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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (2134) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to dmac. Pours a hazy deep dark brown color with a finger of fizzy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, sweet pumkin, caramel, and cinnamon. Thin mouthfeel. Taste is pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark chocolate, and burnt malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. bottle. Poured dark brown (almost black), off white head, quite foamy, lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices and roasted malts are dominant but there also some pumpkin in there too. Taste is also roasted malts a starts a bit sweet, but the characteristic sourness of a porter kicks in right away, spices are there and also the pumpkin but the are a bit faint (regrettably) but overall a nice solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2013
12oz bottle from a 6er from Crossroads Spirits. Poured a good looking blackish/brown with a large frothy beige head. Aroma was really awesome, on first whiff I would have thought I was smelling some type of spiced muffin, notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, roasted pumpkin that combined with the dark malts really made me think of a carrot cake type muffin, very nice. Big full mouthfeel with foamy carbonation, a bit too big. Flavor sadly drops off big time from the awesome aroma. The spices are there but very muted, some medium toast and grains, a touch of light cinnamon and some wet bread. Overall this started great but did not hold up.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle
Aroma: Distinct pumpkin spice that stands above the porter backbone
Appearance: Opaque black with thin off-white head
Taste: Bubblegum, spice, dark chocolate
Palate: Medium body, good carbonation, slightly dry and bitter finish
Overall: Spice flavor is subdued in the flavor, but still a pleasant beer. Very drinkable, not overly spiced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with effectively no head on it. Nose has a decent amount of pumpkin spiciness to it, but slightly darker than an average pumpkin ale. The roasting in both the nose and taste only come through subtly and secondary to the pumpkin. OK, but nothing notable to me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Sixer from Harris Teeter. The pour’s brown with a small off-white head. The aroma’s general pumpkin spice. Moderate nutmeg, cinnamon. A bit of pumpernickel bread and caramel. The taste is more of the same. Tangy spiciness. Vanilla extract. Toasted brown bread. Light body, sort of watery. Active carbonation. Overall, decent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (935) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color with a reddish hue, slight tan head. Smells of malt with some spice. Slight roasted flavor with underlying tones of pumpkin and spice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillsmafiaCO (15) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Nice, first pumpkin porter that I have had. I love this time of year and pumpkin beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rustyham (1728) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Very light on the pumpkin, more in flavor than aroma. This is a roasty porter first. It has a very mineral water profile, almost chemical, like it is chlorinated.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small foamy light brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, a mix of chocolate malt, pumpkin meat, vanilla, and maybe a touch of nutmeg and molasses. The flavor is fairly sweet up front with a nice balance of sweetness from the malt and subtle spicing and authentic tasting pumpkin. Finishes with burnt caramel and a touch of malt bitterness. Light to medium bodied, a little clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent effort. I like the pumpkin flavor in this.


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