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
Ratings:
1,443
Reviews:
272
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
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94
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287
For Trade:
16
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 EMH73
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a half inch dark tan head that was well retained and left little lacing. Smells and tastes of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, hops and some smoke. Medium to heavy bodied for the style, lightly carbonated, creamy mouth feel. A bit pricey but worth it.

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Photo of cd34
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacob17
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Thanks goes out to thebeers for this brew.

16.9 oz. Bottle
Born On Date: 013117
Bottle Conditioned

Poured into a tulip a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which also leaves some nice islands and sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee notes, vanilla, slightly roasty. The taste is really nice, malty, roasty, with some really nice chocolate/toffee notes. vanilla. Medium body, ABV hidden very well. Overall, another very tasty brew from MBC.

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

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

Poured from the bottle at home. Full-bodied stout-like porter, nice to line up next to Trillium Secret Stairs.

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Photo of avisong
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3.5 weeks ago.

Nearly black, with a three finger tan head produced with moderate pour. Decent retention, minimal lacing. Light on the nose, which focuses predominantly on roasted barley malts and bittersweet chocolate. The taste, on the other hand, is unexpectedly complex: resinous hops, well-roasted malts, oats, bakers' chocolate, campfire ash, dark roast coffee, and a hint of copper on the finish. Robust but not overpowering mouthfeel, with a great balance of carbonation. Like with their Peeper Ale, I found this beer to be slightly overpriced for what it is (~$6 for a 17oz bottle) -- Sierra Nevada's stout is quite similar, and less than half the price.

82/100

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Photo of mkyer
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TTripp725
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Arts and Craft Beer Parlor, NYC.
Pours a mostly jet black color, however, every now and then I think I spotted the slightest hint of ruby. A moderate tan head soon dissapates and leaves a collar and thin lacing.
The aroma can be described as soft, mellow and pleasant. Roasted malts, light coffee roast, cocoa and vanilla. One also gets a hint of a creamy essence that will transfer onto the flavor.
On the tongue, I would describe this as a super smooth and velvety beer that is bold yet mellow at the same time, and whose great qualities are subtle and perhaps harder to discern to those used to "loud" and "in your face" Porter/stouts. For one, the alcohol is barely detectable. Secondly, it is not overly sweet. Instead, there is a smoky quality of roasted, maybe nutty, and even slightly charred malt that is modest and not overwhelming. In the background there is a lovely creamy and vanilla coating that is predominant in the finish and balanced things out wonderfully. The carbonation is somewhat tight at first, but once it settles, some of the beer's chocolate, coffee and even dark fruit qualities come out.
This is a beer that I truly want to get to know better and that I feel I would grow to love and appreciate more over time.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ntanner83
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Severymusic
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdub70085
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matthowland
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rugg315
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date on bottle 1/3/17. Total black look with cream colored head. Coffee smell with a sweetness hint. Fabulous taste mocha with that offset sweetness. Great feel light carbonaction very pleasing. One of the better stout's I have had. Not my preferred style but really enjoyed.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,443 ratings.
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