Natas - DC Brau Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
Growler into a pint glass.
A: Pours a pitch black color. The head is a finger high with a khaki shade. Its texture is superbly creamy and perfectly even, with acceptable retention. A nice ring of lacing is left on the glass.
S: Seriously, dat roast. This very roasty - almost to the point of being charred, but not quite. There's also plenty of smoke, coffee, and dark chocolate emanating from the nose. I don't really pick up much of the Belgian influence, though. Still, a rock-solid roast bomb.
T: It opens up with a big hit of charred roast. Some notes of Belgian yeast appear after a while - bringing some mild notes of fruit (mainly apple) and bread - but remains subtle. Additional sips reveal more in the way of coffee and dark chocolate. The more I drink it, the more I want to drink it. I'm just enthralled by how the roasty qualities unfold here.
M: The roast makes it very dry. And yet, it's still rich enough to have some depth to it. Carbonation never really plays much of a factor here - the natural attenuation does more than enough to make it superbly drinkable.
O: I don't know what to say, other than this kicks ass. Reasonably complex yet dry and very drinkable - that's pretty much everything I want from a quality beer. I'm gonna shut up and finish this growler right now...
08-03-2014 22:08:49 | More by ThisWangsChung
4.16/5 rDev +5.9%
Had on draft at Lures on 7/2/14
A-Pours clear black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing.
S-Aroma is dark chocolate malt, roast and coffee malt, and earthy hops.
T-Great flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness, light smoke and a dry finish.
M-Mouthfeel gives a medium to full body and medium carbonation.
O-Overall is nice example of a Belgian style porter. Will have again.
07-02-2014 23:53:25 | More by reebtaerG
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
On-tap at RFD, Washington, DC
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high tan head that died down and left a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of chocolate.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of roasted malts but these are accentuated by notes of dark cocoa and hints of cola and Belgian yeast. Only a slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I felt that this was a solid porter, although I didn’t' get that much of the Belgian yeast in the smell or taste.
05-11-2014 17:57:12 | More by metter98
Natas from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.