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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle:   Brown, thin tannish head, little lacing.   Faint pumpkin and squash, roasted malts.   Backside of cinnamon and nutmeg.   Not as roasty on the tongue, softer, spritzy, not thin but not as smooth as I would like.   Faint spices, overall.   Weak porter, good nose, but not as spicy as I would have liked, or heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap at Porter’s, Raleigh. Dark brown pour with a very lively carbonation, cola bubbles on top. Strongly spiced and surprisingly sweet nose, whereas I was expecting something more dusky and muted. But I suppose it’s a pumpkin porter in the way of most pumpkin beers, that is to say: nutmeg and allspice covering up what’s a fairly indistinct base beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2881) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Opaque black/brown with a 1/4" beige head with good retention, streaks of lace. Taste is mostly chalky toasted malt with a hint of pumpkin and spice. Hop bitters enter at the finish and linger into more chalkiness. Only average, hardly more than just another beer to rate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4232) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy beige; good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, pumpkin, floral hops, chocolate, and light roast. Flavor pumpkin and dark malts forward with some chocolate and faint hops; dry, semi-bland finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a dark cola like color with a muddy tan head. The nose has a good bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and other assorted pumpkin spice with a hint of roast. The flavor has a slight vegetal pumpkin note with a touch of honey, light brown sugar, cinnamon, and light earthy bitterness. Not exactly in harmony. Light to medium body with average carbonation. This brew doesn’t do anything to excite the drinker.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkitty (167) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Dark and clear with ruby highlights and a good tan head. Lots of chocolate and a little pumpkin and spice came through. I liked it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nittanyjim (67) - - NOV 15, 2012
Deep brown with a thin tan head. Very nice pumpkin pie, clove, and cinnamon noise. Smooth and chewy start, quickly fading to over carbonation. Cola sweetness. Starts with so much promise but overall disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
twj2000 (7) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 13, 2012 does not count
I found this to be a very good porter with more pumpkin than spice to the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pumpkin, and nutmeg. Flavor was malty sweet with dark roasted malts, light pumpkin, cloves a touch of chocolate and a hint of cinnamon

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2012
This is not what I typically look for in a pumpkin beer. It had a burnt malty flavor and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It would definitely be a better beer if I was outside by a fire, but it’s not in my top pumpkin beers.

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