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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee PorterHighland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hippityhophead24 on 11-10-2011)
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mechamifune

North Carolina

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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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.