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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

377 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 20
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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MCDub

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-17-2012 18:34:59 | More by MCDub
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CBlack85

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-05-2012 20:00:57 | More by CBlack85
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willland

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-13-2012 15:15:07 | More by lommym
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wgfxkmf

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-16-2012 03:45:07 | More by wgfxkmf
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StateMech

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-21-2012 02:23:49 | More by StateMech
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Alabama

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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-03-2012 14:32:52 | More by sendbeer
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h-bomb

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-12-2013 01:51:29 | More by h-bomb
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OMPH

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-02-2012 05:44:54 | More by OMPH
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chris1919

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-15-2012 03:46:38 | More by chris1919
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egrethel

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-06-2013 02:35:54 | More by egrethel
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TomAtoMusic

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-27-2011 03:39:04 | More by TomAtoMusic
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pschie1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-15-2012 01:51:25 | More by cackalacky
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mphillipsdesign

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

11-18-2013 05:38:47 | More by mphillipsdesign
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fantasyroach

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-04-2012 17:43:52 | More by fantasyroach
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meich75

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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scvance

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a pitch black color and leaves a thin, very creamy, tan layer of head. Excellent retention and lacing all the way to the end. Smells very roasted, chocolate and coffee, with a slight earthiness. Taste is amazing, dark full roasted coffee notes right away that fades to a bittersweet chocolate flavor. The mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy and smooth. Medium carbonation and full bodied. Overall this beer is excellent, it was hard finding anything wrong with it. One of the best coffee porters I've tried. The taste and feel really just put it over the top. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 03:17:33 | More by scvance
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, amzing beer for not being an imperial. Very sessionable big flavor porter. Little or no residual sweetness. Lots of coffe flavor but not overdone by any means. Just a perfectly excuted coffee beer and a great new addition to the brewery. Love the labels/and name. Great cold weather, bbq beef, and chocolate dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:01:41 | More by CampusCrew
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hippityhophead24

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark in color with light brown head that dissipate quite fast. Thin light brown lacing around the glass.

S: being that its getting colder outside, my sniffer is a little off, but I get a little chocolate notes with lots of roasted coffee beans.

T: nice full flavor robust porter. Tiny hints of chocolate and pretty heavy on the coffee. I get more of a freshly roasted coffee taste instead of freshly brewed coffee. Little bit of sweet caramel notes mixed in as well.

M: medium bodied, nice and silky smooth on the tongue. Nicely carbonated as well for a porter.

O: I think this is another great one by Highland. If you're a coffee porter/stout fan, I would pick this one up to try!

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:05:28 | More by hippityhophead24
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Another coffee beer?! As Mac from "Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia" often quips, "Youre Goddamned Right"! I bought a 12 pack of this from Sam's Blue Light in Durham, NC. On the side of the 12 pack, Sam's posted a sign that read "Lawsuit from AC/DC pending". I thought that was pretty fuckin funny.

Pours from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass an opaque black color with a half finger sized, creamy tan head. Lacing is decent and head retention is nice as well.

Aroma is beautifully coffee filled. Raw, fresh roasted, burnt toasty goodness. This is the kind of coffee aroma I like in my beers. Almost like espresso. Not a whole lot else but I dont really give a shit.

More coffee in the flavor, and more deliciousness. My only gripe about this bee is the rather thin and watery mouthfeel. Give this one some body and substance and you have something world class here. I still loved this beer and commend Highland for trying new stuff and always staying local when possible.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 20:38:17 | More by SaCkErZ9
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a mug at cellar temperature.

L – Deep brown-to-black color with a nice 3-finger frothy, bubbly, tan head. Really nice retention and some great lacing.

S – Amazing roasted malt aromas with coffee, chocolate, and some molasses. There’s a touch of lighter dark fruit aromas such as figs and cherries, too. Again, just a touch of those – the big roasted malts and coffee are front and center.

T – It starts off sweet with chocolate, molasses, some vanilla, and some dark fruit flavors. As the taste progresses, the fruits become more prominent until spicy and earthy bitter noble hops appear and build toward the finish. At the finish, as the hops start to fade, the big roasted coffee bitterness comes in. This is a tasty beer.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with great carbonation, a creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a bittersweet and slightly spicy finish. Roasted coffee bitterness lingers at the back of the throat for a really nice amount of time.

O – This is a great porter. It’s full of both sweet and bitter roasted flavors and aromas and has a fantastic mouthfeel. This is one of the fullest-bodied porters that I’ve ever had; most that I’ve had are usually lacking in this category. Highland really impressed me with this one. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 04:14:31 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Vec2267

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Black with a tan head that falls quickly but laces nicely

S - Coffee

T - Roasted (to the point of burnt) coffee, a slight cocoa and nuts

M - Medium body but very satisfying, any heavier and it would have become syrupy

O - Very easy to drink, very smooth, nothing harsh

Another fine beer from one of my favorite brewers.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 23:08:55 | More by Vec2267
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick, muddy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Good lacing.

S: A very strong coffee smell, with some chocolate thrown in as well.

T: Tasted of coffee, predominantly, with some chocolate, malt and a little hops. While the coffee does dominate the flavor, it's still very tasty.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A wholly enjoyable, drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 14:33:36 | More by avalon07
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
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