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Night Of The Living Stout - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
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: 225 | Reviews: 50
Photo of JJStorm
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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 JeffTheJuice
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Madstella
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of squirreljr
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, stamp on label says best by July 2013, Lot 294. I saw "West Coast Style Stout" on the 6-pack, and that was enough for me to buy it! Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head that didn't stay around for too long. There's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, pine and citrusy hops, and coffee. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, citrusy and pine hops, bittersweet and milk chocolate, and coffee. There's also a nice lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. I like this beer, it's a good hoppy stout. $10.99 a 6-pack.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well it's a stoudt so of course it's going to be deep and dark. This one though is dark black.
It pours with about an average size head, say an inch, is a deep mocha color, dense and leaves copious amounts of lacing.

The initial pour into my glass and right at that moment the beer smelled fantastic. Lively citrus hops and a strong roasted malt bill were all to pleasent. After that point the hops fades away never to be smelled again.

Taste, one finds a well roasted malt bill upfront balanced by bright citrusy hop notes. This beer also has quite a bitter aftertaste too.

Drinks smooth yet has a bit of chalky gritt and ash. Weighs heavily on the palette also.

For a random pick-up at the Craft beer outlet it's a winner. It pleases all the senses.

Photo of Bonis
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

Photo of kwa357
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%

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 Valentno7
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

110 IBUs in a stout, that must be a record. Pours a pitch black night of the living stout style with a nice lively carbonated tan head forming thick and billowing up above the rim of my glass. Aroma is full of citrus, floral, and pine hop accents, with a dark black patent malt roastiness in the backend. Black roasted malt pairs well with bitter ass hop notes, these beers from Full Pint are extreme and this is no different layers and layers of hop pellet flavors like grassy, herbal, floral, citrus peel collided on the palate with a big West Coast style stout. Dark chocolate nearly burnt malts actually work well with the big hop layers if that's what you like bitter harsh finish in a good way, carbonation is working a full bodied approach to this beer lively carbonation until the last sip keeps me on my toes. Overall it's a great beer, if you like big hops and big dark roasted malts.

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 Weegee40
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

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 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 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 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 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 dcloeren
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shout out to thebouch01 for this extra in our last trade.

Pours a pitch black with 2 fingers of creamy cinnamon colored head. Left some serious spider webs on my glass.

The aroma is very roasted malt forward with some bitter chocolate notes mixed in blasted with cascade hops. It makes for a pretty good aroma and I am excited to dive in.

The taste follows the nose but with more of the hops coming into play. Almost like a black IPA. The combination of the hops with the bitter chocolate and very roasted malts makes for a pretty bitter beer throughout.

Full flavored but lacking some in the body. I was hoping for a thicker stout... Very dry bitter finish.

Overall, this was a pretty good stout. I would have liked a little more depth and body but I still enjoyed drinking this brew.

Photo of DuffDadddy
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

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Night Of The Living Stout from Full Pint Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.