King Titus - Maine Beer Company
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4.54/5 rDev +9.9%
On tap at Track 84, Warwick, RI, served in a 13 oz tulip glass
A: Almost black, served with a 3/4 inch head which laced throughout
S: Not much to it. Slight smell of chocolate.
T: Smooth, easy drinking. Was surprised given the ABV.
M: Nice carbonation throughout. Proper glassware helped (Thanks, Lily). Almost no aftertaste, which I expected there to be more due to the hoppiness.
O: A great drink. Was gone before I knew it and I was ready for a second. ABV crept up on me. I will look for this in stores.
02-08-2014 20:40:42 | More by BeeGinner
3.81/5 rDev -7.7%
Pours a deep brown almost black color with appreciable tan head, thin tan collar, some tan swirls when agitated. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt, some burnt earth. Taste is lighter malt that the nose lends to. Some coffee in the mid palate and a touch of char towards the end. Nice thick body and medium carbonation.
02-06-2014 06:29:23 | More by mverity
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/22/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, oats, light citrus, light pine, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, oats, light citrus, light pine, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, light pine, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malts and moderate hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent porter. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
02-06-2014 00:23:20 | More by superspak
3.58/5 rDev -13.3%
Thanks to jbaker67 for the bottle! Bottled on 12/30/2012. Poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter.
Appearance: A strong pour down the middle of the glass produced three fingers of thick, khaki head. Black body. Good head retention and lacing, probably due to the bottle conditioning.
Smell: Grassy hops with some oxidized malts, a bit of stone fruit, some smoke, fading roasted grains and chocolate malts. I’m surprised by there lingering hop presence.
Taste: Up front you get just a bit of hop presence before a bitter smokiness comes through. Some sweet chocolate malts and vanilla. A bit of astringency. I think this is starting to become undone.
Mouthfeel: A very creamy body with a thin mouthfeel. Higher carbonation which warms and pricks going down your throat.
Overall: I probably waited to long to try this as it’s kind of all over the map at this point. The remaining bitterness is almost herbal and too bitter. There is an unpleasant smokiness coming through and the carbonation does not help. Not sure what it’s like fresh, but it’s probably better to drink it sooner rather than later.
02-05-2014 03:49:16 | More by CowsandBeer
3.66/5 rDev -11.4%
I have had this beer for quite awhile and am only now getting around to reviewing it.
The beer pours with no head to speak of, hardly even a lacing around the edges (maybe this beer is past its prime? It is almost a year and a half old). It is jet black with no lightness around the edges at all.
The nose is quite subdued. There is a slight hint of coffee and thats about it, very, very subdued nose, almost cant smell it.
There is a roasted maltiness up front, this fades with just a bit of hop bittnerness and then there is a long slow mouthfeel of really dark chocolate and some more dark coffee.
This is not one of my favorite porters by a long shot, way too many char flavors for my liking. That said, it is a decent beer. Probably will never buy it again though.
02-04-2014 23:17:41 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
4/5 rDev -3.1%
Let me preface this review by stating I am typically black/white on my porters/stouts - stouts should be heavy, dry, slow sippers high in alcohol and porters should be lighter and sweeter. That being said, this is one of the few porters I have found that straddle the line and do it so well. It is a dark brown to black color, really depending on the light and your eyes, with one finger head that dies slow with lace patches on glass. The aroma is basically a dry, roasted malt aroma but there is a nice chunk of dark chocolate kicking around. The beer is medium bodied, no easy sipper but not necessarily chewey or bready, per se, and I find that dark chocolate is really pronounced with the roasted malts for this balance of sweet and dry, and at a couple of points I believe I pinpointed some dark fruits like raisins and a touch of alcohol in the finish, which to be honest I don't really get any hoppy bitterness in this beer except on the backend as my beer warmed up (I am a slow sipper).
02-03-2014 21:44:29 | More by clayrock81
3.75/5 rDev -9.2%
A- a deep, deep brown, with only small amounts of light getting through towards the bottom of the glass. A big foamy cappuccino head has great retention and lacing
S-deep roast malt tones with hints of alcohol sweetness
T- the taste is subdued, with a little bit of the deep roast malt tones and some earthy hops, but nothing really distinctive about it. It's certainly not bad, probably at the very good level, just shy of great.
M- it's a little thinner, but not too much so.
O- this is a really good, just short of great. The bottle has a "drink no later than 90 days from 092413" mark, so it may be a little past its prime.
01-27-2014 00:01:39 | More by delta490
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
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