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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: 48
Gots: 110 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

garfscores, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured very dark brown with chestnut hues in the light. The head is a creamy, billowing beige cloud that adorns the top of my Gulden Draak tulip. Long lasting, it leaves ample lacing as it descends with the beer. The aroma is quite nice: multigrain toast, touch of marshmallow, and cocoa with mineral and a hop-forward waft that is a blend of earth, grass, and spring rain. The flavors are abundant and well balanced. Lots of silky smooth chocolate, less coffee, and sweet malt comes first, followed by burnt toast, caramel, and a pleasing mild bitterness that rounds out the finish. The aftertaste reminds me a little bit of Amontillado: a sherry-like, nutty flavor. The texture is extremely smooth and rich bodied, definitely bold enough to hold up to the flavors. Well carbonated and quite drinkable. Hardly any alcohol presence. Overall, a very well made porter that I highly recommend.

DmanGTR, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of greenmonstah
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Half liter bottle into tulip glass

A - Pitch black and completely opaque with a finger of tan-brown head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Milk chocolate, roasted chocolate malt, sweet. Simple and pleasant, good display of roasted malts.

T - Chocolate and roasted malt, slight balancing bitterness is that of cacao. Vanilla shows up, too.

M - Very watery, body is not quite medium, somewhat thin. Needs more. Doesn't allow the beer to linger and let you enjoy it. Drinks like water. Carbonation is low to moderate.

O - Overall a fine tasting beer that I would pay Sam Adams prices for, but that's about it. Not up to the level of MBC's other beers. From reading other reviews this seems extremely inconsistent.

greenmonstah, Apr 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Nachos4two, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Dec 30, 2012

Beer is black with a large tan head. Great retention, good lace.

Nose contains roast malt, chocolate, coffee and some citrusy hops. The malt is dominant and very nice, but the hops are clearly there.

Roasted malt is upfront in the taste as well, nice bold flavour. Lots of chocolate and some coffee in there as well. Hops are not as noticeable as in the nose; likely they have faded since bottling. Still get a hint of citrus or tropical fruit. Fairly bitter.

Medium to full bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit chewy.

Overall, quite a nice porter. Tasty stuff.

jrenihan, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

meatyard, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

ScottieD, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

SpdKilz, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

CesarLopes, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Jason1337, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle from BostonRyan dated 11/12, thanks bro. Poured into a FFF Teku glass.

A: Dark brown/black with 2+ finger creamy khaki head with good retention and lacing.

S: A lot of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some vanilla, and some tropical hops reminiscent of Lunch.

T: Roasted malts and coffee are abundant, but some hop fruit flavors and sweetness are present. Chocolate flavor is most apparent on the back end and lends to a nice aftertaste. No heat on the beer.

M: Medium carbonation, medium body, could be thicker for a robust porter, dry finish despite wet body throughout.

O: Definitely one of the best porters I've had. A fan of the hops melding with the typical porter tastes in a way that works very well. May be better than Edmund Fitzgerald, but comes in under Everett. Very very nice, worth seeking out.

MCain04, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

griffeyb, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

MNBeer1017, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Invictus, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Boilerfood, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Pando, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of DaveAnderson
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my second beer from Maine Beer Company, and I am starting to develop some real respect. 500ml bottle courtesy of SammyJaxxxx. Great extra!

Right off the bat, I notice the tropical fruit smells. This is actually unlike any porter I have had. The smell is incredibly similar to Darkness. But it's much lighter to drink, and lacks the sweetness and alcohol.

Good stuff.

DaveAnderson, Apr 13, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice to have a clear bottling date (11/25/2012)
1% for the Planet company -- I like that.
A: black and opaque;
S: black licorice,; cola, root beer but without the sweetness.
T: the tight delicious taste builds and builds but then explodes into a bitter, very strong licorice finish. It's bordering on too bitter and intense. It mellows as the beer warms up but is still pretty harsh.
M: medium bodied
O: After many recommendations I was really looking forward to this beer. It started so well but that finish is just too much over the top.

EspressoGuy, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Duff27, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

egrace84, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

shamrock071521, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Northlax3, Apr 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the 500 ml. bottle dated 011813. Sampled on April 7, 2013.

It pours India ink black with a humongous fluffy mocha head that stays until the end. The carbonation bubbles almost give the appearance of one of those UK nitro cans.

On the nose there are loads of Porter characters including dark baking chocolate, coffee, dark malts, and a subtle but clean hop scent.

Medium to full body with some astringency.

The taste and aroma counter one another because I get a kind of dark cherry or plum flavor up front with the coffee and chocolate played down. Low bitterness that lingers briefly allowing me to savor it for a few seconds more. This is an excellent Porter and one worth seeking out and trying.

puboflyons, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

dfillius, Apr 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

warnerry, Apr 07, 2013
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 974 ratings.