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When life gives you oysters, be sure to brew some killer oyster stout. Thatís exactly what Nico Freccia and Shaun OíSullivan, co-founders of 21st Amendment Brewery did. In a food+beer collaboration with Hog Island Oyster Company co-founders, John Finger and Terry Sawyer, the 21st Amendment Brewery team has created Marooned on Hog Island, the latest beer in their Insurrection Series, a limited edition, once-in-awhile four-pack release of a very special beer that rises up in revolt against common notions of what canned beer can be. Marooned on Hog Island has an ABV of 7.9% and was brewed using Magnum and Willamette hops with an ale yeast, a variety of malts including Pale, Crystal, Chocolate and Carafa, Rolled Oats, White Wheat and the kicker: 450 pounds of Hog Island Sweetwater oyster shells.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Nice, rich coffee and and anise. Slight cocoa underneath. Aggressive hopping meshes well. Just a hair watery in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours a nice black body and a decent tan head. Malty and roasty smell. Lighter body with smooth dry roast flavor. Little carbonation. Great flavor and easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (567) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Poured from can dark brown with large tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Very nice roasted malt flavor, chocolate flavors and caramel and brown sugar. Hop finish. Good stout but Not as much brine flavor as I have had in other oyster stouts. Creamy feel in mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Cans from Caponeís and Blue Dog. Pours fairly thick dark brownish black with minimal khaki head. Nose is roasty nutty cacaoey dark chocolatey malt, backup hops, blackberry. This one has a nice depth of aroma. Tastes rich, complex, with flavors of pumpernickly malt, cacao, hops, walnut, blackberry, and some black patent malt in there as well as some mineral flavors. This one is very good, and very unique, and yet another great canned beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 10, 2013
Dark with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, sweet, chocolate. Medium, smooth body with a finish of light tingly carbonation. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, a bit of burnt sugars, light coffee. Finish is lightly bitter from the roasted malts. Solid stout, but less oyster than most oyster stouts Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a very dark brown and has a light brown head. Rich and spicy, with some malt and bread notes. Interesting (but not bad) aroma. Tastes very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doboy (416) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours black with a tan head. Nice malty almost smoky aroma. Great chocolately malt taste that fills your mouth. Great finish! This is a super stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a nice rich opaque black with one finger of tan head. Noticeable viscosity to the pour. Nose shows fruit skins and a lightly smoky quality with some coffee roast and a touch of salinity. A touch of sweetness to the flavor pairs well with the dry finish. Nice roast in the flavor as well with some fruity notes on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5973) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Can. Pours a clear dark brown with an amber hue on the edges and a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of very dry grains, roasted malt and a touch of oyster. Flavor starts with light roasted malts and dark grain with the oyster underlying and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Dark-chocolate brown, thin film of warm tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, light roast and soy sauce. Bits of chocolate. Body is silky, moderate-to-thick, with fine carbonation gradually turning prickly. Flavor is brown sugar and chocolate up front, followed by hints of soy/bbq sauce with a restrained roastiness, and moving into a mild citra-earthy hop presence/bitterness. Overall, very good, balanced, complex. Although, I am irked by the fact that the oysters do not contribute substantially to the flavor profile. Itís more marketing than science/art, and craft brewing is the domain of the latter.

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