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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

974 Ratings
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Ratings: 974
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 47
Gots: 111 | FT: 11
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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

wrightst, Sep 03, 2014
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skeene, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

littleusbrew, Aug 30, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -18.9%

Served in a Boulevard tulip snifter.

Finishing things off here at the VDubb household with another new porter (though the portery-ness of the I&G is still very much in question). This one pours a dark black-brown topped by a finger of burnt sienna foam. The nose comprises dark cocoa powder, roasted malts, mild treacle, light coffee, something that seems like brown sugar, and a bit of chocolate-covered orange peel. The taste brings in more of the same, though everything has an extra layer of toast, and there's a firm undercurrent of dank greens, tobacco, and candied orange peel. It's these additions that really ruin things for me, undermining and subverting the positivity of everything that came before it. I'm claiming over-hopping on this one. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a good porter that appears to suffer from a misguided zeal to overhop things. Shame, really, even if it doesn't completely destroy things.

TMoney2591, Aug 27, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

Bierleichen, Aug 27, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottle poured into an English pub glass. An absolutely pitch black brew, maybe just a touch of muddy brown, with a decidedly impressive four fingers of mocha colored creamy head. Aroma is dark and roasted, black coffee, bittersweet chocolate, burnt almonds, and a little campfire ash with a subtle sweet top note. Palate largely mirrors this. This is a deep, dark, roasted porter with a sneaky citrus hop flavor lurking in the background and a whole heap of dark chocolate almond, coffee, and singed grain flavors out front. Quite smooth and creamy, although the resinous spicy notes will pop a little. Getting some ash, toasted nut, and strong tea in the dry finish. Overall impression is dry, roasted, minimal sweetness ... Perhaps just enough brown sugar to provide some balance and complexity. The roastiest of the Maine Beers I've sampled to date (which is most of them) and certainly a top tier porter, although my own preference swings toward the slightly sweeter "brown porter" style as opposed to the "robust" take.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Ncpogs, Aug 26, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

*16.9 oz.* bottle.
Look: Very dark brown almost black body with brown hues, off white head.

Smell: Deep roasted malts, coffee, chocolate sweetness, mild smoke, faint spice, fruity character almost orange peel.

Taste: Nice chocolate, roasted malts that give to coffee (Not burnt coffee, but almost burnt.), sweet malts, a bitter earthy finish.

Feel: Full body, tight fizzy carbonation, this time it fits like a fine Belgian ale.

Overall: I don’t know why I haven’t tried this before. This isn’t the "Buckets full of Hops" that M.B.C. are used to contributing to their beers. This is tasty and also walks the thin line of being an Imperial Porter. Don’t get me wrong about the hops. It doesn’t lack them either. Like a fine Belgian beer, the hops aren’t in for flavoring. They are used for the dryness of the flavor and bitterness to cut the sweetness ( which does a fine job at that). This beer is rock solid. I wish I had another bottle that is how much I enjoyed this beer. This is Recommended.

Shroud0fdoom, Aug 26, 2014
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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.