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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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3.81/5
Very Good
250 Ratings
The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout)The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout)
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.

Added by orangesol on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,164
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
250
pDev:
14.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
39
Trade:
3
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Photo of luke12345
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +7.3%
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 -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
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 +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of shoegueuze
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Omnium
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A little too carbonated, but, otherwise, a very tasty beer. Happy I got to try it, especially at $7 a bottle. Poured black with a tannish caramel head of about 1 cm. Didn't taste exactly of egg nog, but did taste creamy, milky, and sweet with a touch of spice.

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Photo of Ultimate
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of ZEB89
3.32/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of csliv
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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The Martians Kidnap Santa! (Egg Nog Stout) from Spring House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 250 ratings
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