Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin Bourbon Ale
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (196) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pours dark golden with a white head. Aromas of bourbon and vanilla. Flavors of caramel, vanilla, and mostly bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1951) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (40) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9946) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9142) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4454) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2013
On draft at wood n tap, light bourbon notes on a bitter lightly hopped brown ale. It’s ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Tap. Hazy orange pour with a full white head. Some wood and bourbon. Very sweet on the taste - a bit too sweet. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4031) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 16, 2013
On tap in a cup. Pours cloudy amber/copper with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of oak and bourbon, some vanilla, light corn, caramel malts, and a little bitterness. Flavor the same with a sort of grape-like flavor in the mix. Average to smooth texture. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2013
750ml C+C bottle into a tulip glass. Bottom of the bottle showed a layer of cloudy sludge and there was a decent amount of floaties. A - Pours a somewhat hazy amber body with later pours becoming more and more hazy and sediment rich. Huge fluffy white foam that settles into a solid finger of foam. A swirl generates another massive head. Super sticky lacing and retention. It does look nice. S - Bright cereal grains, faint apples and a bit of corn sweetness followed by a wave of smooth, buttery bourbon. Oak and vanilla really dominate the end of the aroma. This doesn’t smell like a particularly big beer though, the bourbon is present but the alcohol is not. T - Sweet cereal grains and the introduction of some caramel malts followed by the bourbon. Butterscotch, oak, and vanilla. The aftertaste is strong on the toffee but quite light. This probably sounds insane, but its like a non-imperial version of Firestone Walker’s Double DBA. Its somewhat rich and sweet but the body is light and highly carbonated. Alcohol adds a touch of heat but its rather tame. O - I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. The corn grits are definitely noticeable as is the bourbon barrel. This is not a big ’ol barrel aged barleywine or a stout. Instead its a light "strong ale" using an interesting adjunct and stuck into a barrel. Its very tame and approachable and I can honestly see this beer working as an intro to BA craft beers. Its very tasty, but don’t go into it expecting a behemoth because it saw a barrel.

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