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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,173
Reviews: 229
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 64
Gots: 164 | FT: 13
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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Ratings: 1,173 | Reviews: 229
Photo of msumike89
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mabermud
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Upon first medium pour, very dense, one inch, mocha head. This eventually dissipated into a mismatch of small bubble sizes. The curtain of fine carb does its best to hang on the sides as the beer disappears.
Smell - Heavy to Medium roast, and light char are apparent in the smell. These two are mingling with very light sweetness and the most very faint vanilla aroma.
Taste - Balanced and bold porter with a fine mix of roast and hops.
Feel - Nice and smooth. Body is bold.

Overall - This is a quality crafted porter.

Photo of Hopheadgou
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of my favorite porters. Has a bolder body than most porters and its silky smooth and almost no bitterness.

Photo of jpmccann
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

King Titus is a great American Porter. It is dark and thick and has a great mouth feel and is a great sipping beer.

Photo of Winston3737
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Filabee
2.96/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good but just nothing to memorable...

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is almost two fingers high and khaki in shade. A soft texture and decent retention give it appeal, and the lacing left behind is plentiful. (4)

Smell: I like the robust hopping coming through - piny, grassy, herbaceous, yet slightly citrusy, it provides a great ballast to the malt backbone. It's roasty, but with additional chocolate and brown sugar. Dark fruits appear after a while. The hop/malt balance, despite the power of the former, is almost bang-on; that really helps display its complexity better. (4)

Taste: Hop notes hit the palate first. While I get a good amount of pine and grass, it shows enough restraint so that it doesn't bombard the palate with bitterness. The maltiness shows up past the mid-taste: brown sugar, dark fruits, and light chocolate make themselves known to the taste buds. I love the interplay between the maltiness and the hop profile in this one. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: Very much a porter in feel, it's light-bodied and has a slightly sharp texture. The residual malts are a little sticky, but at least they provide a long finish. Carbonation is vibrant - along with the hoppiness, it allows this beer to go down very easily. (4)

Overall: I hate how expensive MBC brews are, because they make great stuff like this. It's just an excellent robust porter: hoppy, yet restrained enough to allow the dark malts to shine. Even better, it's nuanced and complex. Dear MBC: put this in 6-packs, right now! (4)

4.1/5: Gorillas were always the most badass of primates, y'know

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Dark brown, black color with a toffee colored, thin head that clings to the sides of the glass and retains well.

S-Coffee, chocolate, roastiness, hops, a bit earthy. Typical porter notes hit strong but the earthiness and hops come through and blend nicely as well.

T-Similar to the nose. Bold with the roast and coffee profile up front but it fades to a semi sweet chocolate flavor that finishes a bit bitter from the hops and dark chocolate.

MF-Medium to full bodied. Creamy but kind of light and dry on the finish

O-A complex, well balanced Porter. One of the best I've ever had because it is everything a porter should be and more. A bit boozier than normal porters and hoppier as well. The nuance and balance are phenomenal.

Photo of PVMT
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBonez477
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgsoluri
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gferg10
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rcady1989
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bold, roasty flavor to begin with. And an incredibly smooth finish as expected

Photo of Pete_IV
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thisXwar
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OhioBobcat
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SAtkin
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trippnwo
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcisco44
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
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