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Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale - Two Roads Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 18 | 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)
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2.84/5  rDev -22%

burley1685, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

halo3one, Sep 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

750{?} ml bottle.
Deductions for overly thin body and a hint of tobacco smoke.
Moderate bourbon barrel but perhaps a bit more than the underlying malt/hop load can withstand gracefully.

chinchill, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

J-Bonestradamus, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Petegrieco, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

bp4171, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

bcoyle, Aug 25, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -12.1%

PintoM13, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

ordinarymatt, Aug 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

robbrez, Aug 22, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

Mikecap, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

thkrb99, Aug 18, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

Doomcifer, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

DebraMehlman, Aug 14, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige colored head that died down, consistently leaving a small pillow of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar of dense, small bubbles around the edge.
S: Once the beer warms up, light to moderate aromas of bourbon become apparent in the nose.
T: The taste starts off with initial flavors of apples followed by notes of bourbon, the latter of which are most prominent in the finish. Slight bits of malty sweetness are noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel seems to be a little thin for the style.
O: This beer is easy to drink, but seems like it could have used stronger aromas and flavors as well as a heavier body. Nonetheless, the beer grows on you and the light amount of bourbon in the smell and taste keep things interesting.

metter98, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

PolishJake, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

gueuzegossage, Aug 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

diamondlie, Aug 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Kochiss, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

tylergoov, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

SuperHop18, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%
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
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - dark brown, transparent, only a bit of haze from the sediment as I finished the bottle. An easy pour wells up a huge white head, with good retention. Had to let it sit for a minute to finish the pour.

S - a mellow aroma, not typically strong. A simple sweet aroma, reminiscent of corn mash or even Apple-y

T - much more powerful than the aroma. Sweet first and foremost. Not sickly sweet, but mellow and relaxed sweet. Again reminiscent of corn or apples, all a prelude to a strong malty backbone that hides the ABV.

M&D&O - the mouthfeel is sticky and sweet, invitingly so. It's a tasty beer. The ABV is a bit sneaky, but it's a quaffable brew indeed.

sinstaineddemon, Jul 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

mfigueroa713, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

MA08, Jul 12, 2014
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Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.