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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

850 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 43
Gots: 95 | 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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 11/20/12 (looks like it is batch 3)

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with just the faintest hints of dark amber near the edges when held up to the light and a light amount of carbonation near the surface. The beer has a finger tall foamy dark tan to mocha head that slowly reduces to a very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized medium thick patch that includes some medium and large bubbles and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some lighter notes of coffee and chocolate. Very light notes of citrus and pine hops as well.

T: This beer starts out with a moderate to strong flavor of roasted malts with some lighter notes of bittersweet chocolate and freshly roasted/ground coffee. There is a very light note of vanilla and some citrus and pine hop notes - also, there is a slight earthiness to the beer as well. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky.

O: Really like the roastiness of both the malts and the coffee, flavors and smells, in this beer. It is pretty easy to drink with very well hidden ABV and is perfect for sipping on a cool winter evening, while watching football but would also go greatly in front of the fireplace on a snowy evening. This is well worth picking up, one of the nice new porters that I have found this winter.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 22:41:24 | More by dbrauneis
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cornpone

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-12-2013 21:41:47 | More by cornpone
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sirsteve42

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-12-2013 04:57:12 | More by sirsteve42
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gory4d

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-08-2013 20:09:20 | More by gory4d
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-08-2013 19:50:27 | More by kscaldef
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-08-2013 18:22:55 | More by cnbrown313
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rpstevens

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

01-08-2013 03:29:40 | More by rpstevens
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - black with a creamy brown head that left a thick sheet of lacing behind.

S - lots of roasted malt and chocolate.

T - roasted malt, chocolate and coffee from start to finish.

F - medium bodied with a creamy, smooth feel.

O - very good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 00:48:03 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$7.75 bottle from Abe's.

Black or so brown I just can't tell. Ruby highlights along the bottom. Huge dense medium tan head. Terrific lacing covers ninety percent of he glass.

Dark roast coffee and rich chocolate aroma.

While coffee begins the aroma, on the tongue chocolate strikes first, like thick Hershey's syrup. Coffee rises up at he swallow.

Thick rich and chewy.

A superior porter. Well worth a try, if too expensive for the regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 05:00:58 | More by RonfromJersey
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LostTraveler

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

01-05-2013 15:45:19 | More by LostTraveler
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.4%

01-05-2013 00:43:48 | More by THECPJ
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unclejazz

New York

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 11/25/12

A-pours a very dark mahogany with a bit of slow forming carbonation around the edges. It looks thick and dark.

S-woody and smoky with a bit of astringant notes in the background. Dark bittersweet chocolate also on the back end.

T-earthy deep dark coffee roast. Espresso, dark chocolate, and a bit of soy. Not sweet, very bitter. Some hops show thru, maybe too much.

M-coats your mouth, but sort of light on the carbonation. It puts up an Everett quality performance.

O-this is a solid porter, but not in my top tier. I think with a few more collaborations with great breweries, Maine Beer Co. has a great future.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 00:29:02 | More by unclejazz
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-04-2013 00:52:18 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

01-02-2013 00:34:15 | More by sjones5045
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mmonagh1

Maine

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Bottle conditioned, easy pour. Mocha head is substantial and lasting. Nice, thick, lasting lace. Pitch black porter body even when held up to light.
S: Roasted malt, slight hops, chocolate and coffee. Without detracting sweetness.
T: Roasted malt first (a slight burnt taste?), dark chocolate second and a lasting dark coffee finish. Growing appreciation with each taste (the opposite of what occurs to me with overly sweet beers). Creaminess but not too rich or filling.
F: Smooth, creamy & full. More substantial than some porters.
O: Appreciation grew with each taste, which Is a good sign for me because I almost always enjoy my first tastes.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 22:55:37 | More by mmonagh1
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$9 for the 16.9oz bottle, poured into a mini snifter
Bottled 102712, Batch 2, Sampled 30DEC12

[A] Two solid fingers of medium light mocha colored head rises after a soft pour. Creamy compact foam with a fluffy texture. Slowly deflating. A thick foamy collar clings to the sides of the glass leaving chunky waves of lace. The body is pitch black.

[S] Dark roasted grains upfront melds with dark cocoa powder, then transitions to the earthy woodsy hop character.

[T] Bittersweet chocolate with a delicate roast quality. Hop bitterness is tame so light sweetness is perceived front to mid palate with a drying sensation on the finish. Just a slight hint of warmth after the swallow. Pretty darn good, just shy of a 4.5. Another layer or two of complexity would have gotten it there.

[M] The texture is velvety soft with a very gentle, rolling carbonation that keeps the beer gliding over the tongue. Body is full, thick, airy and expansive.

[O] I think that the level of dark roast and thick mouthfeel would safely place this beer into stout territory...but what does it even matter? Bottom line: King Titus is another solid beer from a very dependable brewery. I'd like to try this on draft sometime to see what kind of impact the bottle conditioning had on the flavor profile.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 15:32:29 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-31-2012 13:40:53 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

12-30-2012 04:14:06 | More by st9647v3
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a dark brown in color with puffy, 1.5 finger cream head.

S- Roasted malt, baker's chocolate, a touch of coffee

T- Great blend of bittersweet chocolate and coffee, nice full roasted malt and barley.

M- Robust, smooth, good amount of carbonation

Overall- Maine Beer is not incredibly well known, but they have superb product, and this is no different.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 01:38:21 | More by BeerBuckeye
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-27-2012 19:04:40 | More by JohnK17
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml, 11/25/12
Deschutes tulip

A: Pours pretty much pitch black in color. Its a very deep brown. Good finger plus of light tan fluffy head. Big bubbles. Leaving some nice lacing sheeting. Reddish hues towards the edges.

S: Big roast on the nose. Pulling that coffee in the forefront. Also, chocolate and some burnt sugar. Primarily roast malts.

T: Flavor wise: again big roasted malts. Getting lots of dark chocolate. Lots of roasted coffee, but not overpowering or butter coffee. Very pleasant. It's creamy like it was a milk stout. Leaves you with a fairly dry finish, but there is a lot of dark and milk chocolate on the finish.

M: it's a full bodied porter. Was gonna say BIG medium but it's full bodied and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 14:33:11 | More by inlimbo77
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-27-2012 01:48:07 | More by zekeman17
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-27-2012 01:17:30 | More by Profchaos20
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown black color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-roasted malt, rich chocolate, coffee, hints of pine

T-roasted malt, great chocolate flavor, coffee, pine, nice bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and silky mouthfeel

O-really nice porter with great flavor, nice complement to the rest of their lineup

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 23:59:46 | More by MDDMD
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

12-26-2012 07:05:57 | More by smcnulty1981
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.