Exit 13 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 99 | Display Reviews Only:
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
Appearance: Great looking, with a big frothy pour, an opaque blackness and a frothy tan head that leaves plenty of stickage
Smell: Chocolaty aroma with roasted malt notes
Taste: Black bread and chocolate, up front, with a fruity character developing that adds some bitterness but starts to verge on the sour by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sourness lingers with the chocolate, echoing the Guinness export stout I tasted a few weeks ago
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: I was expecting something with much more chocolate than I got from this beer; not bad, just not what I expected
05-05-2011 23:45:23 | More by brentk56
3.88/5 rDev 0%
Thanks to Bobby for sharing this beer.
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a nice tall brown head.
S: Plenty of roasted malt and lots of dark chocolate. There's plenty of a dark fruit aroma to the beer as well. Maybe a touch of vanilla. Not really a super complex nose as that's really all there is to it.
T: Plenty of bitter dark chocolate flavors to be found here. A nice solid roast with a hint of espresso. The dark fruits are there, but a bit more subtle than on the nose. Somewhat bitter overall.
M: Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation.
O: I was expecting a bit more chocolate flavor, but this was good nonetheless.
04-15-2011 19:59:56 | More by womencantsail
4.38/5 rDev +12.9%
750ml bottle - $9.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out an inky black body with a medium-large, dark tan head.
Smell: Exit Thirteen smells like chocolate, and, with a bit of roastiness, takes on a slight mocha scent, at least until minute notes of citrus, raisin, and maybe even chocolate-covered cherry join the mix.
Taste: Indeed, it's chocolate, semi-sweet in taste, alongside more chocolate-minded malts, a packet of cocoa mix, and some roasted barley. Amply sweet throughout. Slight flourish of coffee-toned roasty malts. Half a drop of Nocello. Light fruity esters and a hint of citrus, but it dutifully, even wisely stays out of the way of the main theme: chocolate. Subtle underlying earthiness. Semi-dry, semi-smooth finish with the booze lending a sip of chocolate liqueur.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Tongue-coating mouthfeel like munching on some chocolate squares.
Overall: A tasty chocolate stout! Not as potent or in-your-face as Southern Tier's Choklat or the Rogue Double Chocolate, true, but it's still pretty robust, chocolate-wise and has a nice drinkability by being lighter in alcohol.
05-25-2011 23:18:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.28/5 rDev +10.3%
The Exit poured out as a very dark brown color with a big creamy looking head. The bead leaves a good amount of brown lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer had plenty of chocolate on the nose with some rich roasted malts. The taste of the beer obviously tasted like dark chocolate with a subtle sweetness to it. The malts give off just a bit of lactose bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was thick and nicely carbonated. Overall it was another kick ass Exit!
06-30-2011 04:34:58 | More by Knapp85
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
A great way to finish an awesome night of watching the maize and blue defeat the domers.Poured into an imperial nonic near jet black except for a few ruby highlights when held in the light,a frothy 1/2 finger mocha colored head atop.Big chocolate and fruit in the nose,as it warmed coffee roast came into play along with some wood.Not quite as full in the mouth as I would have liked,as well as being a bit sharp at first.Chocolate and mocha coffee flavors are the main flavor components with light fruit and sweet alcohol in the finish.A nice export style stout,it would be great with a more fuller,mellow feel to it.
09-11-2011 13:53:32 | More by oberon
4.15/5 rDev +7%
Served in a Half Acre shaker pint glass.
Thanks to VDubb86 for sharing this bottle!
Finally, I come across another Exit. It pours a straight onyx topped by a healthy tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla bean. The taste does not want to deviate from this set highway, though the vanilla is dropped, the roasted malts are more assertive, and a very subtle touch of charcoal creeps in. Frankly, to sum up the taste quickly, I'd describe it as resembling a roasted chunk of dark chocolate. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather smooth feel. Overall, a very nice chocolate-styled stout, one I wish I could sample a few more times in the near future.
02-04-2011 22:04:20 | More by TMoney2591
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
I'm still missing Exit 11, but Exit 13 is tonight. Served in a tulip. Beer is dark black and a little thick wit a tan head with lacing moderate to low carbonation.
Aroma is sweet and chocolate. Nice.
Beer is thinner than expected, sweet up front with an ashy kind of finish, moderate bitterness but there is a late aftertaste of almost a minty quality. Mouthfeel is a little too thin for my tastes but overall it is a decent beer.
05-25-2011 02:40:59 | More by drabmuh
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
750 shared by tenderbranson69 poured chilled into a 1/2 pint
A deep brown shade with thin medium tan cap with tight bead -the lace sticks ok, clarity is mostly opaque. The smell is slightly fruity with a nice roasty cocoa scent and mild woody elements from the hops with some very nice malt aromas. The feel is pretty dry as expected with a gentle toastiness and slight bitter backing - generally balanced with some sweetness that doesn't outdo the bitter cocoa tinges or the hop aspect of this, the yeast gives a nice full feel and the finish is pretty dry with moderate carbonation throughout.
This has a nice cocoa accent which seems to favor dark chocolate with a nice caramel and toasted graininess a lot of cocoa comes through and some raisiny dark malt flavor with a gentle spice from the hops and mild bitter element. the flavor has a good fruitiness from the yeast and light molasses with a subtle tinge of coffee and smoke perhaps -a well rounded stout. The flavor is inviting and it is a seriously drinkable stout with a pretty good amount of chocolate in the taste especially after it nears cellar temp I am glad I got to try this, thanks Tim!
07-01-2011 22:18:37 | More by Slatetank
4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
750 mL bottle,
A: Pours a deep brown to black with a full light brown head with excellent retention. Spotty lace.
S: Has that Dutch cocoa scent, cocoa powder all the way, almost like hot chocolate which is fun. One-dimensional but enjoyable.
T: Direct milk chocolate and cocoa powder flavour. Clearly a chocolate stout as it states in the name. Light roast character, a semi-sweet beer, reminds me of the classic movie candy Snow Caps at the end. Quite good.
M: Medium-bodied, mild carbonation, creamy for sure, easy to drink, I felt none of the 7.5%.
O: Flying Fish continues to show why they're one of the best QPR's out there. It's labelled a chocolate stout, and you get what you pay for.
10-12-2011 04:50:00 | More by Halcyondays
4.08/5 rDev +5.2%
Appearance: pours a black color with a 1" milk chocolate colored head.Some large bubbles hug the side of the glass when the head breaks apart.
Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of dark fruit sweetness is pleasant on the nose.
Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, prunes, and a mild earthiness is balanced with a moderate bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.
Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Light crispness to start, smooth, dry, and silky at the finish. Aftertaste is long as the chocolate tones linger on the tongue.
Drinkability: this is a nice export stout that is easy to drink and has a nice balanced flavor. Worthy of a try if you can find it.
01-15-2011 19:16:28 | More by Gavage
3.88/5 rDev 0%
Poured into a chalice a nice black color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy tan head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with lots of chocolate/toffee notes. The taste is slightly sweet, nice malt notes, chocolate/toffee. Medium Body, slightly dry finish. A pretty tasty brew.
04-03-2011 18:47:32 | More by Wasatch
3.75/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured into a pint glass giving 3 fingers dark brown, with good brown hues and a cocoa like chocolate colored head.
On the nose is some nice simple chocolate whiffs with malt, very "airy" not big. Some faint dry bread in the background as well, almost of a dry barley characteristic. This is very pleasant.
Taste is carbonation of a milk/stout variety with tight seltzer bubble feel and soda finish. Not much chocolate notes in the mouth, but a sweet cola taste on the afterfinish but not too sweet or big just subtle at least.
This really minds me of a better youngs double chocolate, making drinkability just slightly better than average but not by much.
01-11-2011 02:41:59 | More by smakawhat
4.25/5 rDev +9.5%
A: A viscose motor oil pour slurps from the bottle with the deepest of black coloring topped off by a bready, finger high rusert colored head. The lace stuck well, spongey in nature to the glass with a good sense of coverage. Overall very dark and brooding in the glass, intimidating or inviting depending on ones view.
S: Dark roasted bitterness, bakers chocolate, dry with a cake breadiness. Roasty fresh whole coffee beans with a bit of charcoal biscuit. Nice level of aroma, roasty and fresh.
T: Big roast of coffee beans on the open, dark with a very good level of bitterness that will perk you up like a starbucks espresso. Burnt chocolate with a big show of fruit, prunes, dates and scorched wheat. Fresh roasty nature, light charcoal with a complimentary touch of alcohol and yeastiness (dry bananas) closes things out.
M: Full bodied, hearty malt, with a dark roastiness and complexity bittering the taste buds. Good tingle of carbonation adds some texture with a bubbly and creamy feel. A good bite of roasty darkness appears right after the swallow with a beautiful gentle fade.
D: A big dessert beer as stated. Delightfully dark roasty and bitter. Sure to sit heavily on the palate and stomach. A bomber sits at the high end of consumption level here, I could of easily been satisfied with a chalice along with a nice well done porter steak, just make sure to leave room.
03-05-2011 21:36:11 | More by beerthulhu
3.55/5 rDev -8.5%
750ml bottle poured into my Dogfish snifter. It poured black in color with a thin tan head clinging to the edges of the glass.
The aroma shows a lot of roasty and bitter-sweet chocolate to it. I get a good dose of sweeter, brown sugar or candi sugar like notes to it as well.
The taste has a lot of the sweeter, chocolaty, candi sugar like flavors to it. I get a good dose of the roasty, burnt and bitter flavors coming through towards the finish. A little bit of a citrusy, rind like flavor peeks through as well.
The mouthfeel is about average for the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty decent beer. The chocolate and roasty, burnt flavors worked pretty well together, the sweeter almost sugar like flavors might have been just a bit overdone for me though. Not a bad beer at all overall though.
05-07-2011 00:39:30 | More by billab914
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
Exit 13 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.