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Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin Bourbon Ale

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Pours copper with a frothy beige head. Faintly sweet aroma. Plenty of booze with burnt sugar. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. Could have a stronger aroma, but very satisfying overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thepatrickman (778) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle split with a friend. I’ve had a few different Kentucky Commons, and I love the ones that try to approximate the taste of a good bourbon, so I was excited to find something that billed itself as a "sour mash ale aged in bourbon barrels." Does this manage to capture that slightly tangy, malty but dry from the corn taste? Nope, not really. Despite all of the big claims -- sour mash! bourbon barrel aged! Eight percent! -- this is really ... non-descript. It tastes like a generic, kinda malty American strong ale. No flaws or anything, but nothing like as good as it could have been.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle at James’ cellar cleaning tasting. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Soft bourbon and wood on the nose, a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, soft sweetness, a touch of wood, vanilla, bourbon. Warming alcohol into the finish. Easy and smooth, with a touch of alcohol coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
A lightly hazed dark amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, light bourbon barrel notes, light caramel, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light woody character, licorice, bourbon barrel notes, pleasant and smooth. Bottle at VIP Lounge Mondial 2016.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Deadpool37 (100) - - JUN 4, 2016
Pours a hazy reddish color, aroma is very light can slightly taste the bourbon barrel not really sour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5467) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2016
750ml bottle shared by deadpool37. Poured a medium density light orange brown, foamy light beige head. Aroma/flavor is far too subtle for a barrel aged sour. Notes of light bourbon, super light barrel, lemon, sawdust, touch of acidity. Medium body, creamy, lighter carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wombat23 (602) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Draft at Top Hops Beer Shop, NYC. Pours pale amber and clear with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt and bourbon. Similar taste with some oak and vanilla. Flavor is a little weak and has an off-putting element I can’t identify. Finish is sweet with an alcoholic bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (837) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Draft at brewery. Sour bourbon in a nutshell, nice abv bite, sweet aftertaste, solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quick3Beers (883) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a whiskey color from a bottle with a thin creamy white head. Aroma of sweet corn pudding, flavor sort of a cream soda with some medicinal bitterness. A bit weird but okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3375) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle at Clockwork cellar cleaning tasting. Nose is caramel vanilla & bourbon. Tastes oaky and plenty bourbony, with caramel, vanilla, corn, butter, touch of honey. moderate carbonation. touch thin plastic palate.

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