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Night Of The Living Stout - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Reviews: 57
Hads: 258
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 16
Gots: 42 | 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 micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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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 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 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 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 thecheapies
4.28/5  rDev +16%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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