This is the third of 5 offerings from Rising Tide that I have reviewed and I have the final 2; Ursa Minor and Polaris which I will review in the coming weeks. I have enjoyed all 3 of the beers from Rising Tide and look forward to final two. This one pours almost black with a great 2-3 finger head that lingers and then sticks to the glass like no other. I like a beer that leaves plenty of lacing and this one may leave more than any of the previous 142 beers. Aroma has a mild smokey tinge and maybe a bit of citrus. Taste is close to a porter but the feel and ABV is much more ale-like (is that a word). I enjoyed the smoke flavor in the beer and it is different than any other beer I have reviewed to date.
Pros: Color, head, great lacing, smoke flavor
Alcohol Content: 5.3 ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Rising Tide
Brewers Description: Whether you are celebrating lost cities under the sea or shooting for low Earth orbit, take Atlantis along for the ride. We use a special blend of dark malts and add Galaxy, Cascade, and Calypso hops to create this smooth and hoppy black ale with just a whisper of cherry-wood smoke. We think Poseidon would approve.
atlantis [at–lan-tes] (n)—a fabled island in the Atlantic that according to legend sank beneath the sea west of Gibraltar