Pot & Kettle - Trillium Brewing Company
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Reviews by mynie:
4.53/5 rDev +9.2%
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
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3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours with a huge fluffy brown head and a clean black/deep brown body. There are faint hints of roast on the nose and a hint of bakers chocolate. The taste is almost like a beer float. Not in a vanilla or lactose way but just a rich creaminess. The body is fairly straightforward. The roast is not big and there are no "key" flavors. It's a big porter that tastes true to style with a bit of mouthfeel and creaminess added by the oats. Tasty beer that would be more appropriate in a 4 pack or 6 pack considering the 7.5% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 12:47:51 | More by PHBoiler
3.99/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Found the brewery, it's in the alley behind Row 34 off of Congress Street
Samples only served at the bar. Doing this from memory.
Dark brown, slight taupe cap.
Good aroma of rich malts
Smooth start, clean finish. Served very chilled
Good beer, best of the three samples on tap.
Worthy of a repeat visit to refill my growler
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 22:29:14 | More by WunderLlama
Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.