New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dantes:
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Package: 12oz. crowned brown bottle. No date or ABV information on label. Blurb describes beer as A traditional porter- big, black and bold- with a twist...Its dry-hopped! The label also depicts an antique-style map of North and South America.
Cost: Acquired via trade
Presentation: Shaker pint at ~50º
Appearance: A very dark brown body with ruby tints when held to the light. Generates quite a generous, rocky head, thats surprisingly light-colored.
Smell: Strong but balanced, with a dark roasted grainy framework, with substantial hoppy notes, tobacco tar, and coffee bitterness. Quite complex.
Taste: Theres quite a lot going on with this beer. First, the dry-hopping really seems to work, with much of it appearing in the nose, while just the right amount finds its way into the symphony of flavors. This beer is founded on the substantial, roasted malt base, yielding nice coffee-like flavors, with hints of chicory, nuts, tarry tobacco, and blackstrap molasses. Heaped on top of this is the expected hoppiness tempered with some gentle, fruity, almost brown-ale-like sweetness. Maybe I didnt find the hops so strident or citrusy because I love fuggles (an ironic hop for a New World porter). Finishes strongly like a porter should.
Mouthfeel: Perhaps a bit too carbonated for me, resulting in a little thinness. In this respect, it fails to match a world-class porter like Fullers.
Drinkability: A really enjoyable, nice-drinking porter. Little alcohol impact. One of the better choices in one of my favorite style categories.
Backwash: Im very surprised that so many people find this to be so hoppy (or too hoppy); or think it is so stout-like. I found this to be the opposite. Its not as viscous or sweet as Fullers or as hoppy as Smuttys Robust Porter. Maybe it's the technique, or the blend of hops; but the dry-hopping works for me here. A nice blend of the old and the new.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2004 21:22:07 | More by Dantes
More User Reviews:
3.81/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Thin body that is almost an opaque brown tinted brown body. Head is just a notch under a fnger's length coming off naturally tan.
Smell: Light hop scent accompanied by coffee.
Taste: Light but bitter chocolate feel with hints of caramel. Not exactly sweet but definitely satisfying.
Mouth: Medium carbonation, barely sticky but nice after-taste. More on your smoother side. For a porter a little light.
Overall: Not a bad brew an for you newbie beer drinkers that are looking for a very good "starter" or go-to dark beer this one is it. Packs flavor and loves you back. Salud!
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 04:22:16 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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 920 ratings.