Friday, September 5, 2014
Highland Brewing Company Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Highland Brewing Company Thunderstruck Coffee Porter.
From the Highland Brewing Company website: “This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the Chocolate Malt and Midnight Wheat. The mild hop aroma showcases the roasted flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan fair-trade, organic coffee, roasted in the neighboring town of Black Mountain at Dynamite Roasting Company.
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Thunderstruck, like our other seasonals, is named for a feature of the Southern Appalachian landscape. Please join us on a seasonal, naturalist-guided hike, with our guide from Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC).”
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Appearance: Pours black with red highlights, a large tan head and great lacing.
Aroma: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and a slight vanilla bean aroma.
Taste: Roasted malts, espresso, dark chocolate, toffee and a slight dark fruit presence.
Overall: A solid Coffee Porter, Highland Brewing Company Thunderstruck Coffee Porter delivered. This 5.8% ABV offering has a mild coffee bitterness that comes with the style and I completely enjoyed it.
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