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Phantom Punch Winter Stout - Baxter Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

YogiBeer, Jan 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

funkel81, Jan 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

thegerm87, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of Billolick
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

ScottHeidrich119, Jan 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

atoulouk, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

freduardo, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

CTBeerPope, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

radio2525, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Shumania
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Shumania, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of GPHarris
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick creamy, coffee-colored head into a nonic glass that left thick lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was dark brown, almost black.
s - big vanilla and coffee aromas with a hint of roasted chocolate.
t - coffee dominates with some roasted chocolate malts coming through as well. the finish was very bitter from the coffee.
m - medium and slick.
o - really solid stout that had some nice complexities. carbonation was great.

GPHarris, Jan 14, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint glass.

Deep chocolate color with a 3 finger head.

Light lemon aroma from head. Pleasant, and not too strong.

Mouth feel is not very carbonated and on the smoother side for a stout.

The taste is light- strong lemon presence with some cocoa. Not much chocolate.

Overall a lighter stout- but easy to drink and a welcome change from the stronger brews of this style.

brureview, Jan 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

jhb138, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DelicateDelirium, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

KalH, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Kelp, Jan 09, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, opaque, blackish color with a deep ruby highlight around the edges when held up to the light. Frothy, foamy, light brown head that starts a solid inch and a half on the pour, but settles nicely into a surface coating after a minute or two. Loose, clingy lacing along the glass as you drink. Aromas are sweet and rich, with a vanilla undertone and cocoa nib highlight on a roasted coffee main character. Flavors of rich and bitter roast initially, with a touch of campfire and char, followed by the darkly bittersweet cocoa nib. The vanilla characteristics only peak their head out here and there, in an attempt to lighten the heavy bitter and roast characteristics, only to be slightly overpowered. Rich, roasty, and bitter aftertaste, with the cocoa lingering on a bit through the slick, clean, and slightly dry finish. Very smooth and light in mouth. The ABV helpss make this a very drinkable beer, and the heavy flavors surprisingly do not build on your palate, leaving you a reprieve between each sip to recover and prepare for the next. Tasty stout!

GarthDanielson, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Screper, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

PatGreer, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

smutty33, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours very black. Not getting any light invasion (although my light source is rather weak). Head is thin and mocha. It leaves stains all about the glass. Pours with viscosity too.

S-A bit charred, a ton of chocolate syrup and even a honeyed character. Burnt toast and light smoke. Vanilla extract. Bitter Dutch chocolate squares.

T-Bitter chocolate and burnt coffee. An uncanny imitation of a dark chocolate bar. Bitterness all about. More vanilla extract. Coercive scorched flavors. Nibs and beans and nibs and beans! A hint of anise. Formidable.

M-Full and bitter. Alcohol is drowned out. Modest carbonation. Higher bitterness. Flavor lingers and lingers…maybe 'clings' is a better description. Flavor is very legit but don't confuse this with a sessionable beer; each can needs some one-on-one time.

O/D-Baxter is a very intriguing brewery. I absolutely love being able to grab a Stout in a can that doesn't cost $15 for a four pack . This is a feisty beer. Finely crafted. Its pretty awesome actually. WIth your purchase of $10 you are rewarded with a big, bad, brawny posse of six dark troublemakers. Hey Baxter, you just bought yourself a seat at the 'cool kids table' with this beer.

VelvetExtract, Dec 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

mbs11, Dec 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

tjeppaint, Dec 26, 2012
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
Phantom Punch Winter Stout from Baxter Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.