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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
12oz canned November 19, 2012. Served at around 50F.

Pours black with a two finger light brown/beige head that recedes to a wispy cap but leaves nice sheets of lacing behind.

Aroma is roasted malts, strong black coffee, nice briny mineral-type notes, earthy, some chocolate. Very good strength.

Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, quite a bit of the oysterís briny/mineral influence in the flavor. Really nice base stout. Moderate sweetness, mild bitterness, mild to moderate alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, creamy, smooth, moderate to good carbonation.

Realllly nice oyster stout. Perfectly balanced. Excellent base beer, oysters donít overpower nor are they too mild. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8499) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
Can at Hog Island with BBQ Oysters. Creamy nose, lots of umami, light oyster, cocoa, some coffee. Nice body. Hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ffbot (175) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Pour is a dark purple with red and brown accents to it. Very low carbonation, no head or anything. Looks like an oil slick. Smell is sweet ocean air, cut grass, vanilla, very sweet. Taste is similar: a light and balanced sweetness with roast and malt in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 14, 2016
On tap @ 21A San Leandro. Cola colored beer with a khaki head. Huge roasted malt and cocoa powder nose. Thereís some nice fruity qualities to it as well. Sweeter than expected with flavors of fudge and hazelnut, but some nice enough bitterness on the back end. Hints of coffee, subtle brine and mineral notes, and some burnt toast. One of the better 21A beers Iíve had in awhile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
woodychevy (752) - - DEC 22, 2015
Shared can with a Christmas movie. Delicious. One of the best oyster stout Iíve ever tasted. Just the right amount of roasty notes. Really smooth, medium mouthfeel. Hops add bitterness but donít overpower with citrus/floral/pine. The oyster shells make it- super briny. Tastes like my hair after surfing. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2301) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Aluminum can from Sproutís: Poured an opaque dark brown liquid that created a monstrous sizing of foam. Aroma is mild with hints of roasted malts, sugary marshmallow, and cocoa powder. The drink is mostly bitter with influences of chocolate and cocoa nib while the palate is smooth and oily. Very dry residue left behind in the finish. For sure taste like an oyster stout and was extremely well balanced body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 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. Canít see myself buying this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Can from Beer and Wine. Dark brown body with huge, tan head. Nose is sweet, caramel, chocolate. Taste also caramel, malts, chocolate and definitely oyster tastes in there as well. Just really good stuff. Slivery, oily texture in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (656) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Can, black beer, almond colored head, good lace. Aroma is roasted malt, wet dog, and smoke. Taste is toasted barley, hint of vanilla, coffee. Palate is medium heavy, smooth and rich, carbonation almost nitro like. Finish is dry and roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3550) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black from the can with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of sweet and roasty malts with a hint of earth. Taste follows, nice stout, no real brine to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1787) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Old rating. Pretty brown color. The taste is a creamy mix. Some dark malts, chocolate, sea salt, slightly briny (could be in my head) and decent dose of dry, bitter hops. Interesting, but I hoped for something a little bigger in my first oyster stout.

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