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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 19
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:
Beer added by: dbrauneis on 12-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of CHADMC3
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.