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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

397 Ratings
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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | 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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pperez38

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-02-2013 09:49:07 | More by pperez38
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-30-2013 23:45:43 | More by AndrewMichael
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-28-2013 14:43:21 | More by DrIPA
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HardTarget

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%

Appearance: Black glass shows a thin ribbon of ruby at the edge with back lighting. Tiny carbonation streams feed a fast dying thin brown cover that holds a halo, but doesn't lace.

Smell: Earthy leafy hops on a thin ribbon of malt sweetness.

Taste: Big malt flavors take the stage pushing the almost tonic bitter hops to the downward side of the teeter-totter. A nice balance lets a lot of flavors come through. A plum jam fruitiness, a hint of tobacco in the dark roasted grain. A hint of soy sauce soured grain shows off the complex malt bill (had to check the website: Pale, Crystal, Rolled Oats, Carafa, Chocolate Malt, White Wheat).

Mouthfeel: There's a bit of chalky dryness in the finish that has to be the oyster shells. Makes an almost gritty end that begs for the next sip.

Overall: Big complex tasty beer, but not really in line with most stouts, or oyster stouts I've had. I could see pairing this with a lot of different foods, or just sipping after dinner. Tasty!

Thanks to Illudium for the can!

04-27-2013 23:36:01 | More by HardTarget
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ToddT

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%

L- Dark brown almost black topped with a tan head that fades quickly to a ring but leaves a few spotts of lace on the glass.

S- Roasted malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and chocolate.

T- Chocolate and coffee malts right away, well balanced and not in competition with each other, a bit of caramel sweetness provides a nice counterpoint. I'm not getting any oyster flavor, maybe that is a good thing. Finish is dry with a lingering final note of coffee.

M- More than medium in body and medium in carbonation, creamy and silky in the mouth.

O- Interesting beer, it has some nice stuff going on in it, and if you run across it you should check it out. The 7.9% ABV was a bit of a surprise I was thinking it was a bit lower than that.

04-24-2013 19:10:53 | More by ToddT
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-23-2013 02:37:08 | More by Phillyz
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mcewesr

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

04-22-2013 20:58:42 | More by mcewesr
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

Served from the can into a globed glass

A- Poured a dark drown with a fluffy mocha colored head that dissipated quickly and left no lace.

S- Huge sweet chocolate notes and roasted barley, very bready and wheat like qualities, caramel

T- Whoa, big salty flavor up front and through the whole sip and lingers. I get that sweet chocolate note and rosted barley from the aroma. Some bready and caramel notes. A little bit of sourness and twang similar to Guinness.

M- Medium body, smooth, quite creamy and finishes dry.

O- A very aromatic and unique stout. The salty oyster quality in the flavor was a bit much, although it did subside a little more as it warmed up some more.

04-11-2013 03:08:07 | More by Hoptometrist
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.21/5  rDev -17.5%

12oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Dark, muddy brown. Hazy. One finger of tan head settles rather quickly. A broken pattern of spotty lacing remains on the glass.

S: Lots of caramel and toffee on the nose. French roast and milk chocolate in the background. Subtle cola and molasses. Hints of fig, berry, and bruised apple. Good whiff of salty brine. Slight tobacco and earthy, leafy hops.

T: Cocoa and milk chocolate. Burnt bread crust. Cola and molasses. Powerful hit of salty brine. Tobacco and leafy hops mingle with all of this and create a sense of burnt vegetation on the palate. Smokey.Tight burst of raspberry. Slight spike of alcohol. Bruised apple. Finishes with milk chocolate and a lasting salty brine.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and full. Restrained scrubbing carbonation. Warmth from the alcohol. Very smooth. A nice mouthfeel.

O: The brine gets to be overwhelming at times. The better oyster stouts I've had would combat this with a good dose of burnt malts and the accompanying acidity. There just isn't enough of that present here to keep it in check.

04-11-2013 01:35:00 | More by ryan1788a5
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khirasaki

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-10-2013 01:34:16 | More by khirasaki
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

12 oz can from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.29 Pours pitch black with a small wispy tan head. Toasty,caramel,dark coffee slightly salty aromas..nice Strong toasty,thick molasses,caramel,liquorice,thick .. Great mouthfeel to this one thick and luscious. Good stout...one to remember for the camping season.

04-07-2013 17:28:57 | More by Reidrover
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beepill

California

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%

I frequent 21st Amendment fairly regularly, but I bought a 4-pack of this oyster stout at the Whole Foods in San Mateo. I poured a can into a pint glass.

A - A dark brown, nearly black, when in regular indoor lighting. A dark reddish-brown when light shining from other side of glass. Head is beige-tan and thin, dissipating after a few minutes.

S - Smoked oak and french roast coffee, with hints of the ocean (in a very good way).

T - Initially like smooth coffee and hints of oak barrels and smoked seafood. It sounds weird, but you can really taste the sea, again in a good way.

M - Seems heavy and thick when it first hits your mouth, but finishes light and smooth.

O - I gave it a 4. I was impressed with the smell and taste, as it is reminiscent of the ocean. Unique in a beer, as far as I know. The head dissipated quickly, and the carbonation went away quickly, which is okay for stouts because it kind of reminded me of the hand-pumped taps in England. It really brings out the subtle flavors of the beer. That said, this would be a good drink to have on a cold, gloomy day paired with a seafood meal.

04-07-2013 02:38:03 | More by beepill
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%

12 fl oz. can, with bottom of the can reading 'canned on 11/19/2012'. Highly anticipated trying this beer, and thanks to the suggestion of some random dude, I ordered two cans via LetsPour.com, and I have been holding onto them for little over a week, and I can't bare to wait any longer. Beautiful looking can art, probably one of the coolest looking cans I've ever seen. Shout out to the random guy who told me about LetsPour.com!

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields two fingers of fluffy doughy tan colored head, on top of an almost opaque black colored body. Small ruby dot showing through some light. Thin, wispy, scattered khaki lacing on the glass.

S - Roasted coffee beans. Inviting, dark roasted malt smell. Dark chocolate. Subdued fishy oyster brine, but it is definitely in there.

T - Wow, very interesting. Smooth, light texture, but still somewhat thick and full-bodied.. Roasted coffee bean & light hop bitterness. Malts, oats and creamy milk chocolate, and thankfully no outrageous salty seafood presence in the taste. Coffee beans become even more prominent as the beer warms. Fairly impressive.

M - Slick, smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Some bitter coffee bean lingerance.

Overall, very glad to have had the chance to try this beer, and glad that I have another can to sit on for a while. Tastes more along the lines of a standard oatmeal / coffee stout than anything else, much like the only other oyster stout I've tried, Flying Dog Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout. Cozy, warming 7.90% abv is also a plus. I would definitely get more of this if it was easier to come by!

21st Amendment Marooned On Hog Island ---4/5.

04-06-2013 02:51:53 | More by mfnmbvp
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%

A - A dark brown, 1 finger of head which dissipates, leaving no lace on the glass

S - Sweet. Sugar. Boozy

T - Boozy stout, very sweet

M - Medium bodied and well carbonated, oily and slick aftertaste

O - Its a decent stout. A little too sweet for my liking, but not bad.

04-06-2013 00:30:42 | More by BeerDawgs
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Doc_Hops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-03-2013 02:47:57 | More by Doc_Hops
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-02-2013 22:54:57 | More by Rhettroactive
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +1%

12oz can. split the 4-pack, couldn't bear to buy the "oyster beer" by myself

Dark color, almost black. Small head that doesn't last. The smell is typical - dark malty roasty smell, with some fishy brine off in the background. Taste is rich, roasted, burnt tasting. Some dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, only a hint of oyster - but it's there.

Better (less oystery) than I expected.

04-01-2013 02:16:14 | More by jimmah120
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Pookie

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2013 17:37:04 | More by Pookie
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-31-2013 17:27:11 | More by acurtis
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-30-2013 06:12:09 | More by brotherloco
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Willytee3

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-30-2013 03:53:46 | More by Willytee3
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-29-2013 23:28:01 | More by djrn2
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-27-2013 16:37:39 | More by AngusOg
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-27-2013 02:27:52 | More by Mullinger1980
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
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