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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

939 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 939
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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5/5  rDev +21.1%

smitty23, May 06, 2014
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More than a review, this is a discussion of the Maine Beer Company. These guys know what they're doing. King Titus is up there with Edmund Fitzgerald as far as smoothness and drinkability are concerned. This is truly an excellent porter.

Back to Maine Beer for a moment. I've never had a beer from them that has absolutely blown my mind with its flavor profile. But their beers are so well-balanced, it's almost criminal. If they brew it, it's gold. King Titus is no different.

MakeMineADoubleJack, May 04, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, black cherry/cola transparency, and leaves a fast-rising 2", burnt leather head. Lacing is very good
S: Burnt toffee, chocolate. Big on the chocolate.
T: Interesting use of Centennial and Columbus hops make this beer taste like Godiva's dark chocolate orange slices. The bitter is a nice compliment to the caramel notes, and combines to make something reminiscent of chicory.
M: The acidity of the hops leads towards a dry finish, spicy aftertaste. It is not a sryupy beer; almost refreshing sharp with a light and lingering sweetness, that would be a good choice of style to drink on warm Maine nights as cold winter days.

orcrist_cleaver, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

butters_mcgee, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

SnackSized, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

megamass, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

timotao, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

tclipse, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of farrago
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge head, almost half the glass, very slow to sizzle off, fairly dense even with a good mix of differing bubble sizes, the lacing forms a broad intricate spider webbing across the glass sides. The liquid is a fully opaque dark brown to black, barest hint of orange at the glass bottom, looks as much a stout as anything. The nose is dry and very roasty, malty with powerful presence in the dark chocolate, coffee bean, coconut flakes department all the while staying nicely balanced, adds complexity via white grapefruit zest, roasted nuts, tar, charcoal and campfire smoke, as pleasing for not pushing the envelope too far as for what it does offer. Light to medium-bodied, smooth but has grip and traction and in no way evanescent nor wimpy. More milk to lactose, vanilla bean here to pair with the chocolate and coffee, restrained sweetness. That curious grapefruit bursts through here too, retronasally floral, makes you think there’s some sneaky hops lurking about. Not as earthy here, some of that coal tar stuff but that’s it. Carbonation level is active, yet lets the primary flavors soak in and lengthen. Clean finish. The paucity of fruit flavors is odd, minor cherry to dark berry at best. Extremely well done.

farrago, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

teamwiggum, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Ultimate, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

TheHumanTorch, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Holland, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is from 10/27/12, so about a year and a half old. Curious how this beer holds up.

The beer comes in a dark brown color with reddish mahogany coming through in the edges.

The aroma has medium roasted malt and nuttiness, very familiar for a porter. There’s a sweet milk chocolate, dark sticky caramel.

The beer follows with a medium plus mouthfeel of chewy chocolate with cocoa lingering throughout. A sticky toffee sweetness and dark raisin. A nice medium roasted malt and hints of roasted nuts. Then onto a big bright bitterness onto a medium minus roasted coffee and roasted malt.

The beer is a gorgeous beer, not far from Hill Farmstead Everett. The beer transitions from a chewy sweet milk chocolate with caramel onto a smooth long transition into a dark bitter coffee.

dar482, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ACB, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Mantooth, Apr 21, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into snifter glass.
Pours traditional dark dark brown with thin caramel head.
Smells roasty, chocolaty and hints of coffee.
Taste was thin and not substantial enough, fell below the levels of aroma.
Mouthfeel was also thinner than I was hoping for.
Overall, this beer was disappointing. Looked and smelled nice, taste was lacking.

BoldRulerVT, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

billab914, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

ChayDudeBrew, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Kramerbarthomer, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

stortore, Apr 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kushlash23, Apr 15, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Slightly burned chocolate and roasted malt smell. Tastes the same, with a nice roasted and ashy flavor plowing through. A little bit of bitterness but not hoppy. Maybe not King, but Prince indeed. This porter can hang with the big boys. It is the most similar beer to Edmund Fitzgerald (the King) I have had. Wasnt expecting it to topple Founders and Black Butte. Well done Maine Beer folks.

WesMantooth, Apr 15, 2014
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 939 ratings.