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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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398 Ratings
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Ratings: 398
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 20
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 12-05-2012)
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-09-2013 01:38:08 | More by beerman999999
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 23:56:57 | More by Ry1975
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-08-2013 21:39:26 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2013 13:25:35 | More by tobelerone
Photo of cindyjeffsmith


4/5  rDev +2.8%

Appearance: dark brown, nearly opaque. Fairly thick tan head on the pour that recedes to wisps.
Smell: rich chocolate and a musky hint that must be the oyster shells. Makes for a quite rich and nice nose.
Taste: just as the nose advertises.
Overall: my first oyster stout so not sure how it stacks up. Quite enjoyed this. A rich and creamy stout with a little edge.

01-08-2013 00:24:39 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-07-2013 19:32:31 | More by waddellc2
Photo of justintcoons


4/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz can poured into a tulip.

Black with some translucency. 1-2 fingers of creamy, tan head.

Dark chocolate, brine and espresso.

Semi-sweet chocolate, dark roast coffee and a dusting of cocoa. Some brine and hints of vanilla. Finishes with bitter espresso.

Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

The brine is well incorporated and this drinks pretty easily at nearly 8%. This is a very nice Oyster Stout.

01-07-2013 19:02:57 | More by justintcoons
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-07-2013 01:07:31 | More by Mattyb79
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-06-2013 04:36:21 | More by litheum94
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West Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

Serving Type - Can

Appearance - Dark black with a tan tint. Creamy 1 inch foamy head and lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some sugars and molassess. Also has a saltwater/fishy aromoa mixed with a oatmeal stout aromoa.

Taste - Starts of with roasted malts and chocolate, then im guessing the oysters comes in and adds a mineral like flavor. This flavor seems to give it a flat, bold flavor, much like a aged oatmeal stout thats lost its flavors over time. Sugars are masked under the malts and oyster flavors.

Mouthfeel - Tounge gets malts, chocolate and some oyster. Palate gets the same along with some sour/bitterness. The finish is malty, sour/bitter and dry.

Overall - Decent, my first oyster stout so was hard to review. Tastes like a aged oatmeal stout, were the main stout flavors are weak and masked behind the malts, and oyster. The alcohol is masked well also, making this really easy to drink, but left me wanting a real stout, big on flavors.

01-05-2013 05:37:29 | More by wvsabbath
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

12oz can. Not overly thick looking, but black pour. No light gets through. Half finger of cream colored head. Retained and stuck to the glass a bit.

Aroma, light roast, caramel, chocolate and an earthy malt. Some cream.

Taste, roast malt up front, dark chocolate. Heavy minerally and even some salt like presence. Cocoa, peat, wood. Finishes with a hint of anise.

Solidly medium body. Carbonation is just barely higher than I would think ideal. No abv heat and very drinkable.
The Porterhouse and Harpoon oyster stouts are my only 2 to compare to this and this is easily as good as those. Definetely worth a try.

01-05-2013 03:34:31 | More by Bung
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-05-2013 00:22:25 | More by greencovesteve
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2013 18:56:09 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2013 05:20:44 | More by marct
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing opaque black in the glass. Half finger light bown head with decent retention and good lacing. Nice aroma of chocolate, chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of toffee. Flavor of roasted and charred malt, lighter chocolate, slight dark fruits; semi-sweet. Finishes dryer with more malt char, bitter chocolate and hops. Medium bodied. Nice flavor progression and use of charred malt. Quite enjoyable.

01-04-2013 03:35:08 | More by LiquidAmber
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-04-2013 02:15:14 | More by mzeld
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

12 oz can poured into 16oz Deschutes pint glass:

A: Almost pitch black, but mostly a very very dark brown. 1.5 fingers of rich mocha colored head.

S: The briney, mineral like notes hit the nose immediately, followed by Chocolatey, bitter roasty and fruity notes.

T: Very creamy and smoothe. Chocolatey roast notes are prevalent, but it is not a bitter roast. Sweet, dark fruits and dark caramel.

M: Medium -full creamy body

O: Really creamy, chocolate roasts, with dark fruits. The oyster notes come through in the nose a bit as mineral like notes.

01-04-2013 00:36:57 | More by cocojoe
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Poured into my Delirium Tremens snifter, Marooned on Hog Island is blackish brown with a tan head leaving some foamy lace, a ring or two.

Smell is rich chocolate, some caramel.

Taste is more complex, there is some acrid char and bitterness to the caramel and chocolate notes. Drying alcohol character. There is a hint of salinity, but I question how psychometric that is....

Mouthfeel is very creamy, I think it's the most notable attribute of the oyster shells

Drinkability is pretty good, it's a tasty stout, nice depth, easy drinking, but full and satisfying. It is drying overall, again not clear if that's a function of the shells more so then the alcohol and water chem. Regardless, nice beer, great to see a canned oyster stout!

01-04-2013 00:36:31 | More by ccrida
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Great to see an oyster stout being produced en masse.

Not really sure where the oysters come into all of this, but overall the beer is quite hearty and rich. Kind of hits the mouth and doesn't really deviate from the initial flavor profile. But there is a rich malty thing going on with roasted tones. It's definitely a winter stout, and definitely something to sip and savor. One of the better offerings from 21st in as long as I can remember.

01-04-2013 00:24:42 | More by RblWthACoz
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-04-2013 00:15:46 | More by bbrown12
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-03-2013 03:48:06 | More by KevinGordon
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep-deep brown nearly pitch black brew with a one finger cream colored head. The head had a decent retention fading over time to give a nice level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma was an odd mix of roasted, sweet and slightly sea like smells. The sweeter smells were of a chocolate and caramel nature with the “sea like” smells being of a saltwater beach like aroma. While saltwater like, it was not unpleasant and it actually melded quite well with the sweet and roasted smells.

Taste – The taste begins as most other stouts’ do, with a roasted malt and slightly sweet taste. The roasted flavors were a mix of toasted barely and some dark chocolate with the sweet being largely of a caramel nature. As the taste advanced however the roasted flavors begin to dwindle some with the sweet increasing slightly as a molasses and vanilla flavor come to the tongue. While this is occurring, there is also a more salty flavor developing in the taste. While light at first it gets stronger and stronger as the taste advances. In the end the sweet and salty tastes along with a nice roasted malt flavor have control over the tongue and leave a rather salty roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew was on the average side in terms of creaminess (maybe a little above) with a carbonation level that was average as well. Overall though I think the blend of medium body and medium carbonation suited the somewhat opposing (at least in feel) sweet and salty aspects of the brew against the roast flavors of the brew quite well.

Overall- A rather tasty stout. Although it is not something I would take again and again due to the slightly more salty nature in the taste, it is a rather unique and different flavor to try. This is one I think people should experience I they get a chance.

01-03-2013 00:58:18 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-02-2013 16:43:25 | More by michaelmgio
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Canned on 11/19/12. 12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours black with barely any light getting through. Nice fluffy khaki, off-white head which sticks around and leaves nice lacing. The aromas are full of dark chocolate malts. There's also a touch of sweet vanilla cream. There's actually alot going on with the flavors. Lots of roasted dark chocolate. Subtle hints of black coffee and smoke. Finishes bitter and slightly warm. The saltiness from the oyster shells are definitely noticeable. You can taste the ocean, in a good way. Mouthfeel is nice. It starts of light and almost watery, but it quickly becomes smooth and creamy, making it very easy to drink. There's a subtle warmth, but the alcohol basically goes unnoticed.

This is a really nice oyster stout. There's alot to like about this stout. It just missed being something really special, but it's still executed accordingly and pretty unique. It's definitely one of the better 21st Amendment beers I've had. Nice beer.

01-01-2013 18:36:33 | More by BB1313
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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%

A deep brown w/ burgundy highlight and thin tan cap

S-a sweet cocoa and salted caramel aroma w/ light pine hop scent

M-bitter and still semi smooth w/ light amount of alcohol w/ hints of roast and semibitter finish with subtle warmth of alcohol

T- taste is hoppy w/ mild caramel and spice -could be salty oyster shells? Perhaps w/ the hops giving a nice peppery accent and roasted bitterness adding a dry almost burnt flavor in the end notes

Overall a lovely roasty hoppy west coast take on the oyster stout style- a easy quaffer

01-01-2013 10:41:46 | More by Slatetank
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.