Exit 1 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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88
very good

225 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 13
Gots: 23 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 11-06-2009)
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3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750ml bottle into tulip.

Pours with the deepest black color I've experienced - zero light even on the edges, and the darkest brown/charcoal colored head I've seen.

Smell - Um, "bay of pigs" comes to mind... Starts with the Bayside of the Jersey shore, followed by a pig farm. Salty, with some charcoal, but lacking most of the usual stout qualities. Points for being interesting and dead-on for the name, though.

Flavor had some smoked ham qualities, with just a touch of dark cocoa powder. Sea salt lingers in the aftertaste.

Slightly creamy mouthfeel, but a little thinner than I had hoped for.

Really wish that I had this with a strong complimentary cheese, or something else to help cut the heavy salt profile. I may have enjoyed it's unique qualities a little more.

Photo of Overlord
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Big thanks to a generous trader.

I must admit, I approached this beer with no small amount of trepidation. Oysters ... hmmm...

Pours a blackish black with a black interior and black edging. It's a dark brew. Nice looking bubbling dark brown foam. Really attractive. I'm leaning towards giving it a 5 for appearance. Hmm...I think I will. Long lasting brown crust and a thin smattering of foam.

The smell, unfortunately, does not live up to the appearance. Some roasty, dry smelling malts (yeah, they smell dry) along with some charred coffee and ... maybe a hint of chocolate.

Taste is charred and roasty, a bit of coffee and bitter chocolate. There's a weird brackish aftertaste. Is that my imagination, or is a bit like salt brine? Quite distracting. It could just be uber charred astringent malt, not sure.

Well, it was an experience. I get a bit queasy thinking about gobs of oysters going into the brew kettle, but thanks for the chance to try it!

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3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a-pitch black with a two finger tan head.

s-coffee and shellfish?(is my mind playing tricks on me?)

t-Roast. Coffee. Some maltiness. Firmly bitter. Slightly oceanlike. A bit metallic as the beer warms.

m-Medium bodied, medium carbonation. No alcohol heat. Slightly astringent.

d-Not bad but seems kind of one dimentional. Lots of coffee and not much else.

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3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to sholland for this very recent trade extra!

Shared with BA urbancaver and friends.

Poured a flat root beer to black into my sampler glass. Average brown head with big bubbles that receded quickly.

Smells heavily coffee grounds, sweet malts and dark chocolate nibs.

Taste reflects the nose in the flavor profile with additional black licorice in it. Sorry, but I can't get past the unusually dry & gritty, almost calcium filled dryness of this beer. I had to end this bottle prematurely...

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3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

capped 750ml bottle

Pours a deep brown, almost black color with a big brown head. Roasted coffee bean, smokey, notes of chocolate and a mild saltyness in the aroma. Light bodied, all texture here from the oysters used, cand say im a fan of the grainy/ashy texture but its there like it or not. Very dry and light, i could see this beer showing better when paired with food.

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3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- poured a pitch black as dark as night, slight tan head, but really nice color and look off the pour,

Smell- coffee and espresso dominate the nose, but good fragrant nose

Taste- the taste is dominated by coffee and roasted malts more then anything else, the finish is short and not nearly as strong as it looks appearance wise, the flavor is enjoyable but still rather simple and nothing really crazy impressive,

Mouthfeel- theres nothing really terrible here but its just extremely light for the style, from what I had heard abit the oyster would add some extra weight or body and this just wasnt the case, really to light for what I expect in big stout

Drinkability- you can drink this stout easily considering the abv being so high but the complexity just falls flat for me, to thin and watery though the flavors it does present are all right, i cant picture if I was gonna drink something with this high of an abv i would settle for one this simple, again and okay beer but so many better stouts out there, flying fish to me usually makes okay beers but really never great

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3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Very dark brown with slight reddish hues. Basically no head, though what was there was a tan color.

S - Sweet aroma with chocolate, alcohol, fruity yeast and sort of a nutty sweetness that I can only attribute to the oysters. Maybe a little salty too.

T - Dark chocolate, malt, more of the dark, nutty fruit that you get from a really dark chocolate. Finishes dry with some roasted malt bitterness.

M - Fairly low carbonation. Though this is a pretty rich beer there is a dryness from the alcohol and maybe the oysters that keeps it from really feeling too heavy on the palate.

D - Very interesting, but the complexities seem to be overpowered as the beer warms by the chocolatey malt and alcohol. I think this would be nice with some creamy stew.

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3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Exit 1. Opaque black pour with a tan but almost orange head.  Smells like a stout, dark toasty malt.  Smoky dark malt flavor.  Can't pick out the oyster though I wish I could!  A solid stout at a fair abv for the flavor, though has plenty of room to either intensify the flavor or drop the abv.

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