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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter - Highland Brewing

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very good

413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Highland Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: hippityhophead24 on 11-10-2011)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

SexyBeerB1tch, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Foyle
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

MsShira08, Apr 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

ImperialStout, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Bung, Apr 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Dave1999, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

hmmmbeer10, Apr 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Book, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of TheSSG
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

TheSSG, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tabascosigned, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

IdrinkGas, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

twizzard, Mar 05, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

WarEagleJeep, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

VeganUndead, Mar 03, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

mooseisloose, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Lukass, Feb 28, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

DrDemento456, Feb 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Mphis, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Nolen12, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

swgwilt, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

benloho, Jan 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

plato, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jan 27, 2014
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.