King Titus | Maine Beer Company

King TitusKing Titus
BA SCORE
4.14/5
1,445 Ratings
King TitusKing Titus
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:
#1,591
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
1,445
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
287
Trade:
15
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Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Capone's Restaurant. Pours thickish black, with malty roasty aroma. Above average and smooth mouthfeel. The taste is great,chocolate and citrus hops, very drinkable malty just right not too roasty. Hits the bullseye, wishing it was available regularly and locally.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to mhksuccess for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottled 10/27/12.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and some slight char aromas. Taste is much the same with a cocoa powder flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid roasty aromas and flavors.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a great american robust porter on tap at the brewery. it pours a dark Hershey syrup color, plenty thick, with a half inch or so of creamy tan head. the nose is pretty hoppy for a porter, complimenting the very dark chocolate malts and burnt toast grain aroma. cocoa powder and toffee hints as well. the taste is all of this, but more bitter than even the nose could give a clue to. its hoppy and all, but most of the bitterness appears to be from the burnt barley here, and there is a touch of smoke too. creamy texture, fuller bodied, but still a little thin somehow, despite being so decadent, and a mellow but adequate carbonation level. visiting maine beer was a real treat, all the beers were exceptional, and king titus is one of the better porters ive had in a while, just expertly made.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense tan head that rapidly dissipated, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of burnt and roasted malts are present in the nose as well as some hints of pine resin hops.
T: The taste has flavors of dark chocolates and roasted malts along with hints of citrusy hops and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very bold tasting porter that is easy to drink.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Even their porter falls under the 'drink within 90 days' maxim? How hoppy is this gonna be?

This beer pours a solid, near abyssal black, with a faint basal brown cola band, and three flabby fingers of puffy, ebulliently foamy, and silken tan head, which leaves some chunky webbed lightning lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet biscuity, slightly toasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate wafers, nutty Italian coffee, a soft lactic sourness, and a decent blend of citrusy, leafy, and grassy hops. The taste is grainy, bready caramel malt, baker's chocolate, crackery toffee, mildly off cafe-au-lait, a bit of meaty roast, ethereal black licorice, and some faded earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are fairly soft, but supportive enough in their bearing, the body kind of on the light side of medium weight for the style, and mostly smooth, a sharpness arising as it warms - hard to tell if its origins are in the hops or booze. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa notes still up for a few more rounds, the caramel and coffee stumbling along, and the dryness from unseen hop, and slowly more visible alcohol on the upswing.

A pretty well-rounded, heady, and enjoyable American porter, the sweetness sublimated just enough to keep things on an even keel. I'm not quite sure where the freshness in such an offering comes into play - perhaps the hops that do their good work here behind the scenes, when too old, become overtly unpleasant and unworkable? Maybe, whatever, this is very drinkable right now, as urged, even with the 15-proof booze.

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4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brownish black pour, huge head of billowing mocha tinged foam, big clumps of fluffy 3-D lacing all over the glass, coating it. Long lasting and really nice looking.

Roasty aroma, milk chocolate, toast, mellow char.

Extremely creamy and roasty, mellow hoppy bitterness, long lingering aftertaste of bitter dark chocolate and mild ashy char. Light green hops in the background. Everything is balanced and all elements are in sync. Very polished and enjoyable all around, nothing out of place. Great stuff, very happy MBC has finally arrived in Chicago.

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Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A pitch black pour, capped by a mountain of khaki foam that leaves some shards behind

Smell: Chocolate, nuts and roasty char, with occasional wafts of hops

Taste: The hops try to make a stand at the outset but by mid-palate, the roast, chicory, chocolate and char all become pronounced, though the hops continue to linger in the background; very nicely balanced, after the swallow, with the chocolate and char flavors bursting into the forefront

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, but a bit too much carbonation for the style

Overall: With a little less carbonation, this would be a top flight robust porter; as it is, it is darn close

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Photo of oline73
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: The beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a quarter finger of light tan creamy head. The head sticks around pretty well.

Smell: The first thing I'm getting is roasted dark malt, but this one doesn't smell particularly sweet. I'm getting some dark fruit, dark chocolate, and a hint of hops as well.

Taste: Just like the smell, the taste hardly has any sweetness in it. I'm getting some burnt roasted malt, and some dark chocolate to a lesser extent. There is a hint of dark fruit behind the roast, and the finish is quite bitter with a nice hop component.

Mouthfeel: The body is creamy and full with very smooth carbonation. The finish is rather dry.

Overall: I think the hop level could have been just a bit less, but I still enjoyed this one quite a bit. The roast was strong but smooth. I'd have more in the future.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/22/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, oats, light citrus, light pine, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, oats, light citrus, light pine, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, dark bread, coffee, light pine, floral, grass, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malts and moderate hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent porter. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,445 ratings
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