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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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1,077 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 54
Gots: 128 | FT: 10
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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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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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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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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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

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

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.