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RATINGS: 116   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at the Capital Alehouse (downtown), Richmond VA 9/11/2011. Dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and pumpkin aroma. Flavour had milk chocolate, more pumpkin and a hint of cinnamon and sweetish finish. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours black with half an inch of khaki foam. Slight hint of pumpkin on the nose. The taste is muddled and confused with nothing standing out. The combination of flavors is a bit off-putting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1522) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Location/Date:Bottle on November 5th, 2011.

Appearance: Pours a dark opaque.
Aroma: Aroma is of pumpkin and roasty malt..
Taste: Taste like an okay porter with some pumpkin as the sweetness. Light hop, stronger on roasted malt.
Palate:Slightly less than medium body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary:I like this beer even with the only okay rating as it is a different take on the pumpkin beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Medium dark brown thin head. Spicy yet clean smell. Overly spiced flavor. Harsh mouth feel.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2980) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2011
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Spicy malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown body. Short, beige head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, fresh vegetables. The flavor is lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly bitter. medium body, watery texture and moderate carbonation. Combining roasted malts with spice and pumpkin produces an odd flavor. Spiced pumpkin pie with chocolate? Just OK.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Very nice beer and unusual for both apumpkin beer or Porter, mild, on both sides, easy drinking.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Pours dark brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet with cinnamon and spice. Smells nice, taste...not so much. A little sweet up front but leads into a metallic twang. Thin on the palate and finishes with some astringency. Not their best stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Deep rich dark brown coloured body with a thinnish tan head that tops the beer nicely and a lightly clear brown at the very bottom - around 70% opaque. Aroma of rich squash and pumpkins, a bit of alcohol, yeast, coriander seed and the very strong smell of nutmeg and allspice. Light-bodied; Sharp squash and toasty flavours up front, but a relatively watery taste soon afterwards, kind of mutes the taste. A little spices near the end, but a surprisingly understated beer, considering the pour and the smells. Aftertaste has a bit of a medicinal and slightly metallic note, with a touch of the spices and not much else. Overall, not such a strong beer, primarily due to the weak flavours and the thin body - interesting, because it seems to have a lot of potential when it comes out of the bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-October-2011 for US$1.49 sampled at home in Washington on 27-October-2011.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle->honker: Pours a a large, brown head atop an opaque, brown body. Aroma of pumpkin and spices, which is quite pleasing. Mildly sweet, medium bodied, exhibiting not a lot of sour or bitterness; perhaps some coffee flavor in there as well, but does end ever so slightly astringently. I’ve had this previously out of a bottle, straight, and I have to say that putting it in a glass does help considerably.


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