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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter - Starr Hill Brewery

Not Rated.
Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterBoxcarr Pumpkin Porter

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BA SCORE
77
okay

385 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 40 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pumpkin beer in mid-August? Don't mind if I do is what I said to myself when picking up a six-pack of Boxcar for about $8.49 here in VA the other day. The brew pours a deep ruby brown with a nice 1/2 inch foamy brown head that remains almost till the end. Smell is of pumpkin, malt, a little bit of spice, a hint of dark chocolate -- really nice combination. The taste is excellent - robust, really just a hint of pumpkin in this which makes it a nice choice for a fall porter. Could drink a good amount of these in one sitting. Always a positive.

oldirtycaffrey, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Jason1337, Aug 19, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think an okay rating from beer advocate is ridiculous! This is a well crafted beer! The fact that someone attempted a pumpkin Porter, which you don't see much, and did it without over spicing it and giving it an equal pumpkin and porter taste from start to finish deserves a medal!This is a beautiful fall beer from an outstanding brewery! Oh and beer advocate...Starr Hill now spells boxcarr with two R's.

Zee, Aug 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

bacher468, Aug 17, 2013
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Evoforen, Aug 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz, August '13
Tulip

A: Dirty brown color. Pretty deep, but some reddish hues. Thin layer of off tan head. Some lacing bits.

S: Pumpkin flesh. Vegetal notes. Slight spices. Some chocolate and some light roast.

T: Again fleshy pumpkin. Slight light spice. Some cocoa notes.

M: Medium bodied.

inlimbo77, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

mjh0527, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

NPiet0709, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

zdeck37, May 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: deep brown in color, served in a wide chalice, head thin and short lived

s: pumpkin spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove in particular, over a decent base porter aroma that carries dark roasted grain and some dark bitter chocolates, smooth and lacking any char, the combination reminds of sweet wooden tobacco boxes, some sweet toffee and maybe a buried ginger aroma, a bit underwhelming at first but more welcoming as it warms

m: lightly carbonated, body a lighter medium, maybe a touch thin to finish

t: aforementioned pumpkin spices, roasted grain with a touch of soured wood, some sweet toffee flavor, earthy, not quite up to par with the aroma, but decent

o: a little sloppy and/or gratuitous use of spice imo, not the best style application, but a drinkable effort overall, doesn't really combine to make it worthwhile

blackie, Apr 05, 2013
Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter from Starr Hill Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.