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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

939 Ratings
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Ratings: 939
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 47
Gots: 107 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped.

(Beer added by: tehzachatak on 10-04-2012)
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Reviews by Damian:
Photo of Damian
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
092312 01
Served in a pint glass

Gorgeous appearance. The liquid poured near pitch black and was topped by a super dense and creamy, three-finger crown that eventually fell to a thick, frothy cap. The head deposited a drippy curtain of lacing all down the glass.

The nose was fantastic as well. A smoky, roasted malty quality was immediately detectible, and it was nicely complimented by some sweet, powdered cocoa and freshly pulled espresso notes. Hints of caramel malts came through as well. I also picked up some dark fruits.

While the nose was rich and robust, the flavor profile was a bit underwhelming. A mix of roasted and sweet caramel malts came through on the front end. Touch of cold coffee. As the liquid moved along the palate, the beer turned remarkably dry, bitter and acrid. Mineral-like. Charred malts dominated. A touch of earthy hops appeared as well.

The mouthfeel was quite ordinary. Thinner in body than I anticipated for a 7.5% ABV porter. The liquid contained a finely bubbled, mild effervescence.

King Titus started very strong but finished a bit weak in the flavor department. Although this beer is listed as an American porter, it reminded me more of an Irish dry stout (and it would be a fantastic one at that). Perhaps the elevated alcohol presence bumped it out of the aforementioned category.

Damian, Nov 11, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first Maine Beer Co. beer.Pours like a stout, nearly black with a one finger deep beige head that leaves a full ring of lace behind as it settles.Chocolate and nuts at first whiff,some roast and and a little drunken fruit,well rounded.Creamy and full feel with light carbonation.flavors of what a porter should be,roasty with some nuttiness,a little raw and earthy,and just enough caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness to round out everything nicely.I had high hops for this beer and it delivered and then some,kick ass.

oberon, Nov 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

DanGeo, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Tiernan, Feb 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

woodchipper, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

SkiBum22, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Bitzer, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this brewery; they've made consistently good beers.
This beer is black in color with a small orange/tan head. There's a little bit of lace.

Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted malt/coffee.

The taste improves on the aroma. The chocolate is more bittersweet than sweet, and the coffee is much stronger than the aroma suggested. Strong dark coffee.

Very tasty. I don't think it's that heavy a beer, but it definitely a sipping beer. I will drink more of these.

lordofthewiens, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

gregmoscetti, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

NWer, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

warnerry, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Afroman, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Callmecoon, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

bishopdc0, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of mverity
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown almost black color with appreciable tan head, thin tan collar, some tan swirls when agitated. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, some burnt earth. Taste is lighter malt that the nose lends to. Some coffee in the mid palate and a touch of char towards the end. Nice thick body and medium carbonation.

mverity, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

JakerLou, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

megamass, May 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

lostandwandering, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Black, with a thin beige head that lasted a long time. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Roasted malts, some faint coffee notes and alcohol.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth full bodied. Taste is of roasted malts, bitter hops, and some coffee in the background.

Overall: Not a huge fan of Porters personally, but I must give credit when due, and this is a great brew.

Cavanaghty, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of dogfishandi
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 11/25/12 (about 2 months old).

Pours out pretty much opaque black with a nice full 2-3 fingers of creamy tan colored head. Keep some good retention with lots of spotty lacing sticking around.

Initially has a pretty chocolatey aroma, as it warms pine hops seem to take over. A bit of dry bakers cocoa. As it warms even further, the slightest bit of alcohol heft becomes noticeable.

Creamy dark chocolates, roasted almost charred malts, pine hops and maybe a hint of citrus are even keel with all the roasted malt flavors. Maybe a bit of oats. Finishes creamy wit a bit of a cocoa flavor and just a bit of hop bitterness.

Creamy, similar to that of an oatmeal stout. Medium bodied. Very smooth drinking.

A solid porter with a bit of welcomed extra hops. One of the better porters I've had, with a more fuller body than most. Well made.

dogfishandi, Jan 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Mantooth, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Hairrrrrrrr, Feb 23, 2013
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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 939 ratings.