Exit 18 Baltic Porter | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Exit 18 Baltic PorterExit 18 Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gregaroo on 02-08-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
66
pDev:
6.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by StevenH:
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a half liter stein a deep rich roasted chestnut color color with a thick creamy deep beige head that settles ever so slowly into a frothy mass,just a great pour.Some chocolate and mild roast in the aromas,somewhat grainy.Full on chocolate on the palate but not overly sweet a bit of raisin and cookie dough as well,a slight drying earthy and roasted finish.Man I wish I could find more Baltic porter's,this is a great beer and a good find today.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at the brewery on 7/9, pours a very dark inky black color with a tan head that doesn't stay for too long.

Smell is pretty potent, big roasted malt notes and semi-sweet chocolate. Flavor wise it's got the classic porter notes, sweet malts, dark fruits, bit of chocolate, raisin. It's definitely on the sweeter side of beers. Finish is a bit earthy but not too much, low amounts of char.

Strong porter, easy to drink and pretty enjoyable. The body will wear on you after awhile, but this beer is worth a try.

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Photo of JMS1512
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On the docket: 750 mL bottle of Flying Fish Brewing Co.’s Exit 18 Baltic Porter

Poured into: Jester King Snorkel snifter

S: A pitch-black body fills out the snifter, capped with a khaki head that builds, sticks around long enough for you to notice it was there, then makes a smooth exit (See what I did?). The result is a soapy vapor-trail like film on top, coupled with a few bubbles and a tightly hugging ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is spotty and nearly absent.

A: Dark and brooding. Roasted malt, mainly coffee and dark chocolate. Though the malt is the star of the aroma, one can detect a faint bit of citrus and pine from the hops. Faint whispers of molasses and date/fig, not unlike its cousin, the Russian Imperial Stout.

T: Much of the aroma follows through to the taste, but that’s fine by me. Dark, bittersweet chocolate and coffee arrive first, speeding through to the middle, where the fig and/or date flavors get picked up, holding a cardboard sign saying, “will work for beer.” The trip ends with a hop bitterness, some pine and citrus—and as the beer warms up—a wave of booze. It’s to be expected. This Baltic beauty clocks in at 9.5%, so sip with care. While the booze is present, it’s not alarming. It’s welcomed, much like finding the highway deserted in the wee hours of the morning on one’s way to work. An added bonus- a slight (but noticeable) bit of black licorice on the end.

F: Smooth, creamy, luxurious. I’ve used that trifecta to describe beer before, but it’s apt. Delicate carbonation, enough to free up some of the traffic, but it’s more a three lanes back to four, not three lanes back to five, to continue the transportation metaphor. The hops help to dry out the tongue in the finish, and combined with the roasted malt, provide a nice astringency that gives balance to what could be a too-sweet beer.

O: So far, my favorite Exit done by Flying Fish, and a great representation of the style. This is a “clear your schedule” type of beer, especially if you’re not keen on splitting high-abv offerings.

S: 4 A: 4.25 T: 4.5 F: 4 O: 4.25

Suggested food pairing: grilled red meat and roasted vegetables, hearty stew, earthy, nutty cheese, coffee-driven desserts or maybe even Black Forest cake. Also good as what I will start calling a “cocktail beer,” in the sense that it’s excellent in place of dessert itself; enjoyed on its own.

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3/30...pours pitch black, low tan foam. Thin, not fluffy. Strong roasted coffee nose, earthy qualities. Creamy mouthfeel, slightly vanilla, cola hints. Kind of an earthy nutty gritty flavor, below a milky cream based mouthfeel. Slightly sweet.

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Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwgduke
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a shaker pint.

Pitch black beer with little to no head.

Aroma is lots of roasted malt with a strong astringent note along with it.

Taste is boozy with lots of roasted malt.

Absolutely delicious Baltic porter.

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Photo of buzzy
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gregaroo
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2-5-16 - Exit 18 release in the taproom in Somerdale, NJ. On tap, in bottles, and a specialty micro-keg was tapped. This one is awesome! Nice and smooth with flight chocolaty sweetness, but not too much. The flavored of the specialty keg enhanced this version of the Exit Series. Best one yet! I picked up a couple of bottles to go. Get here and get some.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkmiller76
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

25 oz bottle, no date, poured into Carton glass.

L: Dark black beer with 3F head which takes a while to go away, but leaves no trace when it does.

S: Almost all dark, roasted malts, maybe some unsweetened cocoa.

T: Roasted malts and some unsweetened cocoa. Fairly uncomplicated. Stays nicely in the middle between sweet and bitter.

F: Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation. Better as it warms. OK balance and construction. Maybe a tad watery.

O: I've enjoyed the creativity of the Turnpike series. This one is right in the middle.

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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: a silky rich black color, like motor oil. Head pours tan and about 3 fingers, but then fades to a thin film on top

S: toasted malts, oak, brown sugar, dark fruits , cherry, and chocolate

T: rich chocolate, roasted malt, cherry, leather, molasses, alcohol, and some faint tobacco

M: heavy mouthfeel with a silky syrupy finish. No real carbonation

O: this is a case of better flavor than aroma. It's a rich beer that is definitely a sipper. It has a nice depth of flavor, but a little alcohol burn. Not the most complex Baltic Porter I've had but it can definitely stand on its own

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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Collinc7238
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBorsato
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler from Joe Canal’s. Pours dark brown with creamy, short lived beige head. Aroma is of bready malt, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Chocolate covered cherries, toasted malt, alcohol, brown sugar and herbal hops fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Good but not great.

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Exit 18 Baltic Porter from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 66 ratings