Starr Hill Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter

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


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RATINGS: 153   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.

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shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours a deep red, almost black. No head. Aroma is spicy and chocolatey. Flavors are rich and complex. A little too much tang to the finish that detracts.

Voodoo (714) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured a deep brown with a light brown head which disappeared quickly......aroma of nutmeg.....taste is the smokey porter overpowering most else, with a slight touch of the spices, especially nutmeg coming through.

Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-11-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Poured a deeper brown color with a big tan head. The head had decent retention fading over time to give only a lighter amount of lacing. Smell – The aroma is heavy of a sweet pumpkin smell. Mixed with the pumpkin is the presence of some chocolate, roasted malt and a little bit of nutmeg and allspice. Taste – The taste begins of roasted malt with a light hint of chocolate. A big pumpkin flavor hits the tongue immediately after the initial taste. It doesn’t combine with the roasted and chocolate flavors very well and when mixed with a light spice of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice the flavors really don’t meld. In the end a somewhat rotten roasted pumpkin flavor is left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the thinner side with a carbonation level that was rather average. Overall – A beer I certainly won’t go to again. The flavors had no compatibility/melding in this brew and resulted it too off a flavor.

GreatDane1632 (1174) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Rated from notes taken 15 Sep 2011 -- Porter kinda dominates any pumpkin flavor. The pumpkin parts are too subtle in my opinion.

Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola pour with some mocha head. Burnt soy sauce, licorice, dark roast, caramel, tire, pumpkin and spice. The aroma is a bit too much for me. Good carbonation in a medium and creamy body.

Maverick34 (3389) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Draught. Pours dark with mild head. Cinammon cloves etc. Malts etc. Decent unspectacular

Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with almost no head or lacing. Smells of pumpkin and spice, but the flavor profile doesn't work that well for me... Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Pours cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, and roasted malt. Cinnamon flavor upfront with pumpkin, chocolate, and hint of roasted malt flavor. Creamy body and surprisingly good lacing.

MadRobin (2989) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. Very dark chestnut brown with a 2-finger tan head and good lacing. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, chocolate, roasted malt and nuts. Taste of heavy cinnamon, roasted malt, nutmeg and brown sugar. The pie spices and malt are there, but taste "thin" and do not seem to play well together. Way too much cinnamon in there. Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

pineypower (3350) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is of enchilada sauce, strange spices, and caramel. Taste is equally as odd as the aroma, vegetables, light chocolate, some pumpkin notes, burnt chocolate, some more odd spices. Very strange.

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