Men's Room Black Imperial Ale | Elysian Brewing Company

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Men's Room Black Imperial AleMen's Room Black Imperial Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elysian Brewing Company
Washington, United States
elysianbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Re-released in 2014 labeled as "Vintage 2014"

Added by LiquidAmber on 11-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of jwc215
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle - 2016 vintage - 9% abv:

Pours dark crimson to brown. A lasting tan head leaves thin lacing.

The smell is of caramel and a hint of chocolate with subtle herbal/piney spicing.. Mild.

The taste is of caramel sweetness with a hint of chocolate. Some pine/resin mixes in. Sweet with a subtle balance. Alcohol very well covered.

It is very smooth. With alcohol so well covered it is very approachable. A pleasant malt-forward strong brew. Despite the name it is an imperial red (on the darker side of the spectrum, but not "black".)

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Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark red-brown color with plenty of foam in the Wander tulip. Elysian says this is an "Imperial Red Ale." They are thinking of Johnnie Walker when they call this amped-up version "Black," not charred malt. In any case it's a blast of hops so call it an IPA if you want. It's Cascadian overdose all the way.

Very bitter to start. The warm malt emerges after some sipping and taste bud numbing. Some deep dark winey taste with a caramel flavor. It's finally not too awful, but it does have that basic ick of resiny Red Ales. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggen Market in Burlington.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one seriously hit the spot for me. From a 22 ounce bottle into an English pint, it pours a cola color with a generous tan head that leaves a lot of nice lacing. The aroma was not remarkable to me, but the taste was near perfect. It's a nice balance of hop bitterness, caramel sweetness, and a hint of alcohol. I like this one a bunch.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DamienI
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.57/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rab53
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Croft
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Briken
3.22/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dcbelkot
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of master_platypus
3.21/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 510a
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beardo
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mr-jj
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from a 22 oz bottle.

Color is deep brown with a thick tan head. Good retention and lacing. Smell is more like a black IPA than a red. Citrus fruit and roasted malt along with some tropical fruit. Flavor is really good - I'm surprised by how much I like this. It has a very rich balance of citrus fruits, chicory and a touch of caramel. Body is medium with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this really works. I liked this beer a lot.

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4.24/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Patrickzo
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of Kimchi270
3.52/5  rDev -10%

Photo of WanderingFool
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of casapy
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Men's Room Black Imperial Ale from Elysian Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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