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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5105) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small foamy light brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty nice, a mix of chocolate malt, pumpkin meat, vanilla, and maybe a touch of nutmeg and molasses. The flavor is fairly sweet up front with a nice balance of sweetness from the malt and subtle spicing and authentic tasting pumpkin. Finishes with burnt caramel and a touch of malt bitterness. Light to medium bodied, a little clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent effort. I like the pumpkin flavor in this.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with no head to speak of. The aroma is pumpkin pie spice and little else. The taste has a light spice, maybe nutmeg, and some light roast. Thin palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 19, 2013
THOUGHTS: Not as good as I was hoping for. Sort of watered down. And what flavor was there was sour. Pumpkin and pumpkin pi spices were very subtle. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was nearly black in the glass with red highlights and an average, tan head that kept a thin sheet ad left barely fair lacing. The aroma had light; roasted malts; hints of chocolate and sour coffee; a little sour pumpkin; and hints of pumpkin pie spices. The initial flavor was slightly sweet and lightly sour and bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and bitter, and moderately sour with an average duration. There was roasted malt, sour coffee, hints of sour pumpkin, slight pumpkin pie spices; and a little chocolate. But overall it was a little watery. The medium body was oily and then dry with soft carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2473) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottled 9/21/12. Pours very dark reddish brown with a 2-finger brown head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, pie crust, and cocoa. The flavor is pumpkin and spice, trending to cocoa and pie crust with an earthy finish. Ok. [1145]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6299) - 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.


3
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2291) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3757) - 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.

2.9
   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.


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