Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing
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Reviews by mechamifune:
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a ver dark but thin looking brown with a slight tan head that goes away immediately. Ends up looking slightly creamy in the glass. Carbonation level seems right for style.
Smell is prettly slight for being labeled as a coffee porter. Of what is there coffee dominates with notes of chocolate malt.
Taste is coffee upfront, but not overpowering. Roasty, chocolate flavors follow but nothing dominates. Very slight sourness in the finish.
Mouthfeel is very good for the style, Smooth and creamy without feeling heavy. Nice level of carbonation.
Overall this is a solid but not great beer (like most of highland's offerings). At the very least it's better than their oatmeal porter. Personally though, if a porter/stout is going to put coffee in its name then i'd like to see that note be a little more dominant than it is here.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 18:27:02 | More by mechamifune
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4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: ½” creamy off white head, beer is nearly black—almost no light penetration. No carbonation bubbles visible.
Aroma: Coffee, Roasted Barley, Dark Chocolate
Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied, moderately carbonated, rich, finish is similar to dark coffee.
Flavor: A coffee infused porter that tastes exactly as advertised. Coffee/Expresso is the dominant flavor. In addition there is some chocolate malt, toffee, and a mild hop presence. I don’t pick up a great deal of fruit flavors as the brewer advertises, maybe some orange peel and a little raisin. Overall: very good cold weather beer, I would not be able to down this one in Summer. A give this beer a solid A grade for the style.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2014 01:24:20 | More by Foyle
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.