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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

412 Ratings
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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 20
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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.

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Photo of Billz187
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Chaney
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of stakem
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of chakadrum
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of KetchumSuds
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Nachos4two
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours an espresso brown color with a rather modest head that quickly parts ways into a ringlet; many streaks of lace dribble down the side of the chalice

Smell: Chocolate forward, with a hint of dark fruit and a dash of brine

Taste: Sweetened chocolate, on the front end, with subtle undertones of dark fruit building in the middle; just a tad briny, after the swallow, but the sweetness of the malt dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body (somewhat creamy) with moderate carbonation

Overall: As an Oyster Stout, I would have preferred this beer to be dryer and slightly more briny; still, I really enjoyed it, even though it didn't conform to my expectations

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Bottom of can says Canned On 11/19/12.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains solidly before slowly diminishing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and light wisps of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Initial rush of chocolate soon turns salty. Malted milk ball notes.

T- The taste is also of malted milk balls but there's definitely some brine underneath from the oysters. Still, chocolate is the main flavor with its buddies vanilla and caramel hanging out as well. Alcohol is nicely hidden and there's an all-around sweet, milky quality.

M- Pretty creamy, borderline silky feel with a chewy body and medium carbonation.

O- One of the few 21st Amendment offerings to truly "wow" me.

Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Surly Darkness chalice. Canned on 11-19-2012.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of tan head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A dark and creamy aroma with a subtle spicing. Dark roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee beans as well as some burnt caramel, biscuit, toffee, yeast, and smoked malt. Some sweet molasses and hints of anise spicing. Has a subtle salty scent which is probably from the oysters added in. Also some hints of dark cherry, raisin, fig, and prunes. Hops are very subdued. A pretty decent aroma.

Taste: Roasty, creamy, and mildly salty like the aroma hints. Dark roasted malts with a taste of rich chocolate, coffee beans, cream, burnt caramel malt, toffee, biscuit, smoke, and yeast. A moderate sweet taste of molasses and some subtle spices including molasses. Undertones of dark fruits with notes of fig, raisin, prune, and dark cherry. The salty taste from the oysters is somewhat light but noticeable. A pretty solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very creamy and moderately sweet and slick. Very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid stout. Nice creamy dark flavors and the oysters add a interesting element.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.