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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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Reviews by portia99:
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portia99

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

750ml bottle that has been sitting in the cellar just waiting to be opened. I know I got this in a trade, but I honestly can't remember who the BA is that sent it to me. Thanks tho! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a near black in color but still has decent light penetration revealing good clarity, at least towards the edges. A small cap of dark chocolate colored foam rests briefly on top and falls to leave only a very thin skim coat of bubbles...no lacing.

S - Lots of licorice up front, tons of chocolate, cocoa, a bit of fruity esters, dark roasted malt.

T - Licorice, black coffee, alcohol, a bit of burnt malt, dark chocolate, lots of esters, touches of molasses, hints of tartness and astringency towards the swallow.

M - Smooth and rather full bodied. Carbonation is medium, finely bubbled and fairly creamy. Yeast derived esters and dark roast dominate the flavors and leave behind a burnt toast char after the swallow. Alcohol is noticeable, but kept under control.

O - Overall a good stout...a bit different flavor profile, perhaps from the oysters, but there is nothing oystery about this beer...maybe a bit minerally, but that is it. Quite charcoaly,roasty and chocolately. Goes down fairly easily, but not something I could go thru more than a bottle in a session.

06-05-2012 23:56:55 | More by portia99
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Cracks open with nice hiss. Pours a deep black with a ring of tan bubbles on top. Aromas are big on deep chocolate malt and roast. A bit of fruitiness to it with an earthy aspect in the background. Quite a rich, enticing aroma.

First sip is smooth roasted malts with a big chocolate character. Flows down with some fruity accents and a mild sweetness that transforms into earthy flavors on the finish. Just a touch salty as well and I guess you could pick up the mineral character from the oyster shells a bit too.

Overall, a solid stout that packs a tasty malt punch. Good body that's not too heavy and nice flavor. Glad I had a chance to try this and thanks to Josh for sharing this one!

04-27-2010 01:01:02 | More by orbitalr0x
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

750ml brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Stout black, brown head that subsides

SMELL: Sweetness, roasted grain, charcoal, faint ocean, mineral, mild molasses, black currants, nougat, cocoa powder

TASTE: Full-ish body, long smoothness, charcoal, earth, salt, roasted grain, coffee grounds, faint ocean, black walnuts, modest hopping, warming alcohol, bunt raisins, dry finish

A really great stout with the bonus of being of the Export style and oysters added for is pretty mellow but enjoyable depth. I'd love to seem them bring this one back.

03-29-2012 03:27:09 | More by Jason
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-25-2014 02:00:59 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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dogfishandi

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2014 20:00:21 | More by dogfishandi
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dsauter

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2014 01:19:51 | More by dsauter
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-31-2011 17:31:03 | More by acurtis
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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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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

Flying Fish- Exit 1

A- Deep flat black with a thick dark tan/ brown large bubbled head. Light lacing.
S- Sweet chocolate malt, black coffee, and a light touch of cream.
T- Thick sweet chocolate malt. Nice strong black medium roast coffee beans, creamy light vanilla, and a touch of light salty seaweed?!
M- Very soft, smooth, and very creamy. No bitterness but a mild salty touch in the body. Finishes off with a dry chocolaty creaminess.

Overall- Another delicious Exit series beer. The oysters leave a unique creamy flavor. If only FF would make their Exit beers year round they would become a more sought after brewery!

11-24-2009 00:00:07 | More by NJpadreFan
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2013 17:12:49 | More by Varkias41
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2014 14:50:18 | More by Griffith
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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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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-08-2014 02:37:00 | More by let8it8grow
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njsouthdh


4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Mmmm, you don't get many oyster stouts. In this case, the seafood character is pretty mild and just adds a pleasant, but curious, meaty character. Otherwise there's a big roasty chocolate taste with toasted bread and crust plus dry cocoa and hard candy caramel. It finishes with a dry, bitter and burnt finish. Despite the strength, this isn't a big heavy beer. It's quite drinkable if you don't feel like sharing a 750ml bottle.

12-14-2009 23:08:27 | More by tempest
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nickd717

California

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Bottle from Chevy Chase in DC. Mmmmm seafood beers. I was looking forward to this. What's next, a Belgian IPA fermented with fresh octopus? Maybe an American wild ale brewed with anchovies? A tuna pilsner? The possibilities are truly mouth-watering.

Pours black with a tan head. Head has reddish hues to it.

Aroma is like a typical well-brewed stout - roast, coffee, cocoa, and just a faint hint of oysters.

Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, bitter cocoa, a little smoke, and no detectable oyster.

Dry on the finish with medium body and some linering roasty bitterness.

Drinkability is average-plus. Good stuff overall, but I'd like to see that oyster assert itself just a little more.

12-11-2009 18:05:27 | More by nickd717
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-15-2013 03:31:35 | More by EBeckett3
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-08-2014 03:14:34 | More by robgage
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Gmann

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours a black color with a brown dense creamy head that settles into a thick ring. The aroma is big on dark bitter chocolate, charred wood, and light smoke. Nice and earthy. The taste is of bitter amd milk chocolate, roasted malt, and light charred wood/smoke. The body is light to moderate, seems a tad thin for the style. The carbonation is fairly soft which adds to the creamy texture of this stout. Finishes with a roasted malt bitterness. Definitely a tastey stout, though a bit thin. Nice chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Didn't pick up anything from the oysters, which I believe usually adds a mineral characteristic. Indeed worth the purchase, very good.

06-29-2010 02:28:32 | More by Gmann
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yarnto

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.1%

Bottle conditioned; 7.0% abv.

Poured a deep chocolate hue, almost midnight-black, with a moderate amount of hazelnut-colored head. Looks extremely viscous. Aroma was a bit earthy with slight notes of cocoa and rich yeast.

On first taste, coffee....espresso....whoo, feel like I am getting a caffeine burst! However, all mouthfeel is gone within just a few seconds. Almost tastes like a watered down version of Guinness. Very surprising considering the look of the pour.

For a stout, the drinkability is very high, but only because it doesn't feel at all heavy. Definitely not what I was expecting. I was looking forward to a tinge of salt-water, but if no one told me oysters were used in production, I wouldn't have guessed it myself.

05-31-2010 18:15:34 | More by yarnto
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-04-2014 04:15:36 | More by erialbill
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Franchise

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

This offering pours a deep rich black leaving a thick tan head. The aroma is Salty, sweet, dry stout, but very malty and flavorful.

The taste is dry, crisp, tart, briney, wow what a nice flavor to this stout. Dark chocolate, crisp bitterness, wondeful malty aroma that makes you want to cuddle up with this beer.

Great offering from flying fish I would pair this with obviously oysters but also other fried seafood perhaps calamari or the like as the briney flavor would be phenominal with this beer.

06-10-2010 23:58:06 | More by Franchise
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

A: Poured a viscose oil black with a dark cinnamon colored head that was 2 fingers high, frothy, and well lasting. The head leveled to a thin film covering while leaving a thin sheet band for a lacing.

S: A fresh roasty malting and a dark semi-sweet chocolate first greets the nose along with a distinct light saltiness. The initial impression was medium-strong and enticing, but failed to stick around long, quickly fading to a soft roastedness leaving you wondering what happen and wanting more. The English chocolate and slight dry oyster saltiness works well here, I only wish I could have been treated to a bigger helping.

T: The flavor had a nice coffee roastedness being first detected along with a dry chocolate touch. The oyster presence is noticeable in terms of a faint saltiness with a dry finishing touch. Dark fruit of spicy plums are also well represented here while there is a light chalkiness that comes through upon the swallow. It is the fresh roasty malting and chocolate that really stands out the most here. I only wish the oysters played a more vital role giving this some edge and a more unique flavor. My only previous experience per style was with Fordham's oyster stout which had a good deal of oyster/saltiness detection and wish flying fish followed suit. They had a chance to go big, but seemed they played it a bit safe here.

M: medium-full, thick and viscose with an oily slick texture. A good deal of carbonation is felt making this cream up nicely upon the hold after a few seconds.

D: Enjoyable drink, refined, smooth, though found myself oddly enough wishing for more of an oyster presence. Felt they may have played it a bit safe here and could of made a statement of definition per style. Many people may be turned off by the notion of an Oyster stout, but fear not, this has very little presence, mostly only in name with the exception of a light saltiness. The roasted and chocolate malting make this a smooth experience and one that should not be missed, however I found this beer to be lacking the wow factor I experience with their first 2 turnpike beers (exit 4 & 11).

12-28-2009 23:26:23 | More by beerthulhu
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bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-13-2012 18:44:51 | More by bonbini26
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-22-2014 04:34:36 | More by KevinGordon
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Exit 1 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.