New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by BradtheGreat7:
3.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Review taken from notes(Late Feb. 2013)
12 oz brown bottle with neat Avery label art. I actually remember buying this because of the art on the label. It's appealing to me. Anyway, poured Into a tulip style/stout pint glass.
A - first look is nearly black in color but the true color of very dark brown reveals itself once examined more closely. Maybe some slight hits of dark ruby, but it's more of a dark brown that appears to be a soft black mass. Small, Medium Brown colored head forms on top That does leave a trace of lacing on the glass.
S - Pure black malt paired with small whiffs of dark chocolate. Hop profile smells cascade black ipa/ale like. Somewhat resinous and just Right down rich dark aromas with a hint of spice in the backdrop.
T - black and chocolate malts feature as the star of this flavor, but it's co-star hop profile is almost as talented constantly stealing the spotlight. This isnt the traditional porter flavors im accustomed to, but the dry hopped flavor still provide good flavor. It has a bit of roast to it, but an equal amount of caramel sweetness with both being dominated by the black malts and cascade like hops. Maybe a touch of some weird dark fruit just before the finish.
M - Pretty medium bodied but still has a good thickness to the overall feel. Its not flawless, but it let's you know you are sipping a black colored ale. Abv goes nearly unnoticed and the drinkability is there.
O - I enjoy Avery brews. Personally this isn't an ale I'd throw the 'porter' tag on by any means as its more of a traditional American Black ale. Not sure I'd even go with black ipa but it definitely had characteristics of both the porter and black ipa. For me it's quite the interesting and unique beer. Not sure what the release on this is whether it's year round or seasonal, but this was fresh and pretty enjoyable. Not something I'll crave all year long, but something that is worth picking up again. It's complexity and depth character are present and paired with some Avery class it's worth a go for anyone. It is for me anyway.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 14:17:10 | More by BradtheGreat7
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4.39/5 rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Libby Poter/Stout glass.
A - Extremely dark brown to black body. 1 Finger head that is a dark orange/creamy caramel color. Head dissipates after about a minute and leaves splotchy lacing that is still active with bubbles and a large amount of lacing around the edge of the glass.
S - Light caramel, cooked orange , coffee, butter, vanilla, creamy, reminds me of a stout smell more than a porter, along the lines of a guiness. Hints of hops.
T - Starts incredibly creamy, once again reminded me of a guiness, but it followed with a spiciness like pepper and orange rind. Ends with moderate coffee and hop notes. Really nice flavor.
M - Starts off very full and rich, which I enjoy. Turns into mild acid, but is always accompanied by a creamy and bubbly lacing.
O - A very, very good beer, and one of the best porters I've ever had. I bought this beer from one of my favorite places because it was on sale. I was not expecting something this great for how much I paid for it, and I might go back and grab some more that were on sale.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2014 02:53:16 | More by marshmarsh
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.