King Titus - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by msubulldog25:
4.21/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16.9 oz bottle, dated 092413. (best within 90 days of this date). Consumed, technically, over the course of 2 days - opened minutes before midnight on 111713. Poured to a 4-sided tumbler in hotel room, final night in Boston.
"Do what's right"
Back label: "Titus was a wonderful, bold silverback gorilla who led with his heart. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund studies and protects these magnificent animals on the Virunga volcano mountain range in Rwanda. Maine Beer Company proudly supports their efforts. You can learn more about this excellent organization at www.gorillafund,org. Do what's right. If you have a little then give a little."
A: Onyx 'black', a sliver of amber at the edges. Short tan head, a coating cream that holds well and leaves sticky webbing that lasts. A few bubbly speckles and swirls in the thin gauzy topping.
S: Moderately strong nose of dark cocoa, deep berry fruit. Hints of vanilla; I'd liken it an "imperial stout" aroma with thick, intoxicating roasted maltiness.
T: Ooooo, very good. All of it matches the aroma. Dark chocolate, ashy-sweet grain. Light char, dirty, a little woody/smoky, too. Dry roasting, dry finisher.
M: Smooth carbonation. Very creamy, just a little overly boozy (not a bad thing). Lip-smacking maltiness, sweet and bitter.
O: Quite delicious, a very good call. Sturdy porter with big flavor, awesome body. The look stays throughout too.
Serving type: bottle
11-19-2013 22:49:24 | More by msubulldog25
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 846 ratings.