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Perc E Bust - Full Pint Brewing Company

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49 Reviews
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Reviews: 49
Hads: 142
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: IronCitySteve on 02-25-2011

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Photo of 57md
2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark brown, almost black with practically no head. The nose is rather bland - nothing much there. There is some roasted malt flavor, but this offering is pretty thin in general. Also, I am not really picking up any coffee tones in this beer. Kind of a flop! (263 characters)

Photo of Roguer
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (594 characters)

Photo of schoolboy
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. (437 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (513 characters)

Photo of goblue3509
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
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. (396 characters)

Photo of vande
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
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.. (299 characters)

Photo of thain709
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
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 (858 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
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. (783 characters)

Photo of russwbeck
4.35/5  rDev +16%
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. (760 characters)

Photo of MikeWard
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
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. (715 characters)

Photo of Mikus
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sharing one of these with the wife. Great look, BIG roastiness and great coffee taste/aromas, bit thin on the mouthfeel (granted, though, it is a porter). Another strong showing in a dark beer by Full Pint. Good stuff. (220 characters)

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fat Heads Pgh

A: Pours a deep dark brown color with a nice one finger tan foam head. Some decent lacing.

S: Lots of roasted coffee, milk chocolate, campfire and vanilla.

T: Starts off on the sweet side, the milk chocolate definitely the most predominant. In the middle a charred coffee bitterness starts to balance out the sweetness and lasts throughout the finish.

M: A slight slick taste on the palate. A very nice medium bodied beer.

D: A really solid Porter from Full Pint. Easy to drink on a nice cold day or in the evening for dessert. (556 characters)

Photo of Dodo2step
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (467 characters)

Photo of dtivp
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown with a one finger tan head that fades slowly into a thin ring, light lacing.

Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt.

Taste of black coffee, dark roasted malt with a chocolate and caramel sweetness, nice balance.

Mouth Feel is medium body, light carbonation, dry with a slight bitterness.

Overall a good balanced porter. (357 characters)

Photo of nhindian
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

T - Pours a dark chocolate brown, a little flat but nearly completely opaque. About a finger and a half of tan head quickly builds and has a decent amount of retention.

S - The aroma is full of freshly pressed coffee, bold and roasty, but also smooth and not acrid. There is also a rich chocolate which is surprisingly potent. I am also discerning a bit of flaked oats as well, but I am not sure if it actually had any in it or not.

T - The flavors are initially a sharp kick of espresso and a slight amount of roast, but it quickly turns quite chocolaty and enjoyably sweet. The roast isn't overbearing and is actually fairly light, which helps it continue to be smooth and easily transition from coffee to chocolate to hops. The hops are earthy and nutty, lending the entire flavor profile to mesh comfortably with each other.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with good carbonation. A little bit thin at times, the mouthfeel suffers occasionally from a watery feel after the initial malts, but as this is a porter, I can't complain too much.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. This is one of the smoothest coffee beers I've come across while still maintaining a potent espresso boost. That, combined with the sweet, rich malts gives this a very flavorful initial taste that lingers well into the finish. (1,348 characters)

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

I poured this one aggressively and was awarded a finger of nice brown head. The body is so dark brown it's almost black. Head goes down (giggidy) after a few minutes, leaving a thick, healthy ring and dusting. Good amount of lacing attempts to cling to the glass.

Dark malt, a hint of dark fruit, dark coffee and a hint of chocolate. Simple yet elegant.

The flavor starts off malty and quickly brings in the coffee. It tastes like a light roast, and is quickly backed up with a little more malt and some hints of chocolate.

The body is light to medium. The carbonation is a little fizzy, and it's certainly easy drinking, but it has a light creamy quality to it once you start swallowing the beer. (701 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
4.6/5  rDev +22.7%
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 (680 characters)

Photo of dank203
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a good porter. its smooth, sweet, with a spicy kick, bitter coffee, strong on the nose as well. however not overpowering. also faint notes of chocolate blending with the coffee bean note. some burnt/roasted malt. very dark, creamy, fluffy feel. pours beautifully as well, dense dark/tan head. in my book an A- or B+ beer (328 characters)

Photo of output01x
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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. (1,267 characters)

Photo of McNealc31
3.99/5  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. (308 characters)

Photo of microbrewlover
3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
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. (740 characters)

Photo of psuKinger
4.01/5  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. (1,109 characters)

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.9/5  rDev +4%

Courtesy of SomethingClever, Thank you Beer Brother!

This has the characteristics of a Porter. Poured black with dark brown hues. Nice khaki head. Looks pretty solid. Smells of coffee and caramel with a faint mushroom earthiness. Time to to taste! First hits of sautéed mushrooms and coffee. Caramel is in full flavor toward the finish. This finishes clean with a slight bitterness. The feel is light-thin and tight poppy carbonation.

Overall: This beer is above average yet isn't as adventurous as some coffee porters. I like the caramel and coffee they work nice hand and hand. It's not acidic like some coffee Porters/Stouts tend to be, so that's a plus! I could drink this all day long/night. This brew is worthy! (723 characters)

Photo of MikeCz
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Whilst I was ducking into Smoking Joe's on Pittsburgh's South Side for one last beer for the night, I spotted this little number from Full Pint. Purc E Bust poured out dark and with a nice thick brown head. You can immediately smell not just the aroma of coffee, but quality roasted coffee. The core of this hometown brew is made up of Guatemalan coffee beans from The Commonplace Coffee Company in Squirrel Hill. This beer starts sweet, but is balanced out nicely with roasted malt for a nice smooth finish. Fans of quality porters will notice that this craft brew can hold its own against more expensive brews. All in all, this a beer Pittsburghers can be proud to call their own. (682 characters)

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Perc E Bust from Full Pint Brewing Company
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