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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

399 Ratings
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Ratings: 399
Reviews: 121
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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Photo of JamesMN
3.66/5  rDev -5.9%

Canned on 11/19/12.

Appearance: Very dark brown, basically black, body with a silky two finger tan head.

Aroma: Generic stout dark malt. Not much there but pretty typical for the style if memory serves.

Taste: Very classic english stout flavor. Lots of semi-bitter dark malt giving some cocoa and coffee bean flavor. Mixes well with a light grassy/earthy hop character that doesn't extend much bitterness. Some metallic off flavor in there but possibly to be expected given the year its spent in a can. Not really getting anything from the oyster shells but I wasn't expecting much. Finish is lively with a good hop kick and the aftertaste is very dry with dark malt flavor. Not super robust for 7.9% ABV but not mild either.

Mouthfeel: A medium consistency with good carbonation and easy drinkability. Smooth body and feel.

Final Thoughts: As far as oyster/english stouts go, this one was pretty much right on the mark but not all the interesting. Would I drink it again? Maybe.

JamesMN, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
3.5/5  rDev -10%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +2.8%

hopley, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of skynyrdbyrd
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

skynyrdbyrd, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of Rasmon
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Rasmon, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Eastside151
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Eastside151, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Dactrius, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of tabascosigned
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

tabascosigned, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of trentbent
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%

A- caramel, coffee, pours into a glass smoothly with a mild head, lighter color at the bottom but that could be the glass (this is my first beer review).

S- Caramel for sure. The sea salt aroma blowing in the wind on the rocks on the ocean shore on Hog Island, and some vegetal notes as well. Another reviewer said he's 'straining to get a good sense of the aroma'

T- Coffee, toffee, cayenne, oyster shell fruit jelly.

M- Smooth with a gentle fuzz that burps up later. Could use a little more body.

Happy I was able to try this beer and I certainly recommend it. The alcohol from this one is creeping up on me. I'm just starting to get 'into beer'. Thanks for reading!

trentbent, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of wyatt13
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

wyatt13, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of damienblack
4/5  rDev +2.8%

damienblack, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of vinylrooster
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

vinylrooster, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Smells of coffee and slight chocolate. Tastes of chocolate with a chocolately aftertaste. Beer goes down smooth full body real creamy. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of b1515152004
4/5  rDev +2.8%

b1515152004, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Hop_juice
4.44/5  rDev +14.1%

Straight from the can. Turns the rim of the can nice and dark. Strong coffee/chocolate flavor that melts into lighter roasted notes that finishes between a perfect blend of sweet and bitter. Oyster flavor is not apparent, or either contributes in a manner I am unable to pick up in. Overall impression is this is a very tasty easy drinking stout that helps me melt into the couch on a nice brisk fall evening, don't really care if I can't taste oysters because it taste so damn good without any sliminess.

Hop_juice, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Yorktoberfest
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Yorktoberfest, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Newenglandcraftbrew
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Newenglandcraftbrew, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of mtc23
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

mtc23, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of sulldaddy
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

sampling a cellar temp can poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a rich chocolate brown color with creamy tan head foaming up about 2 cm even with a gentle pour.
Aroma is dry cocoa and some light toffee mixed with just a hint of earthy hops. A little bit of plum or prune notes too. Mostly dry baker's chocolate though, no salty brine or anything like that from oyster shells.
First sip reveals a nice smooth texture with gentle rolling carbonation. Easy drinking beer.
Flavor is similar to nose advertisements with cocoa powder and roast malt and a little sweet toffee. Finish is slightly bitter but more coffee ground than hops, although again there are some earthy hops that come through after each swallow.
Well made easy to drink beer with no hints of the 7.9% ABV listed on the can.

sulldaddy, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of wsickler
3.5/5  rDev -10%

wsickler, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Not sure why, but I wasn't really expecting that much from this beer. As it turned out, it was a nice surprise. Fair amount of bitterness, just the right amount of dryness, some bitter chocolate tastes, and more complexity than you'd think. It looks great in the glass, and it drinks so easily. Yes, it gets a little more substantial as it warms, and from what I remember quite a bit so, but it still is a nicely balanced beer. Nice surprise.

Beer-A-Lot, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

darcange, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Spigs, Sep 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

JohnK17, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

deapokid, Sep 17, 2013
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 399 ratings.