Night Of The Living Stout - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Night Of The Living StoutNight Of The Living Stout

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 16
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 08-27-2012

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Ratings: 228 | Reviews: 50
Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this 12oz in a goblet chilled, purchased at Brass Rail Deli.

The color is black like an 8ball with medium brown head with frothy look and light beige color with fine bead and retention and lace that hold well. The smell has a strong roast aroma with mild molasses odor and slight anise herbal with mild char scent and slight hop note with dark brown sugar in the nose. The feel is vry goo with medium high carbonation and moderately full body with light sweetness mid palate with richness of dried fruit and semi-dry finish with light alcohol textured dry finish.

The taste is rich like fresh roasted coffee with some bitter dark roasted malt flavors and general chewiness with nutty and coffee-like taste with slight hop flavor in the middle with a finish more on the bitter side than sweet. Overall I really enjoyed the layers of malt -a pretty decent roasty american stout -a little on the light side for an Imperial stout but it is roasty and bitter enough with a nice amount of malt flavor -best by March 22 -so 1 day after that date has not had any ill effect- I would drink this again.

Photo of stephens101
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Magnificent, rocky tan head on a black brew.

Smells of nuts and roasted malts.

First thing noticed upon drinking is the thin-body, followed by faint notes of pine, grain and a little pepper even.

Not going to dig too deep for things that aren't there on this one.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up a few weeks back at the Buy-Rite in Jersey City, having never had this before nor any other beers from Full Pint. I didn't think that a Stout could have 110 IBU's and still be tasty and this nearly pulled that trick off. To me, this was more like a Black IPA or a hoppy Coffee Stout but as an American Stout, this seemed a bit of an anomaly, even though it went down easier than I anticipated.

Huge, huge head to this - to the point where I thought it was pretty excessive. Tan tan bubbles settled down to give this beer the appearance of a dark ice cream float. It was more than compensated by the gorgeous rings of lacing that stuck down the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this. Lots of bitter chocolate up front that gave way to the pine and grapefruit in the back, with a hint of chili powder tossed in for good measure. Smooth and somewhat creamy, this was a beer that went down surprisingly easy given the potency of the hops and relative strength of the booze.

Yes, this was strong and just a tad gritty in the aftertaste as if there was a bit of burnt charcoal in this. While not roasted like a Porter, this could have been mistaken for a coffee version of that style. Had this been a Milk/Sweet Stout and backed off on the hops a bit, this would have been a wonderful beer. As it was, I enjoyed it for being mellow and flavorful while still packing enough of a punch, even if its impact wasn't that long-lasting.

Photo of clh323
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

We thought it had a great aroma and complex flavors. It was a terrific change of pace after a double IPA.

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hermitage PA. Served in a pint glass.

A- Body is a dark brown nearly black hue that is served with a 1-2 finger foamy light brown head that has good retention and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- Lots of pine, full of hops. The pine dominates the nose, with hints of citrus and roasted malt in the background.

T- The initial flavor is pine overtones, with a hint of citrus and a faint milk chocolate in the background. The finish is slightly bigger with refreshing pine coming through and a hint of roasted malt bitterness.

M- Medium to heavy weight body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly milky body.

O- Overall this is a good, hoppy stout. Lots of pine everywhere with a nice thick, milky stout backbone. Nothing particularly special-but nonetheless good.

Photo of biegaman
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Night of The Living Stout has an ash-black tone and is buried practically six inches under a heaping mound of dirt-brown head (fortunately that initial foam dissipates to a reasonable level). Its complexion is like a moonless midnight: entirely opaque. The lacing that spills across the glass is, appropriately enough, in blood spatter pattern.

In terms of aroma, this stout combines a spritz of grapefruit, rose petal essence, pine and spruce needles, and the air of a spring meadow with bittersweet, lactic, lightly chocolatey notes. It's like Full Pint invented some kind of jasmine-infused milkshake. There are semblances to both over-steeped green tea and heavily creamed coffee.

Given the rather modest reviews online, I was expecting something relatively light, clean, and uncomplicated. Those descriptors aren't unfair but Night of the Living Stout is a little bit more than that. As referenced already, there's a frothy milkshake-like mouthfeel and traces of lactose sweetness to compete with all the budding floral, herbal qualities of the hops.

Even at 7% alcohol this is a stout that could be drunk by the bucketful. The reported 110 IBUs must be a mathematical error - I'd bet my right eye on it. This doesn't taste anywhere near as bitter as it claims to be (the obvious presence of Cascade hops notwithstanding) and the stout side of things, for its part, offers that custardy, creamy roundness it should.

Full Pint did just about as good a job with the recipe for Night of the Living Stout as they did the name and label art. It may not have what it takes to achieve the cult-classic status of the George A. Romero film from which it takes its theme, but it does have enough cocoa and citrus qualities that it could very well "have beer nerds returning from their graves". This beer nerd anyhow.

Photo of PlatoSmash
4/5  rDev +11.4%

If I were to tell you that a beer with 110 IBUs was a stout, you'd kick me off this site. Let me tell you that this beer is outstanding.

Growler from store. Pour is dark and heady. Aroma is burnt marshmallow, but in a good way. Taste is a bit coffee at first but the bitterness of the hops comes through and everything works out really well.

Photo of Boto
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draught @ Brewery: This one pours an opaque dark brown color. There was about an inch of a frothy tan head that left lots of lacing. The nose is good. Chocolate and roasted malts are predominate. The taste is very good. Surprisingly the chocolate malts are not really noticeable. Roasted malts, no sweetness, and just a touch of bitterness. A very good stout.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from jbwimer. Thanks! Pours pitch black and thick looking with a one finger mocha colored head. Big roasty aroma with a bit of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor is strong roastiness, light bittersweet chocolate, more roast, and some nice lingering earthy coffee tones left on the palate. Big bold mouthfeel to match the flavors with medium carbonation. This is a really excellent big roasty stout. Serious body and flavor for the ABV. Underrated brew here.

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - deep, dark, black, no light getting through. Nice finger of mocha with good stick all around.

Aroma - big roasty grains, Hershey's syrup, pineapple/mango citrus, a light backdrop of espresso.

Taste - huge, ashy and burnt malts, followed by sharply bitter hops that are dry, astringent, and a bit medicinal. Brewed to give the hops equal billing, but they are taking over like walkers in a cemetery. The swallow shows a little citrus, but winds up medicinal and a bit unpleasant on the finish.

Mouthfeel - good smoothness, crisp, good body.

Overall - I dig everything but the flavor! Too bad, I wonder if letting it sit a few years might back that bitterness off enough to let the stout character dominate. That'd be my advice - to myself anyway.

Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.44/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

The aroma and appearance are true to the style. The pour is thick and syrup like. Night black with a thin tan head, the flavor is strongly cough medicine and biting alcohol. It's mouthfeel is thick. A big disappointment. Missing the normal roasted chocolate and strong coffee flavor.

Photo of woodychandler
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another from a recent drop-off by my local, in-person trader, tone77, who keeps me satiated with bottles. Many thanks!

From the bottle: "They keep coming back in a thirsty lust for great taste"; "From the Depths of the Full Pint fermenters comes a Spine Tingling Stout that will have beer nerds returning from their graves. We single hopped this brew with [C]ascade for a citrus character perfectly balanced with roasted malts for unrelenting great taste[.]"; "West Coast Style Stout"; "Beer Nerd Stats: Malts: Pilsner, Crystal, Roasted Barley, Black Hops: Cascade O. G. 16.5 IBU 110 Alc. By Vol. 7%".

The trick to a good aggro pour is knowing when to begin backing off to avoid overflow. Also, pour away from the direction of the computer and its keyboard. I have become proficient at both and this time, I created two fingers of dense, rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head with good retention. Color was a deep, dark-brown (SRM = 44) allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was roasty, notes of dark chocolate and even a light smokiness. I don't always drink stouts, but when I do, this is the kind of thing that I really enjoy. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was like licking charred wood and I mean that in a good way. It tasted like the aftermath of a campfire, plus some dark chocolate for good measure. Finish was dry, roasty and while not enough to tempt me back from the grave, it was a dang good beer. Thanks again, tone77!

Photo of Dodo2step
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P- Wegmans

A- thick black and opaque. Half finger head that is coffee brown. Some nice carbonation on the top of the head as well but no real lacing.

S- roasted malts and toffee mixed with hints of citrus hops.

F- the toffee/coffee malt becomes more pronounced on the tongue than in the nose.

M- heavy bodied stout that feels coffee like.

O- a good stout on a cold night. Above average. would purchase in a growler.

Photo of patpbr
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pitch black and a nice dark head.
S - Roasted coffee, some hop aromas.
T - The taste is similar to the smell, its a bit of a letdown.
M - Medium body with a bitter finish
O - To be fair I just noticed its past the best by date of October. Ill be fair and check out a fresher one, The flavors didn't mix well on this one.

Photo of hosehead83
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a "balloon" glass.
Deep and dark, with a moderate-to-short head of tan foam.
Aroma-Citrussy hops and dark malt
Taste-Bitter black coffee and citrus rind. Flavors seem to fight each other rather than complementing. A bitter mix of flavors that don't play well together.

Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A gusher so by the time the liquid appears in the pint glass the huge head dominates; plenty of lace, of course, and eventually the black liquid presents itself with ruby highlights

Smell: Roasty and charred, with dark chocolate tones and a surprising amount of citrusy hops

Taste: Burnt toast and chocolate, up front, but by mid-palate, the citrusy hops prevail; after the swallow, the chocolate tones re-emerge though the bitterness persists into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This has been in my cellar for a while after receiving it as an extra in a trade; after it gushed, I thought it might be infected and noted the "best by" date had passed over seven months ago; still, once the beer settled down I was able to enjoy what remained in the bottle and it was rather hoppy indeed, despite the age

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

"Best by Feb 2014" printed on the bottle.

The beer pours a half finger of rich brown head over a nearly black body. The head disappears in moments. No lace noted.

Malt and baker's chocolate are strong. A little coffee fills it out.

Malt and very bitter coffee are the main flavors here. Almost needs some creamer or something...

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and meh. It seems like it ought to be creamier.

Photo of AdamBear
4.74/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gonna be drinking this with the new Walking Dead show..

A-black with a nice thick brown head. looks perfect.

S-actually smells fairly hoppy with a good amount of cocoa to it as well. it's a good mix, so it smells like a black IPA to me. there's a good strength to it.

T-comes in with a great flavor of aged hops and strong bitter chocolate covered cocoa beans. it's a really great flavor with a good roast to it. the after-taste is matching and quite strong. it's a very long lasting flavor, quite impressive.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a nice creamy finish.

O-this is actually an amazing beer. the flavors are all strong and bold. it's definitely a hoppy stout, with the main focus on dark roasted grains, but still with a good hint of hops in there as well. very natural tasting. no off flavors.

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Inky black appearance with a nice dark tan head. The smell is almost like an ale more than a stout. The hops hits your nose harder than the roasted malt. The taste is hoppier than any stout I have ever tried. Other than that it has all the roasted malt charictaristics of a nicely done stout, a bit of chocolate flavor with nice smokey malt. The mouthfeel is gritty like a stout should be. Worth a try for anyone who loves APA and IPA who is out for stout!

Photo of wvsabbath
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Black as night with a 1/4 inch head, minor lacing.

Smell - Smokey malts, hops, dark fruits like plums and raisins, licorice and coffee.

Taste - Well my goodness, the hops are very strong and upfront. Very bitter with some smokey malts mixed in along with some bitter coffee, making this very bitter. I get a bacon flavor near the finish, along with a some minor fruits.

Mouthfeel - The tongue gets nailed with dry hops and bitter coffee and malts. Palate gets more of the same with a dry irish stout like feel. Aftertaste is dry and bitter.

Overall - This one is rather odd. I know its listed as a west coast stout but its much closer to a black ale. The hops mixed with coffee really make it a bitter drink. Once you adjust to the flavors its enjoyable but its not something id want to drink all the time.

Photo of McNealc31
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black as the pit from pole to pole, the aroma is dominated by deeply roasted malt and charred wood. Velvety and smooth texture. Then WHAM! those hops hit. This would be shocking if you expected a stout but didn’t know the IBU content! Toasted malt, smoke, and charred wood stand up to the intensely bitter hops.

Photo of MATT0404
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark into a tulip glass with a 1.5" tan head. The head lingers lightly as you drink, but returns quickly with a slight swirl. Subtle lacing.

The smell is roasty with a good dose of cascade hops. Slight hints of chocolate can be picked up.

The taste is a nice balance of roasted malt and hop bitterness. The cascade bitterness comes through pretty firm, but works well with this brew. A little sweetness lingers on the tongue after the bitterness of the hops has passed.

Mouthfeel is medium/thick with good carbonation.

All in all, this is a really good brew. The large, citrusy hop profile separates it from other stouts. While drinking this I'm reminded of Troegs Dead Reckoning.

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is black, opaque, not even feint hues on the edges; head is brown, solid initial presentation and some nice lacing.

Smell is sweet, chocolate, caramel malts, roasted malt comes through subtler, noticeable hop presence in an earthy scent.

taste is sweet, less chocolate, more coffee and caramel and roasted malts, not too cloying but sweeter overall than the scent; bitterness and hop flavors are earthy/grassy, hints of pine.

Mouthfeel is strong on the tongue, slightly cloying with some stronger lingering sweetness; bitterness compensates but hard to overcome for balance.

Overall, a little sweet for drinkable stronger stout, hop presence is decent but just hard to overtake the lingering malt sweetness and heavy hand on the darker malts.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an almost pitch black color, deep-deep brown color with a tiny brown colored head. The head fades rather quickly leaving a greatly level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and some spotty island of foam on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a roasted malt and some chocolate notes. Along with these smells are some aromas of a caramel and molasses sweetness and a bit of vanilla coffee. Rounding out the aromas is a bit of an earthy and herbal hop.

Taste – The taste starts out with a big dose of roasted malt and a moderately strong hoppy taste of an earthy nature. While there is chocolate in the nose, there really is none detected on the tongue. The caramel and molasses sweetness, that were also in the nose, are very light in the taste, with them largely lost more toward the middle to the end of the flavor profile. While the sweetness fades, a big coffee flavor comes to the tongue bittering the taste. Along with the bitter coffee, more hop of an earthy nature as well as a bit of an herbal and grassy flavor. Some flavors of char and toast also develop during the taste, with the combination of flavors at the end leaving a slightly bitter and rather roasted favor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The creamy body is quite nice for all the roasted flavors of the brew with all the dry roasted and bitter coffee flavors of the brew really soaking into the tongue.

Overall –Dry and bitter with a big coffee flavor in this one. It was actually a little too dry and hopped for a stout in my opinion, but if that is something you are looking for then this is certainly a good choice.

Photo of 57md
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My recent haul focused on sampling beers that were suitable to bring to Halloween parties at the end of the month. Of course, that means mostly pumpkin ales, but this stout made the cut due to its name.

Pours almost black with more than a finger of creamy brown head that dissipates rather quickly but leaves nice layers of lace behind. The nose had both roasted and hop notes. The body and roast profile are on the lighter end as stouts go, but it remains tasty. The hops come through on the finish and complement the roasted bitterness.

I'd likely score this higher if it was considered a black ale, but there needs to be a small deduction for not staying true to style.

Still, this is a tasty offering that would fit right in at any Halloween gathering.

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Night Of The Living Stout from Full Pint Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.