Beer Review: 21ST AMENDMENT MAROONED ON HOG ISLAND

Beer Review: 21ST AMENDMENT MAROONED ON HOG ISLAND

Publisher: 21st Amendment Brewery
Genre: Beer Reviews
Print Length: 12 oz. can
ISBN: Not applicable

Crafting a rebellion against conventional canned beer, 21st Amendment Brewery introduces “Marooned on Hog Island” as the latest addition to their Insurrection Series. Co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan, in collaboration with Hog Island Oyster Company’s John Finger and Terry Sawyer, have concocted a killer oyster stout that challenges preconceived notions.

A Stout with a Rebel Spirit

With an assertive Alcohol By Volume (ABV) of 7.9%, Marooned on Hog Island boasts a unique brewing process. Magnum and Willamette hops, ale yeast, and a blend of malts, including Pale, Crystal, Chocolate, and Carafa, are complemented by Rolled Oats and White Wheat. Notably, 450 pounds of Hog Island Sweetwater oyster shells add a distinctive touch.

A Sensorial Journey

Appearance: Pouring a formidable dark brown, this stout creates an impenetrable façade. A scanty layer of micro film and a tan ring bordering the edges contribute to its mysterious allure.

Aroma: The olfactory experience unfolds with roasty dark malt, accompanied by hints of dark chocolate and a subtle wine undertone.

Taste: A medley of flavors graces the palate – from a moderate coffee roast and black pepper to the bitterness of burnt toast and the richness of dark chocolate. The finish imparts a nuanced twang, adding depth to the overall taste.

Mouthfeel: Characterized by active spicy carbonation and a full-bodied profile, Marooned on Hog Island engages the senses with its robust texture.

The Verdict: A Subtle Rebellion

In the realm of oyster stouts, simplicity often translates to sophistication, and Marooned on Hog Island is no exception. Impressively executed, this stout deviates from the norm by avoiding the typical spicy throat coating associated with its counterparts. While the rebellion may be simple, it is undeniably effective, making this limited edition release a noteworthy addition to 21st Amendment Brewery’s repertoire.