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Perc E Bust - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Perc E Bust has a dark brown body and a solid-looking tan head. I can immediately see lacing beginning to form on the glass, and the retention is pretty solid also.

Heavy Coffee aromas mix with caramel malt. The coffee is a little bit acrid and bitter in the nose, hopefully the flavor is different.

Big time-coffee flavor, and although there is a hint of that bitterness from the aroma, it isn't as powerful. The coffee mixes with a good amount of chocolate malt and a dose of black malts. Bits of both caramel and molasses make a appearances also. The finish as well as the background have a little bit of hop bitterness. Any hop flavor that I can pick up comes from the finish, with light, fruity accents. The more I drink this, the more the hops express themselves, very fruity with a substantial amount of hop-induced bitterness.

The mouthfeel is really highly carbonated; it basically explodes on the tongue. A little too much carbonation for me, and a little less body than I would like.

I love all things Pittsburgh, and I generally enjoy Full Pint beers, but I admit that the more I drink this one, the less I enjoy it. One of the many coffee beers that fall into the acrid category, and there is too much carbonation for something that is called a “robust porter” (although that categorization could just be for the effect of the world play on the name).

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 21:29:52 | More by Hojaminbag
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mcallister

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

03-29-2012 21:49:16 | More by mcallister
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-10-2014 01:38:26 | More by IdrinkGas
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Split a 12 oz bottle with waldo567 at room temp.
The beer is poured into a pint glass and gives minimal beige head that fades to nothing fairly rapidly.
Color of the pour is a clear brown hue which allows plenty of light to pass through the glass.
Aroma is rich roasted malt with some coffee grinds and a hint of malt sweetness, almost a brown sugar hit.
First sip reveals an easy drinking, mild carbonated beer with smooth texture.
Flavor is sweet malt and then some roasted notes followed by just a hint of coffee-like bitterness.
No real hops that I pick up anywhere.

I do enjoy this beer and was kept up a little later than anticipated, probably due to any caffeine in the beer.

Well crafted beer that is simple straightforward, and good.

would buy again if I found it.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 20:19:43 | More by sulldaddy
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-22-2011 20:41:51 | More by PittBeerGirl
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-20-2013 21:18:04 | More by Tyrawlings
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
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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Lukass

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-07-2014 15:21:52 | More by JeffTheJuice
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown cola like color with a tan head which gave way to some good lace. The aroma was of coffee and chocolate with a hint of roastiness. The taste had a coffee and chocolate taste but I got more of a roasty flavor than anything else. The tatse was very solid though. The mouthfeel was low to moderate carbonation. Overall it was solid porter, it was an easy drink with solid flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2011 16:58:15 | More by goblue3509
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
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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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-14-2013 02:00:29 | More by randylangford
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

03-02-2012 23:40:47 | More by bacher468
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tan/black, 1/2 creamy head and some lacing.

Smell - Smokey malts, molasses, coffee, dark fruits, plum, rasin, added brown sugars, some cocoa and a little chocolate.

Taste - Huge coffee and roasted malts are main flavor. Dark chocolate mixed with some cocoa and a little chocolate also adds flavor. Some molasses and brown sugars add some sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium thickness, tounge gets the coffee, chocolate and smokey malts. Palette gets dark fruits, malts and coffee. Aftertaste is coffee bitter and a little chocolate sweetness.

Overall - A nice coffee porter, smooth, flavorfull and easy to drink. No alcohol is present, and its balanced pretty well. For sure a good beer that you can enjoy even if your aint a big coffee fan.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 03:19:04 | More by wvsabbath
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-25-2012 01:41:28 | More by jpd7374
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
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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jaidenjb

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-22-2011 02:25:42 | More by jaidenjb
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - The body bordered on being a really dark brown or just straight black...one finger of creamy off white head formed and receded to a thin, yet full cap...decent lacing was left

S - There is a roasty aspect to this beer that gives off a lot of chocolate and coffee aromas...there is a fair amount of hops in the nose as well

T - Again, lots of roast...chocolate is leading the flavor department over the coffee...I feel the coffee is there but it's taking a backseat to the chocolate...the middle is creamy and sweet and that pairs nicely with the dark roast...bitter chocolate and a hint of coffee finish the beer

M - Medium bodied...nicely carbonated, but it's missing something

O - For a porter, this was a nice touch...but as a coffee porter it falls a little short in that department...the coffee was there, but the chocolate really pushed through

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 15:29:23 | More by thain709
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
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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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-black with a dark tan colored head. good lacing

S-actually a fairly good scent of coffee with just a small touch of hops. its a good strong scent.

T-comes in with a really full flavored taste of coffee and slowly transitions in to a taste that reminds me of straight coffee bean. it has just a touch of bitterness to it.the after-taste is good and strong of the same flavor. very robust this is.

M-smooth medium carbonation with a crisp finish

O-i picked this out because it was the darkest beer i could find at a local beer shop, and because it was only $1.50 for the bottle to go. i honestly expected nothing but an average porter. what i got was a world class porter willing to challenge any other porter head on. this is robust and tasty, something i could drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 05:22:01 | More by AdamBear
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-14-2011 15:48:00 | More by thebouch01
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-04-2014 00:56:05 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer pours brown into my Founders Brewing Company goblet and builds up a nice light brown head. The retention and lacing are pretty good.

S: The smell is full of malts, chocolate, and fresh coffee. Coffee is right up front and is surprisingly strong.

T: The coffee comes first and is followed by a sweet chocolate and slight caramel maltiness. The roastiness is not overbearing, it's balanced nicely with the sweetness of the chocolate. The finish is insanely dry. I really enjoyed the taste.

MF/D: Medium body, carbonation is a bit low, dries the mouth out completely, making you continue to take sips. I thought the drinkability was pretty good for a porter.

O: I really enjoyed this. Balanced, tasty, full of coffee just like I hoped it would be.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 06:39:32 | More by russwbeck
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vande

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A = Deep, dark, mahogany brown poured without any hint of head...

S = hints of coffee...coco...

T = coffee and light hints of dark chocolate... bitter on the back end...

M = sort of like cold coffee...smooth, simple enough...

O = Pretty good coffee porter...as it warms up, it opens up...tasty..

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 01:14:39 | More by vande
Perc E Bust from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.