Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter | Highland Brewing

very good
551 Ratings
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee PorterHighland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish Head traditional oversized snifter. Base of bottle says Filled 09/15/15.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.

S- Great mocha aroma that's moderately sweet, has solid dark roast coffee presence and includes notes of chocolate, caramel and vanilla.

T- Big coffee flavor that's only lightly sweet and works well with the roasted malt. Somewhat bitter hop/roast quality. Dark roast coffee aftertaste.

M- Slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- I think they might've put more coffee in this beer this year because it's even better than previous years' batches.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- poured a deep clear brown with a thick creamy tan head. Head has great retention and leaves big lacing

S- deep roasted malt and robust coffee

T- Lighter than the aroma would indicate. But it has a nice rich coffee flavor blended with the tasty porter

M- lighter again, but still pleasant. There's a little fizzy quality to it

O- a really good coffee porter. Not quite the best I've ever had but a good one nonetheless.

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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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Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter from Highland Brewing
3.9 out of 5 based on 551 ratings.
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