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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1492) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Interesting beer. Black pour, fizzy tan head. Aroma is malty, a bit of burnt toast. Flavor also has a bit of burnt toast to it with a saltiness. Is it from oyster shells or is it the power of suggestion? Not really sure, but it makes for an interesting flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgb9348 (5551) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a tint of a ruby glow at the bottom and a nice, thick four centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of cherries, milk, roasted malt, caramel, vanilla and quite a bit of chocolate notes. Full-bodied; Dense chocolate and roasted malt flavours with a lot of toffee and earthy notes and a good subtle complexity of a little brine from oysters. Aftertaste shows a great balance of roasted malt and some sweet flavours with a subtle salty flavour and a good complexity to finish off. Overall, a very nice beer with a great mouthful and a very nice complexity throughout - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$2.99 sampled at home in Washington on 06-July-2013 in remembrance of the poor folks who died or were injured in Asiana flight 214 from Seoul to San Francisco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4461) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Can. Tastes smokey and like coffee. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells bready and like burnt toast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
soonerchamps (5) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
Poured into Anthem snifter from 12 oz can. Dark brown, minimal head, very little lacing. Taste of shells and small amount of roasted chocolate. Not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (1903) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours dark brown with a dusting of a head. Smells of malts. Tastes of roasted and toasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
12 oz can. It pours a nice dark orange/brown color with a rather fizzy yet thick tan head. The aroma is mixed. Thereís some nice chocolaty notes in there and maybe a hint of mocha but also a slight green apple twang and alcohol. The flavor is decent with more chocolate to go with some sweet brown sugar and a little more of that off noteÖ Iím not really getting the brininess that I was hoping for. It does have a silky, full mouthfeel though. The finish has a little more roast and a bit of cloying brown sugar. Overall, not too bad, but slightly disappointing and not worth the money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
12oz can from Thome50! Thanks!.. this is the last of the beer he sent me, and it took some serious cajones to drink, I donít like oysters, I donít like seafood so this is a tough beer to stomach.. Pour is a thinly bodied beer with nose of roast and some slight hop bitterness. taste is dominated by crystal malt and some funky salt water/oxidation taste that is very slight, but noticeable. Iím calling this a gimmick beer and scrolling past.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2013
12oz can poured into a tumbler glass. Opaque super dark brown color with a decent mocha head. Roasty nose, with minerals, dark chocolate and earthy hops. Rich chocolate flavors, with some coffee, roasted malts, medium bitterness and faint mineraly/salty notes. Med-full body, rich and quite complex, satisfying and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2156) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - MAY 30, 2013
12oz can. Pours dark deep brown color with an inch of tan head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and some mild mineralness. Taste follows the aroma closely with the oyster aspect of mineral and brine standing out much more. Body is medium, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
hog island, at least thereís pork to eat .. . pours a dark brown .. . medium foam, lacing is good .. . some tar, chew, used toffee, and burnt werthers originals .. . mild mouth, solid .. . pretty nice all around, and being in a can- loved it .. . .
How would you like your pancakes? .. . >br>

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