Following the successful limited releases of the first three batches of Around the Clock in 2020 and 2021, the hotly-anticipated Around the Clock 4 is now available (ABV 12%) with a limited release of 9,000 bottles, an ideal stocking filler for beer enthusiasts!
The renowned pioneer of craft brewing in Ireland and sister company to the Dingle Distillery, Porterhouse Brew Co strives to embrace and create increasing complexity in beer, focusing on exceptional flavours derived from pure, simple ingredients. These trademarks are evident in the launch of its unique new Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout.
How it’s made
This 2022 release is a further refinement of Porterhouse’s boundary-pushing barrel-aged beers.
An enhanced mash bill of seven different malts complements seven separate hop additions during brewing. The flavours from the beer are combined with a 24-hour brew boil creating an even fuller, smoother stout.
The resulting beer has then matured for nine months at Dingle Distillery in a combination of freshly-emptied Bourbon casks with the addition of some smoked hickory Bourbon casks which adds a depth of smokiness to this year’s release.
A sumptuous Imperial Irish Stout with hints of chocolate, coffee and caramel, the unique aging adds a depth of complex flavours of sweet smokiness to this luscious stout.
“Created using a process that no other brewery in Ireland has embarked on” said Porterhouse Head Brewer Peter Mosley, commenting on the launch of this fourth and final edition of the stout, “we’ve been blown away by the reaction since the first batch launched two years ago. We’re delighted to have increased the yield for this final batch.”
The first batch of Around the Clock, released in November 2020, won both the Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland Beer of the Year award & Beoir Beer of the Year. Each limited release of Around the Clock since launch has sold-out and as the final release in the series, Around the Clock 4 is expected to do the same.
Around the Clock 4’s available at dingledistillery.ie and selected off-licences.