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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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very good

197 Ratings
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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 25
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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Ratings: 197 | Reviews: 17
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Kirb for sharing this growler with me. Pours black in color with 3 fingers of brown creamy head. A full wall lace sticks to the glass. Overall, the brew looks solid.

The aroma is surprisingly different from what I expected. It opens with a big juniper character like pine, menthol and herbs. Some hops and roast/nutmeg/cinnamon evolve with coffee and baker's chocolate towards the back.

The taste is bitter roast with an additional hop bitterness tasting like pine. Some spice like juniper is also present with an earthy char and tobacco flavor with bitter baker's cocoa and coffee. This kinda tastes like a christmas wreath candle smells...

This is a medium to light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It fit's the bill for nearly every other stout base that Spring House makes, meaning it is pleasantly over-roasty, bitter and thin. I think the whole "egg nog" portion of this is lost. Instead of being egg nog inspired, its more like christmas wreath with heavy pine character. Worth a try to say you had it but I would most likely pass on having this again.

Photo of Martini9
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mercysbane
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of Dactrius
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Photo of Stevedore
3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Photo of jkball01
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of grimey68
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Dweedlebug
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of JohnnyPoops
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JArmour15
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of DLSheidy
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of mpalestino
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of EliotTruelove
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of LehighAce06
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of jdb288
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
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 -8.4%

Photo of JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of 57md
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Photo of BigMike
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GeoffreyM
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of yuenglingade
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout) from Spring House Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.