Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter | Highland Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
552 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:
552
Reviews:
119
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
108
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of cwoods
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

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4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best porters, ever. There is sometimes a lingering aftertaste but I think that depends on the age/batch.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of austin_page
4.73/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Very nice dark inky color, a little bit of brownish hue, brown head, nice lacing and retention. I could tell I was going to enjoy it just by the sheer darkness.

S- Smells really good, you smell the coffee right off the bat, smells a bit roasty, mild malts.

T- There's kind of a hoppy pinch when it first hits the tongue, roasted/ almost caramel/ nutty malt kind of taste, you can definitely taste the rich coffee and malt, they blend very well, this can be compared to Terrapin's Wake-n-Bake stout, since a porter with coffee is essentially a stout.

M- Slight carbonation, smooth, goes down just like coffee, coffee after taste, leaves you wanting another after another if you're a die hard coffee fan and beer nut.

O- Overall a very nice stout since Highlands Mocha stout tastes mostly of cocoa powder and has plenty of room for improvement, I couldn't come up with a decision at Whole Foods as usual, but I saw the last sixer and know I know why, its simply delicious and I know it won't be around long.

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4.73/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Strong aroma is mainly quality roast coffee and sweet chocolate, like a mocha from a good coffeehouse. It pours a nearly-black opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, almost Guinness-like tan head that stays around for a bit. Superb flavor is more like coffee than porter - quality coffee, like something from Starbucks or Caribou Coffee, not cheap instant. It also has a subtle malty undertone and a hint of licorice. Sweetness and bitterness balance each other nicely. Texture has plenty of fizz and above-average body. Maybe it won’t leave you thunderstruck, but it’s an outstanding brew.

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4.72/5  rDev +21%

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4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at brewfest, and it was also the first one I had.

an what a beer to start with! this is by far the best coffee beer I've ever had.

You can actually taste the coffee, and it feels like a cup of cold black coffee, which if that's what you want....this is the perfect brew for you

Its body Still felt a little too light for my taste, but its strong coffee flavors really make up for this.
my only retreat was not having a scoop of vanilla ice cream to add to it!

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4.64/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.62/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my New Belgium tulip glass. Very dark brown/black with two fingers of beige head.

Smells of cofee(duh) and milk chocolate.

Tastes of delicious coffee with chocolate finish.

Mouthfeel is a little more carbonated than I like in a porter/stout but still very good

Overall this is one of the best coffee stout/porter that I've had. Delicious.

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 552 ratings.
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