Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter | Highland Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
550 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:
550
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
107
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of Greasy
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +1.3%
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 +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Son_of_Patrick
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jamstone714
3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlakeH215
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prototypic
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outdoor7or24
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Satsuma
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregf51
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose88
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
2.95/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljc973
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 20holmbrew
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- black with a thin tan head

S- Delicious coffee aroma dominates with some chocolate coming though.

T- Just like the smell, coffee dominates.

M- A bit too watery. Carb is moderate.

O: The aroma is the best part. Pretty good overall but have had better for the style. Happy I had a chance to try it thanks to a gift from my NC friends.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep opaque simple black walnut body, with maybe an edge of red to it. Light tan head, a little soapy but a bit of a soft flat top to go with it. Two solid fingers tall, and settles to a finger nicely keeping a good puck.

Aroma hits the coffee angle wonderfully. Bang on hints of roasted beans, a milky vanilla and wonderful creamy sensation as well. Literally can feel piping coffee steam coming off this, and it's really nice. Light hints of chocolate qualities too, real nice.

Palate delivers the goods. Roasty and large but wonderfully controlled. Excellent piping warming bean notes and mixed dark roasted malts in the mid palate. Ripping beans and grain, with a real nice light and easy finish. Light bodied, not warm or bitter either, with a bit of milky texture that accents classic creamy flavors as well to match the coffee angle excellently.

A really well done coffee brew. Excellent integrated coffee flavors on a solid base.

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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
3.89 out of 5 based on 550 ratings.
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