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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our take on an American robust porter. Dark, thick, chewy, chocolaty, and of course, generously hopped. Vitals: Color – Dark Chocolate ABV – 7.5% O.G. – 1.078 Malt – American 2-Row, Caramel 40L, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Chocolate, Roasted Wheat, Flaked Oats Hops – Centennial, Columbus

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown/almost black, and a big frothy tan cap. Aroma of earth, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, candied sugar. Taste is a great balance of sweet and bitter. Chewy and a gentle, long bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chad9976 (1471) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
I poured a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass. I was bottled on 7/22/14 and cost $6 ($0.36 per ounce).

Appearance: Opaque midnight black body. Pours to a huge, dark tan, frothy head which laces and retains extremely well.

Smell: Fairly typical porter aroma of dark malt with significant sweetness. A hint of dairy.

Taste: There’s a certain je na sais quois quality to the Robust Porter style, and Maine Beer Company’s “King Titus” not only has that quality, but seems to exemplify it. I’ve had many beers in the style before, but this just might the best. It’s got everything a great porter should have: plenty of dark malt character and sweetness with some roasted barley flavor along with significant, but restrained, hop bitterness.

Right away there’s a deep sensation of dark malty wort; milk chocolate, oats, a hint of black cherry. The flaked oats are quite noticeable here, and probably account for the milk chocolate flavors, and give it a light sweetness that’s not cloying. Hops are quite strong as well. A dry bitterness that rides shotgun from beginning to end, but really makes itself known right on the finish. A delicious combination of slight herbal/earthy hop flavor and bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. In fact, it’s probably a little overly-hopped for the style, but Maine Beer seems to like their brews that way. The result is a versatile palette that works great as a standalone beverage, with a savory meal, or with (or as) dessert.

Drinkability: As delicious as the taste is here, what really seals the deal is the drinkability. The mouthfeel is thick, but not sticky or cloying. There’s calmness to the body, though it’s in no way flat. The silky smooth texture makes it almost ridiculously easy to get down. At 7.5% ABV it’s the best of both worlds: the robustness of a big, beefy brew but without any obese, boozy qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from the brewery yesterday. Dark chocolate covered beer with a thick espresso head 2 fingers big creamy bubbles. Nose of chocolate, espresso bean, oak and a bit of turpentine with oatmeal. Very clean finish. nice creamy mouthfeel. Not bursting with flavor but has a nice taste that matches the nose. sweet finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1205) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
Dark near black pour. Excellent coffee and roast malt. Taste is sine dark chocolate, cocoa, light vanilla n fantastic creamy and thick mouthfeel. Great stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Very deep brown / mahogany pour with a clingy tan head. Roasty, dark chocolate, and mild licorice. This is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Courtesy of Josh
Black color with brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, lightly cheesy, some cardboard. Smooth mouthfeel, roasted malt flavor, some dark chocolate, light peppery touch and some liquorice; very moderate residual sweetness. Correct bitterness.
Well brewed, harmonious brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Very solid porter! The more beers I have from Maine Beer Co., the more I am falling in love with them....have to get my hands on ’Lunch"! Pours a dark chocolate and flows smoothy throughout all your tastebuds and leaves a chewy dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goodgrief (1895) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2014
These Maine Beer guys know what they’re doing. Black pour with some froth and pretty good lacing. Aroma of cocoa, nuts and roast. Chewy mouthfeel. You need molars for this stuff. Rich flavor...cocoa, chocolate, nuts, fig. Sweet but balanced on the hops. This stuff is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle (born on January 18, 2013) thanks to bman1113vr. Dark black pour with foamy khaki head with excellent lacing. Nose is light ash, chocolate, earth, peanut, some cinnamon. Flavor is chocolate, light roast, some jerky, soy, with a bitter finish. Really nice porter. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours with a black hued body and a large creamy brown head. Very nice lace.Aromas are of brown bread, floral, chocolate, low herbal hop, light resin, pine. Very clean fermentation. Flavors are roasty, toasty, very rich malt base, melanoidins, dry roast. Low herbal , very clean, slightly acidic dark roast. Creamy, full bodied, well hidden alcohol.

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