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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 12-05-2012)
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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Dark brown and free from sediment. Off white head forms and leaves a little lace.
SMELL: Roasted, but also slightly fruity and a little musty.
TASTE: Well pronounced nutty and roasted flavor, touch of root beer, hints of alcohol but pretty tame. Mild hops presence with a restrained bitterness. This is a pretty well balanced brew.
FEEL: Full bodied, even carbonation, smooth and creamy.
OVERALL: A different take on a stout. Still dials in the right mix of flavors to be a palatable beer.

Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Trythemall
4.63/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is the stout for those who don't like stouts. A malty and complex taste that surprisingly ends clean. Bought this tasty treat at Hog Island Oyster Company for a whopping $35 for 8 beers, but wasn't disappointed. My girl and I enjoyed a bag of 50 sweet waters with this beer and it surprisingly paired well. I was told this was a limited run, I hope this beer continues on though. I have to say that this is possibly my favorite stout out there. If you have a chance to try this beer, I strongly suggest it. If you can get your hands on some Hog Island oysters, even better.

Photo of tdm168
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark black with some red around the edges. There's a thick quarter of an inch of soft, brownish head atop which fades to a thin lacing in a few seconds. The aroma is a bit odd. There are some faint notes of coffee and roasted malts with some very faint underlying chocolate. What makes it odd for me is that I can actually smell something akin to fresh shellfish. The flavor opens up with dark fruit notes like raisins and dates. Then there is some chocolate, caramel and black licorice. Throughout all of these other more dominant notes, there are the typical roasted malt notes. The finish is a bit bitter and minerally and lingers on the palate. This is a full bodied beer with good carbonation.

This is definitely a different stout. It's not like your typical stout that is dominated by roasted malts. This one is unique but nonetheless delicious. I recommend this anyone who loves good beer and wants something a tad different.

Photo of JohnF51
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of RyanBeer13
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ESeab
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sevenshubby
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm about to bump this bad boy's average up!

A: feel bad for the few that didn't witness this properly: mostly center-poured into a nonic pint, semi-translucent black-brown body with a fat head of an foam that persisted throughout and decorated the glass with lace

S: dark, roasty, smoky malt and sea salt

T: I was so delighted with the taste of this beer, I wanted to give it a 5, but as of this moment, it's the only "oyster stout" I've ever had, so I had to hedge my bets... briny dark malts and smoky roast with undertones of salted caramel and yes, oyster-i-ness.

M: medium-light (for a stout) body, puts a little stick in the corners of the mouth, smooth and mellow, mildly bitter aftertaste of salt and malt

O: this was a quick drinking stout - somehow light and refreshing, extremely drinkable, perfect abv - seriously delightful.

Photo of rabiddawg
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The oyster stout poured out from a can. It was extremely dark in colour, yet had clarity to it and a reddish hue when held up to the light. Smelled of sweet malt. Clean. Had a rich taste of sweet almond, date, and molasses. Lingering mellow, roasty aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

Photo of Dylanjf
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, with a finger and a half of brown head dissipating to a lot of spongy lacing. The aroma is roasts, with some burnt malts, a mild mineral aroma, chocolate and some roast coffee. Taste is kinda sweet, with some chocolate, plenty of roasted notes, slight burnt coffee, and a mildly briny and mineral-y aftertaste. The fee is good, medium to full in body, could use a hair less carbonation, but overall nice.

The oysters are there, and its quite a nice stout overall.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can picked up over the weekend... Pours with brownish head.. nice lacing and retention..

The nose is pretty much expected stout elements.. cocoa and black malt with some dark caramel notes.. more burnt sugar with warmth.

Flavor is a bit disappointing.. lesser stout qualities for sure.. some dark fruitiness shows with warmth.. rum raisin.. light smoke on the finish..

Body is medium with decent carbonation..

I did not know what to think about this one... I have enjoyed plenty of oysters in my day and grew up near the sea... but I got very little of anything with salinity in this brew.


Photo of pogoowner
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of sukwonee
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JackieTH
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black-brown opaque pour with a nice mocha head, fairly well laced. Smells quite chocolaty, just a hint of salty brine. Taste is mild chocolate malt, a hint of brine, and what must also be the oyster-injection, which is hard to place but gives a distinct lightly sweet..mollusky..medium mouthfeel, lightly creamy, finish is fairly dry, not at all sweet with lingering chocolate and brine. Hmm. Not so sure I'd buy a load of this, but its interesting and I'll enjoy the four pack. I'm also a big fan of half shells.

Photo of MusicaleMike
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured 12 oz. can into my pint glass. Good two fingers of mocha colored-head on top of a light black body that shows mahogany hues when held up to the light. Shows initial signs of excellent lacing.

Aroma is pretty tantalizing, with notes of dark chocolate, milk sugar, nuts and a little vanilla ice cream. It's not a very strong aroma, but decent for the style.

Taste is a bit of a disappointment. A little milk chocolate taste up front, which leads to a somewhat anti-climactic finish. Where is the richness promised by the aroma? A little chocolate malt, and I don't get much of the mineral qualities that are the signature of the Oyster Stout. Bitterness in the finish, as is the alcohol.

Carbonation is decent, if maybe a bit much. Medium to full-bodied. Actually, the mouthfeel helps to lighten this beer and make it feel like something less than almost 8% alcohol by volume.

I am comparing this to only a few other Oyster Stouts that I have had before (Yards Love Stout, San Francisco Oyster Stout, Porterhouse Oyster Stout) and this is certainly the weakest I have had. The extra alcohol did not seem to help. I was looking for something easier to drink, with a good bit of dryness and mineral-like qualities and 21st Amendment failed to deliver the goods.

Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours jet black with a light brown head. In the aroma, a light roast and a note of caramel. In the taste, a nce caramel like roast, and a pinch of saltiness in the end. A small bite, with a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry roast in the aftertaste. Mellow and decent, lighter body and would never guess it is almost 8%.

Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.