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
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
4.63/5 rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured an opaque garnet hued elixer with a sweet biege head and ample lacing.
A bit muted on the coffee, but seems to have a nice fruity type english yeastiness that blends well with the roasty grain goodness as the coffee takes a back seat.
Cream filled coffee smoothness that gives way to a nice roast grain bill finishing off with that nice smooth english yeast fruitiness. I assume the english yeastiness is from the cask conditioning, and it plays a vital role here.
So smooth and so creamy with just the right amount of fruity yeast.
WOW, my guys at greens have helped us brew lovers out. Fantastic cask ale, soft and smooth with all the highlights. Well played Wes & Joseph, Thank you and keep up the good work.
Serving type: cask
04-21-2012 02:53:11 | More by welldigger888
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.