Brewed By: Baxter Brewing Company
Purchased: Burby and Bates
Baxter Brewing Co. is located in Lewiston, Maine where in 1965; Muhammad Ali fought Sonny Liston for the world heavyweight title. Phantom Punch is named after the controversial fight ending knockout punch.
Phantom Punch poured black with a short dark tan head that slowly sank into a thin film that lasted for the whole glass.
Phantom Punch is roasty, black coffee and chocolate are the first things I pick up. There is a strong bitterness that mellows through the sip and trails off into a subtle vanilla flavor. This beer has a medium to full body, slightly creamy mouthfeel and finishes dry.
Overall a really nice stout, strong flavors up front with a nice light vanilla ending and a dry finish. I usually buy my beers in singles, but I picked up two cans of Phantom Punch and after drinking the first one I knew I had to review the second and pick up a six pack next time I see it. I’d recommend this beer to any fan of stouts, it’s worth checking out.