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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
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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 Uniobrew31
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

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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 McNealc31
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black as the pit from pole to pole, the aroma is dominated by deeply roasted malt and charred wood. Velvety and smooth texture. Then WHAM! those hops hit. This would be shocking if you expected a stout but didn’t know the IBU content! Toasted malt, smoke, and charred wood stand up to the intensely bitter hops.

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Photo of MATT0404
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark into a tulip glass with a 1.5" tan head. The head lingers lightly as you drink, but returns quickly with a slight swirl. Subtle lacing.

The smell is roasty with a good dose of cascade hops. Slight hints of chocolate can be picked up.

The taste is a nice balance of roasted malt and hop bitterness. The cascade bitterness comes through pretty firm, but works well with this brew. A little sweetness lingers on the tongue after the bitterness of the hops has passed.

Mouthfeel is medium/thick with good carbonation.

All in all, this is a really good brew. The large, citrusy hop profile separates it from other stouts. While drinking this I'm reminded of Troegs Dead Reckoning.

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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 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 57md
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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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 LI_PO12
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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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 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 Cylinsier
4.06/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of dtivp
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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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 screamking
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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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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Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +8.4%
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).

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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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 RblWthACoz
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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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 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 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 dcloeren
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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