Brewer: Wolf of the Willows
Style: Barrel Aged Imperial Smoke Porter
Strength: 11.8% ABV
Locality: Mordialloc, VIC
Description: Mark IV of the #barrelexchangeproject with Lark Distillery see’s the release of the 2021 version of the Lark Barrel Aged Imperial Johnny Smoke Porter (JSP). This Imperial Smoke Porter was aged in 100L Lark barrels for an average of 9 months and is weighing in at a hefty 11.8%. The result is an Imperial Smoke Porter rich with whisky barrel aged flavours of dark cocoa, espresso, truffle, vanilla, molasses and a subtle smoke.
The Lark whisky barrels were individually hand selected based on their unique sensory characteristics. The brewers and distillers tried samples from countless Lark whisky barrels, discussing which casks would work best for the beer aging process. Once selected, they were emptied of the whisky and shipped directly across to the brewery and filled with an Imperial version of the Johnny Smoked Porter. Once the casks were emptied, they were returned to Lark Distillery in Tasmania, where they were filled with a hand selected single malt whisky to be released as 'The Wolf Release IV'.