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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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1,114 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,114
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 59
Gots: 143 | 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:
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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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.

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500ml bottle purchased at the Drinkery in Derry, New Hampshire. Dark black, good head. Aroma was dark malts, only the slightest hint of chocolate. Flavor was much the same and I must say I was a little let down after being so impressed by Lunch. Oh well, glad to have tried this one.

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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)

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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.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,114 ratings.