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Exit 13 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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159 Ratings

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jsanford on 11-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 99
Photo of jonvan04
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of noel2977
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 1+ inch of foamy head on dark, brown ale. Opaque. I'm thinking chocolate milk. Nice lacing.

S - Chocolate, duh, but not overpowering. Roasted coffee. Slight nuttiness

T - Initially - chocolate, intertwined with some malt and hops - malty last and there's the chocolate on the finish. Simple dark/milk chocolate blend. Is this beer??? Tasty. The maltiness seems to settle the chocolate to more of a milk chocolate taste - but its so rich. A chocolate lover's beer. There is a roasted component to all of this this - but it settles out nicely on the finish.

M - Fits the brew. Not overly coating or overbearing, which would take away from the taste profile.

D - Alcohol isnt detected... if you like this style, you could probably have more than one. It isnt cloying whatsoever.

Excellent job, FF.

Photo of edrachman
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouts very dark, almost black with dark tan head that I found to disappear quickly.

The smell is the highlight. Very strong bittersweet chocolate, almost cherry like, but background of "roasted" scent.

I found the taste a little lacking. Can definitely taste the chocolate, but otherwise a good, but not exceptional stout.

Photo of kbanks13
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaped pint glass with a jet black body that has dark brown highlights around the edges in the light. Dense milk chocolate color two-finger head with good retention and lacing. Smells like bitter-sweet baker's chocolate and some toasted/burnt grain. Taste is 80% dark chocolate combined with a grainy characteristic and some burnt sugar/caramel. Feels kind-of syrupy and thick but carbonation lightens up the body, maybe a bit too much carbonation but only slightly. I think Flying Fish should consider making this a seasonal beer.

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into my snifter. Pours an opague black with a very thick creamy brown headingunderneath of more bubbly coco-cola looking heading. Decent lacing and does leave ringlets.

Smell is fantastic. Heavy barley and bittersweet chocolates, Some ashy aroma's as well as burnt malts.

Taste and mouth have the same burnt - ashy character I described in the nose.There is a smokiness to this beer that plays well with the hints of chocolate.A rather thin bodied beer in the mouth than I would have anticipated and is kind of flat and watery in the overall mouthfeel.Just not enough umphff.

A nice change of pace and has decent drinkability . As for the chocolate stout itself I thought this was a score but left me feeling unfulfilled.

Photo of bonkers
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, jet black pour with a sticky white 2 inch head. The aroma is melted hershey's bars. The flavor is mostly chocolate, not overpowering. There are nice vanilla notes in it, finishes with a lingering chocolate. IMO the body is too light and it hurts the mouth feel. A solid chocolate beer, a little more body would have really improved this one.

Photo of claspada
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas of roasted wheat and cocoa, some lesser toasted biscuity malts with a lingering hint of vanilla .

The taste is straight Hershey's cocoa with lesser amounts of fluffy toasted wheat. The chocolate adds a nice slight bitter character but the sweetness balances it out immediately.
Mouthfeel is perfect; not too thick or think very creamy yet a dry finish. It has a good taste that hangs for a bit. Overall one of the top 3 chocolate beers I have had to date next to Rogue's 2x chocolate stout and original chocolate stout.

Photo of BruceWineworks
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark brown with a chocolaty colored head.

S: sweet coccoa and slight hints of vanilla

T: sweet chocolate taste with hints of sugar flavor.

M: light and watery, with a slightly creamy finish.

D: I could have a few glasses of this as a dessert by itself. Its pretty tasty and not too rich or high in alcohol. Overall a decent beer.

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Exit 13 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.