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Häxan | Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub

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3.98/5
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69 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
District of Columbia, United States
rightproperbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,199
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
69
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by cnagle28:
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a shaker pint at the brewpub.

Deep walnut brown body, opaque nothing getting through with a creamy bit of one finger mocha tan head. Whispy top with a creamy collar which is quite thick actually.

The bouquet just rips of deliciousness. Husky grain, excellent density and chewy thick chocolate notes. Hints of milk and mild vanilla, a touch of coffee like ripped bean just wants to poke out. Fantastic stuff.

Palate comes with a strange thud though. Mouthfeel has some body but comes out with a bit of flatness to it. Good notes of classic char, and milky chocolate in the mid palate, with a matching creamy finish. A big hint of husky grain but also with not enough body to really push the flavors to linger and last.

It's a real solid porter with minor flaws. A hint more depth and this thing would soar.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8 oz. pour out of a growler filled on 05/01/2014, unknown brewing/release date, drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - pitch black coloration - no light shall pass!; initial tannish rocky head settles into a 1/2 finger head that persists throughout the drinking, moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - mostly roasted specialty malts - coffee, chocolate, tobacco - with some background pils breadiness; mild grassy/earthy hop aroma likely instilled from British hops

T: 15/20 - on first taste, there is a moderate roasted malt and hop bitterness that opens the taste buds; this develops into more intense British malt flavors - caramel, toffee and roasted coffee - with some earthy characters; finishes quick and dry with essentially no aftertaste

M: 4/5 - light-to-moderate body; moderate-to-high carbonation - appropriate to style

O: 8/10 - definitely one of the better American stouts/porters to come out of D.C.; I'd put it right next to DC Brau's Penn Quarter Porter for the style; beyond the district though, this is a nice British-style robust porter that is easy to drink and very sessionable with the low ABV with a nice price point/pint or growler fill; definitely recommended at the pub or growler trade

TOTAL - 39/50

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Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +8%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrOH
4.53/5  rDev +13.8%
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

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Häxan from Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 69 ratings