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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
THE BROS
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
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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devilben02

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black from the bottle, with a foamy, mocha-brown head. The aroma is distinctly reminiscent of coffee and milk, with a bit of milk chocolate and some kind of dry mineral character beneath. The flavor is pleasantly mild, with a light coffee bitterness and lactose sweetness predominating, although some herbal hops and bittersweet chocolate are also present. Overall, although the flavor is a bit dominated by the coffee character, it doesn't change the impression of this beer as a pleasant, drinkable porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 15:15:12 | More by devilben02
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core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

11-03-2013 00:05:07 | More by core42
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2011 16:48:44 | More by seanwhite
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jeanphony

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-12-2012 22:27:42 | More by jeanphony
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MADPolo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-19-2012 14:52:48 | More by MADPolo
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dense, tan head that has great persistence (collapses to a nice, thick froth) and laces nicely. I'd swear this was a nitro stout, the head is so smooth, consistent, and rich. Slightly acidic, toasted malt aroma. Black. A very acidic, bright front. Floral hoppiness and fruity coffee notes with a medium bitterness. Finish brings back the coffee with a lingering floral/green hoppiness that blends well with the coffee's acidity.

This isn't bad, but it's a bit plain. It's quite acidic (coffee+porter renders this not too surprising), and so I think that has a tendency to overwhelm a lot of the other, more subtle flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 03:13:17 | More by TheSSG
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-16-2014 02:17:08 | More by Rod_J
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-25-2014 00:54:15 | More by ScubaSteve00
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CMOrak

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-03-2013 22:10:17 | More by CMOrak
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.5%

04-16-2014 20:32:30 | More by hmmmbeer10
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2014 19:34:50 | More by tabascosigned
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-17-2014 02:28:43 | More by DrMindbender
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

03-15-2013 23:05:44 | More by zillo043068
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2%

01-04-2013 01:38:56 | More by pheelingIt
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

01-21-2012 18:07:50 | More by CarolinaKevin
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-08-2012 23:33:02 | More by beerFool28607
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-15-2012 01:51:25 | More by cackalacky
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-12-2013 01:24:49 | More by GetTheYayo
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ascags

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-10-2014 15:36:41 | More by ascags
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planbee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.5%

11-26-2011 05:45:30 | More by planbee
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-14-2013 23:35:12 | More by Jasonrm72
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

10-05-2013 21:58:57 | More by BeerNoobNC
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-14-2014 17:23:14 | More by bcp5296d
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tree777

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-10-2013 17:00:26 | More by tree777
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Acforster2

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-17-2012 01:42:18 | More by Acforster2
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.