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Natas - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Natas
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87
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
DC Brau and Stillwater Ales joined forces to create one of their own. "NATAS" is a Belgian Style Imperial Porter brewed with a traditional high gravity Abbey yeast. At first glance "NATAS" is pitch black in the glass with wafting aroma's of burnt sugar and caramelized fruit. The mouthfeel is silky smooth with hints of cocoa. It has a gentle, warming phenolic character that begs for a follow up inquiry. The hops are used to balance this brew and lend a subtle complexity. The dark lord himself would be proud to serve this hellish offering to his legions of demonic minions.

(Beer added by: yourefragile on 11-19-2011)
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-18-2014 16:25:11 | More by scottDC
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baerb69

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-09-2014 17:57:14 | More by baerb69
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-09-2014 17:30:08 | More by billab914
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-09-2014 17:19:57 | More by siege06nd
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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
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Jack_Frost79

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-31-2014 19:40:50 | More by Jack_Frost79
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-24-2014 23:36:54 | More by DrBier
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-08-2014 17:20:09 | More by 2dogbrew
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-04-2014 19:30:14 | More by Boone757
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reebtaerG

Maryland

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
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-24-2014 11:24:04 | More by ConradKenney
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-14-2014 19:00:56 | More by brpendergast85
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jayluf

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-15-2014 00:52:13 | More by jayluf
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-11-2014 20:19:31 | More by mikeburd1128
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metter98

New York

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
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-09-2014 22:49:58 | More by goblue3509
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-02-2014 02:32:30 | More by Moses_Malone
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gillagorilla

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-21-2014 06:44:25 | More by gillagorilla
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-18-2014 21:53:19 | More by duceswild
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-18-2014 13:56:01 | More by DRBiser
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-18-2014 08:53:50 | More by mendvicdog
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TychoNDC

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-05-2014 18:40:34 | More by TychoNDC
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-03-2014 19:33:49 | More by Kegatron
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-01-2014 16:51:02 | More by apasternak
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-30-2014 07:06:25 | More by Swift989
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Natas from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.