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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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87
very good

391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
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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roywilliams

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-18-2013 18:15:32 | More by roywilliams
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lsummers

California

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich coffee black and reveals a dark amber at the edges when held to the light. Not much head retention or lacing.

Smells of dark dried fruits with some cocoa and a touch of roasted caramel sweetness.

Taste is fantastic and smooth. burnt and roasty rye notes with a touch of hop bitterness. Overall very smooth and balanced with some milk chocolate notes covering it's abv.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Not overly viscus though.

Overall a fantastic example of an oyster stout. Dry yet creamy, roasted yet sweet. Well balanced with the exception it could look still stand to look as delicious as it is.

Serving type: can

03-17-2013 19:46:48 | More by lsummers
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smells of rich chocolate mousse or pot de creme with a hint of booze that opens up into a raisiny port-like impression as it warms. The flavor doesn't veer far from the aroma as it begins with the same rich chocolatey quality. It starts sweet, but the mid-palate is smooth and creamy with a drying and very slightly roasted finish. Delicious and dangerously drinkable for its weighty 7.9% ABV. Might be my favorite oyster stout.

Serving type: can

03-16-2013 02:36:54 | More by BeerZack
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-15-2013 00:44:58 | More by GaryMarkle84
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-14-2013 19:55:39 | More by wmobley
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kojevergas

Texas

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dig the label art. It's quite intricate and well done. Canned 11/19/12. 7.90% ABV confirmed. Self identifies as an Oyster Stout; I'll review it as such. Reviewed live. 12 fl oz aluminum can served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are high; I'm in the mood for a good oyster stout. Can't remember the last 21st Amendment beer I had.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a two finger khaki-tan colour head of nice cream, pretty good thickness, and good (~5+ minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a solid nontransparent opaque black; maybe a ruby hue in there - it's not jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Looks pretty typical of the style; it's well executed. Light lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes.

Sm: Cream, dark malts, vague generic floral hops, milky caramel, buried muted roast, and maybe light chocolate malt. A light, muted aroma. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A bit bland for a stout aroma. I do get a bit of salty sea creature meat when I really look for it - which I guess is the oysters - but I wouldn't know it was an oyster stout if you handed it to me blind. A mild strength, underwhelming aroma.

T: Nice cream and well executed milk chocolate. Some marshmallow. Good dark malt foundation. Oats. Buried caramel. Maybe hazelnut. I search for oysters but I don't find them; it tastes like a straight-up oatmeal stout to me. Light roast. A bit of vanilla. All around a very well balanced stout, but I'm not finding the oyster notes. In any case, I'm really liking it and it's delightfully well executed, with impressive complexity and subtlety. A very solid brew.

Mf: I love the creamy smooth texture; it really helps bring out the milk chocolate. Dryness/wetness balance is ideal. Carbonation is good. Soft. A bit chewy. Great presence on the palate. Plenty of body. Well-executed. Complements the flavour profile well.

Dr: Extremely drinkable for the ABV - which is itself impressively well hidden. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of this one; I'd definitely get it again and it's one of the better canned stouts I've ever had. A treat from 21st Amendment. I'd recommend this to friends. Lovely stuff. I'll have to revisit this one; I think its merits are unsung.

High B

Serving type: can

03-14-2013 04:07:15 | More by kojevergas
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Sam21

Connecticut

3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

12oz can. Canned 11/19/12. Poured into snifter.

A- Pours dark brown with an opaque black appearance in the glass. Certainly not black, but no light gets through once in the glass. Thick creamy tan head with excellent retention. Leaves a sheet of lacing on the glass and is slow to recede.

S- The first thing to hit my nose is roasted malts. There is a charred quality to it that sits atop a nice chocolatey sweetness. Good balance there. As it warms up over a few minutes, there is a bit of a savory meaty aroma. Perhaps it is a touch briny. It's hard to place, but it must be the oysters. As it warms up, there is a definite saltiness behind the chocolate and charred malt aromas. It's not overly pungent and adds to the complexity of the nose in a good way.

T- The taste starts off sweet. Chocolate, a touch light sweet fruits, and no real roast flavors. It feels like there is a bit of a gap in the middle of this beers flavor development. It starts off sweet and never builds or goes anywhere from there. The charred roast flavors are not present in the way I expected. Instead, the sweetness remains the constant and there are some mild bitterness notes. I could only describe it as silky, simple, sweet, and straightforward. It's really not taking off for me. I was not expecting it to, but it tastes a bit one dimensional to me. It finishes a bit watery, meaning, lacking in any real finish. It just fades off. As I let it sit in the glass, the flavors do seem to open up a touch more. This is at room temperature.

MF- This is a highlight of this beer. Really creamy, smooth, and wonderful. The carbonation is in balance to the overall viscosity.

O- It's a very easy beer to drink. It certainly isn't unpleasant, but it does not have anything that makes it stand out for me.

Serving type: can

03-13-2013 00:49:36 | More by Sam21
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flagmantho

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: nearly black with subtle ruby highlights. Head is a steady finger of pillowy tan foam. I like it.

Smell: aroma is quite sweet with a caramel and toffee character. There's also a hint of vegetation in there; probably the hops colliding with the acidic dark malts. Overall not too bad.

Taste: sweet and chocolatey with a little dose of that vegetal hop character. Well-balanced and quite taste, although I'm not getting any of the oyster character hinted at by the can. Still, it's a satisfying dessert-type stout.

Mouthfeel: rich, creamy and delightful. Plenty of body with a good, well-integrated carbonation; wonderful.

Overall: a very tasty and drinkable stout. I would definitely have more of this.

Serving type: can

03-12-2013 20:57:07 | More by flagmantho
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into a snifter.

Pours nearly pich black with a one finger dark tan head that is really too quick to fade. Barely a few streams of lacing and no cap at all left on top of the beer.

Aroma of sweet cocoa, coffee, and dark roasted malt. A little bit of briny-ness is present too but it is very faint.

Rich coffee and cocoa on the tasted along with heavily roasted malt. Alcohol is pretty up front as well but it is not offensive. Dark fruit comes in midway along with a little brine but you really have to dig for it. Vanilla comes in towards the finish along with a quite high slightly biting bitterness. The finish is fairly sticky with a breath of alcohol.

Overall, a nice oyster stout that is stronger than some of the others I have had. The oyster shells lend a bit of a unique character and a extra element to a really good stout.

Serving type: can

03-12-2013 01:05:06 | More by rangerred
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tmm313

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-11-2013 22:35:05 | More by tmm313
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ThomasAWilson2

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-11-2013 02:51:43 | More by ThomasAWilson2
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boonejag75

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-11-2013 02:49:32 | More by boonejag75
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BKArmstrong

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-10-2013 03:23:14 | More by BKArmstrong
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metter98

New York

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color—traces of amber are visible near the bottom of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacy rings down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of chocolate malts are present in the nose, which also has some hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has stronger flavors of chocolate malts with hints of coffee beans and roasted malts and finally some brine in the aftertaste. Neither sweetness nor bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels light-bodied and airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer a lot less briney flavors compared to other oyster stouts but is a nice stout in itself, especially if you are looking for something light and has lots of flavors of chocolate malts.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 15:35:29 | More by metter98
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JeffH

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-09-2013 02:53:46 | More by JeffH
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hornsup

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-08-2013 07:04:54 | More by hornsup
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

ST: 12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Dark, near black with a red tints and a half-a-fingernail slightly brown head.

S: Cream, mineral, smoke, burnt malt, creamy coffee.

T: Starts with sweet chocolate nibs, then dark bitter chocolate with a hint of smoke and coffee, followed by sweet grilled oyster, and it finishes with a slight bitterness and the taste of gritty oyster shell.

M: Medium, smooth, creamy, dry on the finish.

O: A very tasty beer with a slight hard edge of mineral bordering on metal. Balanced well, the sweetness does not overtake the beer. This is a great stout.

Serving type: can

03-07-2013 21:49:29 | More by ianjsullivan
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2013 20:15:21 | More by orangesol
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hannaho

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2013 19:56:49 | More by hannaho
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2013 01:28:13 | More by pknyc
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MichaelDobbins

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-05-2013 14:41:54 | More by MichaelDobbins
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watsonmd

Georgia

3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown/black, tan head, nice thick lacing

S: Chocolaty, otherwise not a lot else jumping out.

T: Chocolate, dry, coffee, malty.

M: lively carbonation, creamy but thin. Nice full feel. But does not linger like some stouts.

O: Nice with a meal, but not as strong a stand alone beer as some of the other stouts this season. Glad I tried it, but not going to be a staple.

Serving type: can

03-04-2013 05:25:06 | More by watsonmd
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.6%

03-03-2013 17:19:57 | More by tmars13
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-02-2013 06:32:48 | More by sacrelicio
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can into Snifter
Pours a white head, very dark body. Chocolate dominates the nose. The mouthfeel is very thin, drinks more like a low 5% rather than a stout just shy of 8%. I can't detect the oyster, but a bitter chocolate taste is definitely there. Very drinkable, especially considering the alc/vol. 21st Ammendment is a solid brewery and this reinforces my belief.

Serving type: can

03-02-2013 05:26:20 | More by dailyminefield
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.