Phantom Punch Winter Stout - Baxter Brewing Co.
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3.1/5 rDev -17.6%
Pours half jet black body, half thick coffee colors head with good lacing. Looks really good.
Nose has a lot of odd piney winter spice character, some vanilla and milk chocolate, not a lot of roast...fairly mild aroma overall and a little odd.
Flavor opens with vanilla, then more of the odd green spice character but less than in the nose, then chocolate, then some nice roast I didn't get from smelling it. Definitely tastes better than it smells. Enjoyable overall, would be way better without those odd flavors.
Mouthfeel is strong, very thick and creamy, rich and well carbed.
Strange beer--looks and feels great, smells kindof off, tastes good but a little off. Enjoyable overall.
04-09-2013 03:35:44 | More by AlexFields
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
3.23/5 rDev -14.1%
Poured into a pint glass. This one pours a dark cola brown with two fingers of light tan head.
Hints of milk chocolate and charcoal on the aroma. Seems a bit boring but not bad. Dark roasted malts in the pallet with a bit of a sweet finish. Hints of coffee and some cocoa.
The most is medium with sharp carbonation. Overall not bad, nothing special though.
03-19-2013 18:51:42 | More by Bendurgin
3.24/5 rDev -13.8%
Thanks to IPAkindaguy for this can in a recent trade!
Poured into a snifter. Pours a deep midnight-black, with a lustrous beige head on top. Good retention and lacing. As with most Export stouts in my experience, the aroma comes across fruity and sweet. Vinous wine-like aromas, chocolate, vanilla, fresh bread.
Decent girth to this dark beer, but a touch too slick on the finish. Carbonation level is alright, but it drinks a little thinner than I'd like for the style. Sweet chocolate and vanilla right off, with a wash of sweet maraschino cherries, alcohol. I don't know, something about this just doesn't keep me sipping.
I almost always gravitate well to anything dark when it comes to beer - especially anything Stout-related. But I keep trying these Export Stouts, and I just can't get behind them. Not sure what it is - the sweetness, fruit-quality - I don't know, but this is just not a style I will reach for often. I'll stick with the more roasted-forward stouts.
05-01-2013 21:22:39 | More by Onenote81
Phantom Punch Winter Stout from Baxter Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.