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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 121
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

orangesol, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

hannaho, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

pknyc, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

MichaelDobbins, Mar 05, 2013
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3.41/5  rDev -12.3%

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.

watsonmd, Mar 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

tmars13, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

sacrelicio, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of dailyminefield
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

dailyminefield, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

kdown, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

WDJersey, Mar 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

VirginiaJeff1, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

dvmin98, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ressling, Feb 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ridgeline23, Feb 28, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +1%

12 oz can.

Pours jet black, brownish tint around the very edge of the glass where light barely penetrates. Light tan head is fine and dissipate slowly from about an eighth of an inch.

Smells of light roasted coffee malts and pickled olives.

Tastes of caramel and roasted malts, oak wood notes, and mild brine saltiness.

Medium to full body with a light effervescence.

A solid oyster stout, good flavor balance, not too rich. If you don't like oyster stouts, you won't like this, but if you do, this is one of the better ones out there that is readily available in the US.

Cylinsier, Feb 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

sixerofelixir, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Bloodbuzz99, Feb 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

mhaugo, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Craftonly23121, Feb 25, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a pitch black body with a small tan head with decent retention. Aromas are roasty, coffee-like, with some dark chocolate notes as well. These notes carry over to the palate most prominently on the front and middle palate before giving way to a bitter baker's cocoa finish. Good stuff.

droomyster, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TheHoppiest, Feb 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

NYR_Rob, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

MinnTwins, Feb 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

lokieman, Feb 22, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a very deep, dark mahogany brown to black body beneath the thick, tan head, which slowly dissolves to leave a dense sticky lacing clinging to the glass.

Generous roasted malt and dry yeast aromas float from the glass with a touch of lactic sweetness.

The flavor also offers roasted malt and more of a bitter chocolate than sweet. However, there is a hint of the sweetness at the finish, which quickly gives way to the roasted/toasted malt and almost biscuit flavors.

Mouthfeel is on the thicker side with a generous roasted palate, medium carbonation and finish, which is actually a touch creamy.

After reading up on the less common English Stout style, I must say this beer is quite on and the generous roasted malt really nails it.

CHADMC3, Feb 22, 2013
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.