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Perc E Bust - Full Pint Brewing Company

Perc E BustPerc E Bust

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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%


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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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 15:07:21 | More by beerthulhu
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a chestnut brown with light edges and a fuzzy bubbly light brown head. Nose is fairly nice, chocolate fudge and cake batter with a nice rich roared coffee note subtly accompanying. Taste is a bit watery and much more roasted with a tinge of burnt coffee. Still a decent cakey type quality but much more muddled than the nose. Body is lighter with a gentle to low carbonation and dry chocolaty finish that lingers a bit.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 18:21:54 | More by cpetrone84
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown colored brew with a one finger tan head. The head fades relatively fast to give a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is big in roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Mixed with these smells are some lighter notes of some brown sugar and a little bit of dark fruit. Overall, it is quite a tasty smelling brew.

Taste – The taste starts out more roasted malt and brown bread in flavor. Soon the coffee comes to the tongue along with some of the brown sugar sweetness that was detected in the nose. As the taste advances further the chocolate then comes to the scene, melding well with the coffee flavor to produce a mocha taste. These flavors slightly bitter the brew in the end and leave a rather satisfying flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was rather thin with a carbonation level that was on the slightly higher side. The body was too light, and to allow the nice chocolate and coffee flavors to shine, a thicker body would be necessary.

Overall – While it had all the right flavors, it lacked the body to hold them up. Just a bit more in the body and the brew would be wonderful, but without it, in some ways it is akin to drinking watered down gourmet coffee.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2012 00:02:04 | More by Darkmagus82
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I dont know what it is about coffee beers, but when trying a new one, I'm always a bit apprehensive. It's always nice to be pleasantly surprised that someone was able to pull off the job in smooth fashion. And that's what we've got here: a nice easy drinker that takes hold of all the characteristics you'd hope for a real pleasant drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 16:18:48 | More by RblWthACoz
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Dodo2step

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 17:24:36 | More by Dodo2step
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look at that label! Anyway, This beer poured out as a dark black color with a brown head on top. Some thing retention on top without much lacing at all. The smell of the beer is chocolaty, roasted and has plenty of coffee on the nose. The taste of the beer is nicely balance, it's got some sweet grains in there along with the coffee to bitter it up a little. The mouthfeel of the beer was well carbonated, it go smoother as you drank it. Overall it's not a bad beer but I've had better coffee beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 23:56:45 | More by Knapp85
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +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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tempest

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 02:11:46 | More by tempest
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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

First had: on tap at Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA

Poured a dark woody brown color, translucent, with a foamy cap of off-white head that retained well and left a nice layer of lacing. Aroma was coffee-forward, notes of dark malts and cocoa. Smooth coffee taste, dry and not so bitter, backed up with a good roasty maltiness that made it a beer and not a cold cup of coffee, woody, with a touch of cocoa, and a dull earthy hop finish. Robust but not overblown, medium-bodied, and quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 12:33:44 | More by Rifugium
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 01:41:47 | More by CFHMagnet
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output01x

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 13:00:30 | More by output01x
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57md

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 03:26:29 | More by 57md
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Boto

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle: This one pours a fairly opaque darker brown color. There was a small tan head that didn’t linger long or leave much in the way of lacing. The aroma is good. Coffee and chocolate malt are predominate. Some hops are in there too, but they are hard to determine exactly what they are. The taste is very good. Fair amount of the coffee on to, with some chocolate malts in the background. Dryness to the finish. Lots of hops being hidden back there. Nice. Definitely helps to be a coffee lover for this one!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 23:00:01 | More by Boto
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thain709

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
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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Perc E Bust from Full Pint Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.