Pot & Kettle
Trillium Brewing Company

Pot & KettlePot & Kettle
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Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #13
Ranked #3,227
4.19 | pDev: 8.35%
May 27, 2022
Jan 12, 2013
Pot & KettlePot & Kettle
Notes: Our signature porter, brewed with oats, has a soft, velvety mouthfeel with layers of chocolate and roasted malt on the palate. The ominously black appearance belies this porter's approachability; Pot & Kettle is satisfyingly smooth and nourishing, but never lumbering or heavy. While not sweet, dark fruit notes, such as cherries, dates, and raisins, reveal themselves as the beer warms.

MALT: American 2-row, Rolled Oats, Pale Chocolate, Black (Patent), Carafa III, Caramunich, C-120, C-80

HOPS: Columbus
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4 by Holderness from Massachusetts on May 27, 2022
4.25 by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island on Feb 14, 2022
4.29 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2021
4.58 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Oct 11, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LeRose from Massachusetts

Dark brown, tall beige head that falls to a thin foamy layer. Looks great.

Smells milk chocolate, brown sugar and toffee, oats, nutty, brown bread, light vanilla and a touch of coffee, a little dark fruit but not much at first. Builds some fruitiness as it warms. Nicely balanced.

There is a lot of chocolate in the taste, but the party doesn't end there. There is a lot going on, more than I can describe. But the highlights are brown sugar, brown bread, fruity raisin, nutty notes, toasty oats, and a decent level of bitterness. This is a well-designed and nicely executed beer.

Smooth and slick mouth feel. Restrained carbonation, medium bodied. There is a bit of a chalky feel on the end. Creamy, but no lingering sweetness despite the big chocolate flavors.

I rather like this one. It is an enjoyable drinker that's as complicated as you want it to be.

Jul 21, 2020
4.02 by PatrickCT from Connecticut on Apr 06, 2020
4.43 by Anniebee143 from West Virginia on Jul 16, 2019
4.75 by AstroT from Massachusetts on Mar 19, 2019
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 20, 2019
3.85 by tedho21 from Pennsylvania on Jan 02, 2019
4.19 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a deep dark brown color with a thin white head. Smell had roasted malts, vanilla,oats and coffee. Taste was smooth with cocoa,chocolate it mixes with coffee and malts/oats with the addition of dark fruits. Mouth feel very creamy and smooth with B4 mentioned tastes. A great porter here.

Jul 28, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours deep brown in color with a one-finger foamy khaki colored head that reduces to a ring around the edge of the glass

S- roasted and charred malt on the nose with undertones of chocolate, vanilla cream, caramel and light undertones of dark fruit

T- dark roasted malt gives way to rich notes of milk chocolate and caramel up front, mid-palate gives notes of sweet caramel whipping cream and light herbal coffee. The finish is sweet, roasted and malty, with lingers of chocolate, dark fruit & caramel

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a silky finish

O- in terms of a straight up porter, this is spot on. Great drinkability and well balanced

Jul 14, 2018
4.63 by Diura from New York on Jul 08, 2018
4.1 by Pinkylives from Massachusetts on Jun 19, 2018
4 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts on Jun 06, 2018
4.23 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on May 27, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by unclejazz from New York

Well executed and impressed with integration of coffee with malt flavor. Great body, not too heavy not too thin. Would enjoy a slightly lower abv, but that is nit picking

Mar 20, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by GiselesGazelle from Massachusetts

Appearance - pours about a finger of tan head, sticky lacing that slowly rolls down the glass. Deep, opaque brown, milk chocolate against the edges of the glass when lit up.

Smell - strong aroma of cocoa powder and spent coffee grounds.

Taste - flashed oat, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate. Not much sweetness, but some residual raisin notes as this warms up. Coffee, obviously, which leaves a subtle bitterness.

Mouth feel - smooth and full bodied, biting carbonation.

Overall -  pretty solid porter, I'd have to agree that it doesn't sit heavy on the stomach, which is my usual issue with the style. This one is very drinkable and not too sweet.

Feb 11, 2018
4.25 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2018
4.15 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Feb 03, 2018
4.5 by sweemzander from Illinois on Feb 02, 2018
4.23 by holzman57 from Massachusetts on Jan 18, 2018
4 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Jan 18, 2018
4.5 by nsiergiej from Indiana on Dec 29, 2017
4.1 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania on Dec 18, 2017
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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by bubseymour from Maryland

Perhaps a little too heavy on coffee but still a really nice porter/stout.

Dec 02, 2017
4.4 by Bum4ever from California on Dec 01, 2017
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4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Ooohhhh baby.

Nov 29, 2017
5 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts on Nov 10, 2017
4.23 by Wenzl from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2017
4 by bluehende from Delaware on Oct 23, 2017
3.77 by Maudrey from New Hampshire on Oct 18, 2017
4.28 by LeftHanded666 from New York on Sep 28, 2017
4.19 by BeerBeast from Florida on Sep 14, 2017
4.2 by Muss42 from Michigan on Sep 09, 2017
4.25 by knicks19947 from New York on Aug 21, 2017
3.94 by StoutSnob40 from California on Aug 20, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Lots of head on the pour, but dissipates literally before your eyes. By the time I got my camera out it was gone. Color is brown near the edges super dark brown (not black) in the center.
Aroma is sweetened coffee with slight charcoal.
Taste is like I prefer my coffee, on the bitter side. Mouth feel is like heavily creamed coffee (without a hint of dairy taste).
I like this beer a lot. Its no Founders Oatmeal Breakfast Stout (my absolute reference in this category), but way better than a lot of overly sweet stouts and porters out there.

Aug 07, 2017
4.61 by gbw5009 from Massachusetts on Aug 03, 2017
Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 767 ratings