DC Brau / Stillwater NATAS
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4700) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5078) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2014
Tap at OLAR. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, fig, raisin, light earthiness, and faint ash. Flavor is rich chocolate, light roast malts, light espresso, some dark fruit esters, and light, ashy bitterness; chocolate finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (7492) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2014
64oz growler from DC Brau. Pours an opaque black, watery consistency, slim beige head. Nose is an interesting blend of both breweries styles, the malty backbone of DC Brau dark beers is evident, nutty, toast, some dark chocolate, a little Stillwater-y herbaceousness, lightly yeasty. Flavor is malty, sweet, a little licorice, some toasted bread crust, a little roast mushroom, some dried rosemary, chocolate. Thin on the tongue, dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours black, with a tan head. No light escapes. The smell is roasty caramel and some light date aroma. Tastes a little roast, a little fruity, and has a bit of baking chocolate thrown in. Vanilla? Perhaps. Feels fantastic, no doubt about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5341) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2012
RFD, DC 12oz ($6.50): Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is pretty much straight chocolate porter. I didn’t catch much Belgian yeast in this house. Taste is mostly chocolate with hints of espresso and plenty of roasted malt. This was good, but I was expecting something more unique and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a dark color, almost black in the dim light of Churchkey, but when put up against the light, it’s a maroon, dark ruby red color. The head is small, and tan. Aroma is roasted malts, with notes of dried fruits (prune, date almost). Flavor is roasted, notes of dried fruits. Pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet malts, roasted malts, smoke and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, smoke, cherries, plum, citrus, other fruits and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Uber black pour with a robust tan head. Lots of roasty bitter chocolate, caramel, molasses, and lactic milk chocolate. Thick rich palate with a sweet finish.

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