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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

389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
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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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

02-20-2013 02:11:35 | More by RWLawman
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-05-2012 20:00:57 | More by CBlack85
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WMEugene

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

A - Pours a black color (brown base) with a thin tan head and good lacing.

S - Coffee, roasted malts, some cocoa.

T - Coffee flavors, but seems a little muted. roasted malts as well. Tasty, but not particularly bold.

M - Thinner than one would expect, but it works and the beer is very creamy and drinkable. Good carbonation.

O - Highland has created a very drinkable, if not particularly bold coffee porter. Tasty, and something to try if you want a sessionable coffee porter.

12-31-2011 22:22:13 | More by WMEugene
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jshusc

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-01-2014 02:08:06 | More by jshusc
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Jason_Quad


3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-10-2012 01:22:09 | More by Jason_Quad
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Erice78

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-18-2013 03:16:54 | More by Erice78
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Arborescence

Finland

3.68/5  rDev -5.9%

Appearance: Black, pours a modest but creamy head.

Aroma: Roasted coffee beans, hint of chocolate; not overpowering.

Taste: Coffee is evident, but it’s fairly mild. There’s not an awful lot of character or body to this beer. It’s satisfying though, and the hint of coffee (less than you might expect from the aroma) does give it a bit of something extra — I suspect that otherwise this might be a rather bland porter.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice and smooth.

Overall: Decent beer, I do like it, but it's not a match for its peers.

02-16-2012 02:19:41 | More by Arborescence
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

01-07-2013 15:15:12 | More by devilben02
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ninner00

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-09-2012 16:05:29 | More by ninner00
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -20.7%

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.

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-16-2014 02:17:08 | More by Rod_J
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-16-2014 20:32:30 | More by hmmmbeer10
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2014 00:54:15 | More by ScubaSteve00
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zillo043068

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-12-2013 01:24:49 | More by GetTheYayo
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

11-15-2012 01:51:25 | More by cackalacky
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.