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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 58
Gots: 138 | FT: 10
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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Poured into an oversized snifter from the half-liter bottle.

Appearance: Dark and opaque, almost totally black, but some hints of brown. Formed a thick, three-finger head that subsided to about a half finger, but heavy cling to the glass. Very pretty.

Smell: roasted malts up front, chocolate/sweetness, coffee. Hints of smoke and citrus fruits ( orange).

Taste: Wow. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee, a nice level of sweetness balanced out by the bitterness of the hops. The hops seems more of an effect - drying and bitterness - rather than a particular flavor. Works well against the sweet malt and chocolate flavors. The coffee seem right at the point where it could be burnt and acrid rather than pleasant. The bitterness and earthy sensation at the end really counterbalances nicely. I do get a little acidic taste as well. Not getting the fruit detected on the nose.

Feel: medium to full body, a little creaminess. Carbonation is small bubbles, not prickly.

Overall: This is another solid effort from MBC that I would recommend to anyone. Easy enough to drink even at 7.5% (maybe too easy). I am intrigued by the "special effects" nature of the hops. This is a very good beer whether it is a porter or stout.

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A: dark dark brown, pretty well black. Huge three finger head, Tight tan to light brown with tight small bubbles. Clear as black can be. Head dissipated slowly, lasts and stops at about a finger.
S: dark fruit, some coffee, chocolate. Very toastyand roasty but not burnt.
T: Classic porter....a bit tart with huge roasty flavors. Slight vanilla. Dark plum. Some stickiness and very slight sweetness in the finish.
M: full rich mouthfeel, borderline light cream. Medium carbonation. Long last to the finish.
O: not a huge porter fan, but this is very nice. Medium to low on the sticky-sweet-tartness that I'm not a fan of in most porters. Highly recommended.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,109 ratings.