King Titus - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by 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.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2014 00:15:39 | More by farrago
More User Reviews:
3.34/5 rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours jet black, 1 1/2 finger tan head that lasts and lasts, but little lacing.
S: Initially sweet, then roasty and chocolaty. Suggestions of biscuit.
T: At first blush: TOAST! Really toasty, alcohol apparent, a bit sour and bitter for the style, I thought, almost burnt-tasting at times. Over-hopped? Improves as it warms.
M: Heavy and smooth.
O: Not bad. Not a great porter, but at its best it tastes like toast with Nutella. Could be richer, creamier, less hoppy.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 05:07:34 | More by John_Beeryman
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.