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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
When life gives you oysters, be sure to brew some killer oyster stout. That’s exactly what Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan, 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Canned 19NOV12 Nice brown on black ale with a floundering sheet of light tan foam leaving a solid rim of the same. Smells slightly nutty, with roasted and toasted malts, a touch of cream, some vanilla and wood (uncharred), nuances of tobacco and oiled leather. Taste is nice and bready with cocoa, cream, leather, dark toasted malts, a little taste of ink and that’s it - nice flavor. Full bodied with low carb and an off dry finish; really nice, creamy feel to it.. Nice beer, don’t get any ’oyster’ characteristics, but I didn’t expect ’em. Nice stout though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Sampled on 11/8/2013. This foreign Stout pours a medium to dark black color from a 12oz can. Large sized tan foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and grapefruity hops. A medium bodied stout. Malts are chocolate, dark fruit and roasty. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Decent carbonation. A very drinkable stout, I like the nice balance between the malts and hops. The grapefruit and chocolate goes well together. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
digopossobon (384) - MACAE, BRAZIL - OCT 23, 2013
Aroma de malte e cacau bastante equilibrados. Boa formação de creme em cascata. Creme acastanhando como deve ser! Marrom escuro e opaco o líquido. Ótima torrefação. Chocolate bem pronunciado. Quase chega a ser doce.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bbetzel (1) - Athens, Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2013 does not count
Sounded like an odd combo, but this is actually really good. The "aftertaste" is very pleasant-- even better than you'd expect from aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4199) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
From can. Roasted barley, licorice and coffee. Mild smoke and bitter chocolate. Boozy. Dark brown-black clear with cocoa lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation and alcoholic warming. Starts and stays sweet with chocolate and licorice. Lots of roasted barley and chocolate malt. Lactose sweetness and medium hop bitter finish. Alcohol sweetness and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SCHIENKE (9) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
I will start out by saying that I have only had a few different oyster stouts, but out of the several so far, I liked this the least. This was worthwhile to try, but it is a good beer, not a great beer. It pours dark brown almost black and has a nutty/chocolate aroma. It has a chocolate/smoky aftertaste. If you have not tried an oyster stout before, try this one and you won’t be disappointed. Well, maybe you will be but quit being a beer snob and just kick back and relax and enjoy your beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhatB420 (839) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2013
12oz can into a tulip. Pour is very solid, but the best thing about the foam is that is doesnt leave one struggling for the first anxious sip, as the beer just glides through the foam effortesly. Love that. Head is fluffy yet transparent then leaves a bunch of islands. Aroma is dank, murky, and sea watery, with some light cocoa sweetness. Pour is dark chocolate with mimimla plumb highlights. Taste is sweet and dry cocoa, some marshmellow, light figs, jumpy oyster slaps, and marvelous sweet malt. The hop profile plays nicely with the sweetness of this brew, which is extrodinarilly drinkable, what abv? wow, best stout Ive ever had. Glad I picked this one up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2013
12 oz can. Stamp reads canned on 11/ 20/ 2012. Pitch black with thin off white head in a mug. Nose is intense roasted barley, chocolate and ash. Rich roasted barley flavors, hints of coffee, roasted malts, medium bitterness and faint, little brine notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and the body is close to full. ABV is masked so well I would have said it was a 5 or 6 % stout. Damn nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
A- pours an opaque black with brown cola edges. Some lacing and nice late blooming light tan head that slowly dissipates. S- pungent roasted malts, chocolate, anise, coke a cola, chalk and charcoal. As it warms, some chemical notes, prunes and plums. M- light watery body with medium palette. Decent carbonation. T- starts with a very brief hoppy bitterness on the tongue but quickly moves on to chocolate, malts and licorice. Astringent and mineral water begins to intrude in the middle. Some dirt. Clean ending that blends nice muddled hop and malt notes. Aftertaste retains some bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Can: Ink black center with faint hints of deep brown at the edges; the light-tan head fades quick and doesn’t leave behind any lacing. Aroma is a combo of mostly sweet malt, a lighter bit of roast, and a hint of apple skin sharpness... possibly acetaldehyde? Very mild soy-sauce character with some warmth, almost brine-like in a way. Initial taste is some char, dark chocolate malts, roasted, and quite smoky. A brine aftertaste arises, a bit salty and seasoned like a musty sea deck - sounds off-putting, but it actually paired quite well with the smokiness of the beer. The liquid smoke flavor hung around until the very end, and an almost chipotle-like spice came out... Different, but pretty tasty. Medium-thick bodied, low carbonation. Some weird characteristics; not something you’d make a regular drink, but pretty good nonetheless.

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