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Exit 13 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.02%
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jsanford on 11-05-2010)
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Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +3.1%

rab53, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of SirRyanFsu
3/5  rDev -22.7%

SirRyanFsu, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of zillo043068
4/5  rDev +3.1%

zillo043068, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.7%

acurtis, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jpd7374
4/5  rDev +3.1%

jpd7374, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of HosP
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a while back, forget who I should thank for it though. Poured 750 ml into CBS snifter.

A- Pours black, with the faintest light around the edges. Dark khaki head on top, pretty thin though. Leaves fast with almost no lace left.

S- Good dark chocolate aroma. Roasted, almost burnt malt smell towards the end. Not much else to it.

T- Very nice roasted, dark chocolate taste. Dominates the taste of the beer, just as you'd like. A tad bitter at the end with a bit of burnt malt flavor. Really the chocolate goes throughout which is what you want from a nice chocolate stout.

M- Almost full body. Moderate carbonation. A little dry.

O- Never had a foreign/import stout. Very solid chocolate stout. Focus on the chocolate and really tasted nice. Very enjoyable beer!

HosP, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Harvey98
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Harvey98, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of vande
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - a noontime shadow in color with a nice frothy, off colored head

s - coffee, better, dark chocolate, some malt

t - not at much chocolate as on the nose, but its there... faded a bit... kinda bitter on the back, but coffee/roasted malt blended with what chocolate that is present makes for a tasty sipper

m - medium body and creamy-smooth textured

0 - pretty good beer... i've enjoyed the exit series!

vande, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of MrTopher
4/5  rDev +3.1%

MrTopher, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of victory4me
4/5  rDev +3.1%

victory4me, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of benz08
3/5  rDev -22.7%

benz08, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of randomdanger
4/5  rDev +3.1%

randomdanger, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +3.1%

justintcoons, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of JizackFH
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shout out to my girl for randomly picking this up for me.

A - This beer pours a very dark brown color. It has a 2-figner chocolate color head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves some scattered lace behind on the glass.

S - The nose has a big cocoa aroma right off the bat. There are notes of roasted malt and some coffee. Also, there are some dark fruit scents thrown in there too.

T - The taste starts off with some roasted malt and a big milk chocolate flavor. There is some light coffee, a bit of caramel, and some hop flavor as well. The finish leaves some lingering roasted malt and chocolate on the palate.

M - This has a medium body and good carbonation. It goes down easy and has a nice rich and smooth feel to it. There is some dry roasted malt bitterness. There is some sweetness as well, but it seems to be on the low side.

O - This has good drinkability. I could easily have a few glasses of this in a night. Overall, I think this is quite a good stout. The chocolate flavor is really nice. I think this is definitely worth a try. I'd drink it again.

JizackFH, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of KajII
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

[Best served in a Tulip glass]

It poured a very deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) dense creamy medium brown head that lasted throughout and had exquisite lacing that stuck very well to the glass.

The aroma right off gets you with a nice whiff of chocolate then a moderate roasted dark bread malt and a sweet leathery yeast with hints of dark roasted coffee, caramel, a touch of dark fruit and a tinge of citrus.

The taste well lets just say "WOW" begins with a mild bitterness that has a nice note of coffee, then it progresses into a much sweeter flavor with a large dose of chocolate and a mild fruitiness at the end. The flavor only lasted an average amount of time after the swallow which was rather disappointing since it tasted so good.

Mouthfeel was extremely full and chewy in body with the texture being super creamy and having a nice soft carbonation.

Overall this brew with out a doubt is one of the best beers I have ever sampled. This one definitely makes my top 10 thus far.

KajII, Nov 05, 2011
Photo of ikats
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black in color. Completely solid as far as I can tell. No light penetrates this brew. For some reason I really enjoy the appearance of jet black stouts. Somewhat dark brown head full of small bubbles. Aroma is chocolate (but not overpowering or too sweet) and perhaps some roasted notes. The beer tastes slightly sweet on the lips, slightly dry on the tongue. Not too chocolatey, but the flavor is there. Medium body. Very drinkable. I find it a bit too light for a dessert beer, but it is a nice relaxing sipper.

Makes me appreciate my chosen home state. And I'll drive past Exit 13 with a bit more knowledge now.

ikats, Nov 01, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks 321jeff for hooking this one up!

a - opened the bottle and filled my E snifter. beer poured a deep rich substance full sludgy black with a generous frothy milky off white/mocha head. head hung out and left chunky lacing. really attractive. stickyk lacing.

s - subtle charred malt. peppery milk stout. candied spices. the sweetness is pretty different, almost pot pouri like...ya know, like the craft store but on cinnamon.

t - again, fairly charred...which i expect in a foreign export stout. the pot pouri-ness comes out in the flavor, but it is way more like spearmint. kind of like an andy's candy or even a peppermint patty with the chocolate flavoring. quite tasty.

m - mouth is a bit watery and thin, and even a tad fizzy...but an easy drinker.

o - overall, i'm rather impressed with this brew. for a foreign export stout the spearmint vibe works really well with the charred-ness. would love to get another one of these.

cosmicevan, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Halcyondays, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a large snifter glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a nice dark, almost black, color of brown and the ½” head has lots of large and small bubbles. The light brown head recedes fairly quickly leaving a nice ring of foam and many small leggy patches of lacing. Sipping leaves behind lots of widely scattered speckles of lacing clinging to the glass. By the finish of the 750 ml bottle all of the head and lacing are long gone.

Smell: The aromas include dark semi-sweet chocolate laced with traces of coffee. As the beer warms in the glass traces of dark fruit and cherry begin to emerge.

Taste: The flavors include semi-sweet dark chocolate and a touch of cocoa wrapped around some dark fruits like raisin and cherry. The coffee comes out plainly at first and then recedes into the background.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the light side of medium bodied with a smooth, almost silky feel from the finely bubbled carbonation. The finish is medium long and begins with a touch of sweetness from the dark chocolate and fruits but then shows off the cocoa for a bit before fading into the dark roasted flavor that has a touch of bitterness to it but none of the burnt character found in some stouts. It ends on a dry note.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: The drinkability here is quite nice. Although this is not an overly complex stout, that in fact contributes to its enjoyment if one wants to have something to serve to friends during an evening of dinner and good conversation. My overall impression is that this a good beer and one I’d be happy to have more of if the occasion allows. It is a well made contribution to an imaginative series of beers that explores the uniqueness of New Jersey. (And I don’t have a problem with that. ☺ ).

Note: with the dominant flavors of chocolate and cocoa here this would be good to serve as a dessert beer after dinner and might well be worth making an ice cream float using vanilla ice cream.

drtth, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

oberon, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of treehugger02010
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My buddy got me a bottle of this from somewhere in New Jersey. I poured it into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a very deep purple color. The head is a dark tan color, three fingers tall, medium sized bubbles, fine retention, not great lacing.
Smell: The aromas are chocolate, raisin, and hot alcohol.
Taste: The flavors are boozy, chocolate, and grapes.
Mouthfeel: The body of this beer is thin, with a lingering finish.
Drinkability: This beer is pretty drinkable.
Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of DefenCorps
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks, Chris!

The pour is black with a dense, dark brown head that recedes to a disk, leaving a little lace. The nose is great, especially as it warms up. The chocolate character is deep and complex, with an earthy, cocoa-like bite present, along with an undercurrent of sweetness. The malt character that rounds out the nose is a blend of moderately bitter grains and a mild sweetness. There is, however, a bit of a metallic note to the aroma, and I don't know where that's from.
The palate opens with semi-sweet chocolate, hot chocolate and a moderate sweetness. Not much coffee character is discernible, probably due to the chocolate covering up the espresso-like contribution from the grains. The metallic character is present, and moderately distracting, but that is probably the yeast? Medium in body and moderately carbonated, this beer is a solid attempt, and I would drink this again.

DefenCorps, Jul 31, 2011
Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml. bottle- poured into an oversized wine glass.

Beautiful dark black liquid (very similar to squid ink)- two finger creamy coffee colored head. Carbonation bubbles evident. Smell was bitter chocolate- malts, sugars, cocoa, toffee. Taste was quite bitter upfront like black coffee but smooth on the end with a huge rush of amazing dark chocolate that just coats the tongue perfectly. Not cloying or sweet at all. Amazing balance- perfect slow sipping after dinner brew. Comparable to all of the best chocolate stouts in the game. Bravo, Flying Fish, bravo!

DavidSeanNJ, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of ATPete
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Capped 750ml bottle

Pours an extremely dark brown almost black color with a medium sized brown head. Lots of burnt black malts directly up front, some bitter chocolate and sweet malts. Creamy and lighter in body than expected, very easy to drink for 7.5%. Really liked this one.

ATPete, Jul 07, 2011
Exit 13 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.