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)

Brewed by:
Spring House Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Winter

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

Added by orangesol on 10-12-2013

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of kdb150
2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
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 Luweezy
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
2.79/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Drinking this right after their peanut butter stout. Paid the same 8 bucks for this gimmick of a beer!

A - The same as the other stout very thick and imperial looking deep blackness with a 1/2 inch of head that sticks around for a bit.
S - Spices of camomile and cinnamon with a nice vanilla tone which I am not certain is like an Egg Nog. Definitely not as aromatic as the peanut butter stout.
T - Bitter and spiced with herbal twang and roasty tongue burning. No real vanilla to "simulate" a nog experience or sweetness really it's kind of bland. Reminds me of sucking on dandelion leaves as a child since my rabbit used to love em bitter and grassy.
M - Rather smooth the flavors may be weird but the body is excellent for a stout.

Overall the bottle I had was TERRIBLE its been a while since I had been so disappointed in a brew! Enough to make me consider not getting anything from these guys again...

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Photo of BeerImmediately
2.86/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Interesting beer, but I guess I was expecting something more on the creamy/sweet side. This one was very artificial, with chemical like overtones in both the aroma and flavor. If you try hard enough, you'll get some egg nog spices, over top of an egg cream base.

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2.9/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of ajm5108
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours with a considerable head, though it does look whispy & thin. Dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly a bland roasted malt, though it is possible to pick-up accents from the "egg nog" (i.e., vanilla, heavy cream & nutmeg). Faint astringent alcohol as well, which throws it off a bit. It is a pretty smooth stout, rich & creamy, but really the only flavor you get is your standard, run-of-the-mill roasted malt and the nutmeg spice. No vanilla / cream is present. The spice / malt isn't particularly well-balanced (it's pretty much a big punch of nutmeg upfront followed by the generic malt profile) and it ends with an odd bitterness to opposes what it ostensibly sets out to accomplish. It isn't an awful beer, per say, but it isn't quite a good one, either.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of jdb288
3.01/5  rDev -21%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.2/5  rDev -16%
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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3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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