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Phantom Punch Winter Stout - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Phantom Punch Winter StoutPhantom Punch Winter Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kaelingirl on 11-24-2012)
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Reviews by Shumania:
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Shumania

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Can poured into an Alchemist strange glass. Canned on 11/14/12.

A: Dark dark black with a good 2 inch head. No light is getting through this.

S: Good kick off burnt coffee and chocolate with the vanilla beans coming through.

T: Vanilla is strong on the backend. There is a really nice roastiness to this beer. Maybe a little cherry in there as well.

M: This is a full bodied stout without being syrupy. I like that there is a chewiness to it.

This was a pleasant surprise! I would definite be happy with a few of these on a cold evening.
On a side note, I like the packaging of the can with all of the places to take a canned beer around the rim.

01-16-2013 01:45:52 | More by Shumania
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-31-2014 06:29:59 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Billolick

New York

4.06/5  rDev +8%

12 ounce can with canned on dating on the bottom (11-14)

Pours very dark brown, but not black. Erects a dark mocha head, that stays forever. before leaving gobs of fine sheeting and lace. Stout looking indeed.

Rich chocolate and coffee sniff with hints of vanilla and coconut.

On the palate and mouth this stuff is richly coating and a full assault missile on the taste buds. Waves of chocolate, black coffee, and again vanilla. Thick and chewy. Big and brash. Not for the weak. Stout lovers go get some.

01-22-2013 23:19:40 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -11.4%

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: cocoa, chocolate, Bosco chocolate syrup

Taste: chocolate, Bosco chocolate syrup, coffee, light vanilla

Mouthfeel: Sweet with a roasty body, medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall: An average to above average export stout. There is not anything bad about this stout, but not much jumps out to me either. That said it was a good sipper that I had a coupe of during a snowy football watching day.

12-16-2013 17:27:25 | More by tigg924
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Sinnian

Maine

3/5  rDev -20.2%

07-18-2013 21:02:08 | More by Sinnian
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-05-2013 01:43:04 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-21-2014 00:35:36 | More by Cynic-ale
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KingHenry

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-21-2013 00:11:17 | More by KingHenry
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-22-2013 21:11:57 | More by Damian74Shensky
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-09-2014 17:19:30 | More by qcbrewer
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-28-2013 01:45:53 | More by Gonzoillini
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

11-25-2012 19:46:52 | More by Larrydoherty
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%

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.

03-29-2013 19:27:49 | More by Kegatron
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nookiebrown

Connecticut

3.84/5  rDev +2.1%

08-16-2014 02:25:17 | More by nookiebrown
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flayedandskinned

California

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

Canned on 11/14/12
received as an extra from trade with IPAkindaguy, Thanks, man!
Poured into a standard tulip.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown verging on black, a thick 3 finger beige head sprouts up quickly enough and lasts for quite some time, leaving some very nice lace down the sides of the glass as it slowly recedes. Nice looking brew.

Aroma: Huge, creamy notes of sweet milk chocolate, vanilla bean, roasted malts, lightly roasted coffee and a light herbal hoppiness manifests itself in the roasted malt profile very nicely. Wow, this really smells like a chocolate milkshake.

Taste: The stout opens with a whisper of light grassy hops before you're hit with notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts and some coffee. The beer finishes dry, but leaves you with welcome notes of creamy, yet bitter chocolate and roasted notes of malt, nuts and coffee left loitering on your palate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and slightly creamy with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: This is a very good, easy drinking, chocolate forward stout that I wish was made more readily available to me. The flavors are deep and rich, yet this stout is oddly refreshing. Really solid, although not knock your socks of flavor. Recommended for a fairly session-able, full flavored stout.

04-30-2013 01:24:07 | More by flayedandskinned
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Pours a dark, dark brown with a light brown head. Plenty of lacing once the head dissipates. Smell is not too strong, but you get whiff of roasted malts, chocolate and espresso. The taste consists of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Slight metallic taste probably from the can. Medium body with some carbonation. Sticky on the lips too. A decent local stout, but I think it could be a lot better.

11-28-2012 17:47:03 | More by ChrisL24481
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-31-2013 01:32:38 | More by Bunuelian
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-24-2014 22:08:09 | More by Denzo
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YogiBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-26-2013 03:55:42 | More by YogiBeer
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JKama

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-15-2014 06:31:39 | More by JKama
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-19-2014 02:21:42 | More by lzepplin01
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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DanWrath

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33%

12-18-2012 07:04:46 | More by DanWrath
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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smakawhat

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -8.2%

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Thanks Toasterchef!

A real great head color on this, mocha chocolate brown! Whipped up bubbles it looks like dessert! Settles at a nice slow pace leaving leopard like brown spots of lace. Body is quite dark almost black, but just giving some brown sense of dark walnut.

Nose is umm, sort of yeasty sticky and off putting at first. There's some good quality ripping grain and husk action to this, a bit dry, a little bit of milk chocolate sense too. Not too bad, but first whiff wasn't that great.

Palate lacks a little bit with an almost wet body. Light cigarette ash like quality for charring, a solid toasty aroma fills the bill. Feel comes off a little fleeting in the aftertaste. Warmth brings out some cola like flavors too, and there's a bit of a noticeable hop presence of pine but a little bit burried.

Overall not too bad, has some great qualities, drinkable and certainly doesn't feel big at 6.8, well hidden.

12-02-2012 22:37:31 | More by smakawhat
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Phantom Punch Winter Stout from Baxter Brewing Co.
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