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Pot & Kettle - Trillium Brewing Company

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Pot & KettlePot & Kettle

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58 Reviews

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Reviews: 58
Hads: 488
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 26.21%
Wants: 92
Gots: 82 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-12-2013

Our signature porter, brewed with oats, has a soft, velvety mouthfeel with layers of chocolate and roasted malt on the palate. The ominously black appearance belies this porter's approachability; Pot & Kettle is satisfyingly smooth and nourishing, but never lumbering or heavy. While not sweet, dark fruit notes, such as cherries, dates, and raisins, reveal themselves as the beer warms.

MALT: American 2-row, Rolled Oats, Pale Chocolate, Black (Patent), Carafa III, Caramunich, C-120, C-80

HOPS: Columbus
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
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3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Poured from a 32 oz. growler into an oversized wine glass. The beer is black, I can't see any other brown hues sometimes identifiable in a porter. Brown head comes up slowly, and recedes quickly. There is a skim of head left on the beer, but it doesn't leave any lace.

S - Minimal. I smell basically the roasted malt that one would expect.

T - Underwhelming. As the beer warms up a bit a sweetness develops that I don't really expect. There is a bit of chocolate, and a bit of roasted malt, but the main flavor is the milk-stout like sweetness.

M - Maybe it's supposed to feel this way, but I don't like it. Very slick. Very little substance. The finish leaves a lingering burnt bitterness in my mouth.

O - I acknowledge that my ratings are far below the average, and I don't know why. I drank this growler four hours after it was filled at the brewery. I'm not a huge porter fan, but everything that I've had has been better than this.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WyethBednar
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely one of the best beers I've ever had, and probably my favorite porter. A great balance of malty sweetness and dark roasted flavors, along with an incredibly smooth mouthfeel and a really inviting, sweet aroma. Just fantastic.

Appearance: Awesome. Opaque black, with a little bit of light showing through a deep brown at the bottom of my mug. A thin vanilla-colored head that stuck around pretty well, especially for a growler pour

Smell: Super inviting. Very sweet, obvious notes of chocolate and/or coffee.

Taste: Perfectly balanced between sweet roasted malts and more bitter, smoky flavors. A definite kick of alcohol in the finish (in a good way)

Mouthfeel: Smooth. Really, really easy to drink for a medium-high ABV dark beer.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, Roasty, Inviting, Level

A dreamy palate of coffee and chocolate from the roasted malts, delicate caressing smoothness is a well played by the oats. Some sweetness unveils both dark sugars and black currants. Chewy medium body shows off its girth, big perhaps but still very drinkable. A world class brew to say the least, while the beer geeks are clamoring for their hop ladened beer which are great though this is a spectacular run at a dark style and bringing it to a world class level.

STYLE: Oatmeal Porter | ABV: 7.4% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #91 (Aug 2014)

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Photo of Jimboice
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A lot going on here. Pours super dark. Not particularly strong on the nose. Multiple favors with a little bitterness in the end. Not super heavy, so a porter I could drink all day. Me like.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A dark brown beer with some red to it. A good-sized tan head that dissipated quickly.
Dark roasted malt aroma. Oatmeal.
Really nice coffee taste, Strong dark coffee,. Oatmeal. A hint of chocolate.
Medium-bodied, very smooth.

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Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of JakerLou
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown. Nice porter that is a great mix of rich dark chocolate and sweet milk chocolate. Little bit of hops and vanilla. A well done example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
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