BlackFish | Flying Fish Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
2 Ratings

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-16-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by PopeDX:
Photo of PopeDX
4.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the Flying Fish brewers had confided in me that their Porter and XPA were made to be combined with one another. If you find this on cask consider yourself to be very lucky. I had it once at The Grey Lodge, and really wanted to get my growler full of it. But I reconsidered, thinking it would be a shame that 4 less people would get to try this beer before the cask kicked.

Of course this means you can make your own BlackFish at home (I'm enjoying one now). Just take an XPA and pour it until it half fills your glass, then finish it off with porter. The hoppiness of the XPA and the maltiness of the porter really balance each other out perfectly. It's sweet and bitter at the same time, and goes down really smooth. You don't even realize you've drank 2 bottles of beer when you're done.

 799 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of stirgy
4.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this from a newly tapped cask at the Grey Lodge.
The beer poured out a deep mahogany brown color with a small cream like head. Slight sour fruit aroma with some bittersweet chocolate. Slight citrus hop aroma and flavors. Has a very pleasant bitterness. I also detected something like a chocolate cherry cordial in the taste. This is a very mellow dark beer, light bodied but ultra smooth, almost velvet like. Very flavorful and goes down almost too easy. A finely crafted beer.

 482 characters

BlackFish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 2 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.