Marooned On Hog Island | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 12-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
486
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

Photo of q33jeff
2.2/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

** 12/17/2015
Can to snifter. Pours dark black, small head, off white. Aroma is malt, salt, seaweed. Taste is very minerally, touch of caramel like sweetness at the end, but mostly bitter and dry. Feel is light and thin. Good carbonation for a stout. Not great overall, but enjoyable enough. Can’t see myself buying this again."
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of MusicaleMike
2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured 12 oz. can into my pint glass. Good two fingers of mocha colored-head on top of a light black body that shows mahogany hues when held up to the light. Shows initial signs of excellent lacing.

Aroma is pretty tantalizing, with notes of dark chocolate, milk sugar, nuts and a little vanilla ice cream. It's not a very strong aroma, but decent for the style.

Taste is a bit of a disappointment. A little milk chocolate taste up front, which leads to a somewhat anti-climactic finish. Where is the richness promised by the aroma? A little chocolate malt, and I don't get much of the mineral qualities that are the signature of the Oyster Stout. Bitterness in the finish, as is the alcohol.

Carbonation is decent, if maybe a bit much. Medium to full-bodied. Actually, the mouthfeel helps to lighten this beer and make it feel like something less than almost 8% alcohol by volume.

I am comparing this to only a few other Oyster Stouts that I have had before (Yards Love Stout, San Francisco Oyster Stout, Porterhouse Oyster Stout) and this is certainly the weakest I have had. The extra alcohol did not seem to help. I was looking for something easier to drink, with a good bit of dryness and mineral-like qualities and 21st Amendment failed to deliver the goods.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.86/5  rDev -26.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really didn't do too much for me which is strange because I enjoy English Stouts. Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. Color is dark brown, little foam. Flavor is mostly malt sweetness, maybe some caramel but nothing too complex. Easy to drink. Possibly I served too cold.

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

-stout brewed with Hog island sweetwater oyster shells. can serving.

A: Sits a dense black in the vessel with a one finger dark khaki head with a frothy whipped consistency. Short retention span. Leaves a speckled band lacing.

S: Aroma is light, oyster shells, light roast. The oyster presence is low, wish it was more meaty, then shelly, and lacked a saltiness.

T: Creamy milky roastiness, some hard shell oyster hints. Smooth roast, again wish it had more of a oyster kick, was subtle, and more of a background ambience rather a focal point. The oyster shells did show a bit more later in the drink and with some warming.

M: silky, very smooth and slick, milk stout like, slippery texture and a quiet demeanor of carbonation.

O: Overall the flavor isnt bad, its just a bit middle of the road and safe. If youre gonna do a wild concept beer, dont half ass it, go all out with the oysters otherwise its just a shallow safe attempt to be daring.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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