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Pot & Kettle - Trillium Brewing Company

Pot & KettlePot & Kettle

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

119 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 8.35%


Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oatmeal Porter.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-12-2013)
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -20%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-18-2014 13:19:33 | More by Andrew041180
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark mocha colored large 2 finger creamy fizzy head that fades at a med pace, nice bubbly lacing, just about pitch black beer with no real light getting through.

NOse is interesting, big roast without char or acrid black malts, roasted coffee, nice toasted and creamy oats, some caramel and dark brown malts, roast finally turns a little charred and slight burnt coffee grinds, little nougaty note, and hint of an earthy grassy like hop note, and a touch of a black malt too. Eventually hint of a nutty note, and nice fresh oatmeal.

Taste starts with lots more dark malts, black patent like malt with a little acrid note, lots of roast with little char, big roasty black malt, into a nice coffee, overly roasted coffee through with fresh beans and grinds, a nutty coffee mostly with little nutty malt as well. A mild fudgey chocolate as well, also with that light fluffy nougat note, oh yeah and lots of creamy oats, almost a fresh oatmeal note with hint of a toasted oat as well. Some mild earthy hops in the middle, it wants to get spicy but is overshadowed by the big roasty malts, and a hint of a warming and even a slight booze flavor way in the background. Finish is dry but sticky, much drier than I expected actually, with a bit more bitterness, lots more oats and creamy feel, plenty more black malts and roasted malt flavors lingering, and touch of very dark chocolate.

Mouth is fuller bod, quite creamy, little lush even, decent carb, very faint warming booze note in the background.

Overall pretty nice, very smooth and drinkable for a bit oatmeal porter, quite creamy lots of great oat characters, nice dark malts with black malt and roast without being too roasty or acrid but touches of char and burnt coffee beans, nice nutty coffee though, just a hint of dark chocolate which I would have liked more with a nice oatmeal porter/stout, hops are OK but I also may have liked a bit more of those, booze is on nicely. Quite complex and tasty.

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A - Great looking porter, almost stoutish, forms a thick, creamy head. Midnight black. Heavy lacing.

S - Coffee, roasted fruit and cream with a "toastyness" to it. Dark & milk chocolate in there as well.

T - This beer is very, very good. Dark & milk chocolate w light oatmeal with light notes and a terrific roasted taste. Silky smooth!

M - this beer leans more on the side of Stout than Porter in mouthfeel. Although it a porter this beer is super easy drinking.

O - Absolutely my favorite beer!!!! (of the moment)

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Smells of bitter, dark roasted barely with medium-strength nodes of oatmeal roughness (which I adore, and I'm sad to see so many breweries blotting them out lately).

I started my evening with Trillium's otherwordly New England Red, and I'm afraid this seems a little tame by comparison. Even after sitting it down for an hour to give me pallet some time to recuperate, it struck me as a good example of the style but nothing to write home about.

But then I took some more sips, and, as with all of Trillium's beers, this one's brilliance is found in its balance and in how subtle nodes mingle with one another to create a cohesive whole. Lately, so many beers have strove to be singularly aggressive, pushing up one aspect of the flavor to blot out all the others. It's very nice to see someone taking a different tack.

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Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is rich with chocolate, coffee, roast malt, a touch of dark fruit and smoke. Some oak and wood appears towards the end. Dry finish with a touch of grassy hops. Once gone the chocolate and roast malt lingers on the palate.

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Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.