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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing

Highland Thunderstruck Coffee PorterHighland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

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88
very good

358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%


Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hippityhophead24 on 11-10-2011)
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austin_page

South Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Very nice dark inky color, a little bit of brownish hue, brown head, nice lacing and retention. I could tell I was going to enjoy it just by the sheer darkness.

S- Smells really good, you smell the coffee right off the bat, smells a bit roasty, mild malts.

T- There's kind of a hoppy pinch when it first hits the tongue, roasted/ almost caramel/ nutty malt kind of taste, you can definitely taste the rich coffee and malt, they blend very well, this can be compared to Terrapin's Wake-n-Bake stout, since a porter with coffee is essentially a stout.

M- Slight carbonation, smooth, goes down just like coffee, coffee after taste, leaves you wanting another after another if you're a die hard coffee fan and beer nut.

O- Overall a very nice stout since Highlands Mocha stout tastes mostly of cocoa powder and has plenty of room for improvement, I couldn't come up with a decision at Whole Foods as usual, but I saw the last sixer and know I know why, its simply delicious and I know it won't be around long.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 05:34:38 | More by austin_page
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S: Roasted coffee, dark roasted grains, faint chocolate.

T: Rich coffee, chocolate malt, and a smokey aromatic finish.

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.