Hi-Wire Brewing 10W-40
Hi-Wire Brewing 10W-40 is an American Double/Imperial Stout brewed with coffee, chocolate and vanilla, 8% ABV. Canned on 01/03/17, opened on 03/16/17.
The beer pours with a rich black color and has a big tan head that settles down to a thin layer after several minutes. Upon further inspection there appears to be some light brown colored yeast sediment floating in the beer. Huge coffee and vanilla aroma going on here. A little roasted malt and bakers chocolate is in the background on the nose, but this is dominated by the impressive coffee. Sweet chocolate and coffee lead off the taste creating a nice mocha kind of flavor. The middle of the taste has some solid roasted malt flavor while the finish has a great combination of bitter hops and coffee acidity. Although the beer itself is mighty tasty, the aftertaste is almost better. Straight black coffee, a little milk chocolate, and toasted marshmallows linger behind leaving me in no big hurry for another sip. The mouth-feel is slick but a tad too thin for my tastes in this kind of Imperial Stout.
This is easily the best beer I’ve tried from Hi-Wire Brewing, seek and enjoy!