King Titus | Maine Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

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.

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Reviews: 280 | Ratings: 1,483
Photo of Auror
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into KtG snifter. Allowed to warm a bit before pouring.

Appearance- Dark, essentially black color. Light tan head. Decent retention, settles into a nice halo.

Smell- Not ideal smelling conditions (edit- or maybe just not a strong aroma judging from other reviews), but I get a bit of roast coffee, milk chocolate, bitter cocoa and hops,

Taste- This is how I love my porters to taste. Flavor profile starts roasted and malty and finishes with a sticky, sweet chocolate. Very much to my imaginary flavor standards for porters. Not much else going on...a little bit of hops and bitterness, but definitely in the background to the primary flavors. No alcohol present whatsoever.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, just a bit lighter than I would have hoped for. Carbonation level is fine.

Overall- I could definitely drink a few of these in a session. It's a little sweet, but not enough to be a detriment. Definitely the best non-hoppy beer I've had from MBC yet.

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

Poured from a 1 pt 9 oz bottle into a duvel glass

A: pours black with a very nice finger of delicious mocha looking head that dissapates nicley to a light film, some light spots of lacing.

S: smells malty, with light hints of chocolate and coffee, also a nice touch of hops in there as well, I get a minor hint of pine. It is a nice nose, but a bit on the mild side.

T: much better then the aroma, nice chocolatyness and a touch of smoke and roasty coffee, a slight touch of bitter pine from the hops on the finish, very well rounded, and very tasty. Much better then mean old Tom IMO. Really love the choice of hops here, I feel like they really tie the whole thing together and make this as delicious as it is.

M: nice and creamy with a dry finish, this has low moderate carbonation and is very drinkable, not watery like mean old Tom, very nice.

O: this is a damn good porter, that is packed with flavor and drinkability, beautiful use of hops to compliment the malts, really enjoyed this and would recommend it to any porter fan.

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Photo of steve8robin
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love MBC brews. So excited to see this new one on the shelves. PT sized bottle, 09/23/12...

A: Looks absolutely delicious! A deep dark brown with some minor deep red highlights. A super thick 2+ inch tan colored head that fades at a decent pace. Perfect!

S: I get some roasty coffee and chocolate upfront. This is followed by some mild toffee and vanilla notes. Decent.

T: I get a watery smokiness upfront slowly beaten by a slight carbonation and a roasty coffee bean wall. A mild oaky backend. Very smooth. Good.

M: Medium body with a great carbonation! A roasty finish! Good.

O: All in all, this is a good beer, not great. I tell you, it seems MBC does hoppy beer amazingly well, but malty beer, so far, does not seem to be their specialty. Do not get me wrong, this is a good porter, just not a great porter. Much better than their stout offering, Mean Old Tom. If you have a thing for Porter, than definitely try this one. If you've never tried anything from MBC before, do not go for this first! Go for Lunch, Peeper, or Zoe.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle labeled 092312

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers worth of brown head that stays around for a very long while and leaves great lacing. Don't see any porter looking better than this. I'm not sure if it's even possible

S: Big roasty malts with hints of bitter dark chocolate and coffee. Slight dark fruit towards the back, as well as a light, ester-y alcohol

T: Follows the nose. Very roasty, with charred characteristics and the dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruits. The dark fruit aspect stands out more here than in the nose. Alcohol is hidden behind the wall of darkness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth

O: MBC does it again. This time with a dark beer. Their mean old tom doesn't hold a candle to this beer (even though that is an Irish dry stout, but still). Layers of flavor and a near-full body make this a great example of the style and one that isn't topped by many pure, standard porters. The price point is right around the MBC average, which is a bit high compared to some others, but the quality is right there too. What a beer!

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Photo of ToasterChef
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up today. The beer was released earlier this week. It is dated 09/23/12, with an additional 01, which I assume is the batch number. I'm pouring this beer into my MBC flute.

The beer has a big, cascading head of brown foam. It actually appears to have a darker color near the bottom of the head. The body is an opaque, dark brown liquid. A fairly even coat of lace is left behind.

The nose has lots of good, roasty malt aromas. Some citrus hops are also present that mix well with the malts. I like how this beer smells.

This beer, smooth, roasty and warming—exactly what I want in a porter on a rainy fall night. Hints of chocolate, roasted malts, and licorice can all be tasted. The flavor also has an overall earthy, root-like quality. Although the beer has a warming quality, I would say that the alcohol is fairly well hidden.

This is a full bodied beer with average carbonation. It doesn't leave any sticky residue, which is very nice. The only coating in my mouth maintains a good mix of the beer's flavors.

I am enjoying this beer. MBC has another winner on their hands.

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King Titus from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,483 ratings