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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter - Starr Hill Brewery

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Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterBoxcarr Pumpkin Porter

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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 06-29-2011)
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Photo of wac9
2/5  rDev -39.6%

this beer lacks the darkness of a porter i dont taste the porter i taste the pumpkin yeah so it doesnt stand out in a crowd vits doesnt out by it self its lacks a want vto come bvack to it its a shame it could have been wonderful but the word you look for is lacking this beer is lacking the great pumpkin taste that even linus wont wait up for

wac9, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of TheLibertyFlamesTaster
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Smells- Like a yummy pumpkin pie.
Taste -sweeter up front then like spicy then porter.
It's a good porter.

You guys that keep saying it's watered down need to check your buds. The best beers arn't the ones that have the most intense flavor they are the ones that mix flavors in artisan way.

TheLibertyFlamesTaster, Today at 04:14 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Buzogine, Sunday at 11:29 PM
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3.72/5  rDev +12.4%

Melocollo, Sunday at 07:16 PM
Photo of NationalEERS
4.5/5  rDev +36%

Best Pumpkin I've had this year.

NationalEERS, Saturday at 04:04 AM
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3.32/5  rDev +0.3%

dankjohn, Friday at 12:36 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

malprep, Wednesday at 11:04 PM
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3.64/5  rDev +10%

rlovitt, Wednesday at 10:56 PM
Photo of IMFletcher
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Bottle pour. Nice nose, has some pumpkin spice going on, I was intrigued. Until I tasted it. There's not enough body here for a porter, and I wasn't convinced the flavor was pumpkin, and not just some random gourd. The finish is just meh. Not terrible, but not going to make anyone's list of top pumpkin beers.

IMFletcher, Wednesday at 10:26 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

aProtagonist, Oct 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ItsBeer4Me, Oct 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

AndrewMichael, Oct 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Ghix, Oct 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

thehooksman, Oct 10, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +4.5%

MichaelRabdau, Oct 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

tkdchampxi, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

KG710, Oct 08, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +6.3%

Dilbert65, Oct 07, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +8.8%

dreichus, Oct 07, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -0.9%

dithridge, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.6/5  rDev -21.5%

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body with a slim, shmeer of light beige foam.

Smell: Nominal notes, a bit bland, really, barely hinting at roast and toast and failing to deliver any expected pumpkin or spicing.

Taste: Washed out, watery roast in the fore with little in the way of supporting elements like chocolate, caramel or coffee accents. Minimal pumpkin flavor, restrained spice. Very, very low hop flavor, bitterness. Quietly, unashamedly closes out dry with the same simple roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Disappointing. Falls short at being a porter and at being a pumpkin-anything, leaving you with an essentially characterless beer that leaves you scratching your head wondering as to whether or not this was the intended final beer.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 03, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

ChicagoNick, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.4%

dsigmon, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

whatname, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4/5  rDev +20.8%

This beer has been getting shitty ratings. I was hesitant to even try a pumpkin porter. But, you know I really thought this was a good beer. Its really not a pumpkin beer and its really not a porter in the traditional respect and if you are looking to rate it on those parameters then you would feel disappointed. I however thought it was a good hybrid style. You get those porter notes, in there, but you also get the pumpkin spices. I did not detect pumpkin itself, if there is really any in there to begin with. You do get the spices, which I enjoy on a limited basis and this is a good beer to have one or to finish off a night of fall beer drinking. Is it the best beer I have ever had? No, but it is interesting and was better than it has been represented here, for the most part.

humuloner22, Sep 29, 2014
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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter from Starr Hill Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.