Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter


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.

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