1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale - Two Roads Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon AleConntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Connecticut Yankees of Two Roads have CONNjured up this moonshine inspired bourbon-like ale. Using good ol' USA corn grits and aged in real bourbon barrels from a famous Kentucky distillery, this unique CONNcoction includes notes of whiskey, oak and vanilla. It should make your taste buds happier than a pig in "____"

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-08-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JTomczak
5/5  rDev +36.6%

JTomczak, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of DrunkyBuddha
5/5  rDev +36.6%

DrunkyBuddha, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of DebraMehlman
5/5  rDev +36.6%

DebraMehlman, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of TeddyMcKinney
5/5  rDev +36.6%

TeddyMcKinney, May 23, 2014
Photo of Errto
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

Errto, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of robbrez
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

robbrez, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Jamesohn
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Jamesohn, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of RDHerm
4.5/5  rDev +23%

RDHerm, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

woodchipper, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

The_Craft_Deviant_Rob, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Bottled 5/14/14

Pours a light amber color with some golden hues along the edges, decent sized head but it doesn't stick around too long nor much on the glass.

Smell has a strong whiff of bourbon mixed with the sweet malt backing, sweet nose yet also has a latent astringency from the alcohol it's trying to hide.

Taste has a nice sweetness up front based on the malt, nothing cloying, almost a caramel/toffee presence, bourbon and wood has a strong presence without much of the burning sensation in the throat, hops don't have much of a showing although there is a slight citrus element.

deltatauhobbit, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of caddyguy
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

caddyguy, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of ordinarymatt
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ordinarymatt, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of bcoyle
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

bcoyle, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of SuperHop18
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jason, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev +9.3%

socon67, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Kmlund, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of threephase
4/5  rDev +9.3%

threephase, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep amber ale, hazed opacity; few fingers of tan head slimmed to a persistent cap; some lace trails

S: sweet wet fruit, pale, orchard-style; bourbon barrel oak; something spicy about the fruit; little herbal and floral

T: fat wet fruit and malt, bourbon barrel flavors woven throughout; hints of spiced amber orchard fruit, like apricot, maybe overripe, and fermenting...

M: slightly chewy but fuzzy and soft; medium-weight, plush feel across the palate; tingly; just a hint of drying on the finish

O: admittedly partial to this type of ale, I am pleased with Two Roads product. Lush and rustic, with a drinkable abv. Most of the reviews are for last year's batch - as of this, I'm only the second reviewer in 2014. Give it a try - it's not polished like Curieux or Doom, but it's a very enjoyable ale. Recommended.

Greywulfken, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +9.3%

On-tap 5/17/2014 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a goblet glass.

A: The beer is a deep coppery brown color, with a short dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains bourbon, caramelized malts, vanilla and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid flavorful beer to drink worth drinking for a while.

TheManiacalOne, May 18, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +9.3%

NJBeer265, May 31, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Davepoolesque, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of slim2043
4/5  rDev +9.3%

slim2043, Jun 25, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.