Phantom Punch Winter Stout - Baxter Brewing Co.

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85
very good

218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: kaelingirl on 11-24-2012)
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4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
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

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of horshack7
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of illpass78
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep black with a one-finger tan head that sticks around a bit. Not much lacing.

Aroma: Smells of vanilla, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate.

Taste: Follows the nose, with vanilla and cocoa leading the way. Tasty!

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied; not a sludge-fest, but really sturdy.

Overall: Killer stout from these Maine canners. Best as a dessert beer, I'd say, but not overly sweet or chocolatey - just a big, sturdy, tasty stout with nice accents of vanilla and cocoa. Might be my favorite Baxter beer.

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4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Photo of ACD
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
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!

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4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
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!

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Phantom Punch Winter Stout from Baxter Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.