“For this rendition of our signature porter, brewed with oats, we added a post-fermentation dose of chocolate. Inviting aromas of coffee milk, cacao nibs, and pudding are followed by a hazelnut heavy palate, strong notes of dark chocolate, and Pot & Kettle’s signature smooth mouthfeel. Opaque in appearance with a warm brown color.”
Glassware: English pint.
Appearance: Dark brown almost black with a thumb of loosely held foam on top. It quickly snaps back to the edges with little lace work on the glass.
Aroma: Nice and hearty, works well on this cool winters arvo. The two feature flavours present beautifully – the oatmeal with its somewhat savoury cereal grains and the chocolate that really comes through. It’s like an early 19th century winter brekky….porridge and hot chocolate! Subtle dark fruits, apricot, toasty/earthy malts and figs just coz they can!
Flavour: Displaying dark fruits initially, making way for the roasty malts, chocolate and apricot as it nears the mid. The oats are mild early on but they really start to take shape in the middle supported by carob, cocoa powder and gently roasted malts. Some biscuity/nutty malt pairs up with the chocolate to finish off.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, effortless and well rounded. Medium body with a nicely disguised 7.5% AbV. Dangerously drinkable!
Overall: A light yet full flavoured porter. It kind of goes through the motions starting with the oatmeal and chocolate to choc chip cookies and eventually revealing a distinct esrthy apricot as it hits took temperature. This USB our first crack at Trillium (besides the collab beers of course) and we’re very satisfied. As expected.