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Starr Hill Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter

Formerly brewed at Starr Hill
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Crozet, Virginia USA


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle PKG ON 09/11/14. Nose is heavy pumpkin pie spice with a little earthy malt but really only a little. Deep red-brown pour, not quite enough to hit critical mass and appear black in the glass, also a foamy tan head. Taste medium bitter (!) with earth and a little vegetal matter, light spicing but some astringency. Thankfully not heavy on clove and cinnamon (this one’s basically all nutmeg with a little allspice), the dark and roasty porter can shine through, unfortunately it’s not a great one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 26, 2014
On tap at Blend. Taste: Some pumpkin, but mostly a weak porter. Adhy aftertaste. Appearance: datk black pour, no head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Black pour from bottle. Off white head. Spicy cinnamon sugary aroma. Sweet and candy like. Bitter aftertaste. Pumpkin beer at its best in this porter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with off white head. A lot of pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, brown sugar, malty aromas. Pumpkin, a lot of spices, slight roasty flavors. Pretty heavily spiced pumpkin beer. Not digging this one to much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (10653) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. (Martin's) Winchester, VA. Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head. Strong aroma of spices, sweetness, malt, Coke, vegetables and some candies in the aroma. The flavour is... very bad... with spices, Dr Pepper, Coke, sweetness, gingerbread, mild roasty notes and some hops. Unbalanced and unpleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2014
One of the worst porters I’ve ever had. So thin, watery even. Coffee, pumpkin pie spices in aroma and taste, but not in unison. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (1443) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
bottled - tastes and smells like a cross between a pumpkin beer and a porter - hence the name I guess. Not bad and not great. Drinkable. Nice color and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
woodychevy (847) - - OCT 7, 2014
Not great. Seems like a porter base would pair well with the pumpkin- but in this case it was decent idea, poor execution. Pours a transparent brown- body too thin. Pumpkin spices seem overly prevalent with little malt/hop backbone. Watered down. Balance is off. Just Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 5, 2014
Draught. This is a middling brew without a whole lot going for it. The pumpkin flavor tastes over wrought.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Dark pour with minimalish but splashy head. Smell is pumpkin spice, little bit of roast. Taste is really bland with some light pumpkin flavors and a weakish porter base.

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