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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: 22 | 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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GMan

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-15-2012 23:33:15 | More by GMan
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MacQ32

South Carolina

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
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-14-2012 01:50:35 | More by carrollmel7
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cwoods

North Carolina

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
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dlello2

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-06-2012 00:57:09 | More by dlello2
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-05-2012 18:57:32 | More by Falcone
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Apellonious

North Carolina

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
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Sparrow


3/5  rDev -23.3%

04-01-2012 21:59:17 | More by Sparrow
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Mappies

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-30-2012 03:04:33 | More by Mappies
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syntheticwings

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

03-24-2012 03:01:02 | More by syntheticwings
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shand

Florida

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
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-19-2012 01:58:03 | More by zonker17
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DIM

Pennsylvania

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
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Heavenisbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-16-2012 03:57:36 | More by Heavenisbeer
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-12-2012 04:46:53 | More by UltimateLivewire
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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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beerFool28607

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-08-2012 23:33:02 | More by beerFool28607
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BeerTaster727

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-07-2012 15:12:03 | More by BeerTaster727
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ThickNStout

Georgia

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
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-02-2012 16:29:37 | More by TEAMHOLT
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sansho

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-29-2012 18:59:13 | More by sansho
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meich75

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-27-2012 19:57:51 | More by meich75
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-26-2012 06:12:04 | More by ColSanders123
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-21-2012 00:06:46 | More by twowheelssoar
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-20-2012 07:31:13 | More by greencovesteve
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.