PM Dawn W/ Barrington Barreiro Coffee
Trillium Brewing Company

PM Dawn W/ Barrington Barreiro CoffeePM Dawn W/ Barrington Barreiro Coffee
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American Imperial Stout
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
PM Dawn W/ Barrington Barreiro CoffeePM Dawn W/ Barrington Barreiro Coffee
Notes: In another exciting collaborative effort with our neighbors at Barrington Coffee Roasters, this is a bold American stout infused with cold-brewed coffee. PM Dawn exhibits an earthy, freshly roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate/mocha nose. The flavor profile consists of vanilla, hot chocolate, and caramel along with rich espresso. With a medium to heavy body, luscious mouthfeel, and light bitterness, PM Dawn is balanced and full, smooth with a drying roast character.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Caramunich, C-60, C-120, Dextrine, Black (Patent), Roasted Barley, Special B, Chocolate

HOPS: Columbus
Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 369 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of agraves617
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best coffee stout I've ever tasted. I filled a 32 oz growler to try it, and I ended up going back for a case. Perfect for cold winter nights.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Overall a really nice coffee just felt the tiniest bit thin. Nothing beyond that to really complain about though. Trillium gets so much attention for their hops, who would have guessed they can make a pretty stellar stout as well.

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Photo of frozyn
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L — Pours jet black in proper Trillium 12 oz snifter with a tan head on a pretty normal pour. The head recedes into a thin layer on top before the first sip with a fair mass of bubbles in one section -- about 1/10th of the surface area of the top. Not a ton of lacing, but it leaves a solid film across the back of the glass.

S — Tons of coffee and lots of roasted malts. The coffee doesn’t come off as a brewed flavor though — more like freshly roasted beans and a bit of the just-ground-and-aromas-exploding note you get. I get ever-so-slight hints of stone fruit, like a very ripe plum, but it’s so subtle I’m nearly certain I’m imagining it. There are definitely some cocoa/chocolate notes that emerge with warmth. The coffee is incredibly smooth and goes really well with the roasted malts.

T — Holy smokes, amazing coffee flavor. It's incredibly smooth, almost with a slight milk-coffee flavor to it, kind of like with condensed milk as you get it a lot in Thailand and SE Asia in general. The roasted malts are an incredible support, but the coffee really shines in a delicious way.

F — Smooth just up and down and all over the place. Overall, pretty full, great for a stout.

O — This is a really delicious coffee stout. I would give the nod to Péché Mortel generally, but there are definitely cold winter mornings where the full feel and warmth of this stout would pull me towards it instead of the other PM.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.57/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best coffee stouts you can find, apologies,but anyone saying different doesnt have a clue.its pure, solid, genuine coffee taste, combined with genuine coffee flavour, mixed with a little chocolate sweetness.....this is a treat.if you are into coffee stouts (and not a moron) this is as good as they get.couldn't believe this wasn't barrel aged.superb.

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Photo of JordonHoltzman
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a wine glass from bottle. A thick black body and tan head that turns mocha when swirled around. Sweet and roasty notes on the aroma and taste, well balanced with the roasted malts, coffee which is more sweet than roasty due to it being cold brewed. Chocolate is definitely present as well.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Shared a bottle as part of a blind coffee stout tasting. PM Dawn was the overall winner having a decadent chocolate/coffee flavor with great body. Not too dry and not overly sweet, next step into a bourbon barrel?

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look - Jet black. Big fluffy two finger mocha head
Smell - Coffee, milk chocolate, nutty, vanilla sweetness
Taste - Glorious coffee flavor. Chocolate, cocoa, nutty, marshmallow/vanilla sweetness of the back end
Feel - So incredibly smooth. Silky, sticky, medium plus mouthfeel, get none of the 9%

Overall - One of the best, if not the best coffee stouts I've had. Up there w/ Double Shot from TH.....maybe even better.

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Photo of SiepJones
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - Pours pitch black with two inches of creamy brown head. The lacing on this beer is thick.

S - Aromas of dark chocolate and Roasted Coffee waft from the glass. There is a slight touch of molasses and brown sugar in there as well.

T - Lots of coffee, sweet to bitter chocolate, then licorice and raisin in the finish. The flavor of this beer starts sweet and ends slightly bitter, like the bitterness present in a cup of coffee that one might catch after you taste the cream and sugar.

F - Creamy smooth. Like drinking ice coffee or chocolate milk. There is a slight warmth and burn that is present from the alcohol.

O - This was a "Wow" beer for me. Tons of coffee flavor, really complex notes as you taste the beer from start to finish, yet it is so smooth with every sip, very enjoyable. Well done Trillium!

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a globe.

A: Black in color. Solid two fingers of brown head. Great retention. Sheets of lacing.

S: Rich mocha nose. Chocolate sauce, cocoa, nutty and roasty coffee. Roast, bit of char, jerky, smoke. The coffee addition creates deeper and richer aromas the longer you sniff. The beans start to exude some berry fruits too. Excellent.

T: Pervasive mocha character. Chocolate covered espresso beans. Chocolate sauce. Roasty and nutty coffee builds until it envelopes everything. Fruity. Smoke and jerky. Marshmallow. Spike of hop bitterness and a prick of alcohol toward the back. Trailing smokey and roasty finish.

M: Thick and full in body. Very creamy and silky. Deceptively light with a whipped texture. Stiff, tingling carbonation.

O: A big, coffee-forward stout that works on every level. Top notch.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 02/13/16 notes. Picked up a week earlier at the brewery, poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my Trillium tulip.

Pours a deep dark brown, almost black color, with two fingers of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Nose is amazing; tons of coffee, roasted mats, espresso, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, bitter burnt malts, vanilla, cream, earthy malts. Medium body and low carbonation, super smooth and creamy.

Overall amazing nose, look, and mouthfeel...I love this beer and wish I could get more of it more often.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml capped bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

This beer is not really as advertised. Nice, typical imperial stout look with solid color, head retention and good, sticky lace. The nose is the first clue that something is wrong. A very light coffee bean tartness is surrounded by heaps of creamy hop bitterness. Smells a little like Surly Darkness. Very aromatic and nice but I expected a lot more coffee and espresso aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma. A light coffee bitterness sprinkles a huge creamy hop presence that's balanced by a lightly lactic sweetness. Again, a nice flavor profile but I expected a lot more chocolate and espresso versus hop and roast. The feel is pretty on point. Smooth, slick and rich but with a touch too much carbonation.

This is a good brew but for those expecting an intense imperial coffee stout, look elsewhere.

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Photo of GregA135
4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Trillium does it again!

Cracked open this stout as I was preparing Valentine's Day Dinner
Poured a dark brown/black with a nice brown head
Instantly smelled coffee, roasted nuts and chocolate
Tasted as if I was at a Starbucks drinking a nice coffee. Smooth and creamy, great roasted coffee notes along with vanilla, chocolate and alcohol
Great rich mouth feel with a fair amount of carbonation

One of the better stouts I have had, Definitely need more Trillium bottles!

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Photo of needMIbeer
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a deep dark brown with 3/4" sandy colored head.
Smells like a sweetened medium roast coffee with hints of chocolate.
Tastes of big bold coffee, dark bitter chocolate, a touch of vanilla and a milky sweetness.
The mouthfeel reminds me of a latte but with an appropriate amount of carbonation.
Overall another great beer from Trillium and especially appropriate for the brunch hours.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.79/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased at Trillium Brewing in Boston, MA.

This one pours a dark deep black, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells so richly of fresh brewed coffee, with some vanilla, caramel, and chocolate as well. Such a decadent smelling beer.

This also tastes great. Up front, right after pouring, its all cold brew coffee, roasty and chocolatey, with some vanilla, and as it warms, a bit of a caramel character also comes out. The coffee they used here is primo stuff. There is enough roasted grain character and stoutiness to remind it's still a beer and not just coffee.

This is so creamy and wonderful, with a rich and full mouthfeel, and a moderatel evel of carbonation.

Holy shit- this is incredible. A pinnacle of American stout brewing.

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Photo of JohnnyB
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First visit to Trilliums' Canton facility today. Grabbed a couple of 22oz bottles of this. This is hard to sip! Total explosion of coffee. The chocolate back round is perfectly balanced. This is heaven of earth for any stout lover.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very thick dark brown with a huge, frothy mocha-colored head. Aroma is huge, rich coffee, hints of fudge, dashes of vanilla. Flavor is big and roasty, tons of coffee up front blended with cocoa, vanilla and even more roast. Feel is full bodied, but not too thick. Slightly oily with medium carbonation. This is a great coffee stout with huge, bold flavors.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cracked this one open and poured it into my snifter and the first thing that I notice is man, that is a big, dense, rich colored head. The head is about 3 fingers in thickness and looks like a solid sea of little bubbles that hangs around forever. The lacing from the dense head is incredible. In the glass, the body of the beer is pitch black in color. Huge, dark, and mildly bitter coffee hits the nose first in a delicious scent I associate with my morning coffee. The coffee is very dark and rich, with hints of chocolate and lightly bitter malts that ultimately pale in comparison to the coffee.

When the beer hits the tongue, the coffee bursts onto the scene just like it did in the smell, with big, dark roasts. The coffee morphs from very dark and fairly bitter on the front end of the drink, to slightly fruity in the middle, to a light mix of the fruity and dark coffee at the end of the drink. On the palate, this beer feels exactly like a glass of chocolate milk. It is thick, creamy, smooth, and easy to drink. It doesn't weigh too heavy in the stomach and only displays a bit of its alcohol content after drinking it a while.

Overall, I don't like to give out all 5's, but this one deserves it. From the pour, to the scent, to the flavor and feel, there isn't really anything I would improve with this beer. This beer basically represents what everyone should shoot for in the stout category.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

World class stout. Magnificent aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, toasted bread, toffee, milk, cream and oatmeal. The taste is right on the mark - everything is in blissful fucking harmony; no one is speaking up at this marriage of flavors - go right ahead and kiss the bride. The mouthfeel is where it hits you the hardest and makes you worry about how much time on the planet you have left to enjoy this - so smooth, so creamy. The aclohol is noticeable by way of a little bit of heat that compliments the overall experience, like warming your cold hands by a fire. If you plan on splitting a bottle with friends, it's a mistake - just get one for each person.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark black, sexy mocha head. Head is dense, frothy, and lasting. Leaves a touch of lace.
S: Earthy coffee is prominent. Brings in notes of toasted malt and sweet cream.
T: Dry, earthy coffee once again prominent. Like a nice cup of black Columbian coffee. Also very sweet and chocolatey. Touch of hop bitterness in there too which pairs nicely with the astringent burnt malt characteristics. Flavors are robust but balanced nicely, not too sweet, bitter, ect.
F: Smooth mouthfeel. Creamy and full, some astringency.
O: A great stout from a great brewery.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly thin-looking deep brown color with a beautiful, creamy one and a half finger tan head. Leaves a good amount of lace down the glass with each sip.

S: I mean, pretty much every you could want in the smell of a coffee beer, this has it. Tons of mocha, dark chocolate, freshly group coffee, Hershey's syrup, light vanilla and caramel and just a touch of charred grain husk. This smells fantastic.

T: Just a steady wave of dark chocolate syrup and mocha headed for your mouth hole. Tastes absolutely fantastic. Swiss Miss powder, dark chocolate covered espresso beans and a little trace of caramel frappuccino on the finish. My only complaint is that it's a little thin, but it's far from being watery and this wasn't close to keeping me from enjoying the hell out of this. Well done, Trillium. This is the first non-hoppy beer I've had and I enjoyed it every bit as much as everything else I've had.

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Photo of hasher
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great coffee stout. Poured from a bottle a week after purchase. Has light carbonation, jet black color. Great coffee/mocha smell. Strong beer, but the alcohol doesn't overpower. Lots of coffee taste, hints of chocolate, black berry, black pepper. Head dissipates quickly.

Overall I like this beer. different from the typical Trillium offering. A bit strong to have all the time. Great beer for a cold winter day. I'll get this one again.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black and beautiful with a thick as a wall mocha/coffee colored head.

Aroma: solid chocolate easter bunnies, call me crazy. Coffee, but not rich. More like coffee milk.
First stout i can remember where the roasted malt aroma was so subdued. I didnt think that was possible.

Flavor: creamy, milky, coffee, sweet chocolate.

One of the tasiest stouts ive ever had.
Fantastic lacing as well. Every sip has a marking.

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Photo of MyThoughtsExactly
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Second time having this from the bottle, but this one has been sitting in the fridge for a few month so I could enjoy it during the winter.
L: Appears as black cola with a thick mocha head. Head retention is great, two fingers of head just sits waiting for you to disturb it.
S: Mocha, cold brew coffee, graham crafters, a little roasted malt, and milk chocolate. The graham cracker aroma is awesome and very unique. You also get a little ale yeast aroma, reminiscent of what I usually smell with British ale yeast.
T: Follows the nose. Big mocha flavor, chocolate, coffee, milk, and a little bitterness. Amazingly smooth and easy to drink. Taste like a Starbucks cold brew mocha.
F: Smooth, creamy, silky. Amazingly easy to drink.
Overall Trillium does it again, producing a world class beer which seems to fly under the radar. This has been sitting for around three months in the fridge and the flavors have really developed and melded together.

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Photo of cbutova
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Black as can be with a light tan cap rising to a finger with decent retention. Foamy and puffy head ends as a medium ring and lacing is spotty with a few sheets.

S- Coffee bean bonanza off the top with medium sweet milk chocolate backing it up like a cake. General deep caramel, roast barley, raw cereal grains and vanilla sweets. Reminds me of affogato espresso, dessert aromas.

T- Much like the nose the meat of it is in the medium dark roast coffee which is insanely fresh here with sweet milk chocolate tones embracing it. Caramel cake icing, toasted nuts, charred grains, cereal, vanilla sweets, slight dark fruit and a spicy hint.

MF- Silky smooth like a milk stout or as if wheat was present, like a pillow. Somewhat creamy and a bit puffy in texture with a moderately high carbonation. A touch warm in the finish.

Bold coffee flavors supported extremely effectively by chocolate notes from the malts and a general feel of vanilla dessert sweetness. The body on this one is outrageously smooth and it only helps keep the 9%ABV and decadence of the brew in check.

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Photo of joberlander
4.99/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best coffee stout I've had. Amazing coffee in the nose along with milk chocolate. The taste follows with huge sweet coffee. No bitterness at all. Lots of chocolate like sweet milk chocolate. Unbelievable beer. Trillium kills it again

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PM Dawn W/ Barrington Barreiro Coffee from Trillium Brewing Company
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