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King Titus - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

824 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 824
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 42
Gots: 90 | 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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BG718

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2014 18:15:11 | More by BG718
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-18-2014 14:11:20 | More by Kubrickx
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-18-2014 01:26:41 | More by JRod1969
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nodder

New York

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Some decent lacing left behind.

S- Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate/cocoa. Smell slightly underwhelming.

T- Dark chocolate, coffee, slightly bitter. A slightly smokey taste is also present. Slight alcohol taste. A great tasting porter.

M- Medium and smooth. Decent carbonation. Bitter and dry aftertaste. A slight alcohol burn on the way down but nothing big deal.

O- Second only to Founders from what I've tried thus far for Porters. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 18:29:23 | More by nodder
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is near black with a thick, soapy, beige collar. The aroma brings beautiful roast character and milk chocolates. Chocolate forward with moderate bitterness in the back. Smooth on the palate with a zesty kick from the hops. A solid example of the style. My primary complaint with Maine Beer Co. is the price. $7 per 500 mL is too much to pay for porters, IPAs, pale ales and the like.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 03:06:32 | More by Huhzubendah
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Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-13-2014 21:07:36 | More by markcp
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-11-2014 03:11:15 | More by theandychrist
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ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-09-2014 18:38:48 | More by ManMoosePig
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-08-2014 13:43:11 | More by ChrisinRI
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-08-2014 01:12:33 | More by WiserBud
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smitty23

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.5%

05-06-2014 18:20:07 | More by smitty23
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

More than a review, this is a discussion of the Maine Beer Company. These guys know what they're doing. King Titus is up there with Edmund Fitzgerald as far as smoothness and drinkability are concerned. This is truly an excellent porter.

Back to Maine Beer for a moment. I've never had a beer from them that has absolutely blown my mind with its flavor profile. But their beers are so well-balanced, it's almost criminal. If they brew it, it's gold. King Titus is no different.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 04:18:49 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark, black cherry/cola transparency, and leaves a fast-rising 2", burnt leather head. Lacing is very good
S: Burnt toffee, chocolate. Big on the chocolate.
T: Interesting use of Centennial and Columbus hops make this beer taste like Godiva's dark chocolate orange slices. The bitter is a nice compliment to the caramel notes, and combines to make something reminiscent of chicory.
M: The acidity of the hops leads towards a dry finish, spicy aftertaste. It is not a sryupy beer; almost refreshing sharp with a light and lingering sweetness, that would be a good choice of style to drink on warm Maine nights as cold winter days.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 16:59:52 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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butters_mcgee

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-02-2014 02:15:31 | More by megamass
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timotao

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-01-2014 00:16:24 | More by timotao
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atrocity

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-29-2014 18:01:59 | More by atrocity
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tclipse

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-28-2014 22:11:04 | More by tclipse
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farrago

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge head, almost half the glass, very slow to sizzle off, fairly dense even with a good mix of differing bubble sizes, the lacing forms a broad intricate spider webbing across the glass sides. The liquid is a fully opaque dark brown to black, barest hint of orange at the glass bottom, looks as much a stout as anything. The nose is dry and very roasty, malty with powerful presence in the dark chocolate, coffee bean, coconut flakes department all the while staying nicely balanced, adds complexity via white grapefruit zest, roasted nuts, tar, charcoal and campfire smoke, as pleasing for not pushing the envelope too far as for what it does offer. Light to medium-bodied, smooth but has grip and traction and in no way evanescent nor wimpy. More milk to lactose, vanilla bean here to pair with the chocolate and coffee, restrained sweetness. That curious grapefruit bursts through here too, retronasally floral, makes you think there’s some sneaky hops lurking about. Not as earthy here, some of that coal tar stuff but that’s it. Carbonation level is active, yet lets the primary flavors soak in and lengthen. Clean finish. The paucity of fruit flavors is odd, minor cherry to dark berry at best. Extremely well done.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2014 00:15:39 | More by farrago
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-25-2014 03:11:21 | More by teamwiggum
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Ultimate

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-24-2014 17:16:04 | More by Ultimate
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TheHumanTorch

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-24-2014 01:56:20 | More by Holland
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dar482

New York

4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is from 10/27/12, so about a year and a half old. Curious how this beer holds up.

The beer comes in a dark brown color with reddish mahogany coming through in the edges.

The aroma has medium roasted malt and nuttiness, very familiar for a porter. There’s a sweet milk chocolate, dark sticky caramel.

The beer follows with a medium plus mouthfeel of chewy chocolate with cocoa lingering throughout. A sticky toffee sweetness and dark raisin. A nice medium roasted malt and hints of roasted nuts. Then onto a big bright bitterness onto a medium minus roasted coffee and roasted malt.

The beer is a gorgeous beer, not far from Hill Farmstead Everett. The beer transitions from a chewy sweet milk chocolate with caramel onto a smooth long transition into a dark bitter coffee.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 01:53:20 | More by dar482
King Titus from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 824 ratings.