Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery
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4.15/5 rDev +6.7%
Pours a black but plenty of ruby notes around the edges. Nice two finger light chocolate head that laces fairly well.
Aroma is chocolate notes, smoked woody hints with dark fruits and hints of sea air.
Taste is nice smokey chocolate malts, almost like liquid smoke added almost tastes like it was aged on wood. Nice dry flavors maybe the smoke peat notes is making it woody. finish is dry with good fruity notes and briny oyster hints.
Mouthfeel is only about medium but smooth until the finish and the carbonation picks up to be peppy.
Overall I am enjoying this stout maybe just in the mood for one but its very flavorable with out being overly heavy. I nice July treat.
07-20-2013 01:37:10 | More by mntlover
4.49/5 rDev +15.4%
A: Pours a dark black with at least a finger of tan head. Retention is good. Chunky lacing present on the glass.
S: Chocolate and malt aroma.
T: More chocolate present from front to back. Slight salty flavor that enhances the chocolate sweetness - the only thing present on the oysters. Sweet finish.
M: Creamy, good carbonation pop on the tongue but on the heavier side.
O: Great brew and really enjoyed.
07-14-2013 01:39:37 | More by Oakenator
3.91/5 rDev +0.5%
A: pours black with a finger of khaki head that fades into a thin ring with a little lacing.
S: roasted malts with mild chocolate and sweet cocoa. There are also some nutty and slight coffee aromas.
T: roasted malts here as well with cocoa and semi-sweet chcolate. There are some smokey and char fla ors toward the finish that is lightly bitter.
M: medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer is carbonated enough to avoid being watery.
O: an enjoyable beer overall. They oysters don't really come through, but it's a solid stout nonetheless.
06-28-2013 01:02:49 | More by n2185
4.11/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
06-23-2013 17:45:13 | More by jondeelee
3.95/5 rDev +1.5%
Can > Pint Glass
A - Pours a nice dark brown, half a finger of tan head, minor lacing.
S - Roasted chocolate and nutty malts, a tinge of smokiness, and a little of that oyster scent.
T - Rich creamy malt, some nice roasted nutty flavors, a very hidden earthy hop presence, and does finish with some salty ocean-like tastes to it.
M - Very chewy, yet silky, feels rich.
O - To date its the only thing I've enjoyed from 21st. Its a decent stout, and the oyster isnt overpowering. Worth having again.
06-22-2013 03:46:23 | More by Omnium
3.81/5 rDev -2.1%
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
06-12-2013 22:40:08 | More by ONUMello
4.06/5 rDev +4.4%
The day is filled with liquid sunshine and I am subsequently marooned with The CANQuest (TM), which eases some of the pain. CAN you dig it? It's a groovy scene, baby.
From the CAN: "Exhausted by the tedious work and rancid beer, deck swabs O'Sullivan and Freccia abandoned Sir Francis Drake's galleon. Days later, they washed up on a tiny island in Tomales Bay, where they encountered local oyster farmers John and Terry. Soon, these beer mutineers and oyster mercenaries were feasting on roast pig, fresh oysters and goblets of the Captain's finest ale. They could think of worse fates than being ... Marooned on Hog Island"; "Stout brewed with Hog Island sweetwater oyster shells".
The Crack revealed an "Ahoy, me lovely!" moment as it was brimful and a wee bit jumped out to greet me. An inverted Glug was then in order which resulted in a finger of dense deep-tan head with decent retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown, as dark as the night the boys went over the side and about as penetrable as a night at sea. As the head fell, it produced some nice lacing on its way. Nose had a chocolaty sweetness married to a slightly sour salty brininess. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but approaching it. The taste was of roasted malt, not entirely burnt charcoal, but nearby and with a slightly salty cut to the malt. Interesting. Finish was semi-dry, still very roasty, but with a lingering aftertaste of dark chocolate. Very nice, even for a self-avowed hophead.
06-07-2013 16:23:15 | More by woodychandler
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
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