The Martians Kidnap Santa! Egg Nog Stout comes from the obviously warped minds at Spring House Brewing Company in Conestoga, PA. An American Imperial/Double Stout, it pours dark brown in the glass with a one-finger chocolate milk head. The first whiff is definitely eggnog followed by nutmeg. On the palette, eggnog resolves into chocolate layered with nutmeg and spice. Hop bitterness arrives on the finish to dry things out. It just gets richer with subsequent sips, flavor building upon flavor. For me it’s a new and different approach, excellent for the holiday season, and definitely a cold weather beer . . . unless it’s as warm as it is here this Christmas, in which case it’s a cool weather beer!
May the coming year be filled with the new and interesting, and with return visits of old favorites, whether human or libation! We move into the new year true to the memory of the Beaker Peoples and ever dedicated to the elimination of beer surpluses wherever found.