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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter - Starr Hill Brewery

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Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterBoxcarr Pumpkin Porter

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 06-29-2011

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a completely opaque, pitch- black color with a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing foam that gripped the sides of the glass and partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasted malt, freshly baked dark bread, roasted pumpkin, brown sugar. Not much in the way of hops, however.

Taste: Interesting. Lots of roasted malt and roasted pumpkin, a little brown sugar-like sweetness, and a little sourness at the finish. However, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer.

Mouthfeel: A little chewy and some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate. This is a true session beer!

Overall: This is a pretty tasty porter. I like the roasted pumpkin flavor. I’d certainly get it again next year.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pub glass
A - Dark brown, some, but very little light getting through; light tan head settles to about 1/8 inch; weak lacing (looks like it poured thin, we'll see....writing this before going to the next step)
S - Earthy pumpkin, nothing overpowering, very distant malt
T - I was expecting more of a porter out of this, but to me it was a mild pumpkin ale, but better; the dark color throws you off; subdued hop and bitter
F - Good level of carbonation; moderate body; average overall
O - As far as pumpkin beers go, this one wasn't horrible and I wouldn't deliberately avoid it like I would most pumpkins; but overall, it's still just an average beer, no real aroma or taste that stands out, no bad tastes, just pretty generic

Photo of chinchill
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle with a pkg date of 17 Sept 2014.

Pours very dark brown, nearly opaque in my snifter, with a moderate size tan head that soon reduces to a ring.

Aroma: not good right out of the bottle when notes of decayed vegetation were quite obvious, but these soon vanished leaving a spicy aroma with faint roasted grains.

Flavor: a spiced (nutmeg and other pie spices), but otherwise mild porter with hints of pumpkin.

Feel: near full body; medium carbonation that may be a tad higher than optimum.

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4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clearanced Six from Total Wine

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3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

JUst ok go me. Meh.

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3.65/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.44/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.28/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.04/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

served from the tap in a shaker pint glass

Black in color, white head. Aroma has a bit of the pumpkin pie spices - nutmeg, cinnamon. Taste is a mildly roasty porter flavor, with again the mild spices. Decent balance, the spice flavors are not overwhelming. Medium bodied. Overall decent for a "pumpkin" beer, but I wouldn't necessarily seek it out again.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of HardyTier
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Decent fall beer, subtle pumpkin flavor. For me it's on the lighter end of a porter.

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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter from Starr Hill Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.