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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter | Starr Hill Brewery

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Boxcarr Pumpkin PorterBoxcarr Pumpkin Porter

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Thorpe429 on 06-29-2011

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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 107
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Slight head dissipated into really thin lacing quickly. Beer is really dark, no light can get through so I can't tell if it's hazy or clear.
S: Pumpkin spice and toasted malt.
T: Smokiness up front. Definite pumpkin spice flavoring and definite porter darkness/bitterness.
O: This is my first pumpkin porter, and it seems like a nice balance of both flavors.

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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 -2.7%

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3.29/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I revisited this over the weekend and it was better than I remembered. Still a little too much spice, especially on the nose, but totally drinkable. I would have to be in the mood, but this is not a drain pour.

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

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3.65/5  rDev +9.3%

Pours a chestnut brown with a rather large blooming light beige head atop,no lace is left behind.Mild pumpkin spice and chocolate in the nose.A little light in the feel,pumpkin pie spice on the palate with a hint of roast and chocolate.If it were not for the feel I think this beer would be very good,as is it's not bad.A little maligned in my opinion.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

P- Giant Beer garden in Hampden township

A- light black color...not as dark or heady as a porter should be. poor head and minimal lacing.

S- I get some clove, nutmeg and pumpkin spice but nothing as far as malt goes.

F- faint pumpkin spice flavor with hints of cinnamon and clove. is that anise I get as well. Malt is winter fest type.

M-bland pumpkin spice that is light to medium bodied. was expecting a thicker feel since it is a porter.

O- eh...a bottom of the barrel pumpkin for me...just didn't seem to have enough going on. Was hoping for a lil more malt to come through.

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Boxcarr Pumpkin Porter from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 441 ratings
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