Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale - Two Roads Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
750ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass. Bottom of the bottle showed a layer of cloudy sludge and there was a decent amount of floaties.
A - Pours a somewhat hazy amber body with later pours becoming more and more hazy and sediment rich. Huge fluffy white foam that settles into a solid finger of foam. A swirl generates another massive head. Super sticky lacing and retention. It does look nice.
S - Bright cereal grains, faint apples and a bit of corn sweetness followed by a wave of smooth, buttery bourbon. Oak and vanilla really dominate the end of the aroma. This doesn't smell like a particularly big beer though, the bourbon is present but the alcohol is not.
T - Sweet cereal grains and the introduction of some caramel malts followed by the bourbon. Butterscotch, oak, and vanilla. The aftertaste is strong on the toffee but quite light. This probably sounds insane, but its like a non-imperial version of Firestone Walker's Double DBA. Its somewhat rich and sweet but the body is light and highly carbonated. Alcohol adds a touch of heat but its rather tame.
O - I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. The corn grits are definitely noticeable as is the bourbon barrel. This is not a big 'ol barrel aged barleywine or a stout. Instead its a light "strong ale" using an interesting adjunct and stuck into a barrel. Its very tame and approachable and I can honestly see this beer working as an intro to BA craft beers. Its very tasty and pretty different, but don't go into it expecting a behemoth because it saw a barrel.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2013 01:54:44 | More by davey101
Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.