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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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1,070 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,070
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 54
Gots: 128 | FT: 9
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stakem
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Standard 500ml bottled in Oct 2012 poured into a cervoise. The brew pours a dark brown to black color with a khaki colored head 3 fingers strong. It fades slowly leaving a full wall of webby lace on the glass. When held to the light, some lighter reddish brown clarity is seen around the edges.

The aroma is roasty with char, earth and coffee overtop some mineral notes and herbal to piney hop character. A mild amount of fruity alcohol that is somewhat floral that fades to almost sweet milk chocolate balances out the rest of the aromatics.

The flavor is roasty and bitter with coffee and earthen aspects. Some mineral quality breaks this up with an aggressive hoppy flavoring that is somewhat vegetative to herbal and pine-like. Underneath is a bit of fruity alcohol that brings out a touch of milk chocolate but without the sweetness.

This is medium to lighter bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a decent porter with plenty of character. However, I am not a fan of the strong mineral presence that is unrelenting and quite distracting.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 7.8.13
Bottled 011813

A - Pours a dark brown with a brown foamy head with great retention.

S - Roasty, chocolate, toast.

T - Lots of chocolate, roasted malt, bitter grass, burnt toast.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Roasty and chocolate. A slight burnt toast, but still damn good.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Poured into Nonic pint

A: Nice jet black with glimpses of mahogany in the light. Dark, khaki, creamy, 3 finger head. Leaves nice ring lacing.

S: Roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate. Slightly earthy

T: Warm roasted malt and coffee. Bittersweet chocolate. Earthy tones, perhaps from the hops. Finishes like espresso, bitter and full of dark coffee flavor.

M: Medium body with moderate to low carbonation. Warms up the palate.

O: An extremely good American porter, dark and roasty like it should be. This is one of the few American porters that can stand up to GLBC Edmund Fitzgerald, and that is high praise.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Ego
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

eyes...
massive 3 fingers of chocolate foam, it moves around like a well choreographed dance troupe, lacing is superb, the bubbles clone each other stacking nicely toward the beer, the head sticks around for a good amount of time but does eventually retreat to near normalcy, color wise you could put this on a horse and call it blinders, no light is passing through this darkness, good looking porter

nose...
yeasty chocolate roasted coffee, deep roasted bean aroma with milk chocolate trimmings, chalky cocoa powder, flat out great - liquid candy bar

taste etc...
chalky with slight prickly notes from the carbonation, strange feel... it is light (relatively) but yet satisfyingly full, it is like liquidy chocolate marsh mellow, really slick and smooth here, the bitterness follows the roast flavor, the sweetness does not over power, the flavor lingers but fades just enough to entice the next sip, this hits most of the right notes

verdict?
tasty, a really good porter with well developed flavors. I will only nit pick that I prefer more coffee flavor but that is a personal thing, this is a damn fine beer

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of harrymel
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 10MAR13

Hope this beer is as highly valuable as the $8 price tag. Pours near black with a broken sheet of light mocha foam. Smells of toasted malts, coffee, some bitter cocoa, some raisin, some leather and soil and a bit of resiny hops. Flavor is dry with coffee, dark toasted malts, some more leather, some dirt, some bitterness, some bits of maduro tobacco. Fairly thin for the style with low carb and a dry finish - not sure this leaves me disappointed, but it's certainly different for the style. Overall a beer that is drinkable, but not something I'd tell others to buy and drink over some of the better options out there (although I haven't seen better options bottled here in Boston)

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,070 ratings.