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Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin Bourbon Ale

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a huge, frothy, off-white head. Terrific retention. The aroma offers restrained notes of caramel and bourbon. Light-bodied and watery with modest carbonation. The flavor is bitter, thin, and then dry. Not really all that boozy; just over-attenuated and too damn bitter. When did Phil forget how to brew good beer? He was a rock star in my eyes - back in the day, when he was brewing “inside” Southampton Publick House.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Hazy dark amber color. Aroms og dpiced butterscotch. Taste is spiced scotch. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, vanilla and bourbon with oak, dates and figs. Flavor is oak, vanilla, bourbon, dates and figs with toast and cookie malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2490) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Hopscotch. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Cheap bourbon and malty characteristics. So confused. No direction, what the hell is this? Below average body and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2146) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
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. A odd but acceptable touch of tartness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (243) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours dark golden with a white head. Aromas of bourbon and vanilla. Flavors of caramel, vanilla, and mostly bourbon.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Disappointing in comparison to other beers Two Roads has produced. A harsh tasting bourbon ale with a bitter edge, not something I would try again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, bourbon, light oak, light vanilla and a hint of corn. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of caramel, oak, light bourbon and light vanilla with a crisp lingering caramel finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Amberish pour, light head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, some hops, toasted grains. Its ok. I think the barrel notes are good but Im not sold on the base beer being treated this way.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4545) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours deep gold into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Oak and vanilla aromas. Soft with sour grain and harsh whiskey front to back.


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