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Natas - DC Brau Brewing Co.

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Natas
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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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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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.

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growler from the brewery

a: growler split into wide snifters, an attractive cloudy pecan brown in color, capping the surface is a dense, khaki head that retains well

s: the nose seems muted at first, but this beer really opens up after some time to warm - roasted malts invoke flashes of light roast coffee and chocolate, the belgian yeast bringing it's own fruity esters and hints of clove to the mix, the two mesh really - surprisingly - well

m: medium body with a light-moderate level of smooth carbonation, almost creamy, nice

t: flavors especially smooth for a porter - earthy chocolate and dry cocoa, light roast coffee, lots of yeasty belgian character - ripe banana and subtle spice blend in seamlessly, some underlying dark sugars at the start disappear after the swallow, leaving a slightly drying, lightly bitterfinish with lingering flavors of roast

o: always skeptical of an application of belgian yeast to a "normal" beer - can be kinda gimmicky, but this one worked out well, my personal fave from dcb thus far

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Growler into a Troegs Mad Elf snifter.

Appearance: Black. Very black.

Smell: Burnt sugar, coffee, chocolate.

Taste: "Velvety". Sweet and rich. All of the things that you can smell come, through in the flavor.

Both Jeff Hancock and Brian Strumke clearly know their trade. It's evident by the way this delightful combination of DC Brau's Penn Quarter Porter and Stillwater's Folklore come together in a rich, unique brew.

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Pours near-black with a bit of a mocha head. Good nose brings forward some roast and a moderate amount of chocolate. Nothing really coming out of the Belgian yeast. Flavor is mostly chocolate with some backing roast. Nothing too complex, but fairly nice. Medium chewy body with good carbonation. Worth a try.

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