Pot & Kettle | Trillium Brewing Company

Pot & KettlePot & Kettle
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 734 ratings
Pot & KettlePot & Kettle
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Todd on 01-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,259
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
734
Liked:
672
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
8.35%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
131
Gots:
158
Trade:
9
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodchipper
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teromous
3.06/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased from the Fort Point location. Printing was messed up on all the cans in my four-pack but I was able to piece together that it was canned on 19-JUL-17 07:52.

Appearance: The body is dark brown to black depending on how much light is on it. It never has any head but there are a few rogue tan colored bubbles on the surface. With no head comes no retention or lacing.

Aroma: The aroma of the beer permeates the air and it is picked up at a distance. It has a nice coffee aroma with a bit of an ancho chili pepper scent. There is a bit of a chocolate scent as well.

Taste: It has a nice coffee taste with a bit of a woody or twiggy character.

Mouthfeel: The body is nice and thick but it feels a bit raspy rather than being smooth. It feels under-carbonated.

Overall: It's about average tasting for a coffee beer. The flavor of the coffee seems to mask the flavor of the malt and yeast quite a bit. The aroma is pleasant and seems to be the highlight of this beer. It wouldn't be my first choice of a porter or a coffee beer. I probably wouldn't recommend it unless it's the only coffee beer you can get. It's a decent enough beer but I wouldn't buy it again.

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4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dogleg_left
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Handsome two finger coffee crema head that hangs out to be noticed. Dark espresso body. The aromas are bonkers with fresh espresso and sweet cold brew coffee, char, dark chocolate, and pine. Flavors follow with rich roasted malts smoothed out by double bourbon vanilla tinged coffee notes that yield into a perfectly balanced bitter hop finish. Smooth and full body. Medium carbonation. Wonderful porter.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can from late March or early April, 2017. Poured into Kane tulip glass and let warm.

L: Dark black beer with a 2F light tan head. Not much retention. A little bit of sticky lacing and a ring.

S: Roasted malts, hints of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Maybe some vanilla.

T: Lots of roasted malts, some coffee, dark fruit and vanilla notes. Lots of creaminess from the flaked oats, almost gives a false dairy taste. Finish is quite neutral, neither sweet nor bitter.

F: Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated. Excellent construction and balance.

F: Right up there with Morning Bell as my favorite porter.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger thick foamy khaki colored head that was full of bubbles, fading around average time and leaving really impressive foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of rich roasted grains, burnt coffee grinds, dark chocolate, maple syrup, burnt wood, char or smoky notes, light piney hops, earthy notes like peat moss, and a cold black coffee. Tons of roast, lots of complex chocolate and robust coffee deliver exactly what I'd hoped for when I read the label ("Oatmeal Porter with Cold Brewed Coffee"). Simply lovely to inhale, getting better as it warms up.

Taste nails it too. Like the nose but better with roasted grains and/or oats, burnt coffee grinds, dark chocolate, maple syrup, cocoa powder, bakers chocolate (aka bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred wood, smoky notes, dark fruit like plum or raisin, peat moss, light piney hops, vanilla, earthy notes like and a cold black coffee. It resembles espresso and an cold brewed coffee mixed together, with a nice level of bitterness and trailing chocolate that finishes dry and sweet.

Mouthfeel is smooth and on the thin side like most porters, but the complex flavors could fool you into thinking this is a breakfast stout or a milk stout. As stated above, a real nice level of bitterness that blends well with the mild carbonation and smooth feel to make this extremely easy to drink as it completely masks the 7.5% ABV. I could drink this every day.

This may be my favorite beer by Trillium, it was delicious and very easy to drink.

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4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with two finger brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma deep roasted coffee. Taste is of deep coffee roast, chocolate, nutty, cream,carmel, marshmallow and light bitterness. Very complex yet exstreemly smooth. Great porter with an almost stout feel. Big trillium fan. Look forward to more.

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4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spoild
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ark500
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

very nice balanced porter

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Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 734 ratings
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