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Perc E Bust - Full Pint Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
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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Photo of McNealc31
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

McNealc31, May 24, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

hosehead83, May 23, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
3/5  rDev -20.2%

tommyguz, May 14, 2013
Photo of Snodman
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Snodman, May 01, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

schoolboy, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of outsider
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

outsider, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Bonis
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Bonis, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Brenden, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

mrosenfeld32, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of Jsmitty1967
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Jsmitty1967, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of randylangford
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

randylangford, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Freggs
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Freggs, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

cpetrone84, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of rwshelton2
4.25/5  rDev +13%

rwshelton2, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Darkmagus82, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +6.4%

heddar33, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Blaze5445
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Blaze5445, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4.25/5  rDev +13%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

ejimhof, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of JayKay412
3/5  rDev -20.2%

JayKay412, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Dodo2step, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of JPMcKirk
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JPMcKirk, Jul 21, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Knapp85, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Garlicjosh
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Garlicjosh, Jun 25, 2012
Perc E Bust from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.