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Marooned On Hog Island | 21st Amendment Brewery

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21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: English Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by dbrauneis on 12-05-2012

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Ratings: 488 |  Reviews: 137
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tumbler, the beer is a dark, creamy, opaque, brown to black coloring with a frothy, creamy, light tan colored head of about a half an inch. Aromas of coffee and cream first and foremost, with a touch of brine at the end. Very balanced nose. Flavors are very creamy, with a solid dose of brine and oyster shell in the backbone to blend and lighten the bitter, roasted coffee presence. Cream and mocha on the tail end of the palate, leading into a smooth, roasty, and slightly bitter aftertaste. Very smooth, creamy body throughout, with a smooth, sweet, slightly lingering finish. Very tasty brew.

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Photo of pathman
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of bsp77
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from can into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Near black with thin tan head and light lacing.

Smell: Molasses, chocolate, minerals and dark fruit.

Taste: Rich molasses, chocolate and dark fruit upfront - semi-sweet. After that is when it gets really special, with a finish that includes a roasted bite alongside nice salty and mineral layers from the oyster shells.

Feel: While it is somewhat full bodied, it is much lighter and silkier than I expected. Finish dries off nicely despite the initial sweet taste. The almost 8% abv is completely hidden.

Overall: This is my first Oyster Stout, so I have no exact comparisons. But in terms of the broader Stout category, this is first-rate stuff. This is also the best beer I have had from the solid, but not usually spectular, 21st Amendment.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a St. Bernardus goblet. Canned on 19 November 2012.

A: A finger of fluffy tannish head fades quickly. The beer is black and opaque.

S: Rich and chocolatey. Lightly roasted malt and a whiff of something savory or wine-like.

T: Delicious! A really solid, very tasty stout. Chocolatey, lightly roasted, and well-rounded. I can't detect the oysters at all, unless it's the odd, lightly chalky aftertaste. This is a straightforward stout that has no obvious weaknesses.

M: Moderately creamy and pleasantly smooth.

O: Drinkable, tasty, enjoyable, and recommended. I will likely buy another four-pack.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Dark brown and free from sediment. Off white head forms and leaves a little lace.
SMELL: Roasted, but also slightly fruity and a little musty.
TASTE: Well pronounced nutty and roasted flavor, touch of root beer, hints of alcohol but pretty tame. Mild hops presence with a restrained bitterness. This is a pretty well balanced brew.
FEEL: Full bodied, even carbonation, smooth and creamy.
OVERALL: A different take on a stout. Still dials in the right mix of flavors to be a palatable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Trythemall
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is the stout for those who don't like stouts. A malty and complex taste that surprisingly ends clean. Bought this tasty treat at Hog Island Oyster Company for a whopping $35 for 8 beers, but wasn't disappointed. My girl and I enjoyed a bag of 50 sweet waters with this beer and it surprisingly paired well. I was told this was a limited run, I hope this beer continues on though. I have to say that this is possibly my favorite stout out there. If you have a chance to try this beer, I strongly suggest it. If you can get your hands on some Hog Island oysters, even better.

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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark black with some red around the edges. There's a thick quarter of an inch of soft, brownish head atop which fades to a thin lacing in a few seconds. The aroma is a bit odd. There are some faint notes of coffee and roasted malts with some very faint underlying chocolate. What makes it odd for me is that I can actually smell something akin to fresh shellfish. The flavor opens up with dark fruit notes like raisins and dates. Then there is some chocolate, caramel and black licorice. Throughout all of these other more dominant notes, there are the typical roasted malt notes. The finish is a bit bitter and minerally and lingers on the palate. This is a full bodied beer with good carbonation.

This is definitely a different stout. It's not like your typical stout that is dominated by roasted malts. This one is unique but nonetheless delicious. I recommend this anyone who loves good beer and wants something a tad different.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm about to bump this bad boy's average up!

A: feel bad for the few that didn't witness this properly: mostly center-poured into a nonic pint, semi-translucent black-brown body with a fat head of an foam that persisted throughout and decorated the glass with lace

S: dark, roasty, smoky malt and sea salt

T: I was so delighted with the taste of this beer, I wanted to give it a 5, but as of this moment, it's the only "oyster stout" I've ever had, so I had to hedge my bets... briny dark malts and smoky roast with undertones of salted caramel and yes, oyster-i-ness.

M: medium-light (for a stout) body, puts a little stick in the corners of the mouth, smooth and mellow, mildly bitter aftertaste of salt and malt

O: this was a quick drinking stout - somehow light and refreshing, extremely drinkable, perfect abv - seriously delightful.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The oyster stout poured out from a can. It was extremely dark in colour, yet had clarity to it and a reddish hue when held up to the light. Smelled of sweet malt. Clean. Had a rich taste of sweet almond, date, and molasses. Lingering mellow, roasty aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Yes.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black, with a finger and a half of brown head dissipating to a lot of spongy lacing. The aroma is roasts, with some burnt malts, a mild mineral aroma, chocolate and some roast coffee. Taste is kinda sweet, with some chocolate, plenty of roasted notes, slight burnt coffee, and a mildly briny and mineral-y aftertaste. The fee is good, medium to full in body, could use a hair less carbonation, but overall nice.

The oysters are there, and its quite a nice stout overall.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.34/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can picked up over the weekend... Pours with brownish head.. nice lacing and retention..

The nose is pretty much expected stout elements.. cocoa and black malt with some dark caramel notes.. more burnt sugar with warmth.

Flavor is a bit disappointing.. lesser stout qualities for sure.. some dark fruitiness shows with warmth.. rum raisin.. light smoke on the finish..

Body is medium with decent carbonation..

I did not know what to think about this one... I have enjoyed plenty of oysters in my day and grew up near the sea... but I got very little of anything with salinity in this brew.


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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 488 ratings
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