Perc E Bust - Full Pint Brewing Company

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very good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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Ratings: 141 | Reviews: 52
Photo of micromaniac129
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A good tasting beer with a balanced coffee and roasted malt attack.

Photo of thain709
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
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

Photo of sulldaddy
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Photo of Mikus
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The name alone is awesome. The beer itself is decent. It poured a opaque dark with almost non-existent head that is not lacing. The scent is coffee. The taste has peat and coffee. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it a coffee flavored beer.

Photo of Rifugium
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of MikeWard
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of Roguer
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of output01x
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a light brown head. In the aroma, coffee, and a roasty malt, a bit bit sweet too. In the taste, dry coffee, and a small sweet to dry maltiness. A small bite and a medium to light bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coffee in the aftertaste. A bit thin, but a nice big coffee presence.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Photo of thecheapies
3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Photo of THECPJ
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown black with a 1 finger off white head

smell: roast, coffee, malts,

taste: bitter, coffee, roast, hops

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: more bitter then I would of hoped. glad to try something from this brewery.

cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of cpetrone84
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Photo of tone77
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of coffee,some roasted malts. Taste is very strong on the coffee, some malts, a touch of hops is present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall while not a bad beer, the strengh of the coffee was a bit to much for me, however coffee lovers will probably enjoy this beer.

Photo of orangesol
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the Brass Rail into a standard pint.

A - Pours pitch black with a small half finger khaki colored head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dark roasted coffee, earthy hops, chocolate, and the ever present dark roasted malt. The coffee is a little bitter, combining with the hops to almost for a black ale.

T - Starts off with a big dose of bitter coffee slowly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, chocolate, bitter hops, and some light fruitiness. The finish is mostly dark roast with some light bitterness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Roasty, hoppy, feel that lingers on the pallet.

O - This one is OK. Like a cheaper version of Troegs Dead Reckoning honestly. I didn't have a problem finishing it but I won't be rushing out to get another.

Photo of Beerparrot
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A little thin for my tastes of a porter, yet enuff good taste and aroma to satisfy.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Photo of goblue3509
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

Photo of microbrewlover
3.09/5  rDev -18%
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.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
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).

Photo of 57md
2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
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!

Perc E Bust from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.