brokensail (14590) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is fantastic looking with a dark brown body, hints of amber, and a tall, creamy khaki head.
S: The oak is very apparent right away, as is the rye which gives the beer a nice spiciness. Plenty of bread, somewhat toasty, with a slight chocolate note and a hint of molasses and brown sugar. The vanilla is there, but it’s not as in the forefront as I would have anticipated.
T: Vanilla bean sweetness is strong with plenty of oak as well. Spice notes both from the yeast and the rye and a charred character from the oak. Mild to moderate chocolate and molasses notes.
M: Medium in body with smooth, creamy carbonation.
O: Much better than regular Rugbrod. The two additives really stood out nicely.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Firkin at The Bruery. Dark brown with thick tan head. Tastes like the regular Rugbrod with oak and vanilla. Less roasty than regular Rugbrod. Smooth and creamy.