthy/spicy/woodsy notes as well. Pretty nice brew. Not sure if they bottle this...

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EyeAmBaldman (460) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Looks like iced tea..Tastes like something far worse. Aroma is like a grain bin. Taste is like a Dirty Bastard...so if you like that youíll like this...I donít.


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