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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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of augustgarage
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Packaged on 8/11/2016; poured from a 12oz can into a small nonic.

Clear seal brown body with sinopia highlights and a smattering of active camel foam up top. Light surface slick and a lasting collar remain. Fine lacing, and below-average retention - surprising given the white wheat malt!

Mellow roast malt aromatics with hints of chocolate and golden syrup in the nose. Faint sea-grass aroma at times, just at the edge of perception, probably coming from a combination of the briny oyster shells and the earthy Willamette hops.

The malt bill delivers a complex flavor profile - tastes sprinting across the palate, running from caramel to unsweetened cocoa powder, with a hint of smoke (probably from the oyster shells rather than the Carafa malt) deep in the finish, rounded out by a final grainy sweetness from the oats. Medium-dry, though the alcohol is forward. Moderate bitterness, though the hop flavors are hard to parse beneath the wave of roast malt. Flavor seem to meld and improve a bit as the beer warms - the salt becomes more apparent as you reach the bottom of the glass as well.

Silky yet medium-light bodied, with rapidly dissipating carbonation - alcohol heats you up more than I would like for the style.

I enjoyed this more than my rating might indicate, though I find it lacking compared to the best oyster stouts I've sampled, which are generally dryer, less alcoholic, and more mineral-laden.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
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!

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

Photo of gefinley
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of onlymurderers
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jonparadiso
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BFCarr
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A decent stout with a touch of oyster mineral taste. Not great, not bad.

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Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just about a finger of brown foam, irregular surface, simmers down to a consistent surface coating, lacing forms broad streaks without much stick. The liquid is black at its core and more a dark brown near the surface and edges, you can spy the active tiny bubbles as they break the surface. There’s a clean, scrubbing sensation in the nose, not overly dependent on the chocolate albeit credible amount of that as well as creamed coffee and caramel accents, solid chicory as well, the oyster shells do indeed add saline, seashore sort of nuances, just a hint of cherry fruit, the components don’t leap out at you, best enjoyed as a harmonized whole. Medium-bodied, the dryness reduces its palate presence. More roast and coffee, little cocoa or chocolate, more straight up malty. The salty sea breeze and salt water aspect retains force here. More grassy and metallic, thankfully the carbonation brings a fluffy lift which limits such elements. No real fruit presence. Nothing here rides to the rescue of a cavalry of sweetness. As such, it really only delivers on half of the equation. And would like more body. Still, not a bad offering by any stretch.

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ. can into a point glass at the Taco Mac in Atlanta, GA. The appearance is pitch black with a tan head. The aroma is full of malt and chocolate. The taste follows the nose.

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Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark reddish brown color, fairly opaque in the chalice, and the foam makes just a brief appearance. Some spritz on the tongue, however, and overall the mouthfeel is more sharp than malty. Maybe that's the brininess other tasters mention. Pleasant grainy aroma with a hint of the mud flats.

Rather thin but quite solid with roasted malt flavors. Some bitterness and a touch of astringency at the finish. I think of that odd earthy chicory bitterness. Plenty strong, which I guess is a plus since this is kind of an oddball brew. And with the hint of candy in the finish, why not. From the four-pack of 12 oz cans purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Wash.

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Photo of LauraGG
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of natfiedler
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of alarmclock314
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, dated 11/4/15. Pours transparent brown with a smaller sized tan head. Smells of mostly roasted malt and brine with some earthy hops and oats. The taste follows exactly with roasted malt, brine, hops, and oats. Moderately strong saltiness in the middle and mild but lingering bitterness in the finish. Above average body and lower carbonation. It's a pretty simple stout with an adjunct of oyster shells; it adds a noticeable brininess to the smell/taste which gives it some needed dimension. Pretty good overall.

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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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Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 486 ratings.
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