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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter | Highland Brewing

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee PorterHighland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
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:
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Added by hippityhophead24 on 11-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,891
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
553
pDev:
10.74%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
110
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 119
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojo
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

There is nothing I don't love about this. Sure there are better beers, but this one is just right for me tonight. <ha ha> It pours a deep obsidian with a big two finger caramel colored head, average retention, and average lacing. The nose is coffee, chocolate, molasses, toffee, and caramel. Taste follows the nose. Mouthfeel is okay, but nothing too special. Try it, you'll like it as the old commercial goes.

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Highland beer in quite some time.

Pours out black with about 2 fingers of a mocha/tan head.

The aroma has a decent amount of coffee in it along with bittersweet chocolate, some subtle caramel sweetness and a little bit of hops.

The taste is also mainly dominated by coffee and then that fades to some milk and dark chocolate notes. There is a little bit of caramel sweetness and a touch of grassy hop notes. This is pretty bitter, with not only coffee and dark chocolate bitterness, but some hop bitterness too.

This is full bodied and has a nice, rich and creamy mouthfeel.

Very tasty, very easy to drink, but could be a little more balanced. Definitely try if you enjoy the style.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of djgustafson
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tastybeer
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, basically black, opaque brew with a light brown bubbly head. Head is an inch high initially, and fades to an 1/8" leaving some slick, spotty lace behind. Smells like a coffee beer extravaganza...creamy chocolate/cocoa, roasted (not bitter) coffee, sweet caramel, a little fruity and a little nutty, with some milky vanilla. Taste is packed with a solid coffee punch. It matches the smell well though there is more hop presence. Cocoa, coffee, and musky pine hops. A pleasant bitter kick comes as well. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth, with carbonation that's subtle but prickly. Coffee-like minus the bubbles. Body is good but I would have no objection to this feeling a little fuller. This is a very good coffee porter overall.

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: on tap into a liter mug, dark brown with a nice tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: heavy on the roasted coffee, big malty espresso, light bitter hops

T: toasted malt, coffee, quite light flavors, finish dries with a light hop flavor, coffee bean bitter flavors

M: medium bodied with good carbonation

O: nice coffee porter, flavors are balanced and not overpowering

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Mphis
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kushlash23
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +12%

Photo of elgiacomo
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottled November 1, 2011. Served at around 55F.

Pours dark brown to black with a two finger brown head that leaves spotty lacing and holds a small creamy cap.

Aroma is roasted premium coffee, milk chocolate, roasted malts, straightforward, but good...especially the coffee.

Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, some caramel & bread, some acidity and bitterness but there is some underlying sweetness not unlike a sweet stout. Minimal to no alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little creamy with good carbonation.

Very tasty coffee brew. The coffee comes through best in the aroma but still is pretty front and center in the flavor as well.

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of yaksurf
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OldhouseRecs
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of shoretaxi
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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