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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

382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
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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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-11-2013 23:42:22 | More by DJRaziel
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Besteffen82

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-11-2011 06:13:23 | More by Besteffen82
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.9%

01-03-2013 05:52:42 | More by BigGingDrinker
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grandimperialc

Georgia

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-16-2011 03:46:12 | More by grandimperialc
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jennaski01

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.9%

01-03-2012 02:02:35 | More by jennaski01
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MrGaryFish

Georgia

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-17-2011 03:24:46 | More by MrGaryFish
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-09-2011 03:52:32 | More by GehenHerzog
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cwoods

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maybee Im biased since Im from NC but, I cannot help but LOVE this brew. Beer has a great poor with a nice frothey head. The smell is pleasant and leads you into coffe porter bliss. Its everything I desire in coffe porter and is one of my top 5 beers. Not a thing I would change about this beer, just wish it was availabe year round.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 23:39:49 | More by cwoods
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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

01-08-2012 19:24:05 | More by csustar001
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

12-10-2013 20:52:38 | More by BeerGod27
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OldTime

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

01-28-2012 17:28:51 | More by OldTime
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Book

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

03-30-2014 03:43:33 | More by Book
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wrightst

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

05-22-2014 02:39:24 | More by wrightst
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Mike151014

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

06-09-2013 08:51:21 | More by Mike151014
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Wessoms

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

08-12-2012 21:53:59 | More by Wessoms
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JaxBen_20J

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

12-09-2013 15:18:50 | More by JaxBen_20J
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Radiosox

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

11-18-2013 02:11:14 | More by Radiosox
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong aroma is mainly quality roast coffee and sweet chocolate, like a mocha from a good coffeehouse. It pours a nearly-black opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, almost Guinness-like tan head that stays around for a bit. Superb flavor is more like coffee than porter - quality coffee, like something from Starbucks or Caribou Coffee, not cheap instant. It also has a subtle malty undertone and a hint of licorice. Sweetness and bitterness balance each other nicely. Texture has plenty of fizz and above-average body. Maybe it won’t leave you thunderstruck, but it’s an outstanding brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 00:43:21 | More by Cyberkedi
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austin_page

South Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +21%
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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jucifer1818

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at brewfest, and it was also the first one I had.

an what a beer to start with! this is by far the best coffee beer I've ever had.

You can actually taste the coffee, and it feels like a cup of cold black coffee, which if that's what you want....this is the perfect brew for you

Its body Still felt a little too light for my taste, but its strong coffee flavors really make up for this.
my only retreat was not having a scoop of vanilla ice cream to add to it!

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2012 17:33:08 | More by jucifer1818
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dbell23

Tennessee

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my New Belgium tulip glass. Very dark brown/black with two fingers of beige head.

Smells of cofee(duh) and milk chocolate.

Tastes of delicious coffee with chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel is a little more carbonated than I like in a porter/stout but still very good

Overall this is one of the best coffee stout/porter that I've had. Delicious.

Serving type: growler

12-23-2011 21:47:58 | More by dbell23
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welldigger888

South Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an opaque garnet hued elixer with a sweet biege head and ample lacing.

A bit muted on the coffee, but seems to have a nice fruity type english yeastiness that blends well with the roasty grain goodness as the coffee takes a back seat.

Cream filled coffee smoothness that gives way to a nice roast grain bill finishing off with that nice smooth english yeast fruitiness. I assume the english yeastiness is from the cask conditioning, and it plays a vital role here.

So smooth and so creamy with just the right amount of fruity yeast.

WOW, my guys at greens have helped us brew lovers out. Fantastic cask ale, soft and smooth with all the highlights. Well played Wes & Joseph, Thank you and keep up the good work.

Serving type: cask

04-21-2012 02:53:11 | More by welldigger888
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seavercm

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-21-2013 13:09:40 | More by seavercm
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-14-2014 22:15:28 | More by shoretaxi
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-09-2012 16:05:29 | More by ninner00
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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.