williamstome (1909) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate oak and alcohol. Flavor is very rich dark chocolate and espresso. Velvety rich palate. Wow. Oakes (18167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Dark brown, bubbly head, lots of chocolatey fudge, fairly big aroma. Very full-bodied, complex character. XaenDovet (1282) - 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. ChadPolenz (1842) - Lakeland, Florida, 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).
AdamChandler (5113) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 5, 2014
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.
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.
dresden (1581) - 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 BVery (10711) - 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. fiulijn (20938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Courtesy of JoshBusick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2014
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.
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. Goodgrief (2048) - 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.