Pot & Kettle | Trillium Brewing Company

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
720 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
Ratings:
720
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
128
Gots:
154
For Trade:
9
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of CHickman
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
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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Photo of Boccu
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
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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Photo of J-Rice
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spoild
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frasergrove
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ark500
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

very nice balanced porter

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Datdubj1988
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of agraves617
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shellynix
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wardt16
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mterrence5
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this is close to the best porter on the planet. if you have it on draft you really get the vanilla poping over the malty chocolate raisin flavor and its phenomenal. in cans and in bottles it still a strong player but you cant beat the keg at the draft room.

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Photo of SharkNado
4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacemanspiff13
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a tall boy into a shaker pint, the beer is jet black, with a low profile, creamy, tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, semisweet chocolate, roasted notes, and subtle nutty highlights. Flavors are robust, heavily roasted forward, with a blend of chocolate, coffee, cream, and nutty highlights once again. Perfectly balanced, on a creamy, smooth body. Roasted chocolate and coffee aftertaste, with a solid linger past the smooth finish. Great beer.

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

Photo of SRBush1974
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crotharagain
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a flawless beer. I've only had about 10 coffee flavored porters and Berkshire Brewing Company's was my top choice until now.
This beer rocks. I made a second trip back to the brewery in Canton after I tried it the first time because I did not pick up enough.
Smooth and silky, the cold pressed coffee mingles nicely with the porter backbone and the finish is smooth. Outstanding.

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Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
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