Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter | Highland Brewing

Highland Thunderstruck Coffee PorterHighland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
76.5%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 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:
#6,518
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
553
Liked:
423
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
10.74%
Alströms:
3.97
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
108
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 553 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of oldvines
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WesMantooth
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice retention on the pour. Aromas and flavors are in line with each other. Fairly roasty, with some chocolate malt and black coffee. The bitterness is moderate. The body is an excellent example of a porter other than I got a little bit of chalkyness from it. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Greasy
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark black with a tan head that dissipated to a film atop the brew.

S: Big coffee nose on this. Pretty hard to get anything other than fresh brewed java.

T: Sweet roasted malt and coffee flavor dominate the taste buds.

M: Feel is a little thin and watery but it is a porter so it fits the style.

O: If you like coffee, you'll like this. Coming in at just under 6%, it is enjoyable and won't but you straight to bed.

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Photo of dar482
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark brown color with a light khaki head.

The aroma offers with fresh roasted coffee beans, walking into a roastery, some medium roasted malt.

The flavor follows with porter qualities with a medium roast, some milk chocolate sweetness, with a hint of hop bitterness. The beer also offers a cold brew coffee quality with sweet black coffee, lacking in roast bitterness, along with some black iced coffee. Hints of dark fruit, and spice from the roasted coffee. A medium mouthfeel that helps offer the beer drinkability.

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Photo of DioS
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Son_of_Patrick
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamstone714
3.28/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlakeH215
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prototypic
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose88
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
2.95/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of ljc973
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 76.5% out of 100 with 553 ratings
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