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Exit 1 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Thanksgiving Day beer tasting at Bro's house.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, drink by 1/8/2015. Poured into a snifter glass 10/28/2014.

A- Dark black, oily and thick body with a one finger mocha head, long retention time. Nice moderate film left over after some time. Splotches of lacing. Looks quite dark and thick. [4]

S- Lots of roast malt, dark chocolate, baker's cocoa. Very roasty, not all that complex, but intensely roasty and chocolate-forward nose with some umami soy-like scents. [3.75]

F- Roast, dark chocolate, a hint of dark fruit, cocoa, a bit of umami and bitter earthiness on the finish. Nice complexity to this stout. As in the nose, very roasty and moderately sweet with an appropriate earthy bitterness on the finish. [4]

M- Medium bodied, just the right amount of carbonation. A bit silky and resinous; coats the palate with an earthy bitterness. Could be the oysters, who knows? But it's certainly earthy and mild-moderately bitter. Very nice drinker. [4]

O- I was surprised by how rich and flavourful this beer is. The finish is a bit too earthy and bitter but this is a very nice drinking oyster stout. Not sure where the oysters come into play, but my guess is that it's adding to the finish more than anything else. The malts have a great presence without being too cloyingly sweet. [4]

Final score: 3.95

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like 5.5% ABV Dogfish Pearl Necklace, this one tastes exactly like the Maryland shore. Kudos! Love oyster shell flavor with stout.

A: Pours a dark brown body, with an frothy dark tan head and carbonation. Settles into islands of foam w little lacing. Not that sticky.

Smell: Like Dogfish, this beer smells of east coast shore - esp Maryland. A bit of wet lab too.
Wet fall leaves, salt air, animal, salt flat, along with roasted barley grains and a bit of sweetness, and chocolate. Light, leafy hops. Some wild berry and decaying vegetation. A shore brew for sure.

Taste: Really great. Really going to be great with oysters and pub food, and fall.
Follows smell, with charred wood smoke, and more coffee and nice sweet-bitter arc. Modestly sweet. Leafy, spicy, grassy hops, and, as promised, a little briny. great finish. Warm, fire, pub like.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Espresso/milky/Chocolate finish without any cloying. Really nice balance.

Overall: A more robust oyster stout. With a great approach. Uncertain which I prefer more Dogfish at 5.5% or Exit 1 at 7.5% - depends on occasion. I give the edge for pleasure to Dogfish and for flavor density but that the cost of a higher ABV to Exit 1. Try them both!

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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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/

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Exit 1 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.