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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Boxcar is a Robust Porter with hints of roast coffee and mild chocolate. Featuring a traditional English grist bill of Maris Otter pale malt, black patent, two different chocolate malt’s and East Kent Golding hops, this beer will keep you warm by the fire pint after pint. The beer is named for the many freight trains that pass by the front of the brewery day and night! Cheers!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at the source. Had numerous times so surprised never rated. Cola pour with a light head leaving almost no lace. Aroma has bakers chocolate and some caramel. Taste follows. Nice bitter-sweet blend, with solid depth. 14.8

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1102) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Like the porter from local tighthead brewery. Really easy to drink and not super smokey. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Had after my half miler ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with frothy, creamy, brown head, decent lacing / Herbaceous nose of roast coffee and chocolate / Medium to full body, acidic and toasty, lots of bitterness but overall very smooth / Flavors of grass, lemon, bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee / Quite nice, and easy drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Massive choclate scent. Huge chocolate taste. Creamy and rich. ABV lower than it tastes. Had on draft at the Standard. Nutty and milky and slight malts. Very good. Liked this a lot

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dragonfly1 (488) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Draft, B-field. XMas Eve dinner at the bar. Beautiful black pour; aroma of chocolate and coffee. First sip is all coffee though, the dark roasting of the malts was just too heavy for my palate, and the beer ended up being very espresso-like. Good flavor if this were advertised as a coffee porter; pairing with any foods (other than a chocolate dessert) would be tough.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2404) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Shaker at Lockdown. The beer looks like a float with its head popping out the glass. Brown head with a super brown almost black body. Has a sticky-icky lacing. Aroma is bitter black malt, roast, earth, and light coffee. Its very well attenuated. Flavor is the same with a very well fermented beer with few leftover sugars and most of the flavors come off the bitter, earthy malts. Finish is very light with essence of earth and a bark-light bitterness. An awesome bitter brown ale, no chocolate from my POV.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at Tight Head Brewpub. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a brown crown. Aroma of chocolate, oats, coffee, dark malts and mild peated notes. Taste is dark with chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and an acidic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured dark brown with tan head. Roasted aromas. Med carb anf body. Slight coffee taste. Avg porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1823) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. Tops for me at the event. Pours a dark black with a thin beige head. Phenomenal nose. Complex sweet and roasted malts with coffee strong and delicious. Body is a little light for a porter. The coffee, burnt malts, and chocolate flavors are balanced and tasty. A great coffee porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monkeychugg55 (851) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dark body with a small off white head. The aroma is pretty roasty, with some burnt notes. The flavor is similar, but a little too robust for me. Finish is very dry, and a little strong on the roast.


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