76 beers down and not one from the state I live in. Odd? Sure is since I’m sure there are plenty of fine brews brewed in NJ. I’m not really sure why I haven’t had one from NJ yet so I figured why not start today?
Beer #77 is Exit 13 by Flying Fish Brewing Company. Flying Fish is brewed in Cherry Hill, NJ. Exit 13 is a Foreign/Export Stout with an ABV of 7.5%. Chocolate is the name of the day for this brew and that sounds very good to me. Exit 13 by the way is the exit on the NJ Turnpike for Elizabeth. Elizabeth was founded in 1665 and was the first capital of NJ along with the original home of what is now Princeton University.
Exit 13 poured a lovely opaque black with a tan head. I dipped my nose into the tulip glass and man oh man did I get lots of awesome smelling chocolate aromas with a nice amount of roasted malts. All those chocolate aromas had my mouth watering for a taste. And taste it I did. Chocolate flavors, kind of like cocoa and some coffee hit me first followed by a bit of hops and finishing off rather dry and a tad bit smoky. Quite a bit of carbonation was going in in this slightly heavy bodied beer. Nice and easy to drink with pleasing, for me anyways (huge chocolate fan here), flavors and the alcohol hidden really well.
This was a very good way for the NJ beers to start. This was a fine stout infused with chocolate that I liked and would have no issues getting again.