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RATINGS: 164   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (919) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29687) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3283) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
12 oz 2010 bottle from 5000. Nose is toffee, butterscotch, and floral/ citrusy hoppiness. Clear copper with a small off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lots of toffee and molasses, and just a slight hint of background butteriness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this beer. Cracked open to celebrate my Rangers going to the World Series. The beer pours a brownish-amber color with a small white head. The aroma is very heavy on the brown sugar with some caramel and alcohol notes also mixed in. I also get a little bit of orange from the hops. The flavor is more of the same. I get some extremely juicy orange citrus notes as well as a lot of brown sugar, toffee and caramel malt. The alcohol is definitely noticeable but the beer is still easy to drink. Medium to thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, light caramel, and light diacetyl. Poured amber/orange in color with a tiny tan head that disappeared quickly, except for around the edges. Cloudy. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, caramel, diacetyl, slight wood, light resin, and slight caramel. Medium body. Slightly sticky, slightly viscous texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, malt, hop, diacetyl finish is lightly dry. 9.85%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
3 oz. sample on tap at Brouwerís Cafť for Hard Liver, pours golden orange. Aroma of citrus hops, tropical fruits and sweetness. Flavour of the tropical fruits, caramel and cotton candy Ė cloyingly sweet finish. Quite decent.

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