Night Of The Living Stout | Full Pint Brewing Company

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Night Of The Living StoutNight Of The Living Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
fullpintbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Stinkypuss on 08-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
285
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
15.49%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
52
For Trade:
1
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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Knapp85
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
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 oline73
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Kegatron
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duceswild
1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

Photo of Slatetank
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this 12oz in a goblet chilled, purchased at Brass Rail Deli.

The color is black like an 8ball with medium brown head with frothy look and light beige color with fine bead and retention and lace that hold well. The smell has a strong roast aroma with mild molasses odor and slight anise herbal with mild char scent and slight hop note with dark brown sugar in the nose. The feel is vry goo with medium high carbonation and moderately full body with light sweetness mid palate with richness of dried fruit and semi-dry finish with light alcohol textured dry finish.

The taste is rich like fresh roasted coffee with some bitter dark roasted malt flavors and general chewiness with nutty and coffee-like taste with slight hop flavor in the middle with a finish more on the bitter side than sweet. Overall I really enjoyed the layers of malt -a pretty decent roasty american stout -a little on the light side for an Imperial stout but it is roasty and bitter enough with a nice amount of malt flavor -best by March 22 -so 1 day after that date has not had any ill effect- I would drink this again.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.9/5  rDev +6%
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 ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of tdm168
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
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 Lare453
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerOps
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bierport in Pittsburgh, PA.

This one pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like citrus, pine, heavily burnt and roasted malt, and some powdery chocolate.

This is quite hoppy for a stout, but I don't really mind that. The malt character feels very burnt, this is probably amplified because of the heavy duty pine presence. There's some citrusy sweetness, and a little bit of chocolate, with some coffee, too. The flavors are a bit thin, though, I don't mind the hoppiness, but I'd prefer the stout aspect to be a bit bolder.

This is kinda thin-bodied, with a good level of carbonation.

I think this is better than the ratings suggest, but it's certainly far from perfect.

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Photo of tone77
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
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 IrishColonial
1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

Photo of outoffocus
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
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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Photo of biegaman
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Night of The Living Stout has an ash-black tone and is buried practically six inches under a heaping mound of dirt-brown head (fortunately that initial foam dissipates to a reasonable level). Its complexion is like a moonless midnight: entirely opaque. The lacing that spills across the glass is, appropriately enough, in blood spatter pattern.

In terms of aroma, this stout combines a spritz of grapefruit, rose petal essence, pine and spruce needles, and the air of a spring meadow with bittersweet, lactic, lightly chocolatey notes. It's like Full Pint invented some kind of jasmine-infused milkshake. There are semblances to both over-steeped green tea and heavily creamed coffee.

Given the rather modest reviews online, I was expecting something relatively light, clean, and uncomplicated. Those descriptors aren't unfair but Night of the Living Stout is a little bit more than that. As referenced already, there's a frothy milkshake-like mouthfeel and traces of lactose sweetness to compete with all the budding floral, herbal qualities of the hops.

Even at 7% alcohol this is a stout that could be drunk by the bucketful. The reported 110 IBUs must be a mathematical error - I'd bet my right eye on it. This doesn't taste anywhere near as bitter as it claims to be (the obvious presence of Cascade hops notwithstanding) and the stout side of things, for its part, offers that custardy, creamy roundness it should.

Full Pint did just about as good a job with the recipe for Night of the Living Stout as they did the name and label art. It may not have what it takes to achieve the cult-classic status of the George A. Romero film from which it takes its theme, but it does have enough cocoa and citrus qualities that it could very well "have beer nerds returning from their graves". This beer nerd anyhow.

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3.68 out of 5 based on 285 ratings.
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