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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
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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Cooper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-04-2013 15:10:24 | More by Cooper
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 23:46:16 | More by MattyG85
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-03-2013 21:54:46 | More by ygtbsm94
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cyrushire

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-03-2013 05:58:15 | More by cyrushire
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ipc2000

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-02-2013 06:45:53 | More by ipc2000
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CopperMtnPlowboy

Ohio

3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into Cleveland Indians commemorative pint glass. Very dark brew, you cannot see through the glass. Picturesque head (made for a TV commercial!) remains for a while, small tight bubbles - "foamy", I'd say. Dissipated slowly.

Smells of coffee and dark chocolate. Rich roasted malt.

Taste hits hard to start, then fades slowly. The coffee is prominent, sits on the tongue. The alcohol content is there, but not overwhelming. I'm not a big fan of oysters, and I don't get the taste of them with this beer - so no harm there. I also get a hint of burnt carmel - but the good kind, not the "my wife's trying to make Christmas cookies again" kind.

I don't recall having a beer that felt chalky. Although verrrry subtle, this one has a chalky feel to it. Weird. And like the foam, the carbonation of it feels like small tight bubbles. The malt seems to sit on the tongue for a longer time than most beers.

As far as I can remember, this is my first "oyster stout". While I'm not head over heels in love with it. yes I'd have this beer again.

Serving type: can

02-02-2013 06:11:33 | More by CopperMtnPlowboy
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smonice

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-02-2013 02:57:35 | More by smonice
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-01-2013 20:49:04 | More by foureyedgeek
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-01-2013 02:57:39 | More by jjd315
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in NC over the holidays...

Pours mahogany with 3+ fingers of mocha colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Chocolate, slight roastyness, fades out somewhat as this warms, bummer...

T: Big time roastyness, a little bit of coffee, plum & baker's chocolate up front. Dark fruit & roastyness play off against each other as this warms, some chocolate & woody hops sneak in as well. Finishes dry, roasty, with a modicum of charcoal

MF: Fairly smooth carbonation , medium bodied, thickens up a bit as this warms

A nice roasty stout that pleased me quite a bit, ABV is concealed nicely

Serving type: can

01-31-2013 04:25:20 | More by russpowell
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beerme411

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-31-2013 01:02:23 | More by beerme411
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mirish72

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-30-2013 03:08:14 | More by mirish72
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-29-2013 17:42:26 | More by FEUO
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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

12oz can. Pours a deep amber/near brown, with a several fingers of mocha head. Retains well, leaving back a good bit of sticky lace. The aroma smells of cocoa, coffee, ripe citrus and some mineral notes. Pretty straight forward. The taste is similar, with chocolate and light caramel sweetness, a twang of ripe citrus flavor, light earthy bitterness and roasted malts that leave this burnt in the finish. Like the nose, a light briny mineral character is present. Medium bodied with some prickliness up front that then gives way to more of a bubbly and creamy feel. This was decent. It’s certainly better than average but not exactly special enough to stand out either. It's still worth a look.

Serving type: can

01-29-2013 15:36:33 | More by Kegatron
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into tulip

Pours an inky blackness with a cap of darkly tanned head, dissolving fast into some wispy film. Streaky lacing runs down the glass while drinking.

Chalky chocolate malts in the nose with roasted tones and light sweetness. Hints of coffee beans and molasses with a touch of smoke and anise.

Semi-sweet dark chocolate up front with caramel and molasses. Hints of smoke and anise under the roasty malt tones with a dash of coffee. A bit sweet, but still pretty balanced with barely any notion of alcohol in the finish with lingering licorice and molasses.

Fuller medium body, well carbonated, chewy and sticky on the tongue. Pretty bold, robust stout with a little more to offer than I might have expected.

Serving type: can

01-29-2013 02:40:44 | More by xnicknj
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Eriktheipaman

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-27-2013 23:56:56 | More by Eriktheipaman
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2013 20:16:23 | More by jsanford
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emilylee

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-27-2013 04:59:38 | More by emilylee
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J_Beloved

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-27-2013 00:59:19 | More by J_Beloved
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown but light will pass along the edge. Initial the beige head leaves a blanket of lace. Toward the end, it leaves spots.

Creamy initial aroma. A mocha smell appears after about a minute after the pour.

Tastes like a dry stout with a touch of smokiness. Straight coffee up front. An easy stout to drink. Fuller body than most stouts. The carbonation is slightly lower.

Serving type: can

01-26-2013 23:36:42 | More by smcolw
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vfgccp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Deep cola color, verging on black. Soft tan head that dissipated quickly, moderate lace.

S- Sweet malt, molasses, and notes of corn syrup. Slight mineral notes as well.

T- Bright and slightly salty notes on the front end. Middle notes are of roasted barley, and touches of dark chocolate. This fades to a roasty and slightly dry bitterness, slightly char-like.

M- A touch on the light side. It does have a nice lingering taste that makes it very pleasant to drink, and helps round out the feel. But a little thiner than I prefer for stouts.

O- Great overall beer, love the slight mineral notes brought by the oyster shells. It is fairly complex, and very drinkable. It is also notable that it is almost an 8% alcohol beer and drinks like a 4% stout. 21st amendment rarely disappoints.

Serving type: can

01-26-2013 22:28:05 | More by vfgccp
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm always excited to try an oyster stout. A part of me is always hoping to find some weird stout with an odd taste of salty oysters...as if that would somehow taste good. Every time though, I am disappointed. Let's see how this does...

A-Very dark brown with a nice thin tan head

S-faint scent of chocolate dark roasted malts with maybe an imagined scent of saltiness.

T-Eh, once again I'm disappointed. It isn't a bad stout at all though. It comes in with a good flavor of chocolatey grains. It's an authentic and natural flavor that really hits the spot. the after-taste is matching with MAYBE, just maybe a hint of brinyness, but it might just be my hopeful imagination. It's a solid stout though. Maybe a slight metallic flavor to it

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-This is a really good stout despite failing to meet my expectation. It's got good, solid flavor and it's very drinkable. It bridges the gap between Imperial and not. I'd recommend it to others, I'm sure it's something I could have a lot of.

Serving type: can

01-25-2013 01:27:16 | More by AdamBear
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz canned November 19, 2012. Served at around 50F.

Pours black with a two finger light brown/beige head that recedes to a wispy cap but leaves nice sheets of lacing behind.

Aroma is roasted malts, strong black coffee, nice briny mineral-type notes, earthy, some chocolate. Very good strength.

Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, quite a bit of the oyster’s briny/mineral influence in the flavor. Really nice base stout. Moderate sweetness, mild bitterness, mild to moderate alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, smooth, moderate to good carbonation.

Realllly nice oyster stout. Perfectly balanced. Excellent base beer, oysters don’t overpower nor are they too mild. Really good.

Serving type: can

01-24-2013 04:04:31 | More by elgiacomo
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oishiibiiru

Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-23-2013 23:23:09 | More by oishiibiiru
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FosterJM

California

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1709th Review on BA
Can to plastic Dixie cup (clear)
12oz

Canned 11/19/12

App- This poured out a coffee looking brown with some reddish edges. A smaller 1" tan head was there and receded quickly. A good amount of lace and cling around the edges and down the glass even for a plastic cup.

Smell- A lighter aromatic stout even with the additional additives from the oysters. Had a lot of roast and chocolate behind it with what I would call an almond like nose.

Taste- A nice stout. Was chocolate and roast without being too overly done. The oyster flavored stout doesn't really have a overly briny flavor but instead is tempered out my malts. As well the ABV is quite hidden and didn't get a large flavor from this either.

Mouth- A larger medium body with a creamy body. The carbonation was a bit of a smooth medium. Residual chocolate and malts remained and maybe just a bit chalky.

Drink- Well as always, can't get 21st in So. Cal so when in Nor. Cal, drink local!

Serving type: can

01-23-2013 19:01:54 | More by FosterJM
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.