Exit 13 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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3.05/5 rDev -21.4%
This beer pours a jet black color, without much head at all. The smell is cocoa powder, with a slight hint of alcohol. The taste was fairly thin for what I was expecting... Lots of chocolate, and a little bit of alcohol. Kind of like drinking a Nestle Quik. A 7.5% Nestle Quik. The taste is a little thin for me, I'd like a little more substance w/ the taste. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, fairly drinkable. Decent beer for the style, but I've definitely had better chocolate stouts.
01-29-2011 17:28:28 | More by jayhawk73
3.08/5 rDev -20.6%
I have to admit, I'm not really familiar with the style of export stout, I'm big on Impys and Black IPAs, so maybe I'm missing something, here but I'm really not impressed. I've liked all of the other Exit series, so maybe they missed on this one, which is still a pretty good average, or maybe its me.
A: Looks like an impy, dark brown, almost opaque, not much of a head, and pretty wispy.
S: Nice, malty, dark schocolate with a winey alcoholic overtones, really not bad, no hops.
T: really not impressed here, it tastes a little like a watery chocolate soda, not a whole lot there to like.
M: Thin, this is where it could be my relative unfamiliarity with the style, this is nothing like the chewyness of a good impy, nor the light roasty of an irish dry. Either I don't get it, or I do and just don't like it.
D: Goes down easy, I'm just not crazy about the flavor. I don't mind sticking my nose in it, though. And I HEARTILY recommend the Exit 1 Oyster Stout - I bought a case of that when it came out and it was gone so fast I don't know what I did with it. Damn it was good. But this aint that.
02-11-2011 04:09:43 | More by irs
3.13/5 rDev -19.3%
750mL bottle poured into tulip
Dark, charred brown color with opaque bleakness. Crop of tanned head slowly fades out, leaving some spots of lacing dotted around the glass.
Chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and chocolate malts. Roasted dark malts and a hint of alcohol warmth.
Slightly syrupy chocolate runs throughout the profile. Hints of bitterness with dark roasted malts, molasses and a soft detection of caramel and vanilla. Finishes warm and chocolatey.
Medium body, decent carbonation, bubbly and a little flat/thin on the tongue. Probably should have opened this one a long time ago but it got a bit lost in the shuffle of bottles in my fridge/cellar, although this still feels extremely one-note.
01-24-2013 14:32:25 | More by xnicknj
3.28/5 rDev -15.5%
Pour from a 750 ML bottle was capped by a thinnish, coffee brown head, which suggested low carbonation.
The brew itself is black.
A sniff was greeted by standard malt notes of bread, coffee, albeit quite strong.
As one sips, the carbonation is low, so the roasty, coffee, bitterness is first and foremost. There is some bitterness, perhaps from chocolate, reminding me of the bitter chocolate stout stone brewed during the shortage of hops. Slightly acidic in a coffee sort of way but mellow.
Overall: Decent stout, I have had porters for half the price that were better. Worth a try but much better stouts exist for the relatively expensive price.
04-17-2011 03:46:02 | More by jsp2
3.28/5 rDev -15.5%
A bottle split with onix1agr and pour into duvel tulips.
A- a hard pour yeilds a massive creamy dark tan head that settles in a bit leaving a tight cow web of lace covering the entire glass. Pitch black in color.
S- cocoa powder, anise, burnt sugar, a touch of coffee. You do get the hops a bit with some vegitative hits
T- interesting stuff here. You get the chocolate and the roast but then you get a slightly bitter, slightly tart and fruity thing that pulls your palate in a whole other direction. Grapefruit rind and kumquats. Long roasty finish.
M- a touch less then medium in body and bit above in carb. Super dry.
D- looks great, smells good, tastes different. It tastes just like what they said it would and its certainly well made. That being said its just not for me. I enjoyed it for being new and interesting but not one ill be going back for seconds.
12-26-2010 06:57:11 | More by oglmcdgl
3.35/5 rDev -13.7%
Poured very dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma was a mix of faint roasted malts to a slight chocolate aroma. The taste was very similar to it's aroma. Not very overbearing in terms of chocolate or roastiness. The taste and aroma wasn't bad, but rather generic and not anything distinct about either. The mouthfeel was a plus, it was very light and refreshing considering the style, which also made it very drinkable. Overall this was decent, but nothing worth seeking out. It matched it's style, but not worth breaking the bank over.
12-26-2010 22:59:16 | More by jonvan04
3.4/5 rDev -12.4%
Pretty much opaque, with a spongy looking cocoa colored head. Laces well, and retention is great.
Nice dutch chocolate aroma, some hop presence and malt roastiness.
Taste is of Belgian chocolate, mild hops, milk chocolate with a roasted character.
Feel is creamy, upper medium to full bodied.
Drinkability is pretty good; it's not overly filling and pretty tasty.
Thanks to injuredreserve for sharing!
01-23-2011 04:46:53 | More by EgadBananas
3.43/5 rDev -11.6%
A brilliantly dark, black beer...nice tan head, although a bit shallow. The smell is lacking, with just a little charcoal and medicine-like phenols. It's a grainy, dryish beer...just shy of astringent. Chocolate and smoke dominate the flavor...lots of roasted, bitter, intense tastes. The beer is full in body, although it suffers a bit from the dryness, which draws away from the heft. Still, this is a nice, enjoyable stout.
02-19-2011 03:30:42 | More by Suds
3.45/5 rDev -11.1%
Flying Fish Exit 13, big champagne-like bottle, bought in Lambertville, NJ, and enjoyed in New York City.
Appearance: Served in a Sierra snifter. Thick, thick pour, glug, glug... love to hear that. Classic. Very black, with a beautiful tan head, two-finger high, and lots of beautiful bubbles on top. Retention is good, carbonation is low, lacing is unexpectedly minimal.
Smell: It is so roasty and barnyard-y it reminds me of the nasty-but-enticing horse piss trails in Hell's Kitchen left by the Central Park-bound horse-drawn carriages. Some bitterness too, and wood- not the kind used to age beer but just pure raw wood from a tree in the forest. Some coffee, the cheap kind, or perhaps chicory.
Taste: More bitter coffee/chicory, dark unprocessed chocolate. I wouldn't mind a chocolate stout that tastes like fine chocolate (Southern Tier Choklat, YUM!), but this is like biting on raw cocoa beans. Not so pleasant. The added bitterness doesn't help either.
Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium body and flavor. Dry and bitter finish, lingers.
Drinkability: Sip. Sip. This is hard to drink, not because of the alcohol (fine and not evident at 7.5%) but due to the intense, unpleasant and unbalanced flavors (too bitter, too chocolaty, too unrefined, too... much)
Glad I got to try one of Flying Fish's famed Exits, but this one doesn't work for me.
02-10-2011 05:20:30 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass, the beer pours a nice, thick, black color with a slow building, cascading head about two inches thick with a dense bubbling, chunky bodied, light brown colored head. Smells of chocolate and oats. The beer is surprisingly light and dry in mouth, with bitter dark chocolate overtones and a coffee like foundation. Quick, smooth, and clean finish with a slightly bitter and effervescent chocolate aftertaste. Tasty.
03-15-2011 23:22:11 | More by GarthDanielson
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
Pours extremely dark brown with a very dark tan head thwt, once settled to a very thick film, looks quite creamy. Nice lacing and great retention.
Smell is fairly one dimensional with a strong wet cardboard presence. A slight hop note with just the faintest hint of malt. Does this need to warm more? Its only been 10 minutes out of the fridge.
Taste is significantly better. Toasted malts, hops, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, wet cardboard and a hint of molasses.
Just medium bodied with a mellow, light effervescence. A nicely smoky/toasty aftertaste with a noticeable coffee presence. Slight dryness in the finish but nothing like a Guinness. A good beer but I would like more chocolate in there. This comes nowhere near a Brooklyn Chocolate or a Young's Double Chocolate.
04-21-2011 02:18:43 | More by PorterLambic
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
This is a perfectly decent dry stout, but I think it is the least impressive of the Exit series by a long-shot.
Pours deep brownish black with a brown fluffy head that falls to poor lacing. The aroma is quite chocolaty, like a Mexican hot chocolate. The flavor is flat and extremely dry - like a big mouthful of baker's chocolate. It's a little sweet but only just a little. And the mouthfeel is Sahara desert dry. Witheringly dry and a little chalky.
A good stout, but not as transcendent like most of the other Exits.
01-12-2011 01:09:03 | More by Seanibus
Exit 13 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.