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

220 Ratings
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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 10
Gots: 16 | 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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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Celtics76
3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duhast500
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Dogfish Head pint glass.

The color is a dark black with a finger of brownish head with slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell is dark malts at first with a black licorice aroma. There is a tease of raisins and a slight bit if chocolate aroma as well.

The taste is dark chocolate and almost a bit brownie flavored. There is a good malt presence that gives more burnt toast flavor. There is a bit of tootsie roll flavor and that holds in the aftertaste and is the best part of the flavor profile.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and is smooth at times as it has a nice drinkable feel. There is lots here with a nice balanced feel that just adds to the flavor that really wows.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmySmokes
4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bigfish1181
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of freshcarl
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.16/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Single 12oz can purchased for $1.75 at Craft Beer Cellar on Islington St, Portsmouth NH. Poured cold into a tulip. Code is smudged and difficult to read. "SANTA BABY"? Then something completely incomprehensible. Then "10.28.14" (Oct 28, 2014).

Dark brown brew, 1/2" of frothy tan head settles very quickly. Thin nose of dry black malt. Somewhat saline feeling in the smell. Taste adds just a tiny bit of sweetness and a fair dose of generic herbal bittering hop. Feel is thin and kinda fizzy.

Not a bad beer, true to the style, I guess. Less enjoyable than Baxter's other offerings though, IMHO.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +26%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of CTSurfrider
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Phantom Punch Winter Stout from Baxter Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.