Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub

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Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
District of Columbia, United States
Robust Porter
Ranked #27
Ranked #12,965
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Aug 07, 2022
Dec 21, 2013
Very Good
Notes: Named after the silent era Scandinavian documentary on witchcraft, Häxan is brewed with an assortment of roasted malts, smoked malts, and oats. Full bodied with notes of coffee and chocolate. Brewed at our Brookland production house.
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a dark color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has cocoa and coffee hints
The taste follows the nose with a cocoa and coffee flavor
A light bodied decently carbonated beer
A good Porter
Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
5/26/19...pours dark brown bordering on black. Light ring of foam. Chocolate nose, and some coffee too. Strong chocolate open. Light mouthfeel and lower bitter. Smooth. But so so.
Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 4.37 by DAllen6701 from District of Columbia

Sep 18, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

May 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Dec 15, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by Chris_n_Rod from Massachusetts

Oct 26, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by socon67 from New York

Aug 19, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that quickly settled down, leaving just specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has lots of flavors of coffee, dark roasted malts, and chocolate along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The roasted flavors linger into the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation. The oats lend a slight bit of smoothness to the mouthfeel.
O: This beer has a lot of flavors of coffee and roasted malts but doesn't seem to be nearly as heavy on the palate as one would expect as the oats lighten up its body.

Serving type: can
Jul 10, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by EdFed from Illinois

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jan 03, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by doremite from Vermont

Nov 23, 2018
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Rated by DanO1066 from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draught pint at The Brass Tap in Baltimore. A solid porter.
Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by BrueryDC from California

Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Good starting head which dissipates slowly. Spots for lace. Solid brown color where light passes easily through the center of the glass.

Chalky semisweet chocolate aroma.

More milky than the smell suggests. No burnt flavors like some porters, just plenty of cocoa with light sugar. Good body with moderate carbonation. The aftertaste is like the taste but with a touch of nutmeg and lavender.
Mar 19, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very dark brown with red highlights, thick tan head with great retention and lacing.
Aroma of dark, winy fruit and chocolate
More dark fruit and chocolate on the palate, along with a roasty bite
Medium bodied. Goes down pretty easy for its strength and flavor
My current favorite porter
Feb 24, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by geryeb624 from Maryland

Feb 05, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by SBlobaum from Illinois

Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by DoubleDaisyCutter from District of Columbia

Dec 19, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by bibo_ergo_sum from New York

Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by srw from Virginia

Oct 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Rerated on 10/17/17. Upgraded its numbers.

Poured into a nonic pint.

A classic take on a classic style. Reminds me of DFH Indian Brown. The best beer I had today.

A - A beautiful beer, black/dark brown with reddish overtones with a thick one-finger mousey brown head. Alcohol legs and some lacing. 4.25

S - Roasty but not burnt. An aroma entirely different from the taste, almost non-existent compared to the intensity of the taste. 3.75

T -A dry porter with some funk. Toasty/roasty malts, slightly burnt bitter finish, dark chocolate, tobacco, raisins, a little vinous, prunes(?), but very little to no sweetness. 4.25

MF - Medium heavy with a slightly dry finish. A great body, creamy, chewy, sort that sweet spot between high ABV and a watery porter. But not a session porter. Velvety, luscious. 4.75
Feb 13, 2017
Rated: 4.55 by Ryften from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by Ctb6582 from Maryland

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 4.33 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Dec 17, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by CreightonSM from New York

Nov 25, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by steevo24 from District of Columbia

Nov 18, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 24, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by Lucular from Maryland

Oct 09, 2016
Rated: 4 by MattXT from Virginia

May 31, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Mar 26, 2016
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Reviewed by jmasher85 from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Another win for Right Proper, this is a creamy, medium-thick porter that hits all the right notes a porter should - a bit of chocolate, some earthy, toasted malt flavors, and a smooth, malty, semi-sweet aftertaste. One reviewer said it was an oatmeal stout, and that makes sense - it has that rich, savory, meal-like flavor to it. Recommended!
Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Mar 22, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by Emersonio from District of Columbia

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by CB2maltygoodness from District of Columbia

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by GrantBrennan from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

Feb 08, 2016
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Reviewed by Kubishark from Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown/black with a frothy head. Smells nuttier than the average porter, in addition to typical smells of roasted malts and coffee. The taste was different than I expected as well: it tastes incredibly oaty, in a good way. More oat flavor and creamy oat feel than even many oatmeal stouts as far as I can tell. There's also a good presence of bitter chocolate. Very tasty. The feel is creamy and chewy and pretty thick. A great beer for when you walk into Right Proper on a cold evening.
Jan 13, 2016
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