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Exit 8 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 103
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MLasoski on 03-16-2012)
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Reviews by jtierney89:
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

not enjoying this little red coating on the top of this bottle.

Off white sticky head atop a clear deep chestnut colored ale. Very subtle nose of earthy hops along with some strange scents of plastic and soap.

Pretty moderately sized body actually, more reminiscent of an American Brown ale then a belgian but i can taste the belgian influence as well. Roasted malt on the tip of the tongue, copmlex layers of endless flavors. Dark fruit, raisins and plums, touches of cherry, soothing honey, molasses, light earthy notes and pine, and even a slight vinous character. You definitely can that nuttiness that the brewery was aiming for as well. An overall pretty sweet beer with what tastes like belgian candy sugar. But just enough hop bitterness to balance. Both the hops and malts linger in the mouth. Another beer with a slightly tannic quality. A genuinely unique beer that tastes totally awesome. I'm not the biggest flying fish fan but this beer is something else. It took the best of american browns and dark belgians and somehow married them together, with honey.

Complex, layered, flavorful, and proportioned. In your face yet reserved at the same time. Not just one flavor overrides everything. You palate goes on a rollercoaster of a ride each time.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 01:38:51 | More by jtierney89
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DATE TASTED: December 8, 2013... GLASSWARE: Victory Hop Devil nonick...OCCASION: preemptive drinking of the first delayed opening of this school year... APPEARANCE: jet black body; thick, spongy, brown head... AROMA: sweet honey with nutty, funky tones; toasted malts suggest the farmlands which the beer seeks to celebrate; some light hops... PALATE: BIG, full-bodied,, cold-storm warming presence; the opposite of the thin, iced tea consistency akin to the usual brown ale...TASTE: somewhat sweet, honeyed start; fleeting oat and grain late; in between. rather clean and brown--some vanilla hints as well--and then the nuttiness takes over and the beer really becomes chewy;overall, a complex beer to chew and swallow...OVERALL: supporting the locals always feels right, and though this bomber requires excess cash--don't most of them?--the taste matches the altruism of giving; big, bold and flavorful, it's what a brown with attitude should produce...

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Exit 8 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.