From the darkened heart of winter, an apparition, wraith like appears in the black
GHOST IN THE DARK - Fear of the Dark 3 !
Trilogy of Terror
You will be afraid of the Ghost in the Darkness..... But you will indulge in these fears.
This devastatingly heavy series of brew was so very well received and loved when we first forged it, that we've once more summoned a spirit in black tribute to the highly regarded Ale. That original brew recipe has been lost to the depths of time, so with volume 3 we’ve made a phantom batch indeed. This ghostly vision, with even more bitterness to get lost in, has just a shade less ABV, a wisp if you will, to a more session-able but phantasmic swillable drop.
As before when wrought upon the craft beer loving brethren, we’ve once more cast all common sense into the twisted darkened realms and resurrected this blackened IPA/Cascadian Brown to wreak havoc upon you all ! We may have even created a Black Haze IPA..... its that huge.
The Black IPA, which was originally resurrected for 2019's Fresh Hop Festival, uses a malt base of 8 different grains and originally just Tasmanian Cascade hops, but with Volume 3, we’ve added Citra and Super Pride to kick it up a notch. Haunting your debauchery and brings with it the huge malty character its known for that marries perfectly with the fruity bitter finish.
There be no ghosting here though, no ignoring the huge nose that hits you.
To start with, there be subtle floral pine, red wine, roasted chocolate and whisky notes hitting the ol' factory senses, then comes the pour. It’s a dark brown, black ichor swill topped with a crest of mocha coloured head. Sitting at over 100 IBU’s the rich taste of caramels, vanillas, roasted malts and grandfather ports mix well with a heavy mouth feel and an alcohol warmth. All this is backed up by that sweet fruity pungency that’s almost maddeningly moreish. Not forgetting to mention, as bitter as an ex-lovers stare.
Grab some before they pass into oblivion like a spectre in the night.....
A Ghost in the Darkness.