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Häxan | Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub

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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

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Added by nmann08 on 12-21-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
50
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
25.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 50
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Photo of smakawhat
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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%
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 cnagle28
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of earlholman
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trevorpost
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidHume
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rocketman2013
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of AleToTheVictors
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jmasher85
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of tjmiller718
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Sixpoint
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kubishark
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Häxan from Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub
4.09 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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