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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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This robust porter has a full body with some hints of chocolate from the chocolate malt and midnight wheat. The mild noble hop aroma showcases the roasty flavors and subtle fruit and spice notes of the artisan-roasted Fair Trade/Organic coffee of Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and some dark chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, burn bread crust, and chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2012
on tap-tight tan-black. A-coffee grounds/roasty-dk malt with some bite. T-coffee/roasty-dk malt, 2nd earthy hops. Not my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Thunderstruck
Date: November 27, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: coffee and dry roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of coffee, touch of caramel sweetness brings out the chocolate, light ashy character to the coffee
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10790) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Definitely a lot of coffee on the aroma. Also a fair amount of sugar with a soft spice quality. A bit of dark chocolate and some roasted malts as well. The coffee comes through on the palate, as does the coffee and roasted malt. There seems to be a hint of vanilla sweetness on the back end of the flavor and there is just a little bit of bitterness, too.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10581) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and spice aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark coffee bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9884) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
A dark clear brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth capuccino coffee with light herbal notes. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with coffee grinds, milkey, a bit cloying. On tap at Knoxville Brewer’s Jam, Oct. 22 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at Sunny Point. Pours opaque black with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roast malt, earthy and spicy hops with herbal notes, leather and prunes. Flavor is dark malt dominant with heavy coffee, earthy and spicy hops with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2013
355mL at my brother’s local pool bar in Gainesville, FL. Overall, a salty, bitter, Irish dry stout in body. Weaker beige head. Soapy, thinner body. Nose has salt, vanilla, soy, umami. Palate is lemon tea, toothpaste, mint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods Market North Raleigh, NC. Hey Highland, if you’re listening, please send more of your seasonals to Virginia! This one pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of big coffee notes, some ash, roasted malts and caramel. The taste is strong roasty coffee notes, roasted malts, faint sweet malts and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied. A little over-bearing on the coffee but still solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Sample at Mellow Mushroom in Johnson City. Brownish-black pour with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Hops in the background as well. The finish is roasty with a black coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.


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