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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 20
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 12-05-2012)
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Very dark brown with a billowy two-finger head that slowly settles
S: Roasted malts, cocoa, soy sauce and a unique salinity/mineral note
T: Roasted malt, a bit of soy/saline, hints of coffee/cocoa, a bit light
M: Lighter-bodied than I expected but smooth
O: This won't be a regular part of my mix but is good and well worth a try

Serving type: can

06-12-2013 22:40:08 | More by ONUMello
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.9%

06-07-2013 02:32:06 | More by sparx1100
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-24-2013 01:59:03 | More by NYR_Rob
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

02-08-2013 02:34:27 | More by GennyCreamAle
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marct

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2013 05:20:44 | More by marct
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown, nearly opaque. Fairly thick tan head on the pour that recedes to wisps.
Smell: rich chocolate and a musky hint that must be the oyster shells. Makes for a quite rich and nice nose.
Taste: just as the nose advertises.
Overall: my first oyster stout so not sure how it stacks up. Quite enjoyed this. A rich and creamy stout with a little edge.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 00:24:39 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-24-2013 20:54:47 | More by TheHoppiest
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-21-2013 13:23:40 | More by FrankHammer
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Mosstrooper

California

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Opaque black- no light coming through when held up to light. Large browned head has a lot of staying power and leaves behind a thick ring of lace when it does dissipate.

Smell: Roasted chocolate and dark fruit aromas backed up by just a touch of herbal hop aromas.

Taste: Begins with a light grassy touch, rounding out to chocolatey and burnt malt flavors. Finish has a bit more herbalness and is even more chocolatey. There is a slight metallic flavor toward the end which dtracts, but luckily is very fleeting.

Mouthfeel: Thicker body with just enough carbonation. Finish is thick and a bit oily.

Overall: This is a very good stout, but it's missing something to make it outstanding. Worth a try, and worth drinking again, but nothing to go out to find.

Serving type: can

01-12-2014 02:23:37 | More by Mosstrooper
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from the can into a standard pint glass. canned on date 11/19/12. interesting. a previous reviewer had one from 12/12, are them some old ones making the rounds recently or is thise by design?

Looking pretty good, jet black with a less than 1/2inch oatmeal head.

Getting malts on the nose, but not heavily roasted. age related perhaps? Did get some faint hits of licorice and caramel.

Tasty brew. I avoid shellfish, so have no idea what oysters taste like. This is quite a hearty beer. malts, dried fruit, sweetness.

mouth is a tad below medium. flavor certainly hangs around for a while.

Overall, an enjoyable beer. How would it taste fresher? If I come across one again, I'll give it a try.

Serving type: can

05-04-2014 14:50:16 | More by MikeWard
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-20-2013 18:32:14 | More by csmartin6
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Marooned on Hog Island opens to a sweet and slightly salty aroma mixed with more standard stout notes. The stout brings ash, black malt, coffee, tobacco, and chocolate malt, but these are mixed with a briny sweetness, the former from the oyster shells, and the latter adding strong fig, black cherry, blood orange, and even bits of tart raspberry fruit esters. There’s also bits of lemon and lime from the hops, and an underbelly of toast crust and thick brown breads. Added together, these aromas blend wonderfully, and while the stout isn’t as thick and mealy on the nose as could be expected, the unexpected sweet and briny overtones are enticing.

On the tongue, the beer contains stronger stout notes, with ash, tobacco, fresh-ground coffee, chocolate malt, and whole wheat toast crust mixing with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, and touches of molasses to form a lovely stout base. Add to this a hint of brine from the oysters, and a selection of fig, prune, raisin, and date dark fruit esters, and the result is very nice. The aftertaste is a more ash-laden continuation of the main mouthful, with threads of sea salt lacing the ash, lingering on the tongue for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is an excellent beer, the oyster notes blending well with the stout to emphasize it, rather than overwhelm it, and the stout itself being of obviously high quality, even without the oyster notes. It can tend to be a bit too sweet, and the ashy notes feel as if they needed a slight boost, but this is still very much worth trying.

Serving type: can

06-23-2013 17:45:13 | More by jondeelee
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2013 01:38:46 | More by sixerofelixir
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-13-2013 11:38:44 | More by Burkbom23
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sukwonee

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-13-2013 05:00:42 | More by sukwonee
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510a

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-17-2014 05:25:54 | More by 510a
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-31-2013 00:58:13 | More by woodchip
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cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-03-2013 05:58:15 | More by cyrushire
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2013 00:56:26 | More by mattparsons
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Beer21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-07-2013 00:34:53 | More by Beer21
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-28-2013 02:27:55 | More by ridgeline23
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-07-2013 23:02:53 | More by wyatt13
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kushlash23

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-22-2013 15:37:18 | More by kushlash23
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz can (canned on my 30th birthday 11/19/12) into a nonic pint glass, dark brown almost black with a large tan head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: dark chocolate, black malt, coffee, char, seawater, saltiness

T: espresso and dark chocolate up front, sweet character fades to a bitterness quickly with a slightly salty quality, finish is bitter American style stout with a noticeable hop presence, other than a slight saltiness fishiness noted

M: nice body for a stout, full, slightly creamy, higher carbonation than needed, no alcohol noted

O: a good stout full of flavor, oysters may be a bit of a gimmick as I can't really tell any difference between this and other non-oyster stouts, but hell the oysters make it non-vegan so that's a win in my book

Serving type: can

06-04-2013 00:52:18 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-18-2014 23:30:50 | More by Jeffrey2310
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
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