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Flying Fish Exit 13 Chocolate Stout

 
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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Created by (Casey) Hughes, Exit 13 Chocolate Stout is named for the exit that provides access to Newark International Airport and the Port of Newark. Brewed with a mix of imported and domestic malts, as well as dark wheat, the stout gets floral, fruity and citrus notes from Irish ale yeast and Pacific Northwest hops. In total, Hughes and his team added 580 lbs. of Belcolade Dark Chocolate, then aged the beer with 200 lbs. of cocoa nibs and 12 lbs. of vanilla beans. Hughes recommends it as a dessert beer, and also describes it as perfect for sharing with friends as a winter warmer.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1169) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Tap at brewery. Actually, Im going against the flow here, I was underwhelmed. Aroma is nice but overall the beer didnt seem well integrated. Although it improved as it warmed, and was good, it never developed into something great. A bit thin for a choco-stout at 7.5% and the chocolate was there, but seemed to fight against the rest ff the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1816) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2016
12 oz bottle poured into glass. Pours black with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma and taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, sweet malts, coffee, vanilla, sweet malts, and caramel. Has a medium body with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, long finish. Overall, a tasty chocolate stout that would be a nice dessert beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (1418) - - FEB 8, 2015
Dark pour, a thumb of head. Black coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate dominates here, slightly bitter, cocoa, black espresso, sweet but not cloying. Medium to fuller body. A chocoholics beer, especially those that appreciate a good slab of dark chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (1008) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from JT, thanks man! Beautiful thick viscous black pour with two fingers of mocha head. Aroma is coffee, milk chocolate and light hops. Taste is sweet up front, which morphs into some milk chocolate, followed by some roast next up is a light hoppy finish with a semi dry, mild bitter aftertaste. Very nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2210) - - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black with thin mocha head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Taste follows and adds some fruitiness. Thick syrupy palate. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7926) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle at home shared with me and myself. Thx Hopscotch. Pours opaque black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is hard roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Lighter notes of vanilla. The flavor is bitter malty with bitter chocolate and roasted coffee notes. Light body. Bitter roasted finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a medium tan head. Aroma is cocoa, dark chocolate, a little coffee. Taste is medium sweet, more chocolate leading to a bitter, roasted finish. Medium bodied, nice chocolate stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10085) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Shared bottle. Pours hazy dark blackish brown with khaki head.Nose is roasty dark malt, backup hops, cacao. Tastes of roasty dark malt, cacao, late hops, and some molasses mid-palate notes, I suspect from the nibs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle pours brown-black with persistent tan head. Aroma chocolate with slight roast and licorice. Flavor roast and chocolate, slight molasses. Mild roasty finish. Creamy full palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a viscous black with a thick, frothy, tan head. The nose is roasty with slight mineral notes. The flavor has a lot of roasted malt with a slight dark, fruity underpinning. Those mineral notes show up on the back end with a roasted bitter finish. A little tobacco emerges as the beer warms. Full bodied with average carbonation and a long finish. Tasty stuff.


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