Perc E Bust - Full Pint Brewing Company

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85
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IronCitySteve on 02-25-2011)
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Reviews by psuKinger:
Photo of psuKinger
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into my Church Brew Works pint glass. I've had this beer a couple of times before, including at the Brewery. It was one of my favorite offerings of theres, during my visit.

A: A charming dark brown (shades of black) beer with lots of lively carbonation on the pour, and hefty brown head on top.

S: Chocolate and Mokah come through at a moderate volume, with a touch of *roastiness* lying underneath.

T: More coffee flavor in the taste than the nose. Notes of dark (bitter) chocolate and roastiness present as well. Bitterness arrives a bit earlier than I'd expect, and that makes for an enjoyable, unique experience.

Classic American hop flavor can be detected at an appropriately low volume here. Everything pulls together quite nicely. It's moments like this that I wish I could give something a 4.25 rating... a 4 feels too low, to me, but the 4.5 too generous.

M: Great carbonation initially, and it leaves plenty of roasty/java flavors behind on the finish. Well done.

D/O: Very drinkable. If the question is "would you like another one?", my answer is "yes". An enjoyable experience.

More User Reviews:
Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on draft with mixed feelings but I saw the label and needless to say I've finally figured out why they call it Perc E Bust, basically a German fraulein serving a mug of coffee with all of the right features. Look the label states fuggles and Columbus with IBUs of 52 with coffee this could be the one of the hoppier coffee porters I've ever had. Deep black body pours into my La Fin du Monde chalice with a deep thicket of creamy tan head. Lacing is thick and evenly spread, with a nice hint of dark chocolate and licorice in the nose. Hints of mild dark charred coffee roasts amongst a creamy chocolate nose with herbal/mild citric notes. Flavor has a nice bitter coffee astringency with dark chocolate bitterness and earthy/mild grapefruit finish in the hops department. Who ever offered up labels like this I applaud them because those generic labels weren't anyway to continue to the trend of how these beers should be popularized. Mouthfeel is mild cream with a mid bodied evenly flowing carbonation level ends up actually drinking smooth with a touch of coffee roast astringency. Overall experience keep up the creativity and bottle or send the pils my way...I used to love Barret's Pillowrock Pilsner down in Morgantown, WV...I'm sure this pils was his creation.

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not to get overly literal here, but "perky" and "huge" aren't synonymous words. On to the beer.

It's a solid dark brown, too dark to see through. It grows a nice tan head to a bit higher than one finger. Retention is good, as the head lasts the entire way and never falls very much. A good amount of patchy lacing sticks to the glass.
Malts don't show off too much roast in the nose; even though the coffee offers it, it focuses more on the coffee notes pre-roasting, it seems. It's got porter strength, which might take the huge stout drinkers some getting used to , but it's good if not simple. In the flavor, a bit more roast kicks in. Coffee is less subtle, which is something that works slightly against the aroma.
These days, it seems porters need to be defended for not being huge. The body in this beer is right, giving medium strength to hold it together without weighing it down. Carbonation is moderate, flowing nicely without being too crisp but both crisp and smooth enough.

Photo of HeyJim
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: I always pour soft so I don't notice this well, it's dark and beautiful but I poured it with no head

S: Great coffee smell deep rich inviting you to taste it

T: Unlike a lot of coffee beers this one lets you taste the base beer which I enjoy so much you get that sweet roast slight burnt just a hint of chocolate from a great porter then you taste coffee afterwards.

M: very good body not stupid thick like an amazing porter but what you expect from a porter very solid

O: I'm supremely pleased about this beer I'm sick of coffee beers being pure coffee then nothing else this one is like hey there is a base beer here check out it's amazing taste and then a zap of coffee

Photo of Roguer
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a small tan head with decent retention and spotty lacing. Brew is a dark brown, almost purplish black.

Aroma is of coffee, cocoa, and roasted barley, roughly in that order. Fairly mild but pleasant.

Flavor starts off thin, with cream, cocoa, coffee, and a nicely balanced bitterness. Coffee and bitterness come through slightly stronger as it warms.

Brew is fairly thin with a lively mouthfeel. Medium length wet finish. Very drinkable.

This is a pretty decent coffee porter. I find that I just want a little more from it, almost across the board: more aroma, more flavor, more body.

Photo of McNealc31
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma delivers on the promise of coffee, as does the flavor. Coffee dominates, but there is a caramel sweetness behind it. Very complex thanks to the blend of malts. Ends dry and bitter, but more of a coffee bitterness than one from hops. Light and smooth body, if a bit watery.

Very nice coffee porter.

Photo of tempest
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had a bottle at Liberty St Tavern. I like a good coffee porter, but I didn't get any java or mocha, and instead found the dark grains to be unfortunately thin. There was a mellow caramel and a little roast, but no big black roast or cocoa. But the body was at least light, you know, so I could move on to the next beer quickly.

Photo of glass_house
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of output01x
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a pint glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1-finger tan-colored head that slowly recedes after a few minutes to a thick dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a dark brown that nears black with no traces of color when held to light. Decent lacing can be seen throughout consumption but little seems to stick around.

The nose is basically comprised of aromas of dry, roasted coffee beans, black coffee, and dark chocolate. While not the most deep or complex, this nose is enjoyable and sets you up perfectly for the taste.

Flavors of bittersweet and dark chocolate impact the palate immediately with flavors of black chocolate and unroasted coffee beans quickly noticed as well. Swallowing releases more of the aforementioned flavors with a bit more emphasis on the coffee. As these flavors subside, a dry coffee flavor begins to really stand out ends up lingering on the palate as an aftertaste.

The body on this beer is surprisingly light considering its appearance. Even though it does allow plenty of flavor to come through, it is still very drinkable and rather refreshing. The carbonation is a bit fizzy, especially in the swallow, which contributes greatly to this beers drinkability and refreshing character.

Photo of HopHead_
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of coffee,some roasted malts. Taste is very strong on the coffee, some malts, a touch of hops is present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall while not a bad beer, the strengh of the coffee was a bit to much for me, however coffee lovers will probably enjoy this beer.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark sepia-brown pour has a thin, milky, dark walnut toned head that is rather short lived. Thin, spacious and speckled lacing has large voids of open opportunity.

S: Rich chocolate, smooth caramel-coffee roast, with an milky almond like nuttiness.

T: Flavor is bitter earthy chocoalte roast, a bit burnt, sweetened up by the presence of some caramel and dry creamer. Bitter coffee on the leave has a flavor that is a bit linear thereafter. Decent lingering finish but in terms of complexity it is the coffee that is the one most staged here.

M: okay, a bit slick and oily in texture with a near medium body, nil carbonation. Doesnt do much or attributes much in the end.

O: Overall an all right coffee stout, a bit thin substance wise, good strong coffee presence if that is your only concern, thereafter may be a bit of a letdown.

Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

P- AOH

A-coffe black in color that is opaque and a 2 finger head that is foamy and tan. Leaves a nice lacing.

S- chocolate and roasted coffe hit the nose. Nice combo.

T- strong coffee bean and roast flavor. A smokey end on the flavor as well.

M- medium bodied and more carbonated than i would like from my porters. Not as creamy as one would hope but not bad.

O- This is not a bad porter. I am not a guru of porters to begin with but i have had worse and better.

Photo of aflyershckyfan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bret717
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JPMcKirk
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Griggsy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Perc E Bust from Full Pint Brewing Company
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