King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 54
Gots: 128 | 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:
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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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apparently, this bottle-conditioned porter is named after a gorilla (though, I am unaware that gorillas are native to the State of Maine). The intial pour results in a glass of beige foam; it slowly subsides into an impervious tar-color liquid. Once settled, there remains an inch of vanilla atop, forming a chunky crown of froth.

There is a subtle nose of vanilla and plum with mocking whiffs of cocoa. The palate is tickled by a semi-sweet malt basting with minimal hop undertones. There is some dusty chalk bites in the mouthfeel; these diminish in a dry fade.

A pleasant quaff for man or monkey. Now get your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!

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3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

had this dated 51314 in a tulip at around 45-50 degrees

Appearance: pitch black with 2.5 finger head. beautiful lacing that dissipates as you drink.

Smell; dark chocolate, coffee (instant to me), pepper, black malt, oil.

Taste: thin, coffee, 50% cacao chocolate, toast, nuts.

Mouthfeel: not as much carbonation as I had expected although good mouthfeel.

Overall: while the beer is a solid beer, this is my least favorite of the beers in the MBC lineup.

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4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 15/6/14

A black with a deep cola edge, a big loose mocha head quickly falls to a finger and then sticks around for ages leaving partial rings deep down the glass

S coco powder, lots of char, bakers chocolate, faint licorice, the hops manage to shine through all the dark malt with a hint of citrus and spruce,

T more char, some burnt coffee comes through, still has a fair amount of hops for a beer with this much dark malt, lots of chocolate, great mix of dark and green stuff, no complaints here it tastes amazing

M leaning towards full, silky entry and creams up, bitter, just a little sticky on the lips, char with a hint of citrus lingers on the finish

O great use of hops in a dark beer, not lacking anywhere and worth looking for for sure

I didn't want to like this beer as much as I did, its just not fair that everything I've had from these guys so far has been awesome. I find it odd they put a BB date of 90 days on a strong porter but I guess the hops do play a major role.

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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.

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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.