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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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1,047 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,047
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 51
Gots: 124 | FT: 9
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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Ratings: 1,047 | Reviews: 211 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by farrago:
Photo of farrago
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge head, almost half the glass, very slow to sizzle off, fairly dense even with a good mix of differing bubble sizes, the lacing forms a broad intricate spider webbing across the glass sides. The liquid is a fully opaque dark brown to black, barest hint of orange at the glass bottom, looks as much a stout as anything. The nose is dry and very roasty, malty with powerful presence in the dark chocolate, coffee bean, coconut flakes department all the while staying nicely balanced, adds complexity via white grapefruit zest, roasted nuts, tar, charcoal and campfire smoke, as pleasing for not pushing the envelope too far as for what it does offer. Light to medium-bodied, smooth but has grip and traction and in no way evanescent nor wimpy. More milk to lactose, vanilla bean here to pair with the chocolate and coffee, restrained sweetness. That curious grapefruit bursts through here too, retronasally floral, makes you think there’s some sneaky hops lurking about. Not as earthy here, some of that coal tar stuff but that’s it. Carbonation level is active, yet lets the primary flavors soak in and lengthen. Clean finish. The paucity of fruit flavors is odd, minor cherry to dark berry at best. Extremely well done.

farrago, Apr 26, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Jmitchell3
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip snifter.

A: dark dark brown, pretty well black. Huge three finger head, Tight tan to light brown with tight small bubbles. Clear as black can be. Head dissipated slowly, lasts and stops at about a finger.
S: dark fruit, some coffee, chocolate. Very toastyand roasty but not burnt.
T: Classic porter....a bit tart with huge roasty flavors. Slight vanilla. Dark plum. Some stickiness and very slight sweetness in the finish.
M: full rich mouthfeel, borderline light cream. Medium carbonation. Long last to the finish.
O: not a huge porter fan, but this is very nice. Medium to low on the sticky-sweet-tartness that I'm not a fan of in most porters. Highly recommended.

Jmitchell3, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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
Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

DanGeo, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Tiernan, Feb 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

woodchipper, May 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

SanFranJake, Nov 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

SkiBum22, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Bitzer, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

SuomiHobbit, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +2.7%

gregmoscetti, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

NWer, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

warnerry, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Afroman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Afroman, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Callmecoon, Jan 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bishopdc0, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of mverity
3.81/5  rDev -8%
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 -3.4%

Doomcifer, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JakerLou, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

megamass, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

olradetbalder, Thursday at 01:47 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

lostandwandering, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
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 -3.4%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 10, 2013
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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,047 ratings.