King Titus - Maine Beer Company
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4.06/5 rDev -1.9%
Bottle from Capone's Restaurant. Pours thickish black, with malty roasty aroma. Above average and smooth mouthfeel. The taste is great,chocolate and citrus hops, very drinkable malty just right not too roasty. Hits the bullseye, wishing it was available regularly and locally.
01-27-2013 01:19:37 | More by Sammy
3.79/5 rDev -8.5%
Thanks to mhksuccess for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with a cocoa powder flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid roasty aromas and flavors.
02-18-2013 04:38:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.16/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
06-07-2013 01:52:14 | More by metter98
4.15/5 rDev +0.2%
Appearance: A pitch black pour, capped by a mountain of khaki foam that leaves some shards behind
Smell: Chocolate, nuts and roasty char, with occasional wafts of hops
Taste: The hops try to make a stand at the outset but by mid-palate, the roast, chicory, chocolate and char all become pronounced, though the hops continue to linger, in the background; very nicely balanced, after the swallow, with the chocolate flavors bursting into the forefront
Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, but a bit too much carbonation for the style
Overall: With a little less carbonation, this would be a top flight robust porter; as it is, it is darn close
07-04-2013 00:23:48 | More by brentk56
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
11-29-2012 22:40:04 | More by oberon
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
4.31/5 rDev +4.1%
Brownish black pour, huge head of billowing mocha tinged foam, big clumps of fluffy 3-D lacing all over the glass, coating it. Long lasting and really nice looking.
Roasty aroma, milk chocolate, toast, mellow char.
Extremely creamy and roasty, mellow hoppy bitterness, long lingering aftertaste of bitter dark chocolate and mild ashy char. Light green hops in the background. Everything is balanced and all elements are in sync. Very polished and enjoyable all around, nothing out of place. Great stuff, very happy MBC has finally arrived in Chicago.
11-02-2013 02:00:40 | More by emerge077
3.95/5 rDev -4.6%
500ml bottle. Even their porter falls under the 'drink with 90 days' maxim? How hoppy is this gonna be?
This beer pours a solid, near abyssal black, with a faint basal brown cola band, and three flabby fingers of puffy, ebulliently foamy, and silken tan head, which leaves some chunky webbed lightning lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.
It smells of semi-sweet biscuity, slightly toasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate wafers, nutty Italian coffee, a soft lactic sourness, and a decent blend of citrusy, leafy, and grassy hops. The taste is grainy, bready caramel malt, baker's chocolate, crackery toffee, mildly off cafe-au-lait, a bit of meaty roast, ethereal black licorice, and some faded earthy, weedy hops.
The bubbles are fairly soft, but supportive enough in their bearing, the body kind of on the light side of medium weight for the style, and mostly smooth, a sharpness arising as it warms, hard to tell if its origins are in hop or booze. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa notes still up for a few more rounds, the caramel and coffee stumbling along, and the dryness from unseen hop, and slowly more visible alcohol on the upswing.
A pretty well-rounded, heady, and enjoyable American porter, the sweetness sublimated just enough to keep things on an even keel. I'm not quite sure where the freshness in such an offering comes into play - perhaps the hops that do their good work here behind the scenes, when too old, become overtly unpleasant and unworkable? Maybe, whatever, this is very drinkable right now, as urged, even with the 15-proof booze.
06-11-2014 00:54:45 | More by biboergosum
4.1/5 rDev -1%
Looks good on the pour. Flavor profile is pretty smooth with a nice malty sweetness. Smooth is the keyword here. A nice pleasant drinker with light roasted and hearty tones as accents. Pretty smooth on the feel. Carbonation is a but higher than I think it should be for the beer as a whole. But overall, another nice beer from MBC.
03-27-2013 03:20:05 | More by RblWthACoz
4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains coffee, roasted malts and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts with a burst of black coffee flavor followed by a roasted malt character. There is a bit of creaminess and smokiness that comes in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice solid porter worth drinking for a long time.
12-10-2012 01:56:43 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.65/5 rDev -11.8%
Bottled Sept 23
Nice creamy darker mocha colored creamy 1/2 finger head, fades slowly with nice layered lacing, pitch black thick almost sludge thickness.
Nose nice roasted malt quality, light fresh roasted coffee beans, grainy dusty coffee grounds and roast, light black patent, touch acrid metallic, nothing else.
Taste full of coffee, mostly roasted coffee bean but a bit of fresh brewed coffee add well, with some roasted malt. Quite bitter mostly from the roasted malt, some black patent malt and light acrid metallic like. There is a light nutty flavor, and hint of chewy earthy hops. Not much more. Finish is fairly bitter, more roast and coffee beans lingering, just a bit of earthy hops.
Mouth is fairly creamy and med to full bodied, good carb.
Overall ok flavors but fairly one dimensional, nice coffee and roast but pretty much nothing else, plus a bit to bitter and acrid.
10-28-2012 02:04:17 | More by jlindros
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
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