Pot & Kettle - Trillium Brewing Company
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Reviews by mynie:
4.53/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
04-03-2014 00:50:16 | More by mynie
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +20.5%
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.
08-09-2014 22:15:48 | More by WyethBednar
Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.