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Night Of The Living Stout - Full Pint Brewing Company

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82
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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 16.39%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 08-27-2012)
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Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

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

brentk56, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

Knapp85, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%

Off the first hit, I think that this will be a pretty roasty/toasty kind of brew. And then the aftertaste hits me and its extremely roasted on the palate. Strong and thorough and lasting. Fairly thick feel with a slightly higher carbonation than I would have expected. Definitely a winter beer.

RblWthACoz, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -16.7%

oline73, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%

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!

woodychandler, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of duceswild
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

duceswild, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

ejimhof, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%

Full Pint Brewing
Night of the Living Stout

*12 oz bottle with a label depicting a zombie holding a bottle of beer.

LOOK: Dark, dark brown with an off white brownish head that lasts a good while. Laces the glass with brown foam after each sip. Looking like a well made stout.

SMELL: Aromas of burnt toast, coffee, and lots of herbal/floral hop notes. Definitely gives the impression of a stout that is well hopped.

TASTE: Robustly malty, with a strong roasted malt presence and some hop character. Coffee, dark chocolate and oily cigar like notes from black patent malt. There is a nice complimentary bitterness and woodsy/earthy notes from the hops. Small citrus and grass notes stick out from a roasted, almost smokey malt base. Bright hoppyness that just does not want to quit. Bitter black coffee and strong hop bitterness make for a palate wrecker. For dark beer fans and hop fans alike, this is a winner.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, smooth, refreshing and soulful brew. Drinks easily and hides the strength well.

OVERALL: Another fantastic dark beer to add to the Full Pint lineup. The brewer/s really flexing their muscles here with a very solid American Stout to go along with several dark beers in their range. A six pack or case is the way to go with this beer, hopefully it will be made more widely available.

Stinkypuss, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

THECPJ, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

tone77, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

bluejacket74, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

DrDemento456, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%

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.

OWSLEY069, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

outoffocus, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

Darkmagus82, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.6/5  rDev 0%

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.

DavoleBomb, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Extremely black and gluggy for a 7% stout. Looks like used motor oil. Sudsy sepia head. Looks fantastic. Awesome label, too, by the way.

Roasty and laced with dark chocolate/cocoa notes. Lightly charred and slightly spicy. Touch of black cherry and French roast coffee. Hops are well-sprung and add to the spiciness. Great aroma.

Very well-roasted. Black char, earthy hops, bitter cocoa, and black coffee. Massive chocolate malt grain flavor imparted. Rough and bitter. Faint notes of cherry pits and lemon zest. Weird, but awesome.

Medium body with a little more. Carbonation is medium, also. Alcohol is barely traceable.

Excellent stout of the American style. Perhaps the best of the Full Pint beers so far.

thecheapies, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

brewdlyhooked13, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

bigred89, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

williamjbauer, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +11.1%

IdrinkGas, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

oldp0rt, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of IrishColonial
1.75/5  rDev -51.4%

IrishColonial, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

JohnK17, Feb 12, 2013
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Night Of The Living Stout from Full Pint Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.