Marooned On Hog Island | 21st Amendment Brewery

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very good
485 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:
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Added by dbrauneis on 12-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
485
Reviews:
136
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 485 |  Reviews: 136
Photo of Cylinsier
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can.

Pours jet black, brownish tint around the very edge of the glass where light barely penetrates. Light tan head is fine and dissipate slowly from about an eighth of an inch.

Smells of light roasted coffee malts and pickled olives.

Tastes of caramel and roasted malts, oak wood notes, and mild brine saltiness.

Medium to full body with a light effervescence.

A solid oyster stout, good flavor balance, not too rich. If you don't like oyster stouts, you won't like this, but if you do, this is one of the better ones out there that is readily available in the US.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mhaugo
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Craftonly23121
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of droomyster
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black body with a small tan head with decent retention. Aromas are roasty, coffee-like, with some dark chocolate notes as well. These notes carry over to the palate most prominently on the front and middle palate before giving way to a bitter baker's cocoa finish. Good stuff.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of NYR_Rob
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CHADMC3
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep, dark mahogany brown to black body beneath the thick, tan head, which slowly dissolves to leave a dense sticky lacing clinging to the glass.

Generous roasted malt and dry yeast aromas float from the glass with a touch of lactic sweetness.

The flavor also offers roasted malt and more of a bitter chocolate than sweet. However, there is a hint of the sweetness at the finish, which quickly gives way to the roasted/toasted malt and almost biscuit flavors.

Mouthfeel is on the thicker side with a generous roasted palate, medium carbonation and finish, which is actually a touch creamy.

After reading up on the less common English Stout style, I must say this beer is quite on and the generous roasted malt really nails it.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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

A: Poured black into a pint glass with ruby around the edges where light can get through with a small light tan head that fades to a small mat
S: smells of roast malt, coffee and chocolate
T: tastes of roast malt, chocolate, coffee, and slight sweetness. swallow brings bitter roast malt and coffee with a bit of chocolate
M: full mouthfeel with soft carbonation. very smooth on the palate
O: a very nice stout. very good flavors and balance. Don't let the oyster shell addition dissuade you.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of anjah
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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

Presently, this is the #7 ranked English Stout here on BA.

Served in an Elysian tulip.

A: Poured a dark, chocolate brown color, nearly black, with a soap-scum inducing head that eventually settled after a couple of minutes.

S: I got some fresh clean linen underneath the chocolatey goodness. Scratch that, not as much dark chocolate as it was cocoa nibs. A tinge of dark fruit mixed in as well.

T: Remarkable flavor, with the oysters adding just the right funkiness to make this memorable. Bitter as hell, which was reminiscent of biting into an unsweetened baker's chocolate bar. However, in this instance, the sweetness was just BARELY enough.

M: Like I stated, this was bitter, also a bit alcoholic, but in terms of sweetness, this was not a dessert beer in any way, shape or form. A slight bit of lacing left on the glass.

O: The best 21st Amendment brew I've tried in a while. I'm a suck for this style, especially when it's done right, which this most certainly was.

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Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 485 ratings.
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