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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 20
Gots: 29 | 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.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 414 | Reviews: 121
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3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
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
2.84/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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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%.

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

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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

12oz can poured into a tulip.

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

Nose
Dark chocolate, brine and espresso.

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

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.