From Vancouver BC’s R&B Brewing comes the “Ursos Arctos Russian Imperial Stout”. The beer pours an opaque black colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of chocolate, roasted malts, toffee, sweetness, earth, ash and some smoke. The flavour is of roasted malts, ash, smoke, chocolate, toffee, earth, sweetness and some alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 10.4% and an IBU of 85. I am a big fan of the Russian Imperial Stout style and this one is very well made. I will have to look into buying a few more bottles to age them in my cellar.
Commercial Description: We wanted to produce a full flavored Russian Imperial Stout with complexity in dark malt character that was well balanced. The beer was produced using a double mash technique. Complexity of dark flavours was enhanced by a 12 hour boil time and two months of conditioning time. We are extremely happy with how this beer tastes right now, and it will continue to develop with aging in the bottle.