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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Review: Highland Brewing Co. - Thunderstruck


Good thing I needed beer to share. My latest trend has been to buy beer in larger bottles, so picking up a 6 pack of 12 oz bottles is a bit out of my routine. However, we have some friends coming over later, so I ventured out to the supermarket to grab a few.

BASICS
Style: Coffee porter
Availability: Winter seasonal
ABV: 5.9%
Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass

APPEARANCE 
Color: Brown-black
Clarity: Nearly opaque
Carbonation: Modest
Head: Dense and pillowy. Tan color. 
Lacing: Thick, sticky

EXPERIENCE 
Aromas: Espresso, with hints of dark chocolate
Flavors: Dark roast coffee, sweet toffee, chocolate, tart cherry. Slightly piney hops.  Coffee finish. 
Body: Full 
Feel: Creamy, with a bit of wheaty sharpness and a dry finish

VERDICT
Excellent.  I love most everything that Highland turns out, and this one is no different. Bonus points for using locally roasted beans, from Dynamite Roasting Co.

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