Phantom Punch Winter Stout - Baxter Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Dope:
4.03/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours black with a big fluffy dark brown head. Fades slowly with a wonderful wall of lacework left behind. Great head retention.
S: Decent bitter chocolate with some great creamy vanilla. A little bit of char and smoke mixed in.
T: Char, smoke and bitter chocolate up front. Lots of it. A little bit of vanilla mixes in to sweeten it up and adds a bit of a creamy texture. Bitter chocolate and char becomes more bitter in the middle as the vanilla fades. Touch of smoke and bitter baker's chocolate lingers in the aftertaste. Bitter smoke, cocoa and char become more prevalent as the beer warms.
M: Medium bodied, creamy.
O: Pretty decent stout with a nice touch of extra complexity from the cocoa and vanilla. Creamy with nice drinkability. A little bit more vanilla would have balanced out the bitter roasty flavors better and made this really good, IMO.
Serving type: can
12-07-2012 03:54:47 | More by Dope
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4.19/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can poured into a tulip glass, special thanks to ChrisL24481
Appearance: Dark , nice thick head that left nice lacing on the glass. Looks like a great stout
Aroma: I got lots of chocolate and cream. Lots of dark malts. Maybe some vanilla and possible spice?
Taste: Body tastes of chocolate and roasted malts. Maybe some coffee/nutty/earthy flavor. I didn't get much hops like others. Tastes like it should be a stronger beer. Last gulp seemed to have a bit more alcohol punch to it
Mouthfeel: medium to full body. Pleasant creamy feel but not overwhelmingly creamy.
Overall: Aptly named dark stout. It has the strong chocolate and malt flavors of some big beers but without the high ABV. Got this in a trade so I'm not sure about the cost but I could easily drink more of this in one sitting. Pleasantly surprised with this one. Complexity you don't expect from a canned beer and very drinkable. Maybe my scores for this are a bit high due to the heavy stouts I've been tasting lately but I really liked this.
Serving type: can
03-09-2014 15:48:08 | More by CLEmark
Phantom Punch Winter Stout from Baxter Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.