Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery
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4/5 rDev +2.8%
A: Poured black into a pint glass with ruby around the edges where light can get through with a small light tan head that fades to a small mat
S: smells of roast malt, coffee and chocolate
T: tastes of roast malt, chocolate, coffee, and slight sweetness. swallow brings bitter roast malt and coffee with a bit of chocolate
M: full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. very smooth on the palate
O: a very nice stout. very good flavors and balance. Don't let the oyster shell addition dissuade you.
02-18-2013 02:08:07 | More by SHODriver
District of Columbia
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
Presently, this is the #7 ranked English Stout here on BA.
Served in an Elysian tulip.
A: Poured a dark, chocolate brown color, nearly black, with a soap-scum inducing head that eventually settled after a couple of minutes.
S: I got some fresh clean linen underneath the chocolatey goodness. Scratch that, not as much dark chocolate as it was cocoa nibs. A tinge of dark fruit mixed in as well.
T: Remarkable flavor, with the oysters adding just the right funkiness to make this memorable. Bitter as hell, which was reminiscent of biting into an unsweetened baker's chocolate bar. However, in this instance, the sweetness was just BARELY enough.
M: Like I stated, this was bitter, also a bit alcoholic, but in terms of sweetness, this was not a dessert beer in any way, shape or form. A slight bit of lacing left on the glass.
O: The best 21st Amendment brew I've tried in a while. I'm a suck for this style, especially when it's done right, which this most certainly was.
02-17-2013 00:12:05 | More by Chaney
3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
12oz can into a cervoise. The brew appears black in color with 2 fingers worth of khaki head resting atop. The froth slowly fades leaving some webby fingers of lacing effect sticking to the glass. A swirl revives about a half finger back to the surface. When held to the light, some lighter brown clarity is noted and a bit of a ruby hue is seen through the body.
The aroma is pleasantly roasty with suggestions of coffee, earth and bitter chocolate. A trace amount of mineral element is also felt through the nose which is typical of oyster stouts but I have to admit that it integrates quite nicely here and does not stand out or distract at all. As the brew warms up, a bit more focus on char and a minor dark fruity alcohol ester emerges.
The flavor of this brew is roasty like coffee and bitter baker's cocoa. A bit of burnt grainy quality blends into a bit of dark fruity alcohol note somewhat reminiscent of raisins. The aftertaste has a pleasant earthiness about it somewhat suggesting tobacco coupled with a mineral element that is as stated before, similar to what I typically notice in oyster stouts.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The nearly 8% abv is integrated nicely but it is felt at times with a bit of dark fruity aspect that doesn't blend into the rest of the character as well as it could. Overall a pretty solid oyster stout, I would have this again.
02-16-2013 01:33:12 | More by stakem
3.64/5 rDev -6.4%
Thanks to tobelerone for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.
A: Clear, dark brown, with a thin off-white head that quickly fades to a foamy puddle on top.
S: Sweet brown and coffee malts, and a metallic tinny aroma that I find typical of oyster stouts, and a bit of toffee.
T: Follows the nose in character, but the coffee is more forward than the nose, as are the mineral flavors. Mild hop bitterness at the end.
M: Medium body, carbonation on the low side. ABV is well-hidden.
O: Very middle of the road beer. Drinkable, nothing off about it. But it does nothing to inspire me to drink more.
02-11-2013 02:50:04 | More by macrosmatic
3.51/5 rDev -9.8%
Review from notes. Had on tap at Brouwers.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a very small head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring on top. Streaky lacing down the sides.
S: A good bit of chocolate with some faint roast and dark fruit. Just a touch of salt.
T: Sweet chocolate with some dark fruit in the middle, some raisin and plum. Not overly salty, just a pinch near the end.
M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Was expecting it to be a bit more salty/briny, but it probably would have been a bit harder to drink.
02-10-2013 04:30:12 | More by mdaschaf
4.01/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours opaque black with some reddish chestnut brown color coming through where the light hits the brew; it had a 2 finger creamy tan head that was full of tight bubbles and faded very slowly leaving excellent sticky lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.
Smells of malt, roasted grains, oatmeal, seawater, oyster shells, cocoa powder, chocolate, coffee grinds, caramel, dark fruit and herbs like light floral hops; the sweetness and chocolate were not as surprising as the fruity notes, but the addition of the oyster shells came through just enough to make this an authentic version of this stout. The earthy notes and strong grains almost made this smell like an oatmeal stout.
Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, roasted grains, oatmeal, syrup, cocoa powder, oyster shells, burnt wood or charcoal, dark chocolate, coffee grinds, caramel, dark fruit, herbs, floral hops, and then a bitter coffee dominant finish; very sweet, in fact much sweeter than I expected overall, but still tasty, well balanced and enjoyable. The chocolate and coffee completely cover up the ABV and allow this to flow down smooth and easy.
Mouthfeel is smooth, slick and almost watery, with a light feel, almost no carbonation and a buttery on the tongue. This was very easy to drink, and went down like a light stout and not 7.9%.
Overall I thought that it was very good and another winner from 21st Amendment. Rich and full of flavor, this is how every can of beer should be.
02-10-2013 03:17:30 | More by CHickman
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
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