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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

725 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 725
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.71%


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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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 9/23/12

A: Deep black in the glass but dark brown/ruby red when held up to light. Huge, fluffy, frothy, medium-brown head. Soft and inviting. Decent lace and a bit of retention.

S: Hop presence is strong, making this smell more like a Black Ale or Black IPA, rather than an American Porter. But plenty of freshly roasted malt and coffee to balance it out. Hops are fantastic. Give the glass a swirl and you get fresh fruit, resin, and cedar.

T: It's Maine Beer Co., so...outstanding, of course. For the style? One of the best. The flavors are fresh, robust, and delicious. Roasted malt it there throughout but slightly fruity hops come through in the middle while chocolate and coffee round out the finish with hints of wood. A joy to drink.

M: No metallic, cloying, or lactose flavors like I find in a lot of Porters. Great flavor from start to finish and from first sip to last. Roasted malt, roasted coffee, and very dark chocolate cling to your palate. Body and carbonation are perfect. Goes down way too easily.

O: What can I say? While MBC sure knows how to make the lighter side of ales, they also know how to make the dark ones. Mean Old Tom is damn good, too. This beer is phenomenal. If you see this, you must try it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 01:27:07 | More by Gatch
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into snifter glass.
Pours traditional dark dark brown with thin caramel head.
Smells roasty, chocolaty and hints of coffee.
Taste was thin and not substantial enough, fell below the levels of aroma.
Mouthfeel was also thinner than I was hoping for.
Overall, this beer was disappointing. Looked and smelled nice, taste was lacking.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 15:26:41 | More by BoldRulerVermont
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 500 ml bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a very deep brown almost black with 3 finger creamy tan head. Fairly significant lacing.

S: Roasted malts, bitter chocolate, hint of coffee and smoke.

T: A nice blend of roasty flavors. A bit of chocolate, caramel, coffee. Tending a bit bitter but in a pleasant way.

M: Full bodied but not thick. Dry finish and well carbonated.

O: This is an outstanding porter. One of my favorites of the group. Compares very well to Stone's Smoked Porter or Yazoo's Sue.

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Poured a deep black hue with a one finger frothy tan head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured dry cocoa, caramel and a touch of charcoal.

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Overall a superior porter. Nice and dry.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.