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Orpheus The 12th Labor, big on barrels returns in August

Orpheus 12th Labor

Orpheus The 12th Labor initially joined the Atlanta, Georgia brewery’s bottle lineup in the fall of 2015. It followed the brewery’s first first bottle, Wandering Blues (blueberry sour) that same month.

Orpheus The 12th Labor is an imperial stout fermented with Abbey yeast, aged in Woodford Reserve, and Woodford Double Oak Bourbon barrels. (As long as the same barrels were used for this upcoming release.

This is a big, big stout. The charred molasses, dark chocolate and smoke, plus a big, in-your-face bourbon barrel flavor. This imperial stout pours like motor oil and just begs for vanilla ice cream or creme brûlée as a side pairing. Hell, we love it with steak. Does drinking this in the heat not tempt you? Save it for the first chill of fall.

The 12th Labor is an overpowering 13% Imperial Stout with intensely layered flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, and dark fruit. You’ll be lulled to dreams of a distant past you can’t quite remember in a world teeming with noise and flesh. With each sip, The 12th Labor is a struggle at the edge of darkness.

Orpheus The 12th Labor will be available in 22 ounce bottles at the brewery on August 17th, 2017.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Candi Sugar. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Apollo
Malts: Two Row, Munich, Chocolate, Beechwood Smoked Malt, Special B, Roasted Barley, Black Patent

Latest Return: 8/17/17

13.5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

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