Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter | Highland Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
551 Ratings
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee PorterHighland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by hippityhophead24 on 11-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
551
Reviews:
119
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
108
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 551 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of jakecattleco
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated filled 10/17/16 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours dark black with finger of medium density tan head that dissipates quickly to a thin ring and left spotted lacing.

S: Great balance of coffee, chocolate and roast. Really liked the nose.

T: Follows the nose well, but not as dynamic. Finishes with some bitterness and roast that linger to the palate for just a bit.

F: Lighter bodied for a porter, lower carbonation, and feels silky on the tongue.

O: A very nice coffee porter that if local would be on my recurring purchase list.

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Photo of cmukid87
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of asquiressr
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Pours a massive tan head, nearly pitch black liquid. Smells of fresh brewed coffee, roasted malts, a hint of dark sugar, and toast. Smooth with a bit of creaminess on the palate, roasted malt and roasted coffee flavors are on point. A bit of charcoal, blackstrap molasses, and dark chocolate in there. Semi-sweet but there is enough roasted character to balance. A very easy drinking and flavorful Coffee infused Porter.

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz bottle stamped" Filled 10/17/16" pored into a pint glass.

Look: Deep solid black with a 1.5 finger tan head. Very good head retention.

Smell: Malts and alcohol followed by the strong smell of black coffee.

Taste: Coffee is the prevailing flavor here but well balanced overall.

Feel: medium mouthfeel with rather high high carbonation.

Overall: A very good coffee porter.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sambochill
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brocktune
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyclone
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buckyp
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown with a with a dense creamy tan head that abated only gradually. Pronounced roasted malt with some coffee and caramel flavors. Finishes with only a bit of hops tang. Nicely drinkable.

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Photo of scbeerman
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KomodoDragon
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice Dark coffee look, big cream head. Smoky, earthy smells.

Coffee grains hit you upfront, with some roastiness. Porter sweetness follows, some vanilla, but with a very light feel. Dryness, with a tacky, sandy lingering finish. It lack a hardiness that I was expecting and it's a bit too bubbly.

It's got aspects of coffee and aspects of a smoky porter, but doesn't quite pull it all together. An expirement gone not quite right.

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Photo of Louismmce
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber. Pours beep brown with tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is pure coffee. Coffee dominant flavor, finishes with plenty bitterness and dry. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, even for a porter.

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Photo of oldvines
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 551 ratings.
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