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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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935 Ratings
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Ratings: 935
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 47
Gots: 107 | 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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3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep brown with an ample tan head. Great retention.

Smell - Nutty aroma. Some coffee roasted malts. Some hops. Caramel.

Taste - Very nutty. Immediate coffee bitterness. Some vanilla up front, but it becomes very acrid and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Bitter and ashy. Kinda unpleasant.

Overall - It tastes pretty good up front, but the finish detracts. A lot of brown ale aspects with an intense burnt malt flavor in the back.

Alieniloquium, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

IanSpindler, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of alexbutler
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%

A - Nice, milk chocolatey head from the bottle over a thick, pitch black porter. Very nice looking, almost timeless pour. Classic dark look.

S - Very creamy aroma of coffee and dark malts, a very thick smell if there ever was one.

T - Very brief note of hops, while a creamy coffee flavor takes over the palette. Chocolatey, but nothing over the top. Nothing too smoky, though a hint of bacon in there, which adds to the fullness. Really tasty.

M - Full bodied porter right here. It's got a thickness that hangs on your tongue, and I've used the term creamy about eighteen times already, so I think you get the point. It's good.

O - I'm a huge fan of Maine Beer Comapany, not necessarily the prices. This is a porter I would highly recommend to anyone. Cheers to King Titus, the silverback gorilla of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund... may he rest knowing he inspired this truly outrageous porter.

alexbutler, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Guzzle_McBrew, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

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.

biboergosum, Jun 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

thatoneguymike, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of mattsander
4.5/5  rDev +9%

mattsander, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -1%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a massive, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of chocolate, malt, and some light coffee notes.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, chocolate, a little coffee, a burnt quality, and hops in the finish. A very focused, well balanced flavor. No one ingredient is overpowering, allowing for a good drinking experience.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a dry, bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Like Maine's other beers, King Titus is a well made and tasty beer. Very much drinkable.

avalon07, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of huntermop
4/5  rDev -3.1%

huntermop, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Cook82
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Cook82, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Kmat10, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jun 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

TX-Badger, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ari32, Jun 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Ba19, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Brdlist, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

TmKeisySC, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of mick303
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

Had on tap at the American craft beer fest, then again reviewed from bottle. Colour is black with generous lacing and film.

S- rich dark maltiness, caramel, dark hot chocolate/mocha, earthy and robust. Hops come through with a piny resiny level ontop of the rich treacle caramel. Smell also has done black licorice and rich foresty notes.

T- smooth dark chocolate, pine, and citrusy hops with grapefruit, salted caramel, coffee notes come forward but the beer as a whole is quite fruity and forward, cherries and toffee, some florals from the hops. It all comes together really nicely to yield a moderately bitter, mildly roasty, but deliciously complex porter.

M- quite a full porter, nice body, with a mild/moderate carbonation, bitter dark chocolate and smooth bitterness on the finish. Quite crisp, with a lingering toasty and pine character.

A full bodied and well hopped porter, with a great balance and depth of flavour. Assertive hop flavour blends well with the dark malt. Not much else to say than this is another really well put together beer, very drinkable with a satisfying and intriguing complexity. Nothing disappointing about this, outstanding hoppy porter.

mick303, Jun 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Mullinger1980, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

jebrew, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

tberry1693, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

mdube0378, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

carmike813, May 27, 2014
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 935 ratings.