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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter - Starr Hill Brewery

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Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterBoxcarr Pumpkin Porter

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387 Ratings
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Ratings: 387
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 41 | 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 IMFletcher
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of aProtagonist
3.75/5  rDev +13%

aProtagonist, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ItsBeer4Me, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -9.6%

AndrewMichael, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of Ghix
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%

Ghix, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of thehooksman
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

thehooksman, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of MichaelRabdau
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%

MichaelRabdau, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

tkdchampxi, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of KG710
3/5  rDev -9.6%

KG710, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Dilbert65
3.52/5  rDev +6%

Dilbert65, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of dreichus
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

dreichus, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of dithridge
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%

dithridge, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.6/5  rDev -21.7%

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
Photo of ChicagoNick
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

ChicagoNick, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of dsigmon
3/5  rDev -9.6%

dsigmon, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

whatname, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4/5  rDev +20.5%

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
Photo of TheWillMitch
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

TheWillMitch, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of iheartmyTHO
3/5  rDev -9.6%

The mouthfeel is too watery to be a porter, in my opinion. You taste a hit a pumpkin, but the spices definitely overwhelm the rest, in a not so great way. It leaves an unpleasant bitterness on the palate.

iheartmyTHO, Sep 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

GetTheYayo, Sep 28, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

Stermax, Sep 27, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +12%

Cmmunyan, Sep 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

hozersr, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Amedlin18, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

curlybird, Sep 25, 2014
Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter from Starr Hill Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.