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RATINGS: 114   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cjbphd (6) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2012 does not count
Great aroma; excellent blend of roasty porter malt and pumpkin pie spices. Very dark brown, creamy looking, though little head fades quickly. Flavor is a sweet rendition of porter with a nice touch of pumpkin and spice in the background. Could use some balance. Good mouthfeel, though a touch watery for the style. Overall, a nice experience - my first time trying this style, and Iíll seek out others that might be more full bodied and balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Poured a blackish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is a very faint spice, nutmeg, and coffee. Taste is about the same as the smell with a slightly off putting taste I canít quite put a finger on. Overall I think I like pumpkin ales and I like porters but this mix did neither justice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1721) - USA - AUG 30, 2012
Dark brown in color... Aroma of spice and dark malts... Flavor is roasted malts, caramel, notes of pumpkin and spice... Fairly mellow and subdued pumpkin, but noticeable... Not bad

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
robgibbens (406) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
This beer came out in August, way ahead of time in my opinion but I got the early jump on trying pumpkin brews! It pours dark like a porter, black with a nice head and lacing. There is nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose. Seems a little overpowering at times. The taste is a little flat, itís more bitter than anything, but barely. The finish is clean while the body is medium-light. Overall, it seems a little too watery. Drinkable, but not a memorable drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6373) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Virginia Trip Ė bottle 355 ml
Aroma nice with plenty of pumpkin feel. Fresh seasonal approach. Nice.7+
Appearance dark brown with medium lighter top. 3-
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Spices, hint of vanilla. Nice aroma promised more depth. Bit disappointed in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weitz15 (379) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Slight pumpkin aroma. What a load of spice! My first pumpkin porter, and quite unique it is.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
algemo45 (60) - - APR 7, 2012
I'm a pumpkin beer lover, and this one falls short. I like the idea of a pumpkin porter, but this beer fails to meet my expectations. Enjoyable but not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. This one pours a dark brown color and topped by a small head of tan colored foam that quickly recedes to a thin film. The aroma starts off nice with a nice mix of dark cocoa, roast, and fleshy pumpkin, but is followed up by hints of metallic notes. That is not a good sign. The flavor follows with the dark chocolate, roast and pumpkin, but then is quickly washed away by a terrible metallic like flavor. Medium bodied with ample carbonation, but the metallic flavor leaves a bad aftertaste on the palate. I was hoping to like this, but Iím afraid this one had an infection. Or at least I hope this isnít how the beer was intended.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Black with brown edges, thin tan head, fizzy. Aroma of cola, light pumpkin, some roast, not overly spiced, but seems artificial in general. Taste has that sweet cola thing going on with a light body and high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12oz bottle: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing light beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasted bready nose with some cinnamon and allspice. Starts with average fullness and mild dark caramel sweetness with some nutty notes and a touch of pumpkin with a decent amount of nutmeg and clove spice before a thinner finish. Could use a little more body, but is very drinkable.


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