Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing
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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
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
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
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
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.