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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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Reviews: 57
Hads: 258
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 16
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.44/5  rDev -61%
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.

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Photo of chefhatt
2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I poured this beer into a snifter, it has a black colored body with a large mocha colored head that hangs around for a while
The smell is of roasted malt, not much else.
The taste is of roasted malt and some chocolat.
The mouth feel is ok, has a very bitter after taste. Overal not impressed and not really good

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Photo of stephens101
2.97/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle with a badass label into a tulip glass. Lot 223 - best by 3/13.

A: Pours a fairly thick completely opaque black. A one finger khaki/mocha head forms full of tight little bubbles...head sticks around for the duration. No legs. Plenty of lace. A damn fine looking stout.

S: Wow - a ton of piney hops in the nose for sure. They call this a "west coast stout" and I'm realizing now that they're referring to the massive hop character going on here. Checking the label...110 IBU...yep, that'll do it! Some chocolate and char also, but mainly a big ol wollap of hops right to the sniffer.

T/M: First thing you get is the bitterness detected in the nose...piney, resinous, bitter hops. Maybe a touch of that roastiness in the midde, but man...mostly just this overwhelming, somewhat unpleasant bitterness all the way from the front of the palate to the back. Both of the dark malts used (Roasted Barley and Black Malt) are known to be bitter as well so that's probably not helping. There's really not a lot of flavor here...not even hop flavor to accompany the bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty decent. Surprisingly creamy considering the pour looked thin. I'd call it medium-bodied but somewhat chewy and coats the mouth nicely...higher than average carbonation for the style, but that's the least of my concerns.

O: I hate to say it cause I really wanted to like this for so many reasons, but I think this is a miss...or at least a miscategorization. Maybe this could go in the Black Ale/Black IPA category and be a success. But as a stout - even a hoppy stout - I just don't think it delivers any complexity at all. Completely one-dimensional in the direction of the hops. I'm going to age a few bottes of this and revisit when those hops die down...maybe it'll be better with age. Bummer.

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Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of coffee, some roasted malts. Taste is bitter, coffee, lots of hops, a bit unbalanced and off in some ways, not what I was expecting from a stout. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall, while not terrible, I found this beer to be over hopped for the style.

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Photo of buzzedup
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A. looks correct for a stout dark in color with a sub zero head very little lacing

s, it has a very burnt smell like burnt coffee grounds

T. this is the bad part not that impressive. taste more like a german swartz than a stout

M. vert watery again more of a German Swartz

O. not bad if they would relabel it is not a stout but more a black ale,

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with a dark tan head. In the aroma, dry chocolate and almost leathery. In the taste, a decent roast with some dry coffee, and a touch sweet. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee and a note of dry chocolate in the aftertaste. A bit thin, but nice coffee and notes of chocolate.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

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Photo of TequilaTom
3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark black coffee with a dark tan head that laces well. Smells of roasted malts and citrusy hops. This is an interesting, although not a favorite, stout. I like hoppy beers, but this is just a bit too harsh. I had to force myself a little to finish this one. It seemed to me that the hops were in conflict, instead of in harmony, with the malt. But perhaps that's the intention. Worth trying for the novelty of it, but won't revisit this one.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.43/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pitch black with 2 fingers of creamy, chestnut brown head. Great retention and lacing. You cannot see through this at all.

Dark chocolate, graham cracker, bread and hints of honey. Lighter notes of sugar coated oranges, grapefruit and pine.

Very, very bitter. A lot of the maltiness detected in the nose unfortunately drops out and the hops burst forth on the flavor profile. Sugar coated navel oranges, grapefruit and resinous pine. Lemon and grapefruit zest. Big floral notes coming through. Underneath all of the hops are hints of espresso, earth and bitter charcoal.

Medium bodied, creamy, slick and smooth.

The flavor is filled with hops. 110 IBUs...yep, that's about right. Not much of a Stout but a very nice Black IPA.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.43/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.47/5  rDev -6%
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.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Going into this knowing it's going to be bitter (110 IBU's)

A - Head is minimal and quickly reduces to a sticky mocha lace ring. Color is deep dark night black with no clarity at the base of my glass.

S - Smells of chalky roasts and chocolates (porter like) with cascade hops all the way yet it doesn't smell very bitter.

T - Taste is more balanced than I expected. Roast and chocolate in the first taste quickly overtaken by hops and leather and it quickly finishes with a bittering hop bite that lingers for another taste. Not bad just not great.

M - Medium bodied and chewy pretty on par for the style.

Overall they really need to tone down the hops like 70 or under because the bite and finish is kind of harsh and unforgiving (even more so than ruination)

Still for a hoppy bitter stout it's achieved perfectly.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is pretty good and lots of lacing is left.

3.75 S: Big roast and molasses. Next is coffee, caramel, and chocolate. This is quite potent for the ABV and smells pretty good too.

3.5 T: Tastes like it smells. Lots of roastiness to go with lots of molasses. Coffee, caramel, chocolate secondary. Moderate neutral maltiness. Not much else to say.

3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and quite smooth.

3.5 D: Good beer overall. Not really any problems.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from bottle; I'll edit this review if I try it again with proper glassware.
Smell is roasted coffee and malts. Taste follows, and then doubles, nose; darkly roasted coffee and chocolate are finished by bitter hops. Medium-bodied. Overall a different take on the style than others; I'd pick it up again.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out as a very thick looking black liquid. There was a thin brown head on top. There is a thin lacing on the glass and a decent retention. The smell of the beer is roasted and has a hoppy aroma in there too. The taste reminds me more of a Black IPA, there is a chocolate flavor with a piney bitterness in there as well. The mouthfeel is pretty thick but has a sharp carbonation that dries the beer out. Overall this beer is pretty good. Nothing too exciting but not terrible.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, lot 378 (best by 2/14) poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a 1/2-finger head that slowly settles
S: Dark malt, coffee and a solid hop aroma as well
T: Burnt coffee, some pine hops but those dominate without much other complexity to back them up
M: Intense but mostly from bitterness, from a texture standpoint it's a bit thin
O: I wish there was a review button for the label because this one's great. Overall not a bad beer but I would call this a black IPA given the emphasis on hops over other quaities

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: November 1, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Having survived the Halloween tiki bar of terror, no relaxing with a gift six from Mary and Rich... APPEARANCE: motor oil black body that halves the glass; the other half is a cratering, thick, dense brown head that resists gravity and time well; a nice, appropriately disturbing label... AROMA: an instant battle--Cascade hops and a fruity, resin clashes with the muddied, roasted malt that suggest caramel as well--together, a pleasant aroma that awakens... PALATE: full-bodied, lengthening aftertaste; equally oily and creamy, with the massive head articulating between the two textures... TASTE: the immediate sensation of citrus and pine is sedated by the toasted oats and some phenolic aspects--the alcohol is not apparent until the sip's end... OVERALL: a strong, robust stout that fulfills its aromatic promise; the 7% ABV is barely apparent... as hoppy as a stout as I have experienced, and yet possesses that peaty, burnt quality that makes the genre a perfect Autumn friend...

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Photo of gabedivision
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a snifter glass

A- pours pitch black, with a 1 finger dark mocha head that thins to a lace around the top of the glass

S- generous amount of hops up front, followed by touches of coffee, and milk chocolate

T- sweet brown sugar, coffee, toasted malts, some black licorice, finishes with a bitter dark chocolate

M- Full bodied, medium carbonation, sweet and dry

O- Nice hoppy stout, lots of good flavors mixed in, and one of the coolest labels going, big fan of this beer, and will for sure drink more up when i can get my hands on it

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Photo of MacMalt
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into pint glass. The color is virtually black with a creamy, cafe au lait colored head and lacing. It has the appearance of a classic stout. When you smell it, however, you know something is up: along with the obligatory malt, coffee, and chocolate, there is a strong hoppy citrus smell. The taste is an interesting combination of sweet malt, burnt coffee, cocoa, citrus, and bitter Cascade hops. It begins like a stout and ends like an IPA. For a "stout," it has an incredible 110 IBU. It's quite thin for a stout; it feels more like an IPA. At 7% ABV, it's quite easy to drink. Overall, you could just as easily describe it as a malty black IPA as a hoppy stout. It reminds me of Founders Dark Penance but it's not as good. Still, it's an interesting offering from a brewery I'd like to learn more about.

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Photo of chilidog
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ok, I bought this due to the bottle/pk art. Kids are in to the whole walking dead thing, I thought ok, a beer to watch with. I also got the perc e bust brew, ya a beer to watch with. That's another time.

It pours nice, dark black, tan head with a little cascade, nice.
Tan head that maintains and does lace well. Carbonation is fair.

Aroma of toasty malts, coffee bean, earthy.

Taste of toasted malts, toffee sweetness, grinds of coffee, dark chocolate and chared wood.

Mouth is dark chocolate oil with a charred aftertaste. I did not get any hop bitterness as noted by other pa reviewers?

Overall a good drinkable stout that's true to style. I like that it's 7 percent.
And yes, it goes good with zombies!

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Night Of The Living Stout from Full Pint Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.