Phantom Punch Winter Stout - Baxter Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Kegatron:
3.23/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
12oz can. Black with a smooth and creamy looking mocha colored head. This stays rich and frothy with some thick lacing. Smells of roast, cocoa, vanilla and weird hop presence that I guess is coming off like a kind of Noble hop? It definitely has spiciness to it. The taste is similar but does seem to do a little better, with a decent balance of roasted malts, a sweet combo of cocoa and vanilla and then a tingle of earthy and spicy citric hops. Dry and bitter on the finish with some lingering smoke. The feel is medium bodied with a crisp creaminess in the mouth that flows well. Just a smidge of warmth is present and this is overall pretty smooth. This was decent but the weirdness of the aroma kind of put a damper on things. I’d maybe check a can out of this but it really isn’t worth picking up multiples of.
Serving type: can
03-29-2013 19:27:49 | More by Kegatron
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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 171 ratings.