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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2/4/13. 12oz can from Warehouse in Valdosta, GA. Deep brown pour with a nice khaki/tan head that is somewhat loose and soapy. The head fades to a thick ring and laces decently. Caramel, chocolate, ash, a hint of sourness, and a touch of a mineral aspect all in the aroma. The flavor is much the same, plenty of caramel and chocolate, with a subtle dose of sour, ash, and minerals. Tasty enough!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1780) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
12 oz. can from SoHo Organic Market in Elizabeth City, NC. Cola-like dark brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Rich aroma of roasted coffee and sweet malts. Solid flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, black coffee, and light smoke. Finishes bitter but not overpowering. The chocolate and coffee flavors are more present in this beer than many oyster stouts I have tried previously. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
I get some dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and some brown sugar in the aroma. Palate is super creamy. Flavor is sweet with an odd kind of aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2764) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12oz can compliments of AndyReynolds - pours black with beige head. Nose is milk chocolate. Flavor adds coffee and some roast. Somewhat sweet and moderately bitter. Interesting. Creamy. Odd aftertaste. Bitterness gets stronger as it warms. Just to annoy my donor, go Big Blue!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Can from Mariís. Pours black without light coming through. There is a really big light brown head that hangs around and leaves a good bit of lacing. The aroma has a nice lactic note up front, some coffeelike sweetness, a little roast. The taste is much bigger than the aroma with some dark chocolate, bitter coffee grounds, roastiness, and a bit of salt. Palate is perfectly enjoyable while being drinkable..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12oz can: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a creamy froth of beige head. Has a fresh roasted dark malty nose with a hint of sea salt. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with light sweetness , some dark fruits and dry-roasted coffee wrapped up with a dry bittersweet finish. Very true to style with good balance and drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Can into glass..pitch black pour..thin brown head..nutty coffe aroma.. pretty awesone ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2013
My first Oyster stout! As a stout, it's very apropos -- roasted malt flavor with some hoppiness, smooth, semi-thick texture, and midnight black in color with a white-ish, short-lived froth. The oysters do indeed coming through, adding an unusual taste to the flavor and which along with the roastiness perseveres. Recommended, though wouldn't mind it being a bit thicker and at a higher ABV. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Appearance: Pours a solid dark brown, letting no light through at all. Atop sits a sparse layer of micro film and a tan ring around the edges.

Aroma: Roasty dark malt, dark chocolate and a little bit of wine.

Taste: Medium coffee roast, black pepper, burnt toast, dark chocolate. A little bit of a twang in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Active spicy carbonation. Full bodied.

Overall: Very simple, and pretty well executed. I usually get a spicy throat coating from oyster stouts, but not this time.

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