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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter - Starr Hill Brewery

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Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterBoxcarr Pumpkin Porter

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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 3
Gots: 24 | 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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3.2/5  rDev -3%

Appearance: browns a reddish mahogany color. a finger of a tannish head that fades and leaves no lacing behind. shows hints of garnet through the edges when you hold it up to the light but pretty much opaque in the middle. 4/5

Smell: heavy on the spices, pumpkin spice, nutmeg maybe some cinnamon. some pumpkin, not much else. 3.25/5

Taste:opens up with a little pumpkin followed by a lot of spices. mostly pumpkin spice and nutmeg and a little bit of cinnamon. little to no malt presence. 3.25/5

Mouthfeel: lingering spices. light watery feel. 2.5/5

Overall: it has a good look and some good flavor but to light and watery and not nearly enough malts to give it the complexity it needs.

SportsandJorts, Sep 04, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +6.7%

crazymary883, Aug 30, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +22.4%

Jcooley, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

JasonL02, Aug 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

muskiesman, Aug 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

acurtis, Aug 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -3%

Wookie6693, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.1%

dvmin98, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

mrp2323, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

michaelfcasey, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

This "pumpkin" porter is almost too light to be a porter. Don't get me wrong, the flavor is very nice but a little on the light side. Plenty of pumpkin spices, almost too much and it overtakes the pumpkin flavor a tad too much. Overall, very drinkable but seems to lack a touch more robust and pumpkin tastes

hophugger, Aug 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Bierleichen, Aug 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -39.4%

The-Bandit, Aug 20, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -16.4%

JStewart00, Aug 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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
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3.32/5  rDev +0.6%

Paul_Zills121, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

foghornleghorn22, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of cmq103
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Picked up a 6-pack of this while visiting in VA.

A: Poured into a pint glass for tasting purposes. An average pour got me a nice ½” light brown head, for all of about a minute before reducing to a thin, almost non-existent ring. Very small carbonation bubbles pretend to be lacing, but not really. Kind of root beer looking in color.

S: You can definitely smell the spices right away, like nutmeg, cinnamon and some dark malt. I don’t really catch any pumpkin aroma, only the spices that would be added to a pumpkin pie.

T: Actually a porter with pumpkin spices. Slightly bitter initially followed by the aforementioned spices, then back to bitter finish.

M: Rather thin on the tongue, with moderate carbonation. Typically I like my porters a tad bit thicker and smoother.

O: An average fall beer from Starr Hill. I liked their "The Love" beer a lot better.

cmq103, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +51.5%

hopluvaboom, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Zach136, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Links41, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Thomas0790, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Beershack, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

murbray, Jul 19, 2014
Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter from Starr Hill Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.