King Titus - Maine Beer Company
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4.34/5 rDev +4.8%
I totally agree with the previous reviewer- this is an unremarkable porter except there really isn't anything wrong with it. Which makes it a pretty remarkable brew, like most Maine beer co offerings.
Pours a charcoal color with less than a finger of head, modest retention and nice lacing.
Smell is mild but very appropriate and enticing- rich roasted malt, a little coffee, a little chocolate.
Tastes great- exceptionally well balanced between the sweet and rich malt flavors, and some bitterness from hops and the roasted malt.
Mouthfeel is again very appropriate- medium body, moderately carbonated and slightly syrupy. This is a very good porter, and should I feel the need for a porter, I will come back to this one.
11-24-2013 01:19:38 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.63/5 rDev +11.8%
This porter is very typical of Maine Beer Company.
It looks...like a porter.
It smells...like a porter.
It tastes...like a porter.
It feels...like a porter.
Overall...it's a porter.
So that's boring. It's not barrel-aged. It's not really a high ABV. It's unremarkable in almost every way...until you look for flaws.
Then you realize that there aren't any.
And I want another one. Right now.
11-22-2013 03:29:06 | More by DrinkNewport
4.39/5 rDev +6%
Poured from a 500mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Bottle is dated 072313, so I might be past the 90 recommended days, but I think this one should hold up.
A: Pitch black body below a tight mocha head. Head retention is great, as is the lacing.
S: Aroma is surprisingly hoppy along with the distinct (expected) roastyness.
T: Balanced big porter flavor.
M: Mouthfeel is full but not cloying. This beer finishes dry, not too much residual sweetness. That's exceptional for the style.
O: Great example of the style, I can't say I"ve had too many porter's better than this one.
11-22-2013 01:32:46 | More by 51mmz0rz
4.21/5 rDev +1.7%
16.9 oz bottle, dated 092413. (best within 90 days of this date). Consumed, technically, over the course of 2 days - opened minutes before midnight on 111713. Poured to a 4-sided tumbler in hotel room, final night in Boston.
"Do what's right"
Back label: "Titus was a wonderful, bold silverback gorilla who led with his heart. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund studies and protects these magnificent animals on the Virunga volcano mountain range in Rwanda. Maine Beer Company proudly supports their efforts. You can learn more about this excellent organization at www.gorillafund,org. Do what's right. If you have a little then give a little."
A: Onyx 'black', a sliver of amber at the edges. Short tan head, a coating cream that holds well and leaves sticky webbing that lasts. A few bubbly speckles and swirls in the thin gauzy topping.
S: Moderately strong nose of dark cocoa, deep berry fruit. Hints of vanilla; I'd liken it an "imperial stout" aroma with thick, intoxicating roasted maltiness.
T: Ooooo, very good. All of it matches the aroma. Dark chocolate, ashy-sweet grain. Light char, dirty, a little woody/smoky, too. Dry roasting, dry finisher.
M: Smooth carbonation. Very creamy, just a little overly boozy (not a bad thing). Lip-smacking maltiness, sweet and bitter.
O: Quite delicious, a very good call. Sturdy porter with big flavor, awesome body. The look stays throughout too.
11-19-2013 22:49:24 | More by msubulldog25
4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
P: 16.9 fl oz bottle poured in to a DFH tulip
A: SRM is dark brown. Opaque. Head is tan, 1 in, and dissipates to 1 cm. Light lacing. Medium carbonation.
S: Dark roast malt, light coffee, hints of toast, toffee, vanilla.
T: Classic porter bite. Dark roast malt, light sweetness, coffee, chocolate. Aftertaste is dark roast malt and light char with touch of sweetness.
M: Full/medium body. Classic porter viscosity/feel. Finish is semi dry and roasty.
O: Very good porter imo. Always a pleasure to have something crafted by the MBC.
11-17-2013 02:49:03 | More by tsauce2
4.18/5 rDev +1%
500mL bottle; born on 10/22/2013
A - dark dark brown, huge frothy tan head holds incredible retention and leaves lacing all over the glass
S - chocolate, earthy, fresh dark malt
T - bold chocolate notes, spicy, earthy, roasty, warming
M - fuller, creamy body, roastiness lingers a bit
O - solid American porter. No complaints here.
11-13-2013 13:55:17 | More by barnzy78
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
A towering light brown head in my stemmed glass that stays into next week. Chunks of lace on the glass. Super dark brown beer is opaque and allows no light through. Syrupy coating on the sides. Smell is roasty and delicious Healthy amounts of grain and dark chocolate. Huge portion of coffee. A dark fruitiness yields currants and dates. Taste us superb. When cold it is quite good but as it warms the balance really starts to shine. Dark roasted grains in the front with a steaming java cup cradling it. Mild dark bread with a molasses sweetness. Bitter chocolate in the hoppy finish. Nice chewy feel with a surprisingly crisp carbonation and slightly sticky presence on the lips. A touch of creaminess at time. While chewy it is lighter in the mouth than you would surmise from what I am saying. Goes down easily for something this heavy. A superb beer that I look forward to drinking again.
11-12-2013 08:31:37 | More by scootny
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
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