Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale | Two Roads Brewing Company

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3.69/5
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199 Ratings
Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon AleConntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale
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
Ranking:
#32,158
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
199
pDev:
13.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 199 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of braican
4.12/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 10/22/15 notes. 8 oz pour at Pony Bar HK in NYC.

Pours a medium brown color with one inch of light tan head and low carbonation evident. Lots of malts....caramel malts, dark fruity malts, bready and toasted malts, bourbon, coconut, wood, leather, figs, and alcohol. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

overall a decent BA strong ale. The booze comes through and you get a lot of that hot coconut flavor from the barrel.

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Photo of aflamang
4.41/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of InspectorBob
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burkbom23
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larbush
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShanePB
2.28/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

750 ml bottle. Hazy amber body, no head or retention. Boring, flat looking beer. Aromas of wood, corn, pale malt, wet wood. Flavor is corn, wet wood and no real bourbon anywhere here at all. What a complete disappointment of a beer.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kristougher
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft, was weak, did not exhibit any of the bba characteristics we all know and love. Waste of calories.

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Photo of dbakondi
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ralphs66
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Whiskey, oak, bourbon barrels? I don't get any of that... this is like a light amber ale with a bit of artificial vanilla flavor at the end of the sip. Reminds me of Anheuser-Busch jumping the barrel-aged wagon.

Those American grits used in the mash sound interesting, but they smell and taste like cheap Budweiser mass-produced corn.

Truly forgettable and underwhelming, with a thin body to boot.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
4.39/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Johnct
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't think it's worth trying even if you can shell out $13 for a bottle. Had a lot of promise but fell a little flat. Something's just a little off with this one

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Photo of NateF90
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Conntucky Lightnin' Bourbon Ale from Two Roads Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 199 ratings