King Titus - Maine Beer Company
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2.75/5 rDev -33.6%
Annoys me that you guys rate this so highly. It tastes like crap. It's almost as bad as Firestone Walker Reserve's Porter. Not sure what it is about porters that if they are not good I want to pour them out. But I'm hugely disappointed by this one. It's just the taste - the color, smell, mouthfeel is all fine. But unfortunately the taste it most important to me. Up front it's OK, like any decent porter, not great. But the aftertaste is just totally lackluster like dirty cardboard dipped in soda water.
08-18-2013 05:46:55 | More by facesnorth
3.2/5 rDev -22.7%
Hope this beer is as highly valuable as the $8 price tag. Pours near black with a broken sheet of light mocha foam. Smells of toasted malts, coffee, some bitter cocoa, some raisin, some leather and soil and a bit of resiny hops. Flavor is dry with coffee, dark toasted malts, some more leather, some dirt, some bitterness, some bits of maduro tobacco. Fairly thin for the style with low carb and a dry finish - not sure this leaves me disappointed, but it's certainly different for the style. Overall a beer that is drinkable, but not something I'd tell others to buy and drink over some of the better options out there (although I haven't seen better options bottled here in Boston)
07-19-2013 05:25:48 | More by harrymel
3.34/5 rDev -19.3%
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.
07-20-2014 05:07:34 | More by John_Beeryman
3.35/5 rDev -19.1%
Served in a Boulevard tulip snifter.
Finishing things off here at the VDubb household with another new porter (though the portery-ness of the I&G is still very much in question). This one pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of burnt sienna foam. The nose comprises dark cocoa powder, roasted malts, mild treacle, light coffee, something that seems like brown sugar, and a bit of chocolate-covered orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, though everything has an extra layer of toast, and there's a firm undercurrent of dank greens, tobacco, and candied orange peel. It's these additions that really ruin things for me, undermining and subverting the positivity of everything that came before it. I'm claiming over-hopping on this one. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a good porter that appears to suffer from a misguided zeal to overhop things. Shame, really, even if it doesn't completely destroy things.
08-27-2014 04:28:27 | More by TMoney2591
3.44/5 rDev -16.9%
500 ml bottle served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Bottled 4/23/13.
A: Pours a solid black color and as with all Maine Beer Co. beers a thick and heavy head, khaki in color, forms on the pour and sticks around for quite some time. Great retention. Lots of sticky webbing of lace is left on the glass.
S: The hops pop up in the forefront with some light fruitiness. Some roast and char is present after the initial hop burst. Light cocoa powder as well.
T: Some leafy and fruity hops up front. The char and roast take over in the mid-palate, but the hops definitely stick around throughout. Light bitter baker's chocolate mixes with some sweet roasted malts on the finish.
M: medium bodied with a nice chew to the body. Medium carbonation with a roasty and sweet finish.
O: I'm not the biggest fan of hoppy porters. The hops lingered a little too long for me and provided some unwanted fruity and leafy notes while not adding any bitter flavors. There is enough chocolate malts with a nice roasting to remind it's still a porter, but it needs a little more balance.
07-05-2013 02:51:37 | More by Treebs
3.45/5 rDev -16.7%
My first gorilla beer. I've had lots of monkey beers but this is my first gorilla beer.
Thick and clumpy espresso foam colored head over a dark brown to black beer. Clinging tresses of lace look good even after my glass is emptied. Bottle dated 9/23/12.
Smells like the usual suspects: dark roast coffee grounds, dark chocolate and some graham cracker which may not be ususal but is sure is nice.
Good and roasty without my sweetness. Dark roast coffee primarily, sorta monotone. I really dislike the mouthfeel which is thick, chunky and kinda vacant like a dry Irish stout.
Love MBCo.'s hoppy beers, still don't like their dark beers.
10-28-2012 15:34:58 | More by donkeyrunner
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 906 ratings.