Year of New Beer: German Chocolate Cupcake 10W-40, Hi-Wire Brewing Co (Asheville)

Written By: Dion on 02/22/2019

Nose of milk chocolate, light coconut, and roasted malts. On the tongue, chocolate is sweet, with a creamy vanilla, and still only a modest coconut influence. Malts have a touch of char, but little bitterness. Thankfully there's zero cherry in this, because no German Chocolate cake I've ever tasted has cherries as an ingredient. Pretty tasty, but this is a case where the base beer (10W-40) is better than its adjunct-laden counterpart.