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Pot & Kettle | Trillium Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.19/5
Exceptional
742 Ratings
Pot & KettlePot & Kettle
BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#1,289
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
742
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
159
Trade:
9
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Ratings: 742 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of bubseymour
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Ooohhhh baby.

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Photo of Mcb99d
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wenzl
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
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 StoutSnob40
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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Photo of gbw5009
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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Photo of cmurphy7
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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Photo of ncelauro
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

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Pot & Kettle from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 742 ratings
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