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Exit 1 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 14
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of kkmiller76
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

kkmiller76, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Gww1864, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

robgage, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a six-pack of this last week in Totowa, not having any of the Exit beers from Flying Fish in quite a while. I was excited for this and as it turned out, this exceeded my expectations. It's hard for a Stout of any type to stand out from the pack but this did the trick as it was smooth, solid, and oh-so-easily drinkable. For once, I don't mind that I have six of these to go through since I don't think it will last in my house for that long!

The pour to this was solid, as it had a dark hue and tan, bubbly head that filled up the remainder of my pint glass before quickly settling down. Not a strong aroma to this but there was certainly some brine and chocolate to be found, along with a hint of raisin. All of those were present in the mouthfeel, along with a saline saltiness and a slightly ashen tone underneath everything. This was so creamy and smooth without being dry, which I rarely find in a Stout. I was almost expecting an Irish Dry Stout here but this didn't have a chewy aspect to this nor did I need water to wash it down. As s found in so many desserts now, this had the best of both the sweet and salty worlds without having one overpower the other. A hint of dark bread gave this a good body and the aftertaste came and went as gently as a wave on the Delaware.

Ditto for the booze. This certainly wasn't a session beer but you'd never know it until you looked at the bottle. No roasted, heavy motor oil to be found here. While this was a Foreign/Export Stout, a beer like made me think that Oyster Stouts should be in a class by themselves. This was thin enough to go down smoothly but solid enough in body to savor and once again, Flying Fish has outdone themselves with this latest entry in the Exit series. Find this, open it, and savor it - it's a lot better (and possibly cheaper) than taking the Turnpike all the way down to its southern terminus. Highly recommended.

JerzDevl2000, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of quackopotamus
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

quackopotamus, Feb 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

erialbill, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Dilbert65
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Dilbert65, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of salthemonster
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

salthemonster, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of bshiban
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

bshiban, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Givemebeer
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a growler from Buy Rite North Plainfield. Poured into a snifter; since I'm oh so classy.
Drank this last night so it's relatively fresh in my head

A: Black with a thin head and some lacing.

S: Deep roasted dark chocolate and coffee

T: Starts out surprisingly crisp with a slight hop bitterness contrasted by chocolate with a touch of sweetness. The taste then turns (And this part I will remember forever) to a charred wood taste - as if burnt pieces of wood from the fireplace were in this beer - and I absolutely love it. Not overpowering or offensive but unmistakeable. One of a kind.

M: Medium bodied with a dry finish.

O: My first Oyster Stout and it was a memorable one. Try this for a fresh take on stouts.

Givemebeer, Jan 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

CreekyJarls, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

cw13, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Griffith, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of Drew88
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Drew88, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

OKCNittany, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of Hypersomnia
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Hypersomnia, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Varkias41
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Varkias41, Aug 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

EBeckett3, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

dgherm, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle I purchased some time ago and sort of forgot about. Poured into a standard pint, the brew appears black with a dark brown 2 finger froth that slowly fades leaving a thin silky topping. Spots of stringy lace stick to the glass.

The aroma is like baker's cocoa coupled with raisony alcohol, coffee and more of a milky sweet chocolate note. A hint of minerals is present through the back of the nose mixing with a bit of an earthen aspect. As the brew warms up, a note of soy sauce starts to emerge.

The flavor is roasted with a chocolate combination of the previously mentioned sweet milk chocolate and bakers bitter chocolate character. Middle of the profile has a mineral/earthen aspect that lasts into the aftertaste with a bit of raisony alcohol flavoring. The aftertaste has a bit of soy or saline character.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amoubt of carbonation. It is a fairly decent export stout with the expected mineral/saline character present from the oyster aspect. I think I held on to this brew too long, I am giving it the benefit of the doubt that it was probably a beer best served more fresh than this.

stakem, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

InspectorBob, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Bandi, May 19, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color as well as being thick like oil and having minimal amounts of visible carbonation along with some light hints of cola brown highlights. The beer has a minimal amount of dark tan head that reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. No amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, burnt malts, and some lighter hints of anise + oyster brininess.

T: Upfront there are just shy of strong flavors of burnt and very darkly roasted malts. Underneath the roasty flavors of the malts there is a very light hint of anise/licorice and a salty/brininess from the oysters.

M: Full bodied with light amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Another really enjoyable beer from the Exit Series, I thought this was a really easy to drink oyster stout. I loved the brininess combined with burnt and heavily roasted malt flavors.

dbrauneis, May 19, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a thin tan ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark malts and chocolate are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of lactose and hints of brine from the oysters.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite airy on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very light and easy to drink but has a good amount of flavors.

metter98, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

smithj4, May 19, 2013
Exit 1 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.