Pot & Kettle - Trillium Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev -1%
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 01:56:16 | More by jlindros
4.89/5 rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
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)
Serving type: Bottle
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 00:11:05 | More by BigMurph
4.53/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours dark with a nice, thick, silky brown head. These guys take head retention seriously.
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.
Anyhow, this starts off lightly sweet and moves into a middle that's like a traditional oatmeal stout--rough burned barley that never gets so intense it's unpleasant. It ends with a fabulous interplay between light nodes of chocolate and coffee against light, bittersour oatmeal malt aftertaste.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 00:50:16 | More by mynie
Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.