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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,149
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 61
Gots: 155 | 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:
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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Photo of kristougher
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Colby8938
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brenden
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer definitely looks to make this true to the American style with a thick and inky pitch blackness. It's topped by a solid finger of sand colored foam that is rocky and dense, showing good retention and lacing.
This beer shows off all the elements it should in good strength. It's very roasty with some chocolate and coffee and puts a little char in while avoiding going to far with it. It also ups the hoppiness without taking away from the base, adding a bit of dry earth and leaf that complements well. It does well by starting sweet and chocolaty while allowing the hops to ease in and then meld together the rest of the way.
It has the body I want, rich and full but not heavy and leaning back from heavier stout territory. It's creamy and rich, crispness at a higher level for a porter but not distracting too much.

Photo of jessealmlie
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSeavey64
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTFalcon
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mweso2000
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured into a snifter from the bottle.

A- Dark khaki-colored head foamy and thick. Pitch-black body. 5

S- floral hop aroma and dark chocolate. Notes of vanilla. 4

T- nice dark chocolate and vanilla complementing each other. Floral hops throughout. 3.75

M- smooth, medium carbonation and moderate bitterness. 4

Good brew.

Photo of alwaysplayin
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of creepinjeeper
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blueribbon666
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LittleDon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a porter should be. Not a stout, but with a big enough and rich enough body to be something beyond amber or brown. Jet black with a light head it is less viscous as the color would lead you to believe. The aroma is dried fruit and chocolate but, again, not as deep as what would be expected from a darker roast. The flavors are similar. Where you'd might expect something that was boozy and bittersweet, this beer is a scaled back version. Rich, creamy, the roasted malt comes out middle to finish with a bit of acidity in the end. Medium heavy body and lively carbonation.

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duesler
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GFD400
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedoubler55
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A nice black body on this beer that left a two finger tan head at the top with great lacing retention around the glass as you drank it.

S: Lots of grassy hops up front, and smoke followed by some roasted malts as well as chocolate and some dark coffee note as well at the tailend.

T: At first some smokey bitterness, and then some roasted notes from the malts, the smokeyness is very present, chocolate at the end.

M: A nice warmer, medium mouthfeel, good amount of carbonation.

O:Lots of smokeyness on mine, I drank it a couple months after buying it, but it didnt taste bad at all, very good brew, but would have liked to try it fresh.

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

King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,149 ratings.