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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When life gives you oysters, be sure to brew some killer oyster stout. Thats exactly what Nico Freccia and Shaun OSullivan, 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (4999) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed on 11/12/13. She pours a nice brown and leaves the same colored body very close to black, one finger tan head that dies within about thirty seconds, lacing is clingy and starts to spider web about a minute The smell has some dark malts, light cocoa and coffee-ish aromas play in the background. The taste has some bitter yet malty, and slightly salty, thick malty and cocoa-like aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium sort of body, only sessionable enough any English Stout can be - so not really, carbonation is fairly smooth and doesnt pound me as some English Stouts have in the past, I like it for the most part. Overall, I havent had too many oyster stouts in my life time, and I say it again as I say for every oyster stout Ive had, "wheres the oyster?" Maybe I just dont get these things and am expecting too much as far as an oyster stout should go, Ill keep trying them and still would have this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3511) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Can, courtesy of JStax thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a thick ring of tan head. Rich nose of chocolate and roast. Its really quite decadent. Heavy roast and a dry bitterness take over in the taste. Coffee grounds come to mind, as well as bittersweet chocolate / bakers cocoa. A little sweetness before the dry bitter comes through, but this packs a decent punch. Smokey and ashes. Rather robust in fact. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (7179) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2014
12 ounce can from Hayduke that we had together over facebook chat. This beer pours like a cola. It has a nice big lighter shade of tan head. Carbonation slowly rises up the side of the glass. Thick lacing remains from where the head fell. Not sure what I smell here but it is interesting that there are no roasted notes. However, that is tasted. Chocolate leads along with vanilla. Something like rum in a chocolate covered candy. Just a hint of hops in the back. They bring bitterness and citrus but, again, just a bit. Perhaps some oyster in the finish. Also, the finish got a little powdery in the feel. This is a really easy beer to drink and at 7.9% ABV is dangerous!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4970) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2014
Can from Sugaya, I just wrote a long detailed review only to have it get swallowed into a black hole... Simply put this beer is amazing, my first oyster stout which I had sitting in my fridge for months and simply put knocked my socks of. The kicker is it wasnt even that expensive. It has a dark cola pour with reddish tints which in the glass turns a dark opaque black with a thick tan head that quickly vanished but left behind good lacing. The mouthfeel is full & creamy while the nose has that indefinable port like aroma I associate with top quality stouts-someday I will pin that flavor down but today is not that day. The taste is cacao nibs, dark chocolate, roast coffee with a fantastic after taste of bitter chocolate that lingers. Great stuff, I just wish I hadnt lost my original review, Im guessing this one is somewhat disjointed...

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Can was 13 months old. Very malt forward and sweet. I may be crazy but I get a slight butteriness in the aroma. Overall I like it though. Happy I bought the 4-pack.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz can, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big dark chocolate, roast, some nice vanilla, honey in there, slight hints of salt, nice creamy, oaky notes. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, roast, earth, hints of dark fruits into more dark chocolate, some salty, oaty notes, slight vanilla, finishing sweet, slightly dry. Nice stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
YUM is the first thing that comes to my mind. This brew has some very special hints of sheer deliciousness. The stout has hidden the alcohol very well but maintaining the smooth silky taste of an oyster stout. The oysters help enhance the chocolately bitterness into a finally balanced brew. The color is deep black with full opaqueness. Nice head and lacing also help in overall appearance. Enjoy this one when eating clam chowder or oyster stew!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egreener (11) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bought a 4 pack of cans from a local grocery store. Pours a deep deep brown, almost black. Creamy head. Woody, savory aroma.

3.9
   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 thats it - nice flavor. Full bodied with low carb and an off dry finish; really nice, creamy feel to it.. Nice beer, dont get any oyster characteristics, but I didnt expect em. Nice stout though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5360) - 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.


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