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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Draft @ DAS BEST Oktoberfest, Baltimore. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate spicy pumpkin aroma. Roasted malty spicy pumpkin flavor with hints of caramel. Has a roasted malty spicy pumpkin and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21640) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Parting gift courtesy of GT2, thanks! Extremely dark brown, medium brown head. Aroma of burnt squash and dark cocoa. Taste is oddly sour dark fruit. I like the aroma, the taste is OK, especially for a 5% beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Draft. Poured clear hazy orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid doughy pumpkin and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced pumpkin sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2011
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop cola-dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, some ginger, light milk chocolate. Taste is moderately cola, allspice, some pumpkin, light roast. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Served on cask at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 7/10/11. Pours a very dark brown color with a large tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, more pumpkin and spices. The taste is pumpkin, spices, roasted malts and a lightly bitter finish. Fairly generic, but a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 017: Pumpkin-tastic 02 on 10/13/2014. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes quickly. Short strings of lacing. Roasted malt and spice in the nose. Light body with flavors of roast malt, pumpkin spices and slight coffee. The finish is somewhat thin with a roasty malt and allspice aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Dark brown. Tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice, roast, lactose, and cloves are heavily noticeable. Flavor has clove, spice, pumpkin, roast, lactose and a lightly tart note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (10625) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s and on draft at Capone’s. Bottled version rated here. Pours turbid thick deep blackish brackish brown with tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, pumpkin puree and spice, mild hops and popcorn butter. Tastes malty, with hints of cacao, pumpkin, allspice, and a medium palate. Overall good but not great.

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