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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

846 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 42
Gots: 95 | FT: 11
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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7springv

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

07-08-2013 21:40:23 | More by 7springv
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

01-06-2014 17:00:53 | More by ThatsThatDude
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

01-08-2013 03:29:40 | More by rpstevens
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 05:46:55 | More by facesnorth
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Brutus627

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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

California

3/5  rDev -27.5%

06-15-2014 03:55:54 | More by vissai
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readbaron

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.5%

12-06-2013 04:41:36 | More by readbaron
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harrymel

Washington

3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 10MAR13

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)

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 05:25:48 | More by harrymel
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-03-2013 00:25:13 | More by Kevincredible
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

02-19-2013 03:55:23 | More by Blanco
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KevSal

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

02-23-2013 07:47:19 | More by KevSal
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Bicyclette

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

08-09-2013 18:28:23 | More by Bicyclette
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

02-19-2013 16:57:53 | More by Thorpe429
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-27-2013 23:47:03 | More by DrinkingDrake
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

07-14-2014 15:31:08 | More by WckdVbz
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sbrock22

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-23-2014 19:06:01 | More by sbrock22
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Ba19

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-04-2014 15:24:51 | More by Ba19
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

02-23-2013 03:49:44 | More by duceswild
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ElIndio

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

01-28-2014 05:02:00 | More by ElIndio
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gueuzegossage

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

07-16-2013 21:27:51 | More by gueuzegossage
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

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
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Treebs

Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 02:51:37 | More by Treebs
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 15:34:58 | More by donkeyrunner
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Standard 500ml bottled in Oct 2012 poured into a cervoise. The brew pours a dark brown to black color with a khaki colored head 3 fingers strong. It fades slowly leaving a full wall of webby lace on the glass. When held to the light, some lighter reddish brown clarity is seen around the edges.

The aroma is roasty with char, earth and coffee overtop some mineral notes and herbal to piney hop character. A mild amount of fruity alcohol that is somewhat floral that fades to almost sweet milk chocolate balances out the rest of the aromatics.

The flavor is roasty and bitter with coffee and earthen aspects. Some mineral quality breaks this up with an aggressive hoppy flavoring that is somewhat vegetative to herbal and pine-like. Underneath is a bit of fruity alcohol that brings out a touch of milk chocolate but without the sweetness.

This is medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a decent porter with plenty of character. However, I am not a fan of the strong mineral presence that is unrelenting and quite distracting.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 15:10:28 | More by stakem
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Thickfreakness

New York

3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

O- Ridiculously pitch black pour. Not a hint of light gazing thru. A billowing coffee stained head rises on the pour and gently glides down the glass leaving some absolutely crazy lacing. The head still has at least 1/2 inch even after almost 5 minutes.

S- Reminds me of alot of a mild Black IPA in the nose. A ton of citrus and some smokey, charred malt. Not as aggressive as Storm King or something like that. Some hints of sweet raisin and fig, dark Belgian cocoa powder and really bitter coffee.

T- Really hoppy and citrusy right up front. It gives way to some milk chocolate sweetness, black coffee, dark dried fruit, pine sap, and yeast. Nice at best. Not extremely complex. I've had much better for much cheaper.

M- Kinda thin and crisp. Far too much citrus for my liking. I was really hoping for something with some body to it. The orange and tangerine peel just strip away any coffee and cocoa goodness that it had.

O- I'm not a huge fan of Porter's that kick you in the mouth with citrus zest and pine. It's a shame because I can really smell some nice cocoa and coffee underneath. It's certainly not bad by any means, but just doesn't suite my liking of an American Porter. It's too bad every style has to be pushed over-the-top by hops. JMHO.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 21:29:01 | More by Thickfreakness
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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.