The Martians Kidnap Santa! | Spring House Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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The Martians Kidnap Santa!The Martians Kidnap Santa!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
springhousebeer.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich, creamy stout with an extra dose of holiday cheer.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,074
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
256
pDev:
14.74%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
38
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 256 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of cyem25
1.36/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Excessively foamy when pouring. No body. Very faint spice taste bur certainly no egg nog. Maybe (hopefully) I got a bad batch because this was not a good beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don’t taste any egg nog. The only flavors I am tasting is chocolate malt and vanilla. I smell the egg nog though. Solid stout but didn’t live up to the name imo.

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Photo of bdiiorio
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buzzy
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bf7
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luke12345
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kdb150
2.38/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is, quite frankly, a mess. The body is almost non-existent, leading to very little stout flavor dominated by an astringent taste of cinnamon and nutmeg. This was a drainpour.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Spring House Brewing "The Martians Kidnap Santa! Egg Nog Stout"
$6 / pint on tap @ The Taproom (Spring House Brewing Co.), Lancaster, PA on 12 April 2017

Notes: Typical stout appearance: brown-black body beneath a finger-thick tan head. Limited head retention and lacing. Softly roasty with milk chocolate and subtle spice in the nose. Much fuller in the flavor with the nutmeg and cinnamon coming forward, and fortunately they're not overdone. Additional notes of dark chocolate, brown sugar, soft coffee, and a hint of vanilla. It's sweetish but not sweet, balanced by a modest bitterness ~ certainly more of a stout that has some spices added to it than a sweet dessert beer. As the roastiness in the finish fades some soft spice is left behind. Unfortunately the bitterness lingers as well, along with just a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation that leaves it soft and smooth but also limits the head retention, a fair trade-off I guess. An interesting beer with a great start, an average middle, and a bumpy finish. Still, I think its good points outweigh its bad points and I'd try it again. I'm hoping that they'll improve it as I think it could be a great winter beer.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I actually enjoyed this gimmicky offering from Springhouse, although to be honest most of their beers are somewhat gimmicky. Solid base stout with realistic egg nog flavors.

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Photo of aquabears
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reddish brown, very dark, mocha head. Smells like egg nog and roast, cinnamon, sweet vanilla. Roasty cinnamon and vanilla flavor too. Definitely get a festive egg nog-like aftertaste. Moderate carbonation (most up front but disappears quickly), thick and chewy, yum.

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Photo of TTripp725
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Or with Leah at sharp edge. neat twist on a stout. I do like eggnog, and this beer has a bit of spice (I think). Any way I can picture driving an eggnog while drinking this Stout.

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Photo of malfunxion
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoegueuze
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > "Can" Glass

A - Pitch black with a huge three finger foamy head, lots of big bubbles, khaki colored, medium thick lacing
S - Roasted malt, dark chocolate, and hints of cinnamon and vanilla, some of that sweet milky egg nog arouna hidden underneath
T - Let me say this, this is a fine stout, enjoyable at that, but there really is a lack of egg nog flavor here, you get the roasty malts, some hints of cinnamon and vanilla, but there's a huge lack of creamy milky quality that should be in here, and finishes quite metallic.
M - Kinda thin, chalky and lingering metallic flavor.
O - While I like the idea of this beer, it wasn't really executed well, though I must say, the aroma really leads you on.

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Photo of devilfluff
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Martians Kidnap Santa! from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 256 ratings