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The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout) - Spring House Brewing Company

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The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout)The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout)

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.62%
Wants: 26
Gots: 26 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: orangesol on 10-12-2013

Rich, creamy stout with an extra dose of holiday cheer.
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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of Stevedore
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bomber, presumably from 2013; generously sent as an extra by FleetwoodMatt. Poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 2/6/2014.

App- Dark black body, typical of an imperial stout. Mocha head, about one finger's worth, good retention, not much lacing.

Smell- Nutmeg bomb. Chocolates and roasts are subtle beneath the nutmegs. Interesting but I'm not a big fan.

Flavour- Smell is better than the taste here. Lots of nutmeg, not quite as much of the base imperial stout. Not much actual eggnog here.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, medium bodied, but not particularly interesting. Solid carbonation. Aftertaste is nutmeg.

Overall- Decent beer, nothing special. I don't know where the eggnog is coming from, but I certainly don't get it as much. Lots and lots of nutmeg, though so if you like that, this could be up your alley.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JohnnyPoops
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JArmour15
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of DLSheidy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mpalestino
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of EliotTruelove
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of LehighAce06
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of jdb288
3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours black with creamy white head. Smell is ginger, spice, clove. Taste incorporates the classic egg nog spices...lots of nutmeg, some ginger, cinnamon. Creamy mouthfeel...lingering sweetness. Not my cup of tea at all but it might stand out for those that appreciate egg nog.

Photo of ubufan2112
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 57md
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Who can resist the lure of egg nog and stout combined together for a tasty holiday treat? Certainly not me!

The appearance of this offering was dark brown with a thin layer of head. The nose had the distinct and lingering smell of egg nog. The flavor profile is dominated by a fake and overly sweet egg nog flavor. The finish is astringent. This offering tastes too artificial to my palate.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cwguy5
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

highly recommended!

Photo of EFR94
3/5  rDev -21.7%

The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout) from Spring House Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.