King Titus | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped.

Added by tehzachatak on 10-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,810
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
1,462
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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96
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Photo of ummswimmin
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This 7.5% porter pours a pitch black color with a medium creamy tan head. The scent is strongly of roasted malts with a hint of dark chocolate. There is a strong flavor of roasted grain that lingers in my mouth. In the background there are also flavors of dark chocolate, a little pine hoppiness, coffee, and burnt sugar. The finish is a little dry, but not overly so. The body is heavy like any good stout or porter. This is definitely not a weak porter. The flavor is strong and it really stays with you. It’s maybe not as polished as the very top examples of the style, but it is still damn good in a rugged kind of way. It’s definitely a porter worth trying.

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Photo of Goobastic
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of oldmankoch
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of warlock_with_a_backpack
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It poured a very dark, browish black and left the same color body. A beautiful foamy lumpy mocha colored head appeared and lasted for a good minute. Some lightly speckled lacing appeared around the sides of the pint glass. No carbonation was seen rising due to the dark body, only one ring at the top of the pint glass, I like it. The smell had the coffee up front with some light tobacco chocolate in the background. The taste was basically the same, nothing really different. The palate was about a medium and a very nice smoothness and creaminess on the tongue. Overall, I’m very impressed and would definitely come back to this.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chanokokoro
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an unbranded stemmed English style ale glass

Pours a very dark dirty motor oil brown, bordering on black, capped by a one and a half finger tan head. Above average tend, splotchy lacing here and there. Very inviting nose, cocoa powder and big roasted malt accents with some espresso undertones dominate. Opens with semisweet chocolate, toffee, and roasted malt, joined by whipped cream and espresso accents. Finishes with the perfect level of roastiness as the bittering hops join in. Smooth, creamy medium body. Consider me impressed, one of the better porters I've had the pleasure of drinking.

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Photo of indianabeerman
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mttaylor1066
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A smooth and roasty porter. As easy-going as your oldest friend. A porter to pour if you feel like more than one in an evening.

Pours with little carbonation. A rocky dark tan head that dissipates fairly fast.

The nose is of dark-roasted malt and chocolate.

There is a little more hoppy bitterness than most porters. But it works well with the roasted coffee undertones. A smooth, sipping porter. For sure.

Mouthfeel is a little light, but that may be because I am used to drinking high-end and high-alcohol porters.

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Photo of kmanjohnson
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Dark brown, black color with a toffee colored, thin head that clings to the sides of the glass and retains well.

S-Coffee, chocolate, roastiness, hops, a bit earthy. Typical porter notes hit strong but the earthiness and hops come through and blend nicely as well.

T-Similar to the nose. Bold with the roast and coffee profile up front but it fades to a semi sweet chocolate flavor that finishes a bit bitter from the hops and dark chocolate.

MF-Medium to full bodied. Creamy but kind of light and dry on the finish

O-A complex, well balanced Porter. One of the best I've ever had because it is everything a porter should be and more. A bit boozier than normal porters and hoppier as well. The nuance and balance are phenomenal.

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Photo of KevinmusPrime
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DrBass
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ucmike11
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of CTHomer
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: deep brown; 2 finger light brown head that receded very slowly to a thick cap; moderate lacing;

S: deeply roasted malt; mocha;

T: follows the nose up front; coffee comes in mid-palate, but doesn't overwhelm; not a lot of bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: nicely balanced flavors;

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Teku glass. Bottled 12/30/12.

A: Pours black--coffee brown around the edges, with a finger and a half of dense and very persistent tan head. The head recedes to a thick and sloppy ring with some streaks and dots of lacing.

S: Medium roast coffee on top of roasted malt, a touch of vanilla and chocolate.

T: Roast is balanced nicely with coffee and a hint of dark chocolate. Finishing dry with a long coffee finish.

M: Slightly grainy. Medium-light body and medium, lively carbonation.

O: A very well crafted porter, hitting a very good balance.

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Photo of emeyer
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Superb look and smell up front. Great scent of chocolate, roasted peanuts, and hints of milk and coffee. The taste is about as good as it gets in this style. Rich, smooth, flavorful, and satisfying from the first taste. Rich and creamy mouth. Probably my favorite Maine beer, which says a lot. And if I'm not mistaken, this is a bit cheaper than most others, which makes it even better. Definitely a superb beer.

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Photo of THSmusicman
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into a Chimay goblet.

AP: Solid black colour with a 1/4" light tan fluffy head that dissipates to a dusting on the surface, though the lacing when the glass is tilted is nice.
AR: Chocolate, black bread, roasted grains and some hints of coffee and vanilla.
T: Follows the nose but while in the aroma the chocolate smelled sweeter, in the taste it's more of a bitter chocolate or cocoa type of flavour. There are also hints of bitter coffee grinds and Earthy hops on the finish.
M: Fairly creamy though there's a good bit of carbonation at the end, a little too much for my liking in a Porter.
OV: A very solid effort from Maine Beer. A fine enjoyable Porter that has good balance throughout.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,462 ratings