Marooned On Hog Island
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Stout - English
Ranked #8
Ranked #12,801
3.93 | pDev: 10.18%
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
Very Good
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

2.86/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Dec 23, 2012
More User Reviews:
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful dark brown with auburn highlights, nice sweet chocolate and roasted malt nose, semi sweet roasted and bitter chocolate flavor, finishes more bitter and a little metallic than expected. Was hoping for some salinity due to its nature, but still a pretty good stout. Cheers!

Nov 30, 2016
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Craftonly23121 from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Feb 25, 2013
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DinoBlueShoes from Maine

4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 24, 2016
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jminch from Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Dec 25, 2012
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Rivenin from Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jun 28, 2013
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CrocodileDog from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sep 27, 2013
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from the can into a standard pint glass. canned on date 11/19/12. interesting. a previous reviewer had one from 12/12, are them some old ones making the rounds recently or is this by design?

Looking pretty good, jet black with a less than 1/2 inch oatmeal head.

Getting malts on the nose, but not heavily roasted. age related perhaps? Did get some faint hits of licorice and caramel.

Tasty brew. I avoid shellfish, so have no idea what oysters taste like. This is quite a hearty beer. malts, dried fruit, sweetness.

mouth is a tad below medium. flavor certainly hangs around for a while.

Overall, an enjoyable beer. How would it taste fresher? If I come across one again, I'll give it a try.

May 04, 2014
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nosavingsaccount from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Jan 21, 2013
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Billz187 from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Feb 17, 2013
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Jimbo4430 from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

May 21, 2013
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shelby415 from Oregon

3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 28, 2016
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Reidrover from Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.29 Pours pitch black with a small wispy tan head. Toasty,caramel,dark coffee slightly salty aromas..nice Strong toasty,thick molasses,caramel,liquorice,thick .. Great mouthfeel to this one thick and luscious. Good to remember for the camping season.

Apr 07, 2013
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bbrown12 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jan 04, 2013
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HardTarget from Texas

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Black glass shows a thin ribbon of ruby at the edge with back lighting. Tiny carbonation streams feed a fast dying thin brown cover that holds a halo, but doesn't lace.

Smell: Earthy leafy hops on a thin ribbon of malt sweetness.

Taste: Big malt flavors take the stage pushing the almost tonic bitter hops to the downward side of the teeter-totter. A nice balance lets a lot of flavors come through. A plum jam fruitiness, a hint of tobacco in the dark roasted grain. A hint of soy sauce soured grain shows off the complex malt bill (had to check the website: Pale, Crystal, Rolled Oats, Carafa, Chocolate Malt, White Wheat).

Mouthfeel: There's a bit of chalky dryness in the finish that has to be the oyster shells. Makes an almost gritty end that begs for the next sip.

Overall: Big complex tasty beer, but not really in line with most stouts, or oyster stouts I've had. I could see pairing this with a lot of different foods, or just sipping after dinner. Tasty!

Thanks to Illudium for the can!

Apr 28, 2013
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ressling from Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Feb 28, 2013
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Sep 22, 2013
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TechTriumph from Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

Jun 01, 2013
SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 20, 2016
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cocojoe from Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into 16oz Deschutes pint glass:

A: Almost pitch black, but mostly a very very dark brown. 1.5 fingers of rich mocha colored head.

S: The briney, mineral like notes hit the nose immediately, followed by Chocolatey, bitter roasty and fruity notes.

T: Very creamy and smoothe. Chocolatey roast notes are prevalent, but it is not a bitter roast. Sweet, dark fruits and dark caramel.

M: Medium -full creamy body

O: Really creamy, chocolate roasts, with dark fruits. The oyster notes come through in the nose a bit as mineral like notes.

Jan 04, 2013
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alexgash from Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Fairly dark oily brown-black body. Pinkie width of dirty khaki head. Not much lacing. Sweet dark fruits, light roasted malts, hints of cherry, vanilla, and ocean air.

Light roastiness up front. Toffee and milk chocolate mid-palate with hints of salt and sea breeze. Light roasted malt throughout. Moderate dark chocolate bitterness. Lingering chocolate sweetness and hints of brine. Medium-full body with a mostly creamy feel. Not bad.

Aug 06, 2013
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WesM63 from Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Feb 02, 2014
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black but plenty of ruby notes around the edges. Nice two finger light chocolate head that laces fairly well.

Aroma is chocolate notes, smoked woody hints with dark fruits and hints of sea air.

Taste is nice smokey chocolate malts, almost like liquid smoke added almost tastes like it was aged on wood. Nice dry flavors maybe the smoke peat notes is making it woody. finish is dry with good fruity notes and briny oyster hints.

Mouthfeel is only about medium but smooth until the finish and the carbonation picks up to be peppy.

Overall I am enjoying this stout maybe just in the mood for one but its very flavorable with out being overly heavy. I nice July treat.

Jul 20, 2013
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tmm313 from Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

Mar 11, 2013
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Billolick from New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/19/12

Dark dark brown, under an equally dark khaki head, that stays, goes all loose and stays some more. Very thick film, collar and bands of fine sheeting.

Light roastyness and toast on the nose.

Smooth in the mouth. This is a tasty stout with dark bread, light chocolate and cafe au lait flourishes. Near 8% and all of it is well hidden. Very enjoyable and easy drinking stout. One of my favorite brews from 21st Amendment. Worth a try if you see 4 packs of this in your local.

Dec 16, 2012
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Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 495 ratings