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Night Of The Living Stout - Full Pint Brewing Company

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.71%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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 bum732
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of JISurfer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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 bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours jet black with a tan head at about an eighth of an inch, dissipates to a film.

Smells of coffee, vanilla, caramel, and a hint of licorice.

Tastes smokey with flavors of vanilla, caramel, cocoa and roasted coffee. Dry hoppy bitterness has an oaked quality.

Full, viscous body with creamy carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A really solid enjoyable stout, could maybe stand a bit more balance in the flavor. It's a bit overbearingly harsh there. But otherwise quite good, Full Pint is pretty consistently high-quality.

Photo of zekeman17
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this and an IPA from this brewery yesterday. This one is significantly better.

Like any of this style, it is black as can be. It has a little lacing and very little head. The aroma is very much of things roasted or burnt.

The taste comes off as very bitter and roasted tasting with no sweetness to speak of. This is good for the style. The aftertaste is similarly a bitter affair.

Overall this is a decent American style stout with lots of bitterness but not a ton of complexity. The taste is easy drinking and this one I would buy again (the IPA I would not).

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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 scott2269
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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 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 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 kbuzz
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Photo of KJ2013
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Zonian1
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of ONUMello
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BigMike
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

Night Of The Living Stout from Full Pint Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.