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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
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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Huffs

New York

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured to a dark brown color with a caramel head. head was fairly thick, but dissipated quick for the style. Aroma was sour to woody, maybe even a bit oyster with definite malt overtones. Taste was malty with chocolate, toasty characteristics and a hint of smokiness. Mouthfeel was full and creamy. Dry but sweet aftertaste with a hint of hop.

Serving type: can

12-30-2012 04:24:45 | More by Huffs
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

12-30-2012 02:11:01 | More by Lob
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-30-2012 01:11:19 | More by dsshuck
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harrymel

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned 19NOV12

Nice brown on black ale with a floundering sheet of light tan foam leaving a solid rim of the same. Smells slightly nutty, with roasted and toasted malts, a touch of cream, some vanilla and wood (uncharred), nuances of tobacco and oiled leather. Taste is nice and bready with cocoa, cream, leather, dark toasted malts, a little taste of ink and that's it - nice flavor. Full bodied with low carb and an off dry finish; really nice, creamy feel to it.. Nice beer, don't get any 'oyster' characteristics, but I didn't expect 'em. Nice stout though.

Serving type: can

12-29-2012 07:46:06 | More by harrymel
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Vancoubeer

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-28-2012 22:56:25 | More by Vancoubeer
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased on a trip to Toledo, OH. Pours an ink-black color in the middle with very faint hints of dark brown around the edges; tan head fades quick and doesn't leave much lacing, if any at all. Aroma is surprisingly full of sweet malts; roasty on one side with some apple-juice and apple skin sweetness on the other. Light soy sauce-like aromas also come out more and more as the beer warms up - perhaps from the salty, brine-like character that may be from the oyster shells. Initial taste is some char, dark chocolate malts, roasted, and quite smokey. A brine aftertaste arises, a bit salty and seasoned like a musty sea deck - sounds off-putting, but it actually paired quite well with the smokiness of the beer. The liquid smoke flavor hung around until the very end, and an almost chipotle-like spice came out; wasn't very strong, and I may have the spice wrong, but it was pretty tasty. Medium-thick body, a little on the low side of the carbonation scale.

My first "oyster" stout - it was actually very enjoyable. I didn't know what to expect, so I didn't go into this one with high hopes and I was pleasantly surprised. A unique but nice combo of some sea creature flavors, brine, toasted cocoa-like malts, smoke, and light spice - I'd definitely have this one again if offered.

Serving type: can

12-28-2012 22:45:08 | More by tectactoe
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/19/2012.

Pours a very gluggy soft black color with a tough-to-form head of a mere half-inch height. Looks thick and gloopy.

Some streamline coffee and sweet brine notes. Gentle aroma offers some salinity and hints of smokiness, yet still sweet and malty. Minerally, too.

Sweet intro with malted sugars turns to bright salinity and mild coffee. The finish is a long-standing spicy bitterness that echoes with peat and aggressive roasty flavors. Maintains a creaminess almost all of the way through in the effect of coating the tongue. Very minerally without being earthy. You can almost taste the gritty oyster shells swimming in the brew tank. Mild chocolate and bitter almond also contribute. Carbonation doesn't get too perky, just some nice backwash after the swallow. The body is velvety, like beef stock. Really great mouthfeel.

It's a pretty impressive stout, although I feel it's more of an English Stout than an American one. I will definitely have to look to acquire a four-pack box for myself, as this is great drinking.

Serving type: can

12-28-2012 05:29:30 | More by thecheapies
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2012 01:43:54 | More by strongaf
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 11/19/12 (printed on bottom of can). Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some oyster shell/brine. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but the oyster shell/brine salty flavor is stronger in comparison. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a good overall brew, definitely worth a try if you've never had it before. $8.99 a 4-pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 23:58:39 | More by bluejacket74
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a dark brown/black pour with 2 fingers of tan head leaving behind tons of lacing. smells of chocolate, roasted oats and grains, coffee. the taste has a bitter roasty flavor up front, followed by chocolate.. the oyster shell flavor kicks in as the other flavors mellow out but is not off putting like it sounds. a very roasted blend of coffee, cacao, and toasted grains. medium body with moderate carbonation.. creamy mouthfeel with a chalky finish.

this is a pretty good stout. i've only had a few oyster stouts that i can remember off the top of my head, and have not been let down by any of them, including this.

Serving type: can

12-27-2012 21:54:39 | More by facundoCNB
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Aschap

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-27-2012 17:25:24 | More by Aschap
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Tibi81


4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-27-2012 12:27:08 | More by Tibi81
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cfinch2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-26-2012 23:11:34 | More by cfinch2
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ajdemma

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

12-26-2012 00:27:29 | More by ajdemma
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RyanCMcGovern

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-25-2012 21:30:01 | More by RyanCMcGovern
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-25-2012 19:26:37 | More by jminch
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a black body with a frothed, light tan-hued head. A little spittle of lace on the way down.

Smell: Soundly malty with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and even a nice, nutty oat scent, with a far-off, skanky whiff of the sea.

Taste: Roast, baker's chocolate, caramel and an additional pinch of table sugar. Touch of nutty oats. Fairly sweet, really. Light dark fruitiness. Restrained hop character with enough bitterness to edge out the sweetness somewhat. A little bit of mineral, some saltiness from the brine quality. Roasty, chocolaty, lightly briny finish with still more of that sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Shell done, 21st Amendment Brewery.

Serving type: can

12-25-2012 04:28:37 | More by ChainGangGuy
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olmane

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-24-2012 18:50:18 | More by olmane
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out looking really nice in my opinion. The beer is a very deep brown color with a great looking creamy tan head on top that leaves a killer lacing on the glass as well as a solid retention. The smell of the beer is lightly roasted with a few other earthy notes. The taste of the beer is subtle across the board with some chocolate, roasted malt and cream. There is also a solid amount of bitterness in the finish too. The mouthfeel is creamy, moderate carbonation and very drinkable. Overall it's a good brew in my opinion. I've always beer creeped out by the Oyster Stout concept but each one I've tried has been impressively good. I would recommend this one to others.

Serving type: can

12-24-2012 05:02:42 | More by Knapp85
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-23-2012 23:22:39 | More by nmann08
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark red color. It's not very opaque considering it's a nearly 8% stout. It also seems to feature somewhat strong carbonation if I look closely in the glass. The head is a weak looking one finger mocha color with low retention.

S: Seems to be a sweet stout, with primarily chocolate, hazelnut, and faint vanilla. The oysters come through quite well, as a sort of salty, mineraly aroma. Could be a bit less metallic, but that's just nitpicking.

T: Surprisingly, the flavor is sitting on the opposite end of the stout spectrum of the aroma, with tons of roasted malts, lactose cream, and coffee. It comes across as smoky at times, too. After the initial finish, the mineral profile comes through. The flavor has a bit too much metallic presence to be great, especially on the aftertaste. Really, it just doesn't work for me.

M: Tingly and astringent. It seems dry at first, but after a while, the charred, metallic aftertastes seemingly introduces a syrupy quality to the texture that I'm not a fan of.

O: I like oysters. I love stouts. Sadly, I don't love this; even 'like' is too strong of a word here. Just too disjointed for my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 21:08:00 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Kromes

Georgia

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

Poured into a snifter. Dark black with a thin tan colored head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles.

Roasted malt, sweet coffee, chocolate, dark fruit.

More of the same in the flavor. A roasted malt and coffee flavor with some bittersweet chocolate. There is also a mineral flavor in the beer and a bit of salt. Finishes sweet, roasty, and salty.

Full body with low carbonation. Smooth feel to it. The alcohol is hidden and only shows up as a slight burn in the finish.

The flavors in this beer go well together. I like the salty element as it contrasts with the sweet and roasted flavors. There is a lingering mineral and brine flavor and feel that remind me of the ocean.

Serving type: can

12-22-2012 20:09:36 | More by Kromes
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thudstaffer

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A stout brewed with oyster shells, they say. Other oyster stouts are either meant to be enjoyed with oysters, or upon some deliberately inebriated intuition, brewed with whole oysters. So perhaps, this beer is the result of a more lucid concept, stout brewed with mineral and body-enhancing oyster shells (only), and therefore the most uniquely refined stout tasted in recent memory.

I do not want to delve too far into my deconstruction of why this beer is so enjoyable. Let the perfectly rich body and deeply flourished chocolate flavors guide your enjoyment. This beer is on the leading edge of the sub-outlaw ABV brew concept. Though below the guideline 8% (just barely) requirement of 'nuanced' (read: boozy) beer, this offering nails the "why I like to try new interpretations of obscure varieties" inducement. Retail: $2.79 single, $10.99 4-pack.

A: didn't see; enjoyed from the proprietary format. However, I do assume it is very dark. Will update my notes appropriately upon decanting my proprietary sample.

N: Dark chocolate, yeast, toasted barley.

T: Multiple levels of chocolate. Fruity to bitter, burnt to sweet.

M: Creamymmmm. . . . Nailed. Anyone, anywhere, trying to come up with the perfect richness:carbonation ratio ought to use this beer as a guideline.

O: If you've read this review to this point, you'll understand the enthusiasm. Buy it. Drink it. Enjoy it (that's the easy part).

Serving type: can

12-22-2012 07:18:38 | More by thudstaffer
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-21-2012 20:53:02 | More by bacher468
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-21-2012 00:46:05 | More by plumcrazyfx
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.