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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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In our hometown in 1965, Muhammad Ali won the world heavyweight title with a knockout blow some consider a "Phantom Punch". As our tribute to that fight, this big flippin’ stout packs a wallop of its own, with a ghostly hint of cocoa nib s and vanilla beans.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TATE (304) - Lubec, Maine, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Can. Pours black with a thick tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, molasses aroma. Easy drinking stout with big chocolate malt backbone. A little chalky but finishing pretty clean. Now my favorite from Baxter.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2193) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. can marked 10-28-14 on the bottom of the can. I love the deep dark brown to nearly black pour and abundant frothy tan head. The aroma has a a lovely dose of vanilla bean and cocoa as promised. Definitely malt forward. The body is rather thin to medium. The taste is also vanilla based and malt forward with a slight bitterness to follow. This is all over the map but all in all I enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3874) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2014
can thanks to Ben, this was actually pretty tasty. Lots of coffee and roast, vanilla. Awesome stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1399) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Really nice. Pours black with an initial frothy tan head and lots of clumpy lacing. Nose is huge vanilla. Flavours are vanilla, some plum, some coffee. Taste is medium/heavy sweet medium bitter. Kinda light body for the size of the beer, somewhat creamy with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
can. pours very dark brown with a nice light beige head offering some retention and lacing. burnt roastiness and chocolate, fresh roasted oats, woodsy vanilla, bitter coffee, very ashy, boozy, piney, peppery, some bitter cocoa beans, slightly perfumey, metal traces. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, relatively dry bitter coffee-peppery-ashy finish. o-k.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2044) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Can shared by Keith. Pours pitch black with brown head. Not much on the nose. Muted cocoa in the nose. Not much going on here with the cocoa it vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vodka4blood (92) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pretty awesome stout-in-a-can (cans R sexy = bonus points), can taste the cocoa & vanilla, which combine well together here. Seems like this beer is kind of hard to find @ the moment, at least here in northwestern VT... hopefully not for long.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
williamstome (946) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Very dark brown pour foamy brown head.Roasty. Burnt coffee flavor. Sort of thin.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8685) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
[ Can ][ t0rin0 ][ 12oz ][ Tasting ][ Lost Abbey Globe ][ 3/15/14 ]
>> Inky pour, medium tan foam. Nose is fresh air, powerful cinnamon, soy, dark chocolate. Taste is tangy, metallic, biting. Palate is super papery and sharp. Ick.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (101) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Black opaque color small off white head. Aroma smoke, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is mild burnt malt and coffee, finish is chocolate. Medium dry finish light carbonation, alcohol warmth but not harsh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1017) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 21, 2014
A very tasty stout with complex notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Pours black with a thin head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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