Hi-Wire Brewing Company's Black Coffee Lager
The Hi-Wire Brewing Collab mini-series continues with the Black Coffee Lager. Now this is a unique brew it that it is a collaboration with Against the Grain Brewery, and Dynamite Roasting Company provided the roasted coffee beans for the brew. So I'd call this a triple collab.
The brew poured a beautiful deep ruby color and provided aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. On the palate, I discerned a pleasant maltiness--reminiscent of toasted bread, light caramel, and hints of toffee. I also picked up on some notes of molasses and of course that amazing coffee flavor.
Though the beer drank more like an ale than a lager, I definitely appreciated the flavor profile and collaboration. I couldn't help but think of cold-brewed coffee while enjoying this brew.