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Night Of The Living Stout - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Reviews: 49
Hads: 231
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 6.2%
Wants: 16
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of LI_PO12
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into stout glass

Appearance- Black, nice sized tan head good lacing.

Aroma- Roasted malt, chocolate, some carmel, pine and herbal hops, coffee

Flavor, roasted malt, piney hops, some citrus as well, coffee, some chocolate, earthy on the backend, some lingering bitterness that takes this down a bit but not bad.

Mouthfeel- medium, with good carbonation

Overall- Once I read the lable it made sense. This is a very bitter hoppy stout. I liked it as a change up in the style, you could call it black ale. They do say its a west coast style stout, and its hoppy and very bitter, so if thats not your thing or you want a more standard stout maybe not the best. Glad I tried it. (684 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
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. (346 characters)

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
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. (586 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of dtivp
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black with a one finger dark tan head that fades slowly into a thin cap with moderate lacing.

Aroma of toasted malt , bitter dark chocolate and hops.

Taste was surprising with hops coming thru from start to finish. Along with Roasted malts and bitter chocolate, a little earthy.

Mouth Feel was medium body and carbonation, dry with a bitter and charred malt after taste.

Overall this was a good beer, I was surprised with the hop presence thru and thru for a stout. May fit more in a black ale style. (517 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (894 characters)

Photo of gabedivision
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
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 (567 characters)

Photo of screamking
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours black with a nice dark khaki head. Looks like a standard stout, but the smell is much more complex then the regular roasted stouts most people put out. Roasted coffee and milk chocolate mingle with citrus hops making a very pleasing smell.

The taste is very creamy milk chocolate with bitter coffee accents. Good amount of hops for a stout too. The overall feel is creamy and light. I could drink this all day. Coats your palate well and evenly. I really enjoyed this beer and will look for it again. (546 characters)

Photo of chilidog
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
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! (712 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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). (573 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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. (745 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (491 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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. (294 characters)

Photo of buzzedup
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
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, (350 characters)

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (310 characters)

Photo of chefhatt
2.68/5  rDev -27.8%
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 (311 characters)

Photo of dcloeren
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (790 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
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. (755 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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. (823 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
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. (317 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

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

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

Taste
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.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, creamy, slick and smooth.

Overall
The flavor is filled with hops. 110 IBUs...yep, that's about right. Not much of a Stout but a very nice Black IPA. (797 characters)

Photo of kbuzz
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
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. (1,808 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (713 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,328 characters)

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Night Of The Living Stout from Full Pint Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.