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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

468 Ratings
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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 19
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: hippityhophead24 on 11-10-2011

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of David63Olson
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swandingo
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of humuloner22
4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great local option here. This is a somewhat seasonal release from Highland.

Appearance: Dark black but not totally light absorbing. Looks like a stout in many ways, a little thicker in the appearance than you typical porter.

Aroma: Coffee hits you right there, it has a nice balance of malts and roasted coffee, some vanilla notes and just a hint of something sweet to balance it out.

Taste: Very well balanced beer. Not too much coffee but enough to make it interesting. Vanilla and sweetness are there to counterbalance any of the roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Truly well balanced for the style. Mouthfeel is velvety and spot on!

Overall: I really love this beer from Highland, I would venture to say this is the best Highland beer I have ever had.

Photo of Brentomaton
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oldmankeebler
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a bad porter but nothing special. It is an average porter with a coffee after taste.

Photo of trippnwo
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thundersnow
3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnbion22
2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pint pour. Very thin to nonexistent lacing on glass. Coloring is dark muddy brown. No noticeable coffee nose as I was expecting. Good taste to the middle and back of the tongue; coffee is noticeable. Nice lightly bitter finish at the front of the tongue...like coffee.

I like this beer and wanted to rate it higher. Just could not find the justification to do so.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoak
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bendukes86
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of paulwrf
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jringp
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mmink27
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Kelso_3
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of GaBengal
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Irish57
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Duoglass
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.