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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing

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88
very good

467 Ratings
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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 19
Gots: 61 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: on tap into a liter mug, dark brown with a nice tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: heavy on the roasted coffee, big malty espresso, light bitter hops

T: toasted malt, coffee, quite light flavors, finish dries with a light hop flavor, coffee bean bitter flavors

M: medium bodied with good carbonation

O: nice coffee porter, flavors are balanced and not overpowering

Photo of tree777
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pimpinmidget
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Fox and Hound Winston-Salem

A: Dark brown almost black pour. Nice finger and a half tan head that sticks around and laces the glass nicely.

S: All about the coffee. There is a slight chocolate aroma that is burried down deep.

T: Coffee. A bit of the chocolate at the very end and a slight hop bitterness in the finish that complements the bitterness of the coffee.

M: Medium to full body. Nice amount of carbonation. Has a very nice drinkability to it.

O: Very nice coffee porter. Very drinkable. Delivers on what it advertises - coffee. Will have this one again.

Photo of kell50
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jman005
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of egrethel
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of AGoodStout
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of core42
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MMoncrief
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of qcbrewer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque onyx with a billowing frothy mocha head that slowly displays, leaving sheets of lacing.

Coffee is evident when the bottle opens, accompanied by nutty malt.deeply roasted, fruity notes are accented by a hint of chocolate and char.

Flavor follows suit, with deeply roasted malt, almost burnt, and coffee beans dominating. There's a subtle toasted and nutty character, almost toffee-like, in the aftertaste. Chocolate is subdued.

Body is fairly full and lush, with moderate to low carbonation, and light alcohol warmth.

Glad I had this in the early afternoon, as it's a great replacement for coffee. I'm not a huge coffee fan, but the underlying toffee character keeps me going back for more. Slightly acrid, but not as bad as some.

Photo of JISurfer
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Cerebus
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a pitch black viscous liquid with a pretty thick, coffee colored head with decent retention. Foam leaves a fair amount of lacing

S-Roasted coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, slightly wheaty, subtle hops

T-Bitter, roasted coffee precedes the semi-sweet chocolate and finishes with a slightly bitter hop taste. Coffee is overarching and makes its presence throughout the entire palate.

MF-A little too crisp and dry for a porter. Medium bodied and not too robust

O-A tasty porter. Well-balanced, nuanced, and none of the notes are too overpowering.

Photo of csparace
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smell (3.75) - holy Moses. It's like someone hit me in the head with a bag of coffee. It's really interesting how prevalent and accurate it is. Unfortunately it smells like cheap coffee.... Over roasted and plain

Appearance (3.75) - medium thin pour. Pitch black color. Small head that fades fast. No visible carbonation.

Taste (4.25) - the coffee is not nearly as overpowering as I feared it would be. Is give it a 3/5 in intensity. You do get a little bit of that over roasted flavor I picked up on in the smell. A milky chocolate flavor is also pretty big.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - generally refreshing and sessionable. Alcohol is undetectable and there is an overall smooth feeling. Bitterness is not high which I think adds to the drinkability.

Overall (4.00) - I think this is a pretty awesome beer. The coffee flavor is spot on enough that I feel I can think about that flavor by itself and it's quality. It's not overly complex so I appreciate it's drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kristougher
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 467 ratings.