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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

720 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 720
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.95%


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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This particular bottle of beer is nicely 1-2 weeks fresh and I have high hopes going into it. The beer pours a lovely brown black with a thick coffee-ice-cream-colored head on top with big rocky bubbles that slowly shore up into a finely compacted unit, leaving behind thick sticky rings and slabs of lacing. This beer smells roasty with a smooth, creamy smell that reminds me of a milk stout’s lactic sugars. There is also a nice strong nutty smell in there reminiscent of a hazelnuts and pecans, and as it warms up slight alcohol spice can be smelt. The beer tastes like a pleasant blend of a nutty brown ale and a roasty stout, which is just fine by me. It begins with creamy notes that still remind me of the lactic sugars in a milk stout, before opening up into medium roasted malt notes, which are quite quickly melded with big nutty flavors with a slight grapefruit and pine sitting in the back of the flavor and resonating more in the aftertaste alongside the pleasant roasty coffee lingering. The aftertaste also occasionally steps into nougat bar flavoring for me, especially right after the beer has left the mouth, which is really quite pleasant and tasty. This beer feels smooth, velvety, and creamy on the tongue, with little to no hint of carbonation. It sits a little thin in the mouth, but this makes it all the easier to drink, and it more than makes up for being thin with flavor and pleasant texture. The beer leaves the mouth slightly sticky-dry with some saliva on the fringes, and thin ichor of stickiness coating the mouth. Overall, this is a superb porter, and another great offering from the Maine Beer Company. Is this my favorite from them, though? Probably not, as that place is still reserved for Zoe, but it holds its own beside Mean Old Tom and even Lunch. This beer is more than worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 20:46:40 | More by Maxwell
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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 720 ratings.