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

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Ratings:
1,443
Reviews:
272
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.21%
 
 
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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle. Perfect black pour with thick mocha head that fades slowly, soapy lace. Mild roasted malt aroma. Taste is full of chocolate and roasted coffee, near perfect bitterness, dry bitter finish. Medium to thick chewy mouthfeel. This is one tasty porter, deep and bitter.

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

Photo of q33jeff
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
05/31/2015
On tap at Fiume waiting for Founders CBS. Aroma, Coffee, toasted malt. Really tasty. Dark black,thick smallish head. Good bitter finish."
**

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Photo of hop_junkie
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nebula1999
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agreenman19
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

L - dark brown. Can't see through it. Has an appealing milk chocolately colored head.

S - hops and roasted caramel. Smells exotic and fresh. Touch of rusted metal.

O - oats and sweet chocolate. Some bitter coffee and a lively dose of hops. Doesn't blow me away in any of those categories, but does them all well. I can pick out distinct flavors, and the tropical hoppiness blows my hair back a bit.

F - ultra creamy, thanks to the oats? This is how I like my dark beers. Not overly thick, but the mouthfeel is just sublime, swishing it between my teeth and gums. Has that heavy sludginess to it while still staying jumpy and refreshing. Well done.

O - been after this one for a while and I am not disappointed! Great showcase of coffee, chocolate, and hops. Solid porter/borderline stout. Nice beer.

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Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alucard
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a while back at the Whole Foods on Houston St in New York City. I Love Maine's beers and even though I'm not a huge fan of Porters, this one was a lot easier to enjoy than most of them. Although the date on the site was from 11/24 of last year, this tasted, fresh, lively, and almost like a Chocolate Stout since the roasted flavors were a bit subdued. It was on par with the Smuttynose Robust Porter and an excellent alternative to the more British-style ones that I've become accustomed to!

Nice pour to this, as the beer had a raisin hue, a murky look, and a nice, tan head to it. Plenty of chocolate and coffee in the nose. A good amount of those were found in the taste along with some oat, booze, raisin, and a nice, chewy malt underneath it all. Some walnut was found underneath that and yes, this had a subtle, roasted aspect to it but it wasn't charcoal like with so many other beers of this type. Great, clingy lacing was to be found here as well as I worked my way through this and there were faint hints of the raisin and dark fruit that lingered as I finished off each sip, but not enough to make me think that this was a Belgian-style beer.

There was enough alcohol here but it was just right as it was neither overpowering nor overshadowed by everything else here. I love Maine because of how their beers grow on me as I work my way through them and this was no exception. For anyone who is new to Robust, American-style Porters, I couldn't think of an offering that would be better to start off with than this one. Another solid brew from Maine!

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Photo of Hudson2508
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KDHannan
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of EOrnstein
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpd026
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared 500 ml bottle.

Appearance: Generous, semi-durable beige head.

Aroma and flavor clearly lean to the hoppy side, even for an American version.

Exceptionally nice, properly carbonated, full body.

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Photo of shoegueuze
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FriedSlug
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really nice dark beer with a thick creamy head that leaves gobs of lacing. The aroma is coffee and roasted malts with a sweetness that reminds me of brown sugar. The taste is bitter and sweet with coffee and dark brown sugar. There is a pleasant finishing bitterness. Really solid porter.

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