Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale | Two Roads Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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 "____"

Added by Jason on 05-08-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
177
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
37.64%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

-Road less traveled series, sour mash ale in bourbon barrels. 2016. stout/porter glass.

A: Hazy ice tea coloring with loads of effervesce. Foamy tan colored head, two fingers shows an outstanding resilience.

S: Faint bourbon, fresh barley stalks, dried rum, with some sugars but very faint at heart. Alcohol of 8.5% comes off sub 5% with watery bourbon influence.

T: The flavor was light watery bourbon and barley grains, lightly dry barrel wood and dried rum sugars. The dry bourbon begins to pick up after a few sips saving this from being an utter disappointment. Some dried rum and dry alcohol breath.

M: Light side of medium body, slippery smooth feel, but really nothing to write home about, expected a bit more.

O: I expected a bit more from this per cost ($15) a bomber and big looking bourbon style label that sucked me in. Decent sour mash, though a bit light on complexities, body, and aroma. Bourbon influence falls a bit short for me, the name and label looked promising, don't judge a beer by its label. Didn't hold my attention for long and drinkability was a bit mundane. Moderate drinker at best, not worth the cost.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this 8.5% ABV brew on tap at Foxwoods. Given the name, I was expecting a bit more deeper color. It came in a frosted glass with a nice size white head but at best was a light colored copper shade.

I wanted to like it straight away but I had to have several to reach a conclusion. When all was said and done I didn't regret the experience but it wasn't anything over average.

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Photo of woodchipper
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tigg924
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: 1.5 inch head, high carbonation, clear, golden-brown in color

Smell: Citrus hops and light oak--very inviting

Taste: sweet corn to start, the oak comes in the middle and is dry to the end, citrus hops are also fairly present.

Mouthfeel: medium body, high carbonation, sweetish start follow by bitterness which dominates and mixes with some oak.

Overall: I usually love Two Roads brews, but to me this was a bit lacking after the wonderful smell. The bitterness was a bit overpowering at times. There was not any sweetness or vanilla that I generally associate with beers of the style. It tasted like a malt liquor with more oaking, not bad, but just not up to the same quality I associate with Two Roads.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of chinchill
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.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of rdilauro
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The pour was a very light amber with hardly any noticeable head. The aroma was typical of ales that have been aged in whiskey casks. It was a pleasant aroma with the absence of any detectable hops, citrus etc. I could smell that this was going to be a bit malty.

The first taste was nice, big, soft and round. The whiskey overtone was not too pronounced and didn't hit you in the face. That was done, then on the second sip, I had the same impression as when I finished my first one. The finish and aftertaste basically dropped off. There wasnt much left to feel, in fact, it picked up a stranger taste that I have not been able to put my finger on.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of trevorpost
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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