Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing
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4.05/5 rDev +3.6%
Appearance: ½” creamy off white head, beer is nearly black—almost no light penetration. No carbonation bubbles visible.
Aroma: Coffee, Roasted Barley, Dark Chocolate
Mouthfeel: medium to heavy bodied, moderately carbonated, rich, finish is similar to dark coffee.
Flavor: A coffee infused porter that tastes exactly as advertised. Coffee/Expresso is the dominant flavor. In addition there is some chocolate malt, toffee, and a mild hop presence. I don’t pick up a great deal of fruit flavors as the brewer advertises, maybe some orange peel and a little raisin. Overall: very good cold weather beer, I would not be able to down this one in Summer. A give this beer a solid A grade for the style.
04-27-2014 01:24:20 | More by Foyle
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
3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
A: Pours black, dark cherry red at the edges, with a thin tan head that disappears quickly.
S: Roasted coffee, dark roasted grains, faint chocolate.
T: Rich coffee, chocolate malt, and a smokey aromatic finish.
M: A little thin for a porter but good carbonation and enjoyable crisp finish.
O: A pretty simple coffee porter, a bit on the thin side, but a good fix for a coffee flavored winter beer.
03-04-2014 01:12:03 | More by WarEagleJeep
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
Purchased this brew a while back, it has been aging nicely since it was filled on 10/8/13, so it's time to give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of coffee and milk chocolate. Pours into a SAPP like motor oil with a dark tan micro-bubble three-finger head. Color is jet black and opaque. On the taste this brew hits up front with a spicy sweet start, then transitions to a nicely balanced buttery coffee flavor with a subtle bitterness that then gets chaulky and fades with the sweetnesss for a semi-sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is solid and carbonation is spot on. This is a very tasty brew, I am currently enjoying it for dessert but it would suit many occaisons.
02-28-2014 01:36:31 | More by mooseisloose
4.06/5 rDev +3.8%
Snagged a couple of bottles from my 10 dollar mix a six section at the local House of 1,000 beers.
A - For under 6% it pours quite thick, very viscous dark black color with mild ruby hues at the base. Head is thick well over an inch of mocha goodness that seems to stick around forever.
S - Roasted coffee notes, ashy chocolate, and some vanilla malt base. Pretty in your face coffee.
T - Taste is good for the ABV its sweet chocolate water taste meets a filters coffee blast and finishes off with some vanilla malt sweetness. Not very lactic or acidic and it goes down smooth.
M - Light to medium kind of watery but its to be expected for the ABV.
Overall its a actually a well crafted low ABV coffee porter. Not as big or chewy as I expected but I can easily down the two I got. Worth a try!
02-10-2014 03:36:42 | More by DrDemento456
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.