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Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing Company
Conntucky Lightnin’ Sour Mash Bourbon Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Two Roads Brewing Company
Conntucky Lightnin’ Sour Mash Bourbon Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Bright old gold color. Aromas and flavors of sourdough stuffing, grilled grapefruit, and orange spice cake with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-length honeyed rye toast, dried citrus, pepper, and plastic finish. A vibrant, chewy strong ale with a peppery smack of hops.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: sourdough stuffing, grilled grapefruit, and orange spice cake
Taste Flavor: honeyed rye toast, dried citrus, pepper, and plastic
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vibrant, chewy strong ale with a peppery smack of hops.
The Producer

Two Roads Brewing Company

The Producer
1700 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT 06615
USA
1 203-335-2010
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.