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Marooned On Hog Island - 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
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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trentbent

New York

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: can

10-09-2013 02:42:02 | More by trentbent
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-07-2013 23:02:53 | More by wyatt13
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damienblack

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-06-2013 20:33:39 | More by damienblack
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vinylrooster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

10-06-2013 15:08:00 | More by vinylrooster
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

09-29-2013 21:42:31 | More by cyclonece09
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-28-2013 14:39:34 | More by b1515152004
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Hop_juice

Wyoming

4.44/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 07:40:25 | More by Hop_juice
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Yorktoberfest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-27-2013 21:29:11 | More by Yorktoberfest
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

09-23-2013 13:12:08 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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mtc23

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-23-2013 01:19:40 | More by mtc23
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 03:24:43 | More by sulldaddy
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wsickler

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-22-2013 01:00:27 | More by wsickler
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

09-21-2013 15:05:57 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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darcange

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

09-20-2013 23:58:41 | More by darcange
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Spigs

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-20-2013 18:44:55 | More by Spigs
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-18-2013 20:10:22 | More by JohnK17
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-17-2013 19:59:17 | More by deapokid
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-17-2013 01:55:31 | More by Tyrawlings
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

09-16-2013 02:11:39 | More by capuchinpilates
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cwc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2013 01:05:43 | More by cwc
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dgfool

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10%

09-13-2013 06:06:44 | More by dgfool
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Acquired as an extra in a trade from gwdavis, thanks man!

A- Pours a deep brown, nearly black, opaque body with a nice light-mocha head that reduces slowly and leaves heavy lacing.. very inviting!

S- I'm really straining to get a good sense of aroma here .. vanilla, coffee, chocolate, toffee, and it may be my imagination but a slight fishyness. Gets more aromatic as it warms.

T- Lots of chocolate and freshly roasted coffee, a deep roastyness that shows up on the follow through. The aftertaste is maybe slightly chalky and salty, but if I didn't know that this was an oyster stout I would have never picked up on it. Works well. No alcohol at all, which is nice for 7.9%.

M- Thick and lightly carbonated. Rich and flavorful.

This stout was done very well. One of my first oyster stouts but I really liked it.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 23:55:50 | More by gcamparone
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-03-2013 03:16:52 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Sirvis

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-30-2013 06:19:02 | More by Sirvis
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can with Canned on: 11/19/12 on the bottom.Pours black with about an inch of frothy light brown head. Some lacing. Aromas of malts, chocolate, soy sauce, earth and smoke. Almost meaty. Tastes earthy with some malts and is a bit salt. Tastes like it comes from the sea. Earthy at the finish with some nice dark chocolate and hints of salt. Tastes kind of like a chocolate covered pretzel. Light mouthfeel. I don't really have anything bad to say about the beer except that the salty flavor may make it hard to drink a few in one sitting. Overall, an interesting beer that'd I probably grab again.

Serving type: can

08-29-2013 03:37:42 | More by PicoPapa
Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.