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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkgrenwel (601) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Silky black pour with a creamy dark tan head. Sweet aroma of raisin, caramel and cocoa. Flavor is the same. Emphasis on the sweet and fruity. Finish is strongly bitter, but somehow doesn’t really touch the sweetness. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Lack of balance is a bit startling, but flavors are intense. Doesn’t seem Baxter makes a bad beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (802) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is cola with notes of chocolate and roasted grain. Taste is bitter like dark chocolate. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, astringent finish. Nice brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6352) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA) au coût de 1,95$. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de chocolat et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de vanille en arrière goût. (Rating #6263)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (906) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Can. Clear dark reddish brown with a small, beige head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, light caramel, vanilla, and coffee. Flavor is the same. Medium bodied, smooth with a slightly dry and roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrMeadMan (43) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Nice heavy coffee-like aroma. Good solid dark brown color as it should be for a stout. Taste is a bit bit smoky and bitter which detracts from the sweet maltiness. Vanilla flavor is not prominent. Overall a tasty stout.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
capecod (18) - - FEB 21, 2015
Not a complex beer,but admirable in a consistent bitterness. Coffee to unsweetened cocoa. Nothing "phantom" about it, what you see and taste is what you get, and it’s good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2038) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Can from Meditrina. Black with tan head and lace. Roasted coffee and woody hop aroma with hints of vanilla booze. Roasted coffee dark chocolate vanilla plummy fruit with woody and roasted coffee bitterness and fairly dry finish. Body is fairly light. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7456) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Can at new years eve. Pours a hazed brown to black with a thin tan head. Roast and cocoa on the nose. Medium bodied, chocolate. Lingering cocoa and roast on the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (4596) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Can: Black, with a slightly purplish, dark tan head. Light, smoky chocolate scent. Slightly over-cooked coffee, bitter chocolate taste... Light ashy bitter. Not bad, but pretty weak and watery overall. Needs a bit more punch....and less phantom.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (8751) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Can. Creamy light vanilla and chocolate malt and hay aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt, light coffee, and ash flavor. Light body. Okay but very light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is subdued but has dark chocolate and roastiness...a bit of a coca cola like scent. Flavor has significant roastiness...burnt/bitter...dark bakers chocolate...just a bit of vanilla...fairly bitter but a bit cardboardy. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a dry and burnt/bitter finish.


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