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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

382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | 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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schwemjw

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: a rich black with a creamy tan head.

S: Strong roast dominates the aroma. Bits of chocolate swirl in and out. Dark coffee and a bit of a nutty sweetness.

T: Once again, a very dark strong roast. full coffee flavor. slight earth bitterness. the finish is a tad nutty with a little bitter cocoa. bitter coffee roast finish.

M: Thin with a long bitter coffee finish.

O: A very solid offering. The mouthfeel is fantastic i think. Light and easy to drink but packing a punch with flavor. a perfect winter session porter! /85

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 06:20:21 | More by schwemjw
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jwill303

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-21-2014 18:41:17 | More by jwill303
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rickcrip76

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2014 18:31:11 | More by rickcrip76
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-21-2014 01:48:12 | More by pschie1
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-20-2014 03:24:28 | More by TurdFurgison
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ninaturner

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-19-2014 23:07:47 | More by ninaturner
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-16-2014 13:44:51 | More by AngusOg
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willland

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-16-2014 01:23:46 | More by willland
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-14-2014 23:03:12 | More by woodchip
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

01-14-2014 22:15:28 | More by shoretaxi
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-12-2014 22:44:39 | More by beerme626
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belljt33

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-12-2014 18:11:06 | More by belljt33
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utvol

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-09-2014 01:37:02 | More by utvol
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Bitzer

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-07-2014 22:32:23 | More by Bitzer
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Norseman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-05-2014 18:02:58 | More by Norseman
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pathman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-04-2014 21:58:02 | More by pathman
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-31-2013 23:42:31 | More by Danny1217
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12-29-2013 01:35:05 | More by target88
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deepest and darkest of browns, this Porter pours with a bubbly fleeting head that had a short life and frothy thickness.

Mmmmm, roasted coffee. The aroma is roasted whole bean coffee with hints of chocolate malt and smoke.

The flavors hold true to the nose with fine roast of coffee beans and an under current of chocolate malt and smoky char. The smokiness really comes out more prevalent in the taste.

The feel quite thin almost to a watery character. There is a nifty warmth, despite the lower ABV, and a spiciness.

Overall, I'm very impressed with Highlands rendition of this Porter. It holds more qualities of a coffee stout but who cares when it's good.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 23:23:19 | More by KYGunner
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-26-2013 02:08:27 | More by PGVG
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a mug, the beer is a very dark, brown-to-black coloring with a wispy, filmy, light tan surface head. Aromas of rich, dark roasted coffee, with a hint of nut sweetness. Simple nose, but very inviting. Flavors are heavily bitter and roast forward, with a blast of coffee, dark and rich like coffee grounds. Very bitter towards the back end of the palate, with subtle hints of chocolate becoming present into the aftertaste. Dry, mid-bodied, with a bitter roast linger into the smooth finish, slightly dry finish. Solid beer with heavy, robust flavors, but remaining very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 23:59:13 | More by GarthDanielson
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ctrevino

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

12-19-2013 22:16:38 | More by ctrevino
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ali1987

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-18-2013 01:58:18 | More by ali1987
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ryan604

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-18-2013 01:12:49 | More by ryan604
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-17-2013 05:29:30 | More by Hopsiam14
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.