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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3093) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark brown to black - mahogany, with a small brown head no lacing. Aroma is strong cloves, allspice, nutmeg and a bit of dark roasted malt. Flavor is the same, very spicy with notes of coffee. Lightly sweet, lightly citric astringent. Fairly light body. Did not come together well for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Andrew. Bottled 8/10/12. Thin lighter brown head. Dark brown but clear color. Some dots of lace. Very nice pumpkin taste, works well with the standard porter flavors, much more interesting than your standard pumpkin ale. Great smooth carbonation, dry finish. Awesome toasty malty pumpkin aftertaste. Nice light bitter and sweet taste. Good stuff for sure, interesting beer

   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 Iíll seek out others that might be more full bodied and balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Poured a blackish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is a very faint spice, nutmeg, and coffee. Taste is about the same as the smell with a slightly off putting taste I canít quite put a finger on. Overall I think I like pumpkin ales and I like porters but this mix did neither justice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1807) - USA - AUG 30, 2012
Dark brown in color... Aroma of spice and dark malts... Flavor is roasted malts, caramel, notes of pumpkin and spice... Fairly mellow and subdued pumpkin, but noticeable... Not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
This beer came out in August, way ahead of time in my opinion but I got the early jump on trying pumpkin brews! It pours dark like a porter, black with a nice head and lacing. There is nutmeg and cinnamon on the nose. Seems a little overpowering at times. The taste is a little flat, itís more bitter than anything, but barely. The finish is clean while the body is medium-light. Overall, it seems a little too watery. Drinkable, but not a memorable drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Virginia Trip Ė bottle 355 ml
Aroma nice with plenty of pumpkin feel. Fresh seasonal approach. Nice.7+
Appearance dark brown with medium lighter top. 3-
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Spices, hint of vanilla. Nice aroma promised more depth. Bit disappointed in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weitz15 (382) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Slight pumpkin aroma. What a load of spice! My first pumpkin porter, and quite unique it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
algemo45 (60) - - APR 7, 2012
I'm a pumpkin beer lover, and this one falls short. I like the idea of a pumpkin porter, but this beer fails to meet my expectations. Enjoyable but not memorable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz bottle. This one pours a dark brown color and topped by a small head of tan colored foam that quickly recedes to a thin film. The aroma starts off nice with a nice mix of dark cocoa, roast, and fleshy pumpkin, but is followed up by hints of metallic notes. That is not a good sign. The flavor follows with the dark chocolate, roast and pumpkin, but then is quickly washed away by a terrible metallic like flavor. Medium bodied with ample carbonation, but the metallic flavor leaves a bad aftertaste on the palate. I was hoping to like this, but Iím afraid this one had an infection. Or at least I hope this isnít how the beer was intended.

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