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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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 (602) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (280) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2016 Dark brown pour with a large frothy tan head. Aroma is malty but not overly pronounced. Solid stout backbone, malty, slightly roasty, mild bitterness in finish, not my favorite flavor profile. Soft, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5083) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12oz can from Xroads. Poured a decently thick pitch black with a thick foamy mocha head. Aroma of vanilla extract, ash, char, soy sauce, cola, burnt chocolate. Flavor isn’t quite as complex more like vanilla extract, muffin, ash, char and berry skins. Body is medium at best, average carbonation at best, lingering lightly charred aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polo_marco (118) - milton, Vermont, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Smells of straight strong black coffee. Nice deep rich black color. Taste is to die for strong cocoa nibs with a strong coffee profile with nice mmalty finish on the backbone. Carbonation is perfect for the style of beer. All in all I can say this could be one of my favorite stouts. Once again Baxter coming out with a nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (1198) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2015
12 ounce can. Opaque dark brown color. Large thick tan head. Rich malty aroma, redolent of cocoa and java. Lots of roasted malt flavor with notes of cocoa, black cherries and coffee. Resiny hops balance this nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1582) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Single can from Julio’s. Pours out jet black with a light brown head that fades to a thin lace. Super malty aromas and flavors. Dry roasty bitterness. Good balance. Heavy body. Dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1006) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
12 oz can. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, vanilla and coffee. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar, prunes and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. Very nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2007) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12oz. can: This one pours an inky dark brown color. there was a small tan head that didn’t leave any lacing. Decent but lighter nose. Some chocolate, roasted malts and maybe a hint of vanilla. The taste is good. Chocolate and roasted malts, faint vanilla. Neutral: no sweetness or bitterness noticeable. Tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1012) - 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 (6728) - 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 (1035) - 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.


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