The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout) - Spring House Brewing Company
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Reviews by cwguy5:
4.26/5 rDev +11.2%
black with deep reddish-brown highlights. cinnamon head that faded to a bubbly ring fairly quickly.
nose of nutmeg, cinnamon, bread, syrup, dark chocolate
taste - yum! not overly sweet, lots of nice bread and dark malt flavor along with the obvious spicing. spicing consists of nutmeg first then cinnamon with some vanilla in there also i think.
light, fine carbonation fitting of style. medium-bodied with slight texture left on tongue. mildly bitter finish that trails off smoothly.
this beer caught me off guard. i was expecting a sugary mess of exaggerated spices. quite the opposite - nice quality malt backbone and balanced, delicate flavors that remind me of Moravian Sugar cookies more than egg nog. i like this one so much i requested another bottle from my trading partner in that area.
01-05-2014 23:39:23 | More by cwguy5
More User Reviews:
3.68/5 rDev -3.9%
A - A tad more than a finger's worth of slightly late to develop audibly fizzy dark khaki / brown colored head... Minimal retention gives way to a lopsided veil of lacing and moderate collar... Mostly still with just a few stray moderate paced carbonation bubbles seen towards to the top of the glass... The collar is a dark brown that lets a limited bit of light leak in around the edges...
S - A unique and interesting head... An initial burst of nutmeg and cinnamon... If one closes their eyes, then nose isn't too far off from that of actual eggnog... Some light ginger notes as well... Some light pie crust...
T - The spices again dominate on the palate... Slightly beneath the initial spice burst is some roasted malts and dark chocolate notes... Ginger snap cookies... Creme Brulee caramelized shell... The spices intensify again on the finish...
M - Medium bodied... Lightly carbonation... Deep roasted character... Slightly creamy... Fairly uneventful...
D - I love some of the unique brews that Spring House turns out, but this one misses the mark a tiny bit... In total it's a little less then the sum of its parts... A very unique offering that is certainly worthy of trying for the curious, but not quite something I would call a must try or something that I would revisit...
12-25-2013 04:58:31 | More by philbe311
The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout) from Spring House Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.