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DC Brau / Stillwater NATAS
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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At first glance “NATAS” is pitch black in the glass with wafting aromas 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. For those technical among you, here are some stats on the beer: “NATAS” Belgian-Style Imperial Porter 7.5% ABV Yeast: Wyeast 1762 Belgian Abbey II Hops: Gr. Perle, Nugget, Fuggles and Columbus


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Serving: Draft at MacDowell Brew Kitchen. Pours a murky dark brown. The nose has notes of cocoa powder, a little dark fruit, and plenty of roasted malt. Slight burnt notes, french roast coffee, chocolate, and a little chocolate covered fruit. Robust and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (833) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft at Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA served in a pint glass, opaque dark brown color with light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some faint fruit. Taste adds notes of ash, vanilla, slight nuttiness and some faint Belgian yeast notes (clove mainly). Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, rich with roasty/faint fruity finish. Slight twist on their regular porter, still very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2585) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours thick dark as night with a darker bright beige head. Aroma is roasty coffee and dark chocolate cacao, so nice and rich! Flavor roasted dark malts and dark chocolate as well, on a smooth body not too thick at all! It is rich with roast but not overbearing at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (976) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Draft at Lures. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is light clove and spice with big coffee and roast. Roast dominates the taste with a nice dry finish. nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1370) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
5-6 oz draft pour at Of Love & Regret. Black with tan head. Aromas of cocoa, chocolate, vanilla. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, roast, cream, herbs, spices, Belgian yeast. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2014
20140627 tap at OLAR. Just a really solid big porter. Nice C-hops cleaning things up after an ashy and mineral maltiness. Stark and soft. Both of these brewers are high on my list right now.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4027) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Awesome with great balance. Tastes like oatmeal stout with light honey sense possibly from burnt sugar. Pours black with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness. Nice roast profile. To hell with summer session beers, this is where it’s at. Keep in mind my great rating of this beer could be in comparison to all the trash I’ve had today. On tap at DC Summerfest.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9728) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate malt, roast and coffee malt, prunes and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness, light smoke and a dry finish. Medium to full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4647) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Deep brown, small tan head. Nose is apples, cream, oat. Dark chocolate and a bit of ash. Chocolate, cocoa, dusty nuts. Caramel. Rich, full. Active carbonation. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2166) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at Of Love & Regret. Pours almost black with a thin, fizzy tan head. Tastes like black coffee, burnt chocolate, burnt toast, dry coffee bitterness. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like rich, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, and light booze.


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