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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 296   ABV: 9.85%
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Cyclops is nearly all pale malt, with some crystal and Munich for color, bittered with English Magnum and finished with Northwest Amarillo and Centennial hops.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Was interested in trying this beer due to seeing "Brew Dogs" visit this brewery on their show. Even though they didn't show this particular beer, it was a solid barely wine that gave off strong aromas of fruit! Looking forward to trying more! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle, 2011 vintage. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a moderate tan head with an aggressive pour. Nose is slightly sweet, with some caramel and toastiness in there. Taste is a little sour, with some fruits in there. Itís got a bit to it, and goes straight to your head. Fun beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 6, 2014
12oz bottle in Seattle. Dark hazed brown-orange foam. Yeasty grain, sweet full creamy malt. Some juicy alcohol. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle of 2011 Vintage. Dark golden peach colored with a thin cap of off-white foam. Notes of candied fruit, earthy hops, butterscotch and toffee in the aroma. The flavor starts with a healthy serving of caramel, dark fruits and orange citrus along with some brown sugar and pineapple juice at the end. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy with low carbonation and more dark sugars and citrus in the finish. Tastes a little bit like a liquid pineapple upside down cake.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
June 10th, 2010 - Sometimes you want a dark beer with a lighter palate and lighter flavors. Thatís when you withdraw a Black IPA from the refrigerator. Some days you wonder what it would be like to drink a carbonated balsamic honey glaze. Thatís when you pick the Elysian Cyclops Barley Wine. Itís a dark brown beer with an amber head - unassuming, until you get to the aroma, which is almost baffling in its aromatic concoction. Honey, mineral water, lots of alcohol, and the sweet, stinging citrus smell of orange juice. The surprises extend to the palate, where I catch flavors of rye, balsamic vinegar, dark malt, and a swift punch of alcohol. Itís intense, a rush, and maybe a little more than what I wanted to bargain for, but unique all the same.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from Bottleworks, 2004. Pours dark amber with sediment. Smell is hazelnut caramel, an AMAZING smell. Taste strong caramel and some fudge. Sipper. Really good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
From tap at Brouwers. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light vanilla and toasted caramelish. Bitter, hoppy and light fruity. Thick caramelish and sweet malty into nthe finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2011 on draft at brouwers. Aroma is soapy yet sweet. Taste is sweet followed by nice caramel notes and hops. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Draft T GABBF. Golden brown color, medium tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of strong and sweet caramel. Taste is similar. Straightforward.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2004 vintage tap at Elysian. Pours to a clean zinc penny body with a light coating white head. Aroma of light sweet barley and rounded out hops. Flavor is a nice sweet barley with lightly bitter pine hops and wood. Sweet sherry and oak. Palate is well rounded and hides the booze.


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