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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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92
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821 Ratings
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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 42
Gots: 90 | FT: 10
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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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tight-bubbled moderate beige head; leaves lots of webby (a near blanket of) lace. Dark brown where no light shines through. Looks like a stout.

A blend of semi-sweet chocolate and light floral hop aroma. Fresh.

Lots of semi-sweet chocolate with some hop pepper. Very smooth. Good body with a lower level of carbonation. The finish is similar to unsweetened hot cocoa--lots of cream. Very full body with an equally low level of carbonation.

Simply put: this is one of the better Porters in the world.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 21:31:18 | More by smcolw
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle dated 4/8/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a one-finger tan head that lingers
S: Dark, malty, cocoa, molasses
T: Matches the nose with malt and chocolate notes; a light bitterness on the finish
M: Medium+ bodied, very smooth
O: Tasty and easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 03:04:17 | More by ONUMello
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tsp247

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-07-2014 02:16:26 | More by tsp247
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-05-2014 23:28:15 | More by Carpentiere
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Ed_Bob

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-05-2014 11:53:47 | More by Ed_Bob
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PPOmaha

Nebraska

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Medium sweet roasty malt flavor with milk chocolate (cocoa nibs and lacto) and slightly nutty notes. Low spicy hop aroma in the background, very fresh. No DMS, no diacetyl, hint of metallic.

Appearance: Black, opaque with NO light shining through even at the edges. Brown medium thick rocky head.

Flavor: Medium slightly sweet chocolate, medium roast that lingers long into the finish. Bitterness is medium with light earthy notes. Bitterness also lingers. No DMS, No diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very creamy which adds a lot this beer. No astringency.

Overall: Sneaky 7.5%. Balanced roast and chocolate. I would love to see how this would taste on nitro. My favorite Maine Beer Co. beer thus far.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 23:23:36 | More by PPOmaha
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle sealed with MBC pressure cap.

bottled on date of 05/13/14.

poured into silver logo HF Wine stem.

Appearance: black bodied porter with medium brown head that slowely drops down to a thick, chunky, and uneven cap; leaving behind a heavy and thick lacing on the side of the glass. MBC always has great looking beers and this is no exception!

Smell: Slighty sweet milk chocolates and caramel candies, light roast, light smokiness, earthy hops. Such a great balance of all these robust aromas. Smells fan - frinking - tastic!

Taste: Light roasty malts and light meaty smoke striking a perfect balance at the same level of intensity. In the middle, mildly sweet milk chocolates with earthy flavors contributed by the hops. Peat moss and more light roast round things out. Finish has a mild bitterness from the hops and roasted malts that continues to build up as this beer opens up; nearing room temperature. Very, very nice flavor profile!

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy, silky, and luxurious. Chewy, but not thick. This has a fantastic mouthfeel. Not a hint of ABV. Excellant!

Overall: Truth be told. Maine Brewing Company made a killer Porter when they brew King Titus! This is almost an exact replicate of HF Everett. The biggest difference between King Titus and Everett is when the beer warms up; Everett remains malty and roasty. While King Titus showcases a mild hoppy bitterness that balances nicely with the chocolate and roast malts. Everett edges out King Titus overall, but King titus is alot easier to aquire. So its a draw and you can go wrong with either Porter in my opinion. I have had many hoppy offerings from MBC and really enjoyed alot of them, but this is definately my favorite beer from MBC! Seek it out folks King Titus will not dissapoint you.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 05:42:48 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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solo103

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2014 22:27:25 | More by solo103
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taospowder

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-30-2014 18:43:51 | More by taospowder
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Josbor11

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-30-2014 16:48:00 | More by Josbor11
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with three fingers of tan head.

Smell - roasted malts, cocoa, coffee bean, slight dark fruits, molasses, and hint of earthy hops.

Taste - Hit right away with roasted malts and bitter cocoa followed nicely by the coffee bean, molasses, earthy hops, and dark fruits.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness from the cocoa and roasted malts with the earthy hops contributing to the bitterness.

Overall - A tasty American Porter with an excellent roasted malt and bitter cocoa profile with the hint of the earthy hops adding as a nice support unit in this brew. I admire the support that Maine Beer Company provides to a number of great causes.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2014 02:47:27 | More by leaddog
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batfireman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2014 18:12:24 | More by batfireman
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-28-2014 05:41:42 | More by Beervana
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-28-2014 04:42:24 | More by Exeter
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jessedionne

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

06-27-2014 04:36:13 | More by jessedionne
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2014 02:03:41 | More by dailyminefield
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-26-2014 03:47:30 | More by meanmutt
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toppoop

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-26-2014 01:48:55 | More by toppoop
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twizzard

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-26-2014 00:02:10 | More by twizzard
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-24-2014 23:58:36 | More by outoffocus
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ChrisAlbertine

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-24-2014 23:42:28 | More by ChrisAlbertine
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Brutus627

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

06-24-2014 01:40:10 | More by Brutus627
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steelerbrian1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2014 19:08:50 | More by steelerbrian1
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sbrock22

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

06-23-2014 19:06:01 | More by sbrock22
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apparently, this bottle-conditioned porter is named after a gorilla (though, I am unaware that gorillas are native to the State of Maine). The intial pour results in a glass of beige foam; it slowly subsides into an impervious tar-color liquid. Once settled, there remains an inch of vanilla atop, forming a chunky crown of froth.

There is a subtle nose of vanilla and plum with mocking whiffs of cocoa. The palate is tickled by a semi-sweet malt basting with minimal hop undertones. There is some dusty chalk bites in the mouthfeel; these diminish in a dry fade.

A pleasant quaff for man or monkey. Now get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 00:30:52 | More by jjboesen
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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.