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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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1,039 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 50
Gots: 121 | 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%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Treebs
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500 ml bottle served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass. Bottled 4/23/13.

A: Pours a solid black color and as with all Maine Beer Co. beers a thick and heavy head, khaki in color, forms on the pour and sticks around for quite some time. Great retention. Lots of sticky webbing of lace is left on the glass.

S: The hops pop up in the forefront with some light fruitiness. Some roast and char is present after the initial hop burst. Light cocoa powder as well.

T: Some leafy and fruity hops up front. The char and roast take over in the mid-palate, but the hops definitely stick around throughout. Light bitter baker's chocolate mixes with some sweet roasted malts on the finish.

M: medium bodied with a nice chew to the body. Medium carbonation with a roasty and sweet finish.

O: I'm not the biggest fan of hoppy porters. The hops lingered a little too long for me and provided some unwanted fruity and leafy notes while not adding any bitter flavors. There is enough chocolate malts with a nice roasting to remind it's still a porter, but it needs a little more balance.

Treebs, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Wyattldavis, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of Smokee
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a spiegelglau snifter, dark dark brown with a pretty tall head for a porter. Very compact foam bubbles Smells of chocolate, malt,bread, some iodine?

Effervescent mouth feel for the style, a little pepper , maybe lighter than I expected but still a longer finish. Very, very drinkable , even on a muggy July night.

Tastes of some chocolate malt and bread. This may be my favorite Maine Beer Co to date.

Smokee, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A pitch black pour, capped by a mountain of khaki foam that leaves some shards behind

Smell: Chocolate, nuts and roasty char, with occasional wafts of hops

Taste: The hops try to make a stand at the outset but by mid-palate, the roast, chicory, chocolate and char all become pronounced, though the hops continue to linger, in the background; very nicely balanced, after the swallow, with the chocolate flavors bursting into the forefront

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, but a bit too much carbonation for the style

Overall: With a little less carbonation, this would be a top flight robust porter; as it is, it is darn close

brentk56, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MADPolo, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of far333
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep mahogany brown and opaque with an inch high head of rocky, dimpled foam that settles down slowly and leaves oily legs of lace up the sides of the crystal brandy snifter.

Aroma of dark malt, not toasted or roasty, very smooth, some cocoa and marshmallow.

Rich flavor of dark malt, slight roasty note, espresso, root beer, leather and smoke. Firm bitterness, some noticeable hops in the finish.

Full and creamy mouthfeel, finishes slightly tannic and woody. Excellent beer.

far333, Jul 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

srgj88, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

frankthetank86, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nearly black body beneath the generous, foamy tan head which slowly fades to leave a thin yet sticky lacing.

Abundant roasted malt, bordering on charred aromas accompany the sweet milk chocolate. There may also be just a touch of real earthy hops as well.

The flavor is similar with generous roasted and charred malt. Ther is a touch of a spicy aspect to the finish and perhaps some herbal hops mid palate.

Medium to fuller in body with fair carbonation and a touch of a spicy finish.

This is a delicious beer with more chocolate than char typical. When it warms all of the character really becomes more pronounced.

CHADMC3, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tgeorgf, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

mikemacisso, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

tom10101, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Maine Beer Company - King Titus, poured into a Craftgeer snifter

Look - Pours a thinner black with a brown hue, plenty of sediment because I pour ridiculously aggressively but I don't knock off points for it since they warn you right on the bottle. Small soapy head that dissipates quickly and leaves some rings and otherwise spotty lacing.

Smell - Roasted coffee and dark chocolate, brown malts, and piney hops.

Taste - Snappy carbonated and then chocolate followed by roasted malts and then finished up by some crunchy (earthy, piney) hops.

Mouthfeel - Mouth warming but not overly boozy, quite pleasant actually. Good drinkability, above the curve for a Porter for sure. Slightly sticky, slightly bitter, very crunchy, earthy, and roasted.

Overall - Solid Porter for sure, not my absolute favorite but right up there. For those who really dig the style I think this would be a home run.

JMScowcroft, Jun 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

WesWes, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jd18, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

IrishKevin, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

NWer, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

TobiasG, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

GuitarIPA, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Orange
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Orange, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Luk13
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, 6 months old. Black pour with brown highlights, massive tan head and super lacing. Aroma is chocolate, burn toast with a subdued grassy background. Taste is roasted grain, chocolate and earthy hops. Silky and puffy mouthfeel which makes it highly drinkable. Great porter, tasty and easily drinkable. I’d be curious to try fresher for a more intense hop presence.

Luk13, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 16.9 oz brown bottle with a bottling date of December 2012. Enjoyed out of a 20 oz glass stein.

Appearance - Careful pour (to avoid disturbing the sediment) yields a blanketing of two-finger cocoa-colored head. The foam sits atop a body of brown so dark it might as well be black. Light does not shine through at all. Head dissipates after a couple minutes, leaving a solid film of bubbles and moderate-to-light lacing.

Smell - Notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate dance around a base of dry earthy soil. Some faint herbal hoppiness comes through as well.

Taste - Coffee hints again with chocolate, this time a little less bitter, with a malty sweetness providing a sturdy base. Roasted malt is the predominant flavor with licorice notes as it warms. Hoppiness is less detectable except on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Silky and viscous, coating the inside of the mouth while also providing some counterpoint from the active carbonation. Finish lingers with some earthy bitterness.

Overall, a solid representative of the style. Too bad it's not more readily available (read as: at ALL available) in my part of the country.

LambicPentameter, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

blt2646, Jun 14, 2013
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.