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Exit 1 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

208 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 11-06-2009)
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hozersr

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2014 01:59:38 | More by hozersr
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2014 06:57:28 | More by zestar
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GlenMillsBeer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-13-2014 13:16:45 | More by GlenMillsBeer
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2014 11:52:57 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

I wasn't even going to bother with a full review for this beer, but the beautiful appearance compelled me to change my mind.

The body is pitch-black with a steady surge of carbonation visible, but it's the dark khaki-colored head with it's fluffy quality and great persistence that really capture the eye. Lace forms a wall down the sides of the glass. I'm impressed.

I'm again surprised by the nose on this, in that I wasn't expecting such goodness. It's dark chocolate heavy, with light caramel and that briny aroma that the oysters must be offering. I smell a tad of hops, but not much.

I guess I wasn't giving Flying Fish their due credit, because this brew is tasty. A medley of flavors hit my palate: chocolate, caramel, an ocean-like salty flavor and an earthy finish. Similarly, a number of sensations will dance around your palate. This beer is dry, it's bitter, it's earthy, it's ocean-like. Almost contradictory feelings but it works here.

I haven't given Flying Fish much thought due to the fact that their beers sit on shelves here for ages at Total Wine, but this beer has convinced me to give them another look.

08-06-2014 00:40:15 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Hop-Droppen-Roll

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-31-2014 00:22:04 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-30-2014 22:30:49 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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JayQue

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours a dense dark brown color with absolutely no light coming through. Medium size light brown head with good retention. Lacing is limited to dot of lace on the glass.

Aroma is mostly rich malt with a touch of chocolate. Fairly rich.

Taste is smooth maltiness with some chocolate and a little hops bitterness lurking in the background. Some people noticed a briny (the oysters) taste but that wouild be stretching for me.

Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Little or no alcohol bite. A good tasty stout/

07-23-2014 02:46:30 | More by JayQue
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-17-2014 03:18:27 | More by Zekenyce
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threeviews

New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

12oz bottle (Best Before Date: 1-09-15) into a snifter glass...a day shy of 6 months old.

A- Pours pitch black with about 1/2 finger of a soapy, khaki head dissipating rather quickly. (4.0)

S- Aroma is comprised of coffee, milk chocolate and a hint of berry. The oyster mineral/brine component is definitely present and quite dominant, yet melds well with all the others. (4.75)

T- Milk chocolate is perceived first followed by a mild berry-like sweetness. Coffee astringency is soft which quickly succumbs to a briny and dry finish. No alcohol is detected. (4.75)

M- Despite 7.5% ABV, the body is rather thin. Although it poured with a conservative head, a good amount of creamy carbonation was left behind, further accentuating Exit 1's dryness on the palate. (3.75)

O- This is one of the best examples of the style, largely due to the fact that the contribution from the oysters are absolutely present in all aspects of the beer: nose, flavor and mouthfeel. I would, however, enjoy Exit 1 a bit more if it possessed more substantial (i.e. chewy) body...mashing at a higher temperature would achieve this result, but more malt would need to be used to achieve the same ABV. (4.5)

07-08-2014 11:37:50 | More by threeviews
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J_Ross

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +28.2%

07-07-2014 03:05:59 | More by J_Ross
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-05-2014 01:43:00 | More by tdm168
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Liverocks

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2014 13:46:15 | More by Liverocks
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2014 00:32:22 | More by Thedrizzle
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njsouthdh


4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-19-2014 14:37:42 | More by njsouthdh
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ghemminger

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-16-2014 18:42:03 | More by ghemminger
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2014 14:44:03 | More by ncstateplaya
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-15-2014 19:59:33 | More by wrightst
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-09-2014 01:26:49 | More by WesMantooth
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dsshuck

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-08-2014 21:08:08 | More by dsshuck
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Label says Use By: 01-09-15.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 3/4 inch light brown head that retains well before fading to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Heavy dark roast aroma with accompanying notes of molasses, chocolate and a bit of booze.

T- The dark roast hits hard and deep but the chocolaty sweetness that's also there provides a good balance. Additional notes of caramel, vanilla and even some light pecan. The briny-ness from the oysters is only noticed in the aftertaste and sort of rounds out the bitter/sweet duality of the rest of the profile. Pretty drinkable for the ABV

M- Dry, very dry actually and there's a slight chalkiness from the roasted malt. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- This has been a want of mine for a while only because, when the Exit series was first rolled out years ago, I wanted the Exit 1 entry just to add to my bottle collection because I'm from Delaware. Never found it the first time around and they stopped making it for years. When I heard they were bringing it back on the market, and in 6-packs no less, I had to get my hands on it. Found a sixer when I was visiting home and, come to find out, the beer itself is really good too!

06-04-2014 01:48:32 | More by Immortale25
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Hearneator

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-26-2014 01:48:44 | More by Hearneator
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-22-2014 20:24:26 | More by NJBeer265
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alwaysplayin

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

05-22-2014 05:14:17 | More by alwaysplayin
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thampel09

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-22-2014 03:32:57 | More by thampel09
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Exit 1 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.