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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 64
Gots: 164 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tehzachatak on 10-04-2012

Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped.
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Ratings: 1,174 | Reviews: 230
Reviews by philbe311:
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4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - A slightly slow to develop three fingers worth of rich tightly packed decadent medium brown colored froth with a bit of a rocky top... Excellent retention... Once finally settled toward the end of the session, there is a full rich creamy veil of lacing... The color is is the darkest of browns teetering on black, but not quite there... Some micro bubbled sluggish to moderate paced carbonation streaks can be seen at the bottom of the glass... Rings of lacing cling to the glass...

S - A rich roasted malt character... Rich dark chocolate scents... Some cream notes as well... Simple, straight-forward and spot on for the style...

T - Everything the nose alluded to and more... LIght roasted malt to start... Milk Chocolate... Sweet caramel... There is a very welcome and very enjoyable addition of coffee notes which add terrific depth and complexity... All the flavors compliment one another very well...

M -Medium to full bodied... A bit thick... A bit viscous... Slightly chewy... Light carbonation... Sleek... Ultra smooth... Goes down very easily... Even and consistent with every sip...

D - An absolutely exceptional American Porter... I would unequivocally by this one a regular basis if I had the opportunity (which I unfortunately do not)... World class in terms of appearance, flavor, and mouthfeel... The aroma lags slightly and can only be considered slightly above average... However, the net result is a world class American Porter that I will long for in by beer fridge again... Probably my favorite Maine Beer Company offering... If it isn't clear by this point, I like this beer very much... Outstanding...

More User Reviews:
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.

Photo of Brenden
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer definitely looks to make this true to the American style with a thick and inky pitch blackness. It's topped by a solid finger of sand colored foam that is rocky and dense, showing good retention and lacing.
This beer shows off all the elements it should in good strength. It's very roasty with some chocolate and coffee and puts a little char in while avoiding going to far with it. It also ups the hoppiness without taking away from the base, adding a bit of dry earth and leaf that complements well. It does well by starting sweet and chocolaty while allowing the hops to ease in and then meld together the rest of the way.
It has the body I want, rich and full but not heavy and leaning back from heavier stout territory. It's creamy and rich, crispness at a higher level for a porter but not distracting too much.

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that rapidly dissipated, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of burnt and roasted malts are present in the nose as well as some hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste has flavors of dark chocolates and roasted malts along with hints of citrusy hops and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very bold tasting porter that is easy to drink.

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.

Photo of LittleDon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a porter should be. Not a stout, but with a big enough and rich enough body to be something beyond amber or brown. Jet black with a light head it is less viscous as the color would lead you to believe. The aroma is dried fruit and chocolate but, again, not as deep as what would be expected from a darker roast. The flavors are similar. Where you'd might expect something that was boozy and bittersweet, this beer is a scaled back version. Rich, creamy, the roasted malt comes out middle to finish with a bit of acidity in the end. Medium heavy body and lively carbonation.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Photo of mverity
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
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