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Perc E Bust - Full Pint Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IronCitySteve on 02-25-2011)
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into standard pint glass. Best by Sept 2013.

Looks very nice indeed. Black with hints of brown when held up to the light, thick tan colored head. The head dissipates after a while, leaving thick lacing. This lacing eventually sinks, but stays above the body of the beer.

Not getting much on the nose. Faint hints of coffee, but mostly malty, a "portery" aroma

Taste was interesting. Quite smooth, very present coffee flavor, which was nice. Quite smooth, just a hint of that coarse porter burn.

Mouth was full, and it was pleasant rolling that coffee around in the mouth.

Overall, a pretty decent offering. Nowhere near the best porter out there, but far from the worst. A good solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 23:46:37 | More by MikeWard
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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-26-2013 01:30:24 | More by Lukass
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-22-2013 02:53:55 | More by jmdrpi
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-20-2013 21:18:04 | More by Tyrawlings
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durwood64

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

07-13-2013 00:51:26 | More by durwood64
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours opaque black, dark brown tinge around the edges, with a couple inches of tan head that takes a good bit of time to dissipate.

Smells of roasted coffee and a little oak and smokiness.

Flavor is of strong black coffee and woody malts. A bit of vanilla and cocoa in there.

Full body with light velvety carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Potent porter, good flavor, a bit forceful but enjoyable. Could stand a bit of balance and the aroma is a little vegetal for my liking. Otherwise very good.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 01:09:44 | More by Cylinsier
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Hoppytree

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

07-08-2013 21:34:36 | More by Hoppytree
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-05-2013 22:31:58 | More by speedvagen
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-02-2013 18:18:41 | More by HeyJim
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-29-2013 04:24:18 | More by hinemk76
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a black color with a thin mocha head which dissipates quickly. Very little lacing on the glass. A little cloud of the original head stays on the top of the brew until the end.

The smell is strong with coffee, burnt coffee, roasted malts.

The taste is strong bitter, burnt coffee. There are also, roasted/burnt malts. There is also a dry, wheat like taste. The burnt coffee is too much 'in your face' therefore overpowering any other tastes that might be in the brew.

The mouth feel is smooth and creamy but there is also the feel of burnt coffee grinds; that is what I am feeling.

Overall this is not very well balanced, too much bitter coffee and not enough of anything else. This is not the best porter I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 22:01:15 | More by microbrewlover
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a nonic pint glass on 6/24/13

Best by
July 2013
Lot 303

Dark brown color with a short lived head that manages to boast webs of wide lace.

The aroma is simple - roasty dark malts with meager coffee notes. The malt has small touches of grainy complexity; it seemed to have an oat smoothness that I reckon is the wheat. The taste is tangy and roasty but, unfortunately, with a lacking for coffee. As is, it's a competent, average sort of semi-chocolatey porter. Puffy carbonation hits hard against a hungry body; the feel isn't as plush as I might like.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 04:50:52 | More by Ryan011235
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown. Has a glazey coarse foam that remains as a thin layer. Light seeps through around the edges.

Rugged malty notes with prevalent coffee, sweetness, dark caramel/molasses, and a hint of vanilla. Still, rather grainy. Definitely on the sweeter side.

Coffee is muted and bitter. The bitterness is accretuated by earthy hops and acrid burnt grain. Very malty and on the rich side. Sweetness is like a remnant grain sugar. Finishes with intense earthiness (almost mucky) and medium in length with some hop flavor carryover.

Has decent body. Carbonation is medium-to-mild. Late sizzle saves it. Otherwise, it feels a little flat.

Very average porter. Coffee isn't big and tasty as I would have liked.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 04:44:52 | More by thecheapies
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle courtesy of tommyguz pours a rich brown color with a super-fine bubbled head...looks almost nitro. Retention is awesome because of it and the lacing very nice. Bonus points for a spectacular label and a great name.

Nose is milk chocolate and coffee...quite original descriptors, I know! Smells good and fresh.

Taste is less astringently roasty than many coffee beers. The coffee flavors are there aplenty, but it maintains a great smoothness. Maybe it is the sweetness...regardless, it is a tasty coffee porter. Not a whole lot of complexity here, like in the aroma, but it is a fine beer - I have been pretty impressed with the 2 Full Pint offerings I have had so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 23:32:20 | More by twiggamortis420
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

05-26-2013 04:07:55 | More by Giantspace
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McNealc31

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 00:49:49 | More by McNealc31
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color,with a moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Roasted coffee, dark malt
Taste-Dark roasted coffee,dark chocolate, black patent malt. Nice, strong coffee flavor throughout, faint charred note in the finish. A nice match for a steak or fully dressed burger.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 22:26:59 | More by hosehead83
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-14-2013 04:14:21 | More by tommyguz
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Snodman

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-01-2013 12:49:48 | More by Snodman
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very pleasant coffee porter. It has a ton of character, and it is all good character.

It opens nicely to reveal a nearly opaque brown. The aroma is pretty but faint. Coffee and chocolate are there, but not in your face.

The taste is balanced to more yeasty than a porter normally is, to great effect. It tastes like a bigger beer than it is.

This is so far my favorite from Full Pint. You gotta love the label. Very robust.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 22:15:21 | More by schoolboy
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outsider

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-21-2013 00:59:14 | More by outsider
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7%

04-06-2013 05:41:00 | More by Bonis
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Brenden

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 00:43:25 | More by Brenden
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-21-2013 00:03:05 | More by mrosenfeld32
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Jsmitty1967

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7%

02-17-2013 03:34:22 | More by Jsmitty1967
Perc E Bust from Full Pint Brewing Company
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