Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout.
Flying Fish Brewing Company

Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout.Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout.
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Foreign / Export Stout
Ranked #24
Ranked #10,837
3.94 | pDev: 9.64%
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Very Good
Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout.Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout.
Notes: Exit 1 is beer brewed with oysters. The creamy flavor of English chocolate and roasted malts harmonizes with minerals from oyster shells. Irish ale yeast adds a bit of fruitiness and a dry crispness. The rich stout is perfect for cool weather-and especially delicious when paired with a few Jersey oysters on the half shell.
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Reviews by psdriscoll:
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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Stout black, brown head that subsides

SMELL: Sweetness, roasted grain, charcoal, faint ocean, mineral, mild molasses, black currants, nougat, cocoa powder

TASTE: Full-ish body, long smoothness, charcoal, earth, salt, roasted grain, coffee grounds, faint ocean, black walnuts, modest hopping, warming alcohol, bunt raisins, dry finish

A really great stout with the bonus of being of the Export style and oysters added for is pretty mellow but enjoyable depth. I'd love to seem them bring this one back.

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Photo of jayluf
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Absolute black body, topped by a huge fluffy rocky dark tan/brown head. Terrific lacing. Just wish the head would stay longer.

Big rich roast coffee nose. Expected more from the oysters though.

Terrific taste of dark coffee and chocolate. Not getting the oysters, but don't care either.
Earthy hops are just right seasoning on top.

Creamy mouthfeel seems like it has Hershey syrup running through it.

Definitely drinkable, a joy at that.

A gem from Flying Fish.

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Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Suds
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rich, dry, chocolaty, and very drinkable, this is a very engaging beer. It's a deep black color with a thin, chocolate-milk head. The aroma is a little subdued, although some heavily roasted grain scents do waft out. The flavor is very nice...dry, intense, lots of dark malts and intensely charred grains. Very little hop flavor or aroma. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and silky, with a medium body. Altogether, these components make this a wonderfully drinkable beer.

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Photo of hmmmbeer10
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of PSUDREW
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, pitch color. looks viscous. tan head, semi-sweet earthy nose, maybe a small hint of bread and roast. Head disperses towards the side, not super quick or slow. Not a massive amount of carbonation, but enough to be pleasant
A great roasted malty sweetness on 1st sip. not overly rich, but not a heavy mouth feel, kind of a chocolate mixed in. The hearty, roasted stout taste permeates. Hints of malt, smoke and wood in the finish. This was a really satisfying stout, and the balance with the taste is fine. I hope this comes out more, because I really enjoyed it

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The last bottle I got in a trade with Ding!

Red plastic and not wax made it an easy opener.

A pitch black brew with about an inch of tan foam and not shy with the lacing. A very nice looking brew.

The smell leaves me a bit wanting because of its lightness. Some notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and licorice make they way through but it was hard for me to pick 'em out.

The taste was more assertive, with a nice burnt malt taste and notes of dark chocolate, some licorice, god notes of smoke and a hint of dark fruits. Now, when I say more assertive, I mean relative to the smell. It isn't a bold tasting Stout by any means and at 7%abv, I expected more. Still, no stones cast on the brew implied. Not in a big way...

Nice medium body with very light carbonation, the beer slides down the throat very smoothly. Oh and the foam and lacing headed for the hills early in the session.

Drinkability? It's easy enough to drink. The big bottle will not be a chore to drink and given the opportunity, I'd enjoy it again as it IS tasty enough and there's no sign of the alcohol at all. Again, I just expected more.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another solid selection from Flying Fish. I wasn't sure how much I was going to enjoy this one, but I was pleasantly surprised. It's a crime that these beers tend to sit and sit and sit on the shelves.

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4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I tend to like oyster stouts fit the summer. That little hit of sea salt makes for an almost gose lite experience in a stout. Alas, this example from a bottle is lot tamer than many taproom samples of the style, so don't be put off by the oyster. It's the least bit briny or seabrite, but still tasty.

Appears dark brown when the light shines thru. Exemplary long lasting beaver-brown head. Aroma is smooth and sexy...if treacle can be described as sexy. Chocolate, toasted malt and a bright fruit element. Feel might be too slick for its own good. A dash too much diacetyl here. Fought off by good dose of carbonation and slightly acrid finish.
Chocolate, coffee grounds, and a tartness akin to cranberries. Fruitiness almost makes me think this is a blueberry stout, which is a good thing. Nice level of roast to it; mild toffee sweetness.

Overall, the briny goodness I seek in an oyster stout is beyond subtle to point of non-existent. I'm digging the chocolate-blueberry vibe.

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Photo of lackenhauser
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was a huge fan of FF beers when I could get them easily. Their Farmhouse Ale was the best US produced style of an import I had ever had for years. I find they have slipped a bit over the years so I am excited to try a special beer from them.

Absolutely jet black in color. Nice tight cocoa head that fades way too fast for me. Moderate roasted and cocoa aroma. Big roasted flavor without being too astringent. Deep roasted grain taste here. Dark chocolate and a slight mocha tinge. No sense of oysters or their essence though I could see the connection here. Somewhat briny, if thats not too far a reach. Great body-really a solid mouthfeel. Great drinkability-very well rounded and balanced. Could do this one all night-early and often-just like how I vote!

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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a rich dark chocolate color with creamy tan head of 1 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. Some sticky tightly packed lattice on the glass. The head fades to a thin partial surface layer.
Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate notes and some dry coffee notes. No hints of booze or hops that I can really pick up on this brew.
First sip reveals a smooth textured beer with average to slightly thicker body.
Very fine tingly carbonation rolls across my palate on each sip.
Flavor is roasted malt and dark chocolate. I think it is a little dry on the finish but no real hints of booze. Im not sure if the dryness is imparted by the oysters or if they do something else that I am missing. A nice solid drinkable stout with a fairly high ABV at 7.5%. I would buy this again even though im not sure what the oysters add to the beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Gavage
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: black in color with a 2" fluffy brown colored head lasted a long time.

Smell: roasted malts and milk chocolate is detectable by the nose.

Taste: roasted malts, cream, chocolate, and a mild bitterness is most detectable. Very little oyster tone here, just a bit of sea saltiness.

Mouthfeel: medium heavy in body. Creamy throughout. Long lasting aftertaste.

Drinkability: this beer is one you enjoy slowly. One bottle was sufficient in a session. This was a nice change up in flavor for a stout, and it is quite enjoyable.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Exit 1 Bayshore Oyster Stout. from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 296 ratings