Marooned On Hog Island | 21st Amendment Brewery

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487 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:
487
Reviews:
137
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 487 |  Reviews: 137
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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Photo of Trentt2
3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L: pretty dark, ruby hue only, light tan foam, doesn't lace very well
S: smells like a good stout. Little bit of chocolate and sweet
T: like a generic stout. A little bit of weirdness in it can't figure it out...doesn't taste like oysters
F: incredibly thin
O: it's an ok stout, but way down my leaderboard. Thin, average taste, nothing that stands out but a slightly weird taste to it. Needed to explain the low rating I'm giving this one.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves streaky lacing

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and some earthiness up front. Very light fruit in the back

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with some roastiness and dark chocolate and goes into earthy tones, a hint of smoke and very light fruitiness. Light bitterness present throughout. Finishes with roast and a light salinity from the oyster shells

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid stout with good drinkability. The oyster shells don't really impart much to the beer aside from a very light salinity, but that doesn't matter much. A good choice for an everyday drinker

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Murphious
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours nicely, and seems to have okay carbonation without being afraid it will foam over. Tan head and dark cola/root beer color. Very faint aroma of roasted malt and hop. Has an almost umami flavor at first, then hops and on to a dry finish. Good toasted or roasted flavor for a stout, but fades quickly at the finish. The alcohol is not noticed more than a regular 5% (this has 7.9) so it is smooth, yet feels thin in the mouth. Not bad, but wish it was heavier.

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

Photo of rawfish
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingPurple
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jebrew
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dogleg
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Marooned On Hog Island from 21st Amendment Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 487 ratings.
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