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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
THE BROS
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 21 | 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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speak72

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-06-2014 19:01:20 | More by speak72
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SexyBeerB1tch

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-30-2014 21:56:21 | More by SexyBeerB1tch
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Foyle

Wyoming

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
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MsShira08

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-27-2014 00:03:09 | More by MsShira08
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ImperialStout

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-26-2014 01:44:17 | More by ImperialStout
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-25-2014 22:56:50 | More by Bung
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-21-2014 23:24:34 | More by sweemzander
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-20-2014 02:09:45 | More by Dave1999
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-18-2014 16:58:34 | More by billhelm
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

03-30-2014 03:43:33 | More by Book
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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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tabascosigned

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-19-2014 23:50:17 | More by IdrinkGas
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twizzard

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-05-2014 02:57:32 | More by twizzard
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WarEagleJeep

Alabama

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
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-03-2014 21:17:42 | More by VeganUndead
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mooseisloose

Florida

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
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-28-2014 00:38:39 | More by Lukass
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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
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Mphis

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-07-2014 05:34:48 | More by Mphis
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-04-2014 03:53:43 | More by Nolen12
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-02-2014 15:23:36 | More by swgwilt
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benloho

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-31-2014 18:19:51 | More by benloho
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.3%

01-29-2014 22:39:29 | More by plato
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.