Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing
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3.1/5 rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A: Pours a medium brown with a nice frothy tan head of small and midsized bubbles.
S: Aroma of burnt coffee, toasted malts and brown ashy mocha. Slight hints of chocolate also peek through.
T: The flavor is mostly roasted malt, some bakers chocolate and some bittering hops. Some slightly vegetal flavors also mixing with the acridness of the coffee flavors. The finish is rather flat..
M: Mouthfeel is light for a porter with a mild carbonation. It is however very smooth for a coffee porter, and not as bitter as some others which make them less appealing to me.
O: Overall this isnt bad. I probably wouldnt seek it out but it is relatively drinkable for what it is worth.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 20:18:02 | More by alpinebryant
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Somewhat aggressively poured into a standard pint glass. A seriously big, fluffy head of dark tan develops over the opaque and deeply brown liquid. Retention is good after it setlles to a very thick film. Good lacing.
Smell is burnt malt, wet cardboard and coffee grounds. All balanced but....
Taste is toasted, no burnt, malts, coffee, cardboard and not much else.
Medium bodied, medium effervescence. Drying somewhat. Aftertaste is slightly ashy from the burnt malt. A good beer but not a great one.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2012 03:03:20 | More by PorterLambic
4.7/5 rDev +19.9%
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
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.