King Titus - Maine Beer Company
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3.8/5 rDev -8.2%
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass. Two finger, frothy beige head that has good retention, slowly settling into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Deeply roasted dark malt aroma that's smokey and burnt, verging on becoming acrid and one dimensional. Lots of ash, charcoal and burnt toast along with some oatmeal and spent coffee grinds. As it warms, it opens up a bit with notes of toffee, caramel and dark chocolate but the strong burnt roast character still dominates.
On the fuller end of medium bodied and thankfully more flavorful and complex than the nose suggests. There is still a very dry roast flavor that dominates things but it isn't harsh or completely overbearing. Slightly smokey with some charcoal, burnt malt, oatmeal and espresso bean but this is countered mid-palate by a subtle lactic cream presence as well as some dessert like chocolate sweetness. Hints of sweet and dark chocolate as well as some toffee, caramel and hazelnut. There's also a slight gourmet coffee character without tasting like an overwhelming coffee beer. Really well balanced yet retains enough roast to make it bold and the ABV is very well masked. A complex, intense take on the style that remains an enjoyable drink.
02-13-2013 07:50:28 | More by corby112
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Pours a five+ finger brown head that fades very slowly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Bakers chocolate nose and flavor is baked chocolate and coffee. Decent porter. $7.75 for a 500ml bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH
02-11-2013 23:14:58 | More by jdhilt
4.04/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, opaque, brown-to-black coloring with a thin, frothy, filmy, light brown colored head that starts around an inch and recedes into a clingy, filmy surface coating. Aromas of dark roasted coffee and bittersweet baker's chocolate blend well on the nose. Flavors are rich and robust, with a blast of baker's chocolate across the middle of the tongue. The richness is all cocoa, and the coffee characteristics provide enough bitter and dryness to cut the cloying. Very strong/big, and very well balanced. The body is robust, but the dryness keeps it palatable, refraining from overpowering. Chocolatey aftertaste, like letting a chocolate truffle melt in your mouth. Slight filmy, lingering finish, but unbelievably pleasant. This is a rich, heavy hitter, and worth looking around for.
02-11-2013 02:51:25 | More by GarthDanielson
4.03/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured in a tulip. warmed to 55F.
Deep dark chocolate brown color, initially with a large head which dwindled to a 2 finger head.
There was some lemon in the aroma, which is characterized mostly by deep chocolate.
Mouth feel slightly carbonated and works well with the beer.
Taste- heavy chocolate, coffee, malty, with some alcoholic bitterness as the beer warms up.
Overall, a solid winter porter. The taste doesn't match the aroma- there is bitter cocoa, and the some alcoholic in the finish, which does not morph into a mellow beer. I was looking for a smoother, pronounced chocolate finish, but the cocoa overwhelms the taste.
02-11-2013 02:11:54 | More by brureview
4.76/5 rDev +15%
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A - Pours dark black with a nice 1 1/2 finger mocha/brown head that leaves a nice lacing.
S - Dark roasted malts with subtle hints of chocolate and coffee.
T - Hello delicious Porter! Roasted chocolate malt up front with caramel, coffee and hops through the middle and a really nice finish of bitterness and dry chocolate.
M - Medium body, creamy, nicely carbonated and very smooth.
O - One of the best porters I've had. Maine Beer Company is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries and they nailed this one. Great balance of roast, chocolate and hops.
02-11-2013 01:56:05 | More by Lambocalrisien
4.51/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
02-08-2013 20:14:23 | More by SawDog505
3.78/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
02-07-2013 16:11:20 | More by ColForbinBC
4.09/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
02-04-2013 16:17:30 | More by mdfb79
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
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