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:
#1,802
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
1,460
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,460 |  Reviews: 275
Photo of miggy_smalls
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MurphDog14
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

Bottle poured into an English pub glass. An absolutely pitch black brew, maybe just a touch of muddy brown, with a decidedly impressive four fingers of mocha colored creamy head. Aroma is dark and roasted, black coffee, bittersweet chocolate, burnt almonds, and a little campfire ash with a subtle sweet top note. Palate largely mirrors this. This is a deep, dark, roasted porter with a sneaky citrus hop flavor lurking in the background and a whole heap of dark chocolate almond, coffee, and singed grain flavors out front. Quite smooth and creamy, although the resinous spicy notes will pop a little. Getting some ash, toasted nut, and strong tea in the dry finish. Overall impression is dry, roasted, minimal sweetness ... Perhaps just enough brown sugar to provide some balance and complexity. The roastiest of the Maine Beers I've sampled to date (which is most of them) and certainly a top tier porter, although my own preference swings toward the slightly sweeter "brown porter" style as opposed to the "robust" take.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've made my way through a lot of the MBC offerings and have loved just about all of them and was not disappointed by this one.
Poured at about 55 degrees jet black with a foamy inch or two head that lingers for a bit but isn't as deep/dark brown as a stout and is more of a light chocolate color. Interesting sweetness in the nose that reminds me of burnt brown sugar and cocoa powder and a bit biscuity. Taste is very nice chocolately but not sticky sweet with a bit of roasted coffee notes. Definitely a bit thin versus a stout but goes down easy with a nice lingering slightly bitter dryness left behind.

Overall this will stand up to some of the best porters I've had and I'll be buying this one again for sure

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Photo of jessealmlie
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smi69
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Elimav
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tsauce2
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 16.9 fl oz bottle poured in to a DFH tulip

A: SRM is dark brown. Opaque. Head is tan, 1 in, and dissipates to 1 cm. Light lacing. Medium carbonation.

S: Dark roast malt, light coffee, hints of toast, toffee, vanilla.

T: Classic porter bite. Dark roast malt, light sweetness, coffee, chocolate. Aftertaste is dark roast malt and light char with touch of sweetness.

M: Full/medium body. Classic porter viscosity/feel. Finish is semi dry and roasty.

O: Very good porter imo. Always a pleasure to have something crafted by the MBC.

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau stout glass from a 1 pt .9 oz bottle on May 6, 2016.

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Photo of _Adam_
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skellbop
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mabermud
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Upon first medium pour, very dense, one inch, mocha head. This eventually dissipated into a mismatch of small bubble sizes. The curtain of fine carb does its best to hang on the sides as the beer disappears.
Smell - Heavy to Medium roast, and light char are apparent in the smell. These two are mingling with very light sweetness and the most very faint vanilla aroma.
Taste - Balanced and bold porter with a fine mix of roast and hops.
Feel - Nice and smooth. Body is bold.

Overall - This is a quality crafted porter.

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Photo of BillSheehan318
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmamay22
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I have had a few beers from Maine Beer Company and they have each been excellent. And I've been looking forward to trying this one. It pours a very dark black coffee color with a creamy mocha colored thick ring of foam that leaves wonderful lacing on the walls of the glass.

The beer smells of dark roasted malt, brown sugar, and faintly fruity. The taste is more robust than the scent with a very heavy mouthfeel. It begins sweet with a taste of raisin and finishes with a bittersweet pleasingly burnt caramel. The finish lingers nicely begging for the next sip. A very robust and straightforward take on the porter style, but extremely well done in doing so. I wouldn't call it unique, but it is an wonderful example of the style.

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Photo of cmurphy7
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boto
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle: This one pours an opaque, dark brown color. There was a dense, crea,y tan head on it that lingers a bit and leaves some lacing. The aroma is nice. Roasted malts and some coffee. Hints of some caramel and chocolate. The taste is good. Some roasted malts and coffee notes on top. Subdued chocolate in the background. Slightly biter: no sweetness at all. A very nice beer.

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Photo of hypnotoad1
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sulty
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015-12-26
500ml bottle served in a pint glass. Bottle brought to me by mr-jj. 11-10-15.

Pours black with a huge head (spilled over). Head is brown and creamy. Fades fairly quickly to a medium sized head. This had lasts forever. I had to put it in the fridge for over an hour due to a distraction, and it's still there. Smell is roasty yet crisp. Don't get a lot of hops, but it smells like a good porter.

Taste is rich, chocolatey, bittersweet. Really tasty.

Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied, dry, and nice. Overall, very nice beer.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500mL bottle; born on 10/22/2013
A - dark dark brown, huge frothy tan head holds incredible retention and leaves lacing all over the glass
S - chocolate, earthy, fresh dark malt
T - bold chocolate notes, spicy, earthy, roasty, warming
M - fuller, creamy body, roastiness lingers a bit
O - solid American porter. No complaints here.

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Photo of Westyn
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

King Titus from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,460 ratings