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Natas - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co. visit their website
District of Columbia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: yourefragile on 11-19-2011

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.
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 16
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4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz in Flying Dog goblet at friscos

L: Zero head poor very dark might be black but I can't quite tell.

S: Fruity dark chocolate coffee

T: Dates roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Leaves the bitter after taste of dark chocolate

F: Perfect, right amount of balance. Its Dry.

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3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bit too sweet for me, and I am not sure I like the Belgian yeast for the style

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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...

4.1/5: One part porter, one part dark Belgian ale, two parts awesome

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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Natas from DC Brau Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.