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Pot & Kettle - Trillium Brewing Company

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Pot & KettlePot & Kettle

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54 Reviews

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Reviews: 54
Hads: 467
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 85
Gots: 75 | 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

Oatmeal Porter.
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Reviews by mynie:
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4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WyethBednar
5/5  rDev +21.7%
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 +9.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
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 -8.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -27%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black in color with a nice latte colored foamy head.

The smell is incredible with notes of vanilla, caramel, chocolate and coffee.

Tastes very sweet with a minimal amount of bitterness. The taste profile is very similar to how it smells. Sheer brilliance!

An incredibly creamy beer with mild carbonation.

Wow, i'm happy I picked this up! I'll be on the lookout for this one again.

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Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.