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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

846 Ratings
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 43
Gots: 95 | 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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mjw1200

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

02-09-2013 22:58:40 | More by mjw1200
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dangermusic

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-09-2013 21:29:09 | More by dangermusic
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gregmoscetti

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2013 05:26:50 | More by gregmoscetti
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dc4three

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-09-2013 01:14:18 | More by dc4three
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled on1/18/13. Pours a almost pitch black, with a beautiful light brown head, that leaves thick lace on the sides of the glass. Smell is roasty, bready, chocolate, coffee, and some carmel excellent! Taste is all of those things, more roasted expresso than the nose led on. Body medium large silky smooth, nice carbonation, a touch dry like you would expect, and easy drinking. This is a awesome Porter, wow I am impressed with this company.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 20:14:23 | More by SawDog505
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-07-2013 21:47:16 | More by BeerLover99
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a snifter

An ink black body with a fluffy, dense tan colored cap. The cap rose quickly to two fingers, and fell slowly to a thin layer. Some spider web lacing inside the glass.

Bitter black malts, piney hops, milk chocolate, a touch of coffee, and a little bit of dry wood. Muted aroma. There is an underlying metallic note that resonates the wrong way with me.

A little bit of citrus pokes through before a sweep of roast and milk chocolate. The finish is a blend of bitter roast and pine. Not a whole lot of depth and complexity here.

On the lighter side of medium with a creamy feel. It was so creamy, it felt thin...if that makes any sense.

I found this to be underwhelming. The nose and flavors were muted and there was that metallic note that hung a little prominent for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 16:11:20 | More by ColForbinBC
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mdfb79

New York

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 02/03/13 notes. Big thanks to nmann08 for giving this to me; thanks Nate, was a Want of mine. 16.9 of bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one finger of dark tan head that leaves quickly and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like a pretty nice porter.

s - Smells of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, cream, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Some very nice flavors here, with a lot of roasted notes and chocolate.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, cream, sweet chocolate, dark fruit, toasted malts, burnt malts. More coffee here than the nose, and a little less chocolate. Very nice.

m - Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and thick and creamy; very nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a very nice American porter. Loads of roasted notes and some nice chocolate in the nose and coffee in the taste. Looks great and a great mouthfeel, definitely worth checking out. Would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 16:17:30 | More by mdfb79
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thedoer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-03-2013 15:08:36 | More by thedoer
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-03-2013 06:38:52 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

02-01-2013 11:34:56 | More by jderosia603
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-01-2013 00:47:15 | More by djrn2
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

High ranked porter here on BA. Baller!

Served in a Port City tulip/snifter combo.

A:Black as night, with a head that was about a couple shades lighter that the liquid below it.

S: Got a nice coffee profile here, along with some deep, dark chocolaty roast. Good stuff.

T: Holy crap, this is a great porter. Nice roast, sweet but not too, and chocolatey and then some.

M: Great feel here: BBQ quality on the beer itself and lots of lacing left on the glass to boot.

O:

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 02:17:36 | More by Chaney
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jp110099

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-31-2013 00:34:17 | More by jp110099
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dogfishandi

New York

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 11/25/12 (about 2 months old).

Pours out pretty much opaque black with a nice full 2-3 fingers of creamy tan colored head. Keep some good retention with lots of spotty lacing sticking around.

Initially has a pretty chocolatey aroma, as it warms pine hops seem to take over. A bit of dry bakers cocoa. As it warms even further, the slightest bit of alcohol heft becomes noticeable.

Creamy dark chocolates, roasted almost charred malts, pine hops and maybe a hint of citrus are even keel with all the roasted malt flavors. Maybe a bit of oats. Finishes creamy wit a bit of a cocoa flavor and just a bit of hop bitterness.

Creamy, similar to that of an oatmeal stout. Medium bodied. Very smooth drinking.

A solid porter with a bit of welcomed extra hops. One of the better porters I've had, with a more fuller body than most. Well made.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 23:31:10 | More by dogfishandi
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argock

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 15.9 oz amber bottle into a clear glass Donegal mug. Bottled on 123012 on side of front label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $5.99.

A: Towering 3 fingers of beige big-bubbled head cap this black hued beauty. Retention is pretty good with numerous streamers of lace.

S: Aroma is very strong of bitter, burned black malts, black coffee grounds, and bitter dark chocolate. Hops do rise up through and provide some pine and herbal, earthy notes.

T: The flavor is unique and hoppy-bitter with some more bitter dark maltiness thrown in. Despite this, the beer doesn't seem overly bitter but right on the upper limit. The pine and lemon-lime and grapefruit citrus bitterness is big thorugh all parts of the flavor, but they are undercut by loads of roasted dark and black malts, which leaves a huge dose of bitter but flavorful black coffee and dark chocolate flavors. I get only a slight amount of balancing caramel sweetness, but there is enough there to make the flavor work -- this brew is such a good balance of use of dark and roasted malts and piney hops.

M: The mouthfeel is much lighter than you expect for 7.5% ABV -- the carbonation is very high for the style and the body definitely drinks less. I would like to see them decrease the carbonation by about 20% as the high carbonation enhances the bitterness to the edge but not quite to astringent/ashy levels.

O: I really liked this beer from Maine Beer. Mean Old Tom was a bit of a let-down, but this one reinforces the excellence that is MBC. Their prices are pretty stiff though so look out and buy one before going any further -- they are widening their net and will be back in your town before you know it. King Titus is the real deal for dark beer and porter fans - this beer represents the robust porter about as well as any I have had.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 03:27:35 | More by argock
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willbur25


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-29-2013 02:22:40 | More by willbur25
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ichorNet

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Imagine the darkest black you can, then go 5 shades darker. Cobweb-like lacing, decent retention of a really thick brown head

Scent: Somewhat milky, roasted malt, coffee grounds, citric juicy hops, some birch bark and earthy undercurrents reaching upwards

Taste: Sweet but bitter with definite bias towards charred malt and pine-y hops. Some wood mingles with the chewy malt backbone; notes of raspberry and black cherry are present

Mouthfeel: Smooth and fairly creamy with some decent bubbles that round out the deep, roasted malts. Carbonation calms down as yeast takes over. About on par with the style when all is said and done

Drinkability: The flavor is even-tempered and balanced enough to make this fairly-alcoholic beer seem a bit less powerful than it is, but I would still save it for special occasions

Overall: What can I say? MBC can handle light and dark colored beers quite well, and this shows their expertise. Generously hopped and well-balanced by a chocolate-y, roasted and charred malt presence, Titus stands up as one of the better modern examples of an American porter.

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2012/11/12/maine-beer-company-king-titus/

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 19:27:25 | More by ichorNet
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-28-2013 00:11:20 | More by acurtis
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-27-2013 23:56:57 | More by Texasfan549
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

King Titus pours black into the glass with a big, thick tan head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind lots of spots and lines of lace.

The rich aroma is loaded with chocolate, dark fruit, roast malt and a touch of coffee.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is very smooth, creamy with mild carbonation. Velvety on the tongue. The flavor is much like the aroma. Chocolate, a little roast malt, dark fruit and coffee. It finishes mildly bitter with a touch of citrus. Once gone the chocolate and citrus bitterness lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty beer with a great mouth feel. More chocolate flavor than roast, but I would expect that in a porter. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 23:29:06 | More by WanderingFool
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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-27-2013 17:51:23 | More by jvillefan
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cvm4

Mississippi

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

A - Pours black, doesn't seem thick but has a nice two finger khaki head. Good lacing throughout.

S - Roasted malts & dry chocolate with may'be a tinge of coffee.

T - Bitter coffee, slight char, roasted malts along with semi-sweet chocolate.

M - Smooth body, velvety, not heavy or cloying.

O - A great porter that gets better as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 16:59:08 | More by cvm4
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

01-27-2013 12:04:56 | More by TonyTalon
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottle from Capone's Restaurant. Pours thickish black, with malty roasty aroma. Above average and smooth mouthfeel. The taste is great,chocolate and citrus hops, very drinkable malty just right not too roasty. Hits the bullseye, wishing it was available regularly and locally.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 01:19:37 | More by Sammy
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.