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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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Ratings: 404
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 bbrown12
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bbrown12, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +9%

KevinGordon, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Darkmagus82, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of michaelmgio
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

michaelmgio, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of BB1313
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

BB1313, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Slatetank, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev +2.6%

jak, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz can. canned on 11/19/12.

A: not quite pitch black, but more of a dark, dark brown. big brown/white head starts things off. moderate retention, some lacing.

S: definitely has a mineral/ocean-like aroma. a little solvent. dark fruits. the mineral aroma is certainly the strongest.

T: a lot of roast and pretty dry. a vanilla-like artificial sweetness in the middle. the finish has a lingering ash-like flavor. minor smoke as well.

M: mild carbonation lets the slick and smooth body do most of the talking. medium bodied.

D: of all the oyster stouts ive had, this one is by far the most oyster-like. which is something I think a lot of brewer's tend to miss when making a beer in this style. glad there are mineral/salty/ocean aspects to this brew. if you enjoy this style, definitely worth picking up.

Jimmys, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a black hue with a two finger frothy off white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured lactose, cocoa and black malt.

The taste consisted of the same elements, with a tasty cafe au lair element countered by a dry black malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty and hefty stout.

plaid75, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +9%

let8it8grow, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Huffs
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Huffs, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Lob
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Lob, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of dsshuck
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dsshuck, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

harrymel, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of Vancoubeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Vancoubeer, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

tectactoe, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of thecheapies
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

thecheapies, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

strongaf, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

bluejacket74, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

facundoCNB, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Aschap, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Tibi81
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Tibi81, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of cfinch2
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

cfinch2, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of ajdemma
4.25/5  rDev +9%

ajdemma, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of RyanCMcGovern
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

RyanCMcGovern, Dec 25, 2012
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.