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Marooned On Hog Island | 21st Amendment Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.9/5
Very Good
489 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dbrauneis on 12-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,542
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
489
pDev:
10.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
53
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 137
Photo of andyfrancis
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, like pretty much everything from 21st Amendment, the graphic design on the can is sweet.

Looking like an 8 ball in a snifter, you'd never know it came from a can. Chocolately head bubbles up quickly and dissipates almost as fast, but leaves some froth around the perimeter.

Licorice, plum, and almost a hint of soy sauce on the nose.

Sweeter than expected, some dark fruit notes. Roasty chocolate finish.

Thin bodied and clean finishing for the style. Just a little lingering roasted malt breath.

For me, Ten Fidy is still the gold standard for canned stouts, but this is a close second.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of MonkeyboyATL
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bf7
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Jimbo4430
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of thampel09
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Zimm
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NumberNone
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Treyliff
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours pitch black with a small foamy tan head with somewhat short retention, leaving just a reign after settling

S- smoky charred malt gives some dried meat character, some mineral notes, a bit woody with a touch of chocolate

T- surprising fruity notes with a bit of fig, mid-palate is slightly sweet with roasted malts and chocolate. The finish is mineraly, giving it a slight salty feel on the tongue, smoky and sweet-yet-dry on the finish

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy-turned-creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish. Alcohol is barely noticeable

O- easy drinking, the oysters give it an interesting mineral flavor and finish. Worth a try once.

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Photo of Burkbom23
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MCDub
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MADPolo
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Spikester
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a Walking Man shaker pint. One finger of tan head and some minor lacing. Smell is coffee, dark chocolate, and a whiff of sea breeze.
Taste is rich espresso with maybe a square of dark chocolate melted into it. Never tasted any real hop character within but plenty bitter from whatever source.
Mouthfeel was medium thick with minor carbonation. Leaves a medium dry bitter finish.
Overall a tasty brew and the alcohol is well hidden. As one who has eaten his fair share of fresh oysters both cooked and raw this beer only showed the oyster ingredient in the aroma. So oyster haters need not fear this stout. One of 21st Amendments better beers.

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Photo of troegaarden
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ThatCracker
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of pperez38
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DrIPA
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of HardTarget
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
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!

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Photo of ToddT
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Dark brown almost black topped with a tan head that fades quickly to a ring but leaves a few spotts of lace on the glass.

S- Roasted malt, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and chocolate.

T- Chocolate and coffee malts right away, well balanced and not in competition with each other, a bit of caramel sweetness provides a nice counterpoint. I'm not getting any oyster flavor, maybe that is a good thing. Finish is dry with a lingering final note of coffee.

M- More than medium in body and medium in carbonation, creamy and silky in the mouth.

O- Interesting beer, it has some nice stuff going on in it, and if you run across it you should check it out. The 7.9% ABV was a bit of a surprise I was thinking it was a bit lower than that.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from the can into a globed glass

A- Poured a dark drown with a fluffy mocha colored head that dissipated quickly and left no lace.

S- Huge sweet chocolate notes and roasted barley, very bready and wheat like qualities, caramel

T- Whoa, big salty flavor up front and through the whole sip and lingers. I get that sweet chocolate note and rosted barley from the aroma. Some bready and caramel notes. A little bit of sourness and twang similar to Guinness.

M- Medium body, smooth, quite creamy and finishes dry.

O- A very aromatic and unique stout. The salty oyster quality in the flavor was a bit much, although it did subside a little more as it warmed up some more.

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Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 489 ratings
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