Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter | Highland Brewing

Highland Thunderstruck Coffee PorterHighland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
3.91/5
553 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
Ranking:
#6,654
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
553
pDev:
10.74%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
108
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 119
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2.3/5  rDev -41.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of johnbion22
2.63/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pint pour. Very thin to nonexistent lacing on glass. Coloring is dark muddy brown. No noticeable coffee nose as I was expecting. Good taste to the middle and back of the tongue; coffee is noticeable. Nice lightly bitter finish at the front of the tongue...like coffee.

I like this beer and wanted to rate it higher. Just could not find the justification to do so.

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Photo of ThickNStout
2.68/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep brown w/ tan head. Thinish w/laid back coffee & charred malts. Nice but lacking something. 

22oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 3.99. Served in a pint glass. 

Pours a very dark brown with 2.5 fingers tan head. 

Smell is mild coffee and milder roast malts. 

Coffee is the most predominant flavor. Some roast, a little bakers cocoa and something bitter astringent that doesn't quite fit. 

Medium light feel with moderate carbonation. 

Not bad but there is something missing. The coffee flavor is a great start but it never quite takes off from there. 

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Photo of Minkybut
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this strong beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was black for sure and it poured a nice tan head. Unfortunately the head went away fast. Lacing was great however. The smell of this beer was very strong coffee and so was the taste. WAAY tt strong coffee. If you like coffee extract suck on this beer. I will not buy again.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Not a big fan of heavy coffee flavor in my beer the spice and fruit notes didn't help.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
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.

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3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a medium brown with a nice frothy tan head of small and midsized bubbles.

S: Aroma of burnt coffee, toasted malts and brown ashy mocha. Slight hints of chocolate also peek through.

T: The flavor is mostly roasted malt, some bakers chocolate and some bittering hops. Some slightly vegetal flavors also mixing with the acridness of the coffee flavors. The finish is rather flat..

M: Mouthfeel is light for a porter with a mild carbonation. It is however very smooth for a coffee porter, and not as bitter as some others which make them less appealing to me.

O: Overall this isnt bad. I probably wouldnt seek it out but it is relatively drinkable for what it is worth.

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 553 ratings
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