Natas | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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86
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52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by yourefragile on 11-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CuriousMonk
2.7/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Rustico's poured into a sampler glass. Pours a deep mahogany with a thick and creamy mocha head. Chocolate syrup, cocoa, caramel, candied sugar, roasted coffee, lactose, and vanilla beans in the aroma. Medium-bodied and kinda creamy here and there. Sweet caramel, milk chocolate, and candied sugar upfront taste-wise. Some bitter dark chocolate and roasted coffee towards the end. The finish is a tad dry. There is a yeasty/acidic tanginess which was off putting for me. Didn't like this one.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of ShanePB
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey. Served in a snifter.

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Sample had at Max's during their Rare & Obscure Festival (from notes, 4/17/14)

A: Pitch black, some lacing.

S: Roasted malt.

T: Roasty, malt, slight sweetness.

M: Carbonated and prickly.

O: Good stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Natas from DC Brau Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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