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Pot & Kettle - Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey Barrel Aged - Trillium Brewing Company

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Pot & Kettle - Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey Barrel AgedPot & Kettle - Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 6.38%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: JCTetreault on 12-03-2013)
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -11.1%

375ml bottle poured into tulip. Thanks a74agent for hooking me up with this after I was unable to make it to the release.

A- Appears an opaque black in the glass after pouring. About a finger's worth of off-white beige head forms that has very nice retention and leaves the side of the glass coated in thin lacing.

S- Dark fruits, malts, and a light whiskey presence. Not quite as aromatic as I'd like, but decent aromas and a little bit of complexity.

T- Dark fruits, plums, grapes, faint hint of chocolate, balanced whiskey in the background, malts. Aging it in the barrels added a bit of dark fruits and complexity to the beer while still retaining a decent balance, however I think I still prefer the taste of the base beer.

M- Medium bodied, lightly carbonated but nice for style, definitely drinkable.

O- Trillium has impressed me thus far with most of their beers for a start-up brewery, without a doubt they excel at hoppy beers and this is their first BA beer. BA Pot & Kettle definitely shows potential but I think I like the base-beer a little bit better. The barrel-aging added a nice complexity while introducing different flavors and showcases their ability to barrel-age however I feel like they need to create a better base-beer that can withstand barrel-aging slightly better and maybe use different barrels. This beer definitely shows promise and I'd love to see what barrel-aged beer they produce next as I'll definitely be supporting them.

01-25-2014 23:48:44 | More by jaasen64
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First bottle release from Boston's Trillium Brewing aged for I believe 3 months in Bully Boy Whiskey Casks. Very exciting to have such amazingly crafted beers being made locally.

As a standard Porter I will say that Pot & Kettle hits the nail on the head. A brilliant smooth and light mouthfeel opens the experience of subtle roasted characteristics, dark cocoa, rich malt undertones, and a slight creaminess in the nose.

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The dark brown liquid was topped by a creamy, bubbly, one-finger tall, khaki colored head. Spotty drops of lacing trickled down the glass. The crown slowly faded to a thick, lasting ring of bubbles.

The aroma was pleasant. Slightly roasty with strong semi-sweet chocolate notes. A subtle, chalky yeastiness was detectible. Dark fruits were also noticeable. Lots of raisins and brown sugar sweetness. Slightly boozy with a distinct, rummy quality.

Unlike the nose, the flavor profile left much to be desired. A thin, overly roasty malty backbone was soon overtaken by hot, harsh, whiskey-like notes. Lots of ashiness. Touch of smoke and burnt coffee. Somewhat woody and tannic. The finish contained subtle notes of bitter, piney hops, which became more prevalent as the beer warmed, and a sharp booziness.

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Pot & Kettle - Bully Boy American Straight Whiskey Barrel Aged from Trillium Brewing Company
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