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A New Series for Forbidden Root
Heavy Petal™, an Imperial Stout, is the first in Forbidden Root's new single origin cacao series. It offers a deeply fruity cocoa nose with dark, roasty undertones. The flavor is rich and just a little sweet at first, leading to dry bittersweet
The Chicago Reader's Philip Montoro highlighted some great details of our latest beer, Heavy Petal.
"As unusual as Heavy Petal is on the nose, it's even less like a familiar, conventional imperial stout on the palate. It's densely roasty, sure, but it's got an unctuous nuttiness from the pecans and a long, deep dark-chocolate finish that's much more like bar chocolate than you get in most beers flavored with cacao (with the notable exception of Southern Tier's Choklat Stout). And it gets crazier: I also taste something faintly spicy (black pepper, cardamom, even a little chile tickle), herbal and floral notes (maybe Meyer lemon or bergamot), a resinous astringency like cedar or juniper leaves, and tannic bitterness reminiscent of walnut skin."