Thunderstruck Coffee Porter is a winter seasonal from Highland Brewing Company of Asheville, NC. Though called a porter, it could easily pass for a fairly light bodied breakfast stout. Thunderstruck is brewed with chocolate malt, but there’s only a hint of chocolate here, and it’s mainly in the nose. The most predominate flavor by far is its namesake, coffee. This is a bitter beer, not thanks to hops, but to the coffee. It’s more like drinking coffee than drinking beer, in fact. There’s a hint of milk in the finish, but this is a fairly simple beer. A nice beer, but a simple beer.
I give it a 3.8 out of 5.