King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,081
Reviews: 216
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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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,081 ratings.