Pours with nary any light passing through while huge amounts of thick, light brown, frothy foam fills the glass. Retention is out of site as it should be based on pure volume. Lacing is thick and sticky.
Aroma is an ode to ping and citrus hops. Malts are lead by a smoke/peat element that comes to dominate. A little roast and even chocolate come through.
Taste is sweet up front, quickly subdued by smoke malt that carries into the finish. Slight roast joins with pine and mild citrus hops for a bit of a bite.
Medium body might be giving it too much credit while the carbonation is on the light side.
Nice clean beer that could have done without the peat malt. In spite of my dislike for smoke malt, this beer is solid. Thanks Matt for sending it to me. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Friday, January 06, 2012 at 22:31:27
Tasted: Friday, January 06, 2012
$0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
One fine body…
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.