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 justintcoons
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Blue & Grey Pub in Gettysburg, PA. This is a very nice stout. The beer pours a nice dark black color with a really good coffee and malt aroma. The flavor is also heavy malt with some coffee. A good stout.

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Photo of Morey
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of 57md
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 siege06nd
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hermitage PA. Served in a pint glass.

A- Body is a dark brown nearly black hue that is served with a 1-2 finger foamy light brown head that has good retention and leaves some lacing behind in the glass.

S- Lots of pine, full of hops. The pine dominates the nose, with hints of citrus and roasted malt in the background.

T- The initial flavor is pine overtones, with a hint of citrus and a faint milk chocolate in the background. The finish is slightly bigger with refreshing pine coming through and a hint of roasted malt bitterness.

M- Medium to heavy weight body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly milky body.

O- Overall this is a good, hoppy stout. Lots of pine everywhere with a nice thick, milky stout backbone. Nothing particularly special-but nonetheless good.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - deep, dark, black, no light getting through. Nice finger of mocha with good stick all around.

Aroma - big roasty grains, Hershey's syrup, pineapple/mango citrus, a light backdrop of espresso.

Taste - huge, ashy and burnt malts, followed by sharply bitter hops that are dry, astringent, and a bit medicinal. Brewed to give the hops equal billing, but they are taking over like walkers in a cemetery. The swallow shows a little citrus, but winds up medicinal and a bit unpleasant on the finish.

Mouthfeel - good smoothness, crisp, good body.

Overall - I dig everything but the flavor! Too bad, I wonder if letting it sit a few years might back that bitterness off enough to let the stout character dominate. That'd be my advice - to myself anyway.

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Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of thecheapies
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
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 JerzDevl2000
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Ohiovania
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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 wvsabbath
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
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 misternebbie
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BigMike
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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 agreenman19
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kbuzz
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
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.

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Photo of Furley80
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Night Of The Living Stout from Full Pint Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 285 ratings.
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