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Phantom Punch Winter Stout - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kaelingirl on 11-24-2012)
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5/5  rDev +33%

DanWrath, Dec 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

meehandennis, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Pours black with a thick deep tan head crowned by a light tan center. Head lingers and becomes quite fluffy. The chocolate aroma hits first followed by a roasty malt. Vanilla is very faint. The taste is dry roasty chocolate with a bit of an alcohol finish. A thin body that leaves you wanting to take another sip. Very nice

kaelingirl, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ScaryEd, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

jlogan7, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

josephmullett, Feb 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ggilman, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ScottHeidrich119, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Patlee3324, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of horshack7
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's as black and used motor oil with a thick head that is dark beige.

Aroma: Chocolate malts, dark roasted coffee beans, slight vanilla bean, floral hops, tons of roasty and earthy tones.

Taste: Rather full bodied and very roasty. Dark roasted coffee beans, chocoalte and cocoa, minor notes of milk sugar with quite a bite. Vanilla beans here and there and good roasted floral hops.

Notes: Very drinkable and something to be enjoyed on a cold night this one will warm you up very well. Cheers.

horshack7, Dec 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

wrightst, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

meghmmm, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

MrHurmateeowish, Dec 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

TheMaineBeerGuy, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of MaineBrewing
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at whole foods in Portland, ~$10 six pack of cans.

A - poured a pitch black with three finger thick brown cream head. Just looks like dessert. Head took a while to dissipate, but was always present in a fine layer. Good lacing, very inviting appearance.

S - Intense roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, hops fight there way through with slight pine and grassy aroma.

T - Big roasted malt flavor, no surprise from the smell... Coffee, vanilla and chocolate are all there, great Bittering hop profile round out the taste. This is a really flavorful stout.

M - thick and creamy body, carbonation is a little high for a stout but works.

Overall - This is just a ridiculously delicious stout, with great roasted and coffee character. it feels creamy up front but has a bite from the carbonation and hop bitterness. One of the best local-to-me stouts and has become a winter staple this season.

MaineBrewing, Dec 22, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Just picked up a 6 pack of the Phantom Punch Winter Stout.

Very pleasantly surprised!

It pours a very dark brown to almost black with a dark creamy head that disappears as it settles.

A very thick tasting beer, but easily drinkable!

Not too much carbonation and a little sweet and smooth.

Overall this is a great tasting stout for a cold winter's night!

ACD, Nov 28, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

canned on 12/11, about 10/11 weeks old. 6$ for a 6pack what a steal!

A: Big thick root beer like head. Thick/opaque black. Leaves nice lacing.

S: Roasted barley, coco nibs, some espresso notes, marshmallow, honey,

T: Coffee and chocolate notes up front. Lots of dark semi sweet coco ad vanilla notes. A little bit of floral/citrus hop kiss. a lot of roasted flavors in malt profile, definitely English style. Has a dry-ish finish too from bitter chocolate.

M: Has a nice silky body like an oatmeal stout. drinks smooth. Higher carbonation than many stouts.

O: This is awesome, kind of like a session RIS. Flavors of a big stout (oatmeal stout) without the super boozyness and heavyness. Right up there with Ipswich oatmeal stout as my favorite stout purchases. Highly recommended.

BigCheese, Feb 28, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with a huge, bubbly, medium-brown head that becomes lumpy and pillowy and settles into great lace and retention.

S: Heavily roasted malt with hints of dark, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, and carob powder. Some complex aromas such as spice and sweet molasses but also a hint of hops if you dig your nose deep enough.

T: Very true to the style. While the roasted malt and bitter chocolate dominate the front, unique flavors and a slight hop presence show up in the back. Almost a lactose or sweet quality in the finish. Unique malty flavors cling to your palate and hang around reminding you of the style.

M: Great body (esp. as it warms), huge and delicious roasted malt qualities, and the right carbonation. The finish can be cloying because there's so much going on.

O: A beer for malt lovers and fans of this particular style. I am one of those people and appreciate when a brewery can offer a beer like this and nail it on the head. In my opinion, Baxter has a very accurate representation of the style. Well done!

Gatch, Dec 15, 2012
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Phantom Punch Winter Stout from Baxter Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.