Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing
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3.6/5 rDev -7.9%
A - Ok so I wasnt really paying attention while I poured an although there is nearly no head to speak of I may have poured a little too gently into my sweetwater globe glass. Pours a near black with a very thin lacing, almost no retention, lacing is fair.
S- Definitely very roasty, coffee and roasted malts w/ some spice. Mild hop character, kinda of smokey, maybe some vanilla too
T - Pretty good, very coffee forward, a little smokey, vanilla is there as well. A nice very mild hop biterness. Roasty + Hop bitterness meet nicely.
M - Very light, too light for my liking. Appropriate carbonation. Some lactose/unfermentables would compliment this very well but take away from the roastyness at the same time.
O - Taste is good, smell is good, pour is ok, mouth feel is much too weak. Overall decent, if I wanted to drink 10 porters I'd probably go to this but I like mine more rich and robust
04-15-2012 22:08:17 | More by MacQ32
4.83/5 rDev +23.5%
Maybee Im biased since Im from NC but, I cannot help but LOVE this brew. Beer has a great poor with a nice frothey head. The smell is pleasant and leads you into coffe porter bliss. Its everything I desire in coffe porter and is one of my top 5 beers. Not a thing I would change about this beer, just wish it was availabe year round.
04-12-2012 23:39:49 | More by cwoods
3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
A - pours a dark, brownish black, no head
S - roasted coffee beans
T - coffee, slight smoke, vanilla, malts. Smoky lingering finish.
M - good mouthfeel, decent smoothness, some sharpness on the front of the tongue. Carbonation medium low.
O - Cant vote for this over their oatmeal porter, but it is a solid porter, especially if you are into coffee flavors.
04-05-2012 01:40:25 | More by Apellonious
4/5 rDev +2.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
I've been impressed with the Highland brews I've had recently, hoping this one keeps the trend. It looks the part, pouring a pretty solid black with a small head. The aroma is very roasty, with roasted malts, coffee, and a little bit of a chalky smell. The taste is also good, offering a solid amount of coffee flavor over the roasted malt base of the porter. There's really not much else to report taste-wise, but it's done very well. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with just a touch of prickliness, and the drinkability is good. Overall, it's a good coffee beer.
03-19-2012 02:33:56 | More by shand
3.2/5 rDev -18.2%
No date on the bottle so I can't say if this was an older sample. The coffee flavor was weak and slightly sour with some hints of cocoa. There was a fairly long, lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel was slick and fizzy. This wasn't offensive or anything, just kind of bland.
03-16-2012 20:15:23 | More by DIM
2.68/5 rDev -31.5%
Deep brown w/ tan head. Thinish w/laid back coffee & charred malts. Nice but lacking something.
22oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 3.99. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a very dark brown with 2.5 fingers tan head.
Smell is mild coffee and milder roast malts.
Coffee is the most predominant flavor. Some roast, a little bakers cocoa and something bitter astringent that doesn't quite fit.
Medium light feel with moderate carbonation.
Not bad but there is something missing. The coffee flavor is a great start but it never quite takes off from there.
03-05-2012 00:40:50 | More by ThickNStout
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.