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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Boxcar Pumpkin Porter is a traditional English-style Brown Porter with pumpkin added to the mash. Light spicing allows the subtle flavors of pumpkin and roasty porter to shine through. Boxcar is a session beer at 5.2% and very drinkable.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (392) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Poured from tap at GoFest in Roanoke. Itís supposed to be a porter with spices and pumpkin added, but the additions are so small that itís almost too subtle to notice. Tastes like a nice porter with incredibly subtle hints of pumpkin sweetness and very soft notes of cinnamon and nutmeg.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 7, 2013
If sessionable = watered down then they succeeded. Some ok spices in the aroma. The pour has a huge foamy tan head w/ spotty lacing. The taste has a very unbalanced blend of spice but doesnít resemble a porter. Way too watery! Not very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (565) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with pumpkin spices. Sweet caramel malt flavor with roasted malt notes and some smokiness. Cinnamon and nutmeg finish with slight hops in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Darrk brown hint of orange pour. Aroma of ppumpkin spices vanilla cinnamon, allspice. Flavor really not much there. Bit of tart infectedness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->willibecher. Deep brown with small tan head. Roasted malt, holiday spices, pumpkin notes, as expected. Not really a porter, and not really good. Mild and boring.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
r464 (1783) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pumpkin, malt, toast, leading to a bit of char then a thinning finish. A bit dark in the middle. Interesting, different, but a bit too light in the end.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
coyforce (477) - Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Slightly metallic aftertaste on this brew. Dark pour. Flavor is a bit of burnt chocolate and pumpkin with spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
09/28/2013. Sampled at a tasting. Dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, spice, dark fruit. Nice balance and a good seasonal.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1182) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Has a nice bit of a pumpkin toast atoms. Kinda creamy body. Has a bit if a pumpkin taste with classic porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft at the Bistro, Staunton. Pours black with little head, rimming red hues. cinnamon and roast nose. Pumpkin sweetness, chocolate and roast, some spicy cinnamon. Mild astringent bitter. Pretty darn good.


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