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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrodooo5 (1017) - 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 (777) - 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 (1314) - 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 (1429) - 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 (1928) - 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 (608) - 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 (2263) - 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 (1239) - 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 (1049) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark brown color. A nicely creamy khaki-colored head of two fingers crowns the body well. It doesnít feature the best retention for the style, however thereís a nice patch of lacing down the side of the glass. S: This is heavy on the pumpkin ale qualities, light on the porter ones. And even the former isnít that impressive. Light pumpkin and spicing are the dominating notes - thereís little in the way of roasted malts, chocolate or coffee. Not bad, just rather unassuming. T: The flavor is much the same way - the only dark qualities that I can really taste is the clean, roasted dryness of the finish. Mild, generic spicing opens things up, before it finishes with a slight roasted flavor. This is bland, to the point where itís drinkable nature canít make up for it. M: Clean and dry on the finish...a quality thatís hampered by the slight heft of the body itself. Thatís the only real problem with the feel. Itís the boring flavor that harms drinkability more than anything. Carbonation isnít quite as blistering as some porters. O: This one just bores me. While thereís nothing wrong with it, thereís nothing that pops out as being impressive, either. Basically itís a middle of the road, please the masses kind of beer that simply isnít for me.


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