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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smells a little of chocolate and a very subtle pumpkin. Taste is a touch of chocolate, a hint of pumpkin, and a very subtle spice note. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Starr Hill Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter finishes with a faint kiss of pumpkin.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Classic pumpkin pie aroma, clove in the forefront, lesser notes of cinnamon and allspice. Mahogany, medium tan head. Tart and chalky. Fairly nondescript flavor of charcoal and perhaps a bit of pumpkin. The pumpkin spice appears well afterward, in only minute amounts. innovative and nicely done. The spice appears to be added only to give it a neat nuance. This beer is porter first and pumpkin ale last. too tart, but a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2234) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2012
this is a very nice porter infused gently with Pumpkin and Pumpkin spice. There is a charming chocolate mint type component in the finish that is again gentle and totally charming. the brew is dark black and the body is moderate. demonstrative with a light vegetable profile.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2144) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2013
From a bottle. Pours opaque brown with a light foamy head. Tastes rich and full of pumpkin. Nice and light on the spices. Smells like vegetables. Medium body and low / medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Cask at Rustico. Pours dark brown to black with a medium, bubbly tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, roast, nutty, chocolate), no hops, pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Flavor is malt dominant with pumpkin pie spices and no bitterness. Medium body, low warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.

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 I’ll seek out others that might be more full bodied and balanced.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (774) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Nose of cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, malt, and pumpkin. Malt flavor, with a medium body, nutmeg, cinnamon, and spices linger in the dry finish. Very nice and drinkable.


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