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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

390 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 390
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Highland beer in quite some time.

Pours out black with about 2 fingers of a mocha/tan head.

The aroma has a decent amount of coffee in it along with bittersweet chocolate, some subtle caramel sweetness and a little bit of hops.

The taste is also mainly dominated by coffee and then that fades to some milk and dark chocolate notes. There is a little bit of caramel sweetness and a touch of grassy hop notes. This is pretty bitter, with not only coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, but some hop bitterness too.

This is full bodied and has a nice, rich and creamy mouthfeel.

Very tasty, very easy to drink, but could be a little more balanced. Definitely try if you enjoy the style.

JohnnyMc, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jak, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

greencovesteve, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Screper, Nov 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

bcsbeer, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

BeerTaster727, Mar 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Lukass, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark dark brown, almost black, with a thin layer of white lacing across the top

S-Smells like black iced coffee, caramel, and dark malt. Very nice.

T-tastes of very dark coffee, sweet chocolate and caramel, light roasted malt.

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, very smooth

Overall this was a very nice beer, easy to drink, with a good balance of flavors. Could easily have another.

ksimons, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

GMan, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

briancross, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

nickfl, Nov 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

nwatson, Jan 18, 2013
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cfh64, Jul 22, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.69 at Charlie's Beer and Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours what appears to be an essentially black body with a full, thick finger of medium-tan-hued foam.

Smell: Roasty, coffee-accented nose with a touch of bitter chocolate and increasingly fainter, lighter notes of caramel, pale malts, spicy hops, and fruit.

Taste: Roasty coffee and bitterish chocolate mingled with the base pale malts. Some thin traces of caramel, maybe even a fat drop of molasses in there as well. Very low fruitiness. Modestly spicy hops aided a bit by the roast, the carbonation, and wheat. Roasty finish with some of that dark chocolate lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation, though there's an added skosh of crispness on the tail end of the swallow.

Overall: A solid, enjoyable coffee-infused porter.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 14, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, basically black, opaque brew with a light brown bubbly head. Head is an inch high initially, and fades to an 1/8" leaving some slick, spotty lace behind. Smells like a coffee beer extravaganza...creamy chocolate/cocoa, roasted (not bitter) coffee, sweet caramel, a little fruity and a little nutty, with some milky vanilla. Taste is packed with a solid coffee punch. It matches the smell well though there is more hop presence. Cocoa, coffee, and musky pine hops. A pleasant bitter kick comes as well. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, with carbonation that's subtle but prickly. Coffee-like minus the bubbles. Body is good but I would have no objection to this feeling a little fuller. This is a very good coffee porter overall.

tastybeer, Feb 11, 2012
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.