New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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very good

1,016 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 60 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

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Reviews by TXHops:
Photo of TXHops
4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

-ABV: 6.7%
-Malts: Columbus, Fuggles

I guess Avery thinks the name New World Porter is a pretty clever play on the cliché phrase, new world order. I guess I do to, as it’s not only an old-style beer brewed in the new world, it’s also slightly unusual for a porter in that it’s dry-hopped. In my opinion, the resulting flavor actually does set it apart quite nicely.

The deep reddish-black body and long-lasting, sticky-lacing brown head set the stage for a standard porter experience, but mingled in with the strong coffee and unsweetened chocolate aroma is a big smack of what I thought were American hops. The Avery web page claims that this porter uses Columbus and Fuggles, and I bet this beer is dry hopped with the Fuggles, because that’s how I’d do it…. Still on first sniff, I thought it was Cascades…

A full, chocolaty-citric body also shows strong sub flavors of super-strong coffee, and burnt toast. It’s really a strange sensation to taste the expected porter flavors and to also taste such a pronounced hoppiness. I like the experimentation and I think it works well. This beer is dry, bitter, full, crisp, sweet, malty and citric all at the same time. Cool!

Nice beer—well done. I could drink a LOT of these. In fact, I think I’ll have another.

Update--after a few weeks and the depletion of my stash of New World Porter, I HAD to come back and bump up the score on this beer. I found myself thinking about it a lot--at work, while going to bed, while drinking other beers... The chocolatey, toasty maltiness and the big, pronounced hoppiness are just addictive. This is a REALLY good beer...

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown with a hint of red showing thru when held up to the light with a creamy head that settles into a soapy-like finish.Big roasted malt hits the nose as well as some nuttiness and just a hint of cocoa,smells big and bold.Taste is also of deep roasted malt and earth,with some sweetness coming on more as I drink the hops dont come into play much u can tell they are there but not overly done.A big robust porter full of complexities very well done from Avery.

Photo of blitz134
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super dark brown body, not quite opaque. Light tan head. Fluffy 3/4" initially but reduced to a thin layer of dense bubbles. Laces beautifully by grabbing all over the glass. Very nice for a porter.

Nice aroma of chocolate with some bittersweet notes a touch of toffee and fainting hints of black coffee. Overall solid, simple and inviting. First off I note the body and carbonation when I taste this first, fairly full bodied and crisp with carbonation. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers. Flavor comes on as bittersweet chocolate again and then to a toffee in the end. A little sweetness and a bit of roasted bitterness in the end. Nicely done. Really reminds me of the chocolate coating on those Riesin candies I used to eat.

Overall good drinkability, nicely flavored porter with a good mouthfeel.

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head.

S - Subtle roasted malts and chocolate, but a pleasant aroma.

T - Taste is very roasty malts and a decent hop bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate notes, but those are pretty subtle. Actually a little more hoppy that I would prefer, but still tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finishes earthy and dry.

O - Solid porter. More intense roasted malt than some of my favorite porters, but still quite good.

Photo of Beaver13
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The New World Porter poured an opaque midnight black. It had a monstrous brown head that had good staying power and laced the glass.

The aroma is chocolate and fruity hops with a touch of fig.

The taste is chocolate malt, with some big bitter hops, and a hint of citrus. Some figs come out as the beer warms. It has a strong burnt, chalky, slightly metallic taste/mouthfeel that mellows some with time. If not for this, this would be a top notch brew.

Overall this is a very different/interesting brew. It's kind of an IPA and porter mix.

Photo of BeerIsland
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not hugely impressed with this beer. It looked nice in the glass; uneven head up top, opaque dark brown down below. There were nice coffee flavors up front, with a definite hop taste on the finish. It's a little unusal for a porter and might take some getting used to.

Photo of warriorsoul
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Once again...thanks to Downtown Wine & Spirits for bringing in these.
Pours a dark black w/ a dark tan two finger notch lacing going on as the head settles, but never fades.
For me, the unusual experience of smelling hops first off in a Porter is happily greeted. You just know there will be plenty of other things going on to balance this beer out.
Dark chocolates and butter rum aromas on the surface as well.
The taste is a bitter, yet mellow burst of coffee and malt takes over. Again, a touch of hops, but I would not consider this beer to be overly hoppy by any means. The mouthfeel is decent...maybe a bit thin for its style. The aftertaste is also a bit bitter, but does not linger...very refreshing. Easily a session brew in my opinion...another keeper from Avery.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and piney hops. The beer smells very hoppy for a porter.

The flavor is heavy on the pine with some roasted malt and chocolate mixed in. Medium bitterness. This beer may be listed as a porter, but I think it is a Black IPA all the way. Very enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Prospero
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma has a nice citrusy hop scent with a bit of coffee-like roastedness. Head was nice and foamy tan, not quite beige like some black ales have. Taste is pretty roasted but well balanced with hops. The malts don't tasted debittered so I felt like it tasted more like a porter like the name implies rather than a "pioneer Black IPA" as the label also states... Overall excellent full-bodied black ale with a nice coffee roasted malt flavor with just a hint of citrusy and piney hops, not too heavy which is nice for a black ale.

Photo of magictrokini
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a good tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee, with some caramel and malt. Taste is interesting. Loads of coffee and chocolate, but the hops give the finish an earthy, almost peaty character. Kind of like someone dropped a shot of Islay scotch into the keg. Creamy mouthfeel makes this a nice little beer and pushes it up a few notches.

Photo of jondeelee
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New World Porter opens with a surprisingly hoppy nose, ripe with grapefruit, lemon, and touches of pine resin, and at first blush bears little resemblance to a porter, and much more to an IPA. After a few seconds the initial hop aromas fade slightly, revealing a much darker malt base rich with coffee, cream, baking whole wheat bread, and thick molasses. Touches of ash and pepper add a bit of spark, mixed in with a not-insubstantial dollop of caramel. As a whole, the nose is quite nice, bearing excellent aromas in well-balanced proportions. But even with the darker malt aromas at the most present, this beer still does not smell like a porter. The hops are simply too present in their pink grapefruit goodness, providing a strange introduction. Perhaps much of the problem here lies in the name, for while the beer is labeled a “porter” in its title, a small note on the side of the label denotes it as a “Black IPA”—something I didn’t notice until the strong hop aromas made me read the bottle more carefully.

On the tongue, the initial flavors are hops, rushing forward in grapefruit, lemon, mint, and pine resin with somewhat unbalanced strength. I say this because the malts prove a little difficult to locate against the hop onslaught, and only touches of coffee, ash, brown sugar, cream, and caramel make their way through. There is still a good bit of baking bread, however, and apricot fruit esters add a lovely sugary note. The aftertaste is, at first, a continuation of the bright, citrusy grapefruit and lemon hop notes, though after a while a runnel of ash makes it way through, providing for an interesting experience. Mouthfeel is a slightly watery medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, while I quite liked the hop flavors in here, there simply weren’t enough of the darker, malty notes--certainly not enough to satisfy this drinker’s craving for a Black IPA. Without this label--i.e. if I were drinking this blind--the beer would actually be quite good, and I would simply assume I was partaking in a good IPA with some light touches of ash. But the contrast confuses my tongue, as does the slightly watery mouthfeel. So while there is much to appreciate in this brew, I think its labeling doesn’t work. Drink it as a straight IPA, then, and enjoy.

Photo of Osiris9588
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

3oz sample at the Spagio Cellars' October Beer Social. The color nearly opaque very dark brown, with patches of mahogany near the bottom. The head fluffy and off-white.

The nose is filled with chocolate, cocoa, and rich coffee. The taste offers more of the same, along with smoky notes, a touch of caramel, a little coffee bitterness, and a flourish of hops.

It's well balanced, medium-bodied yet creamy, with a dry finish. Drinkable for the style. I dig it.

Photo of far333
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with no light coming through. Thick and chunky light-brown head with lumps like oatmeal. The head hangs out for a while and slowly drops down. Sweet and roasty smell, deep espresso and bitter chocolate. Intense flavor with rich raisin, sharp molasses, and bitter chocolate and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel, moderate to low carbonation. A little tannic. Bitter coffee lingers, with a slight hop bitter running beneath. Very rich and intense flavor, but very satisfying. Thanks to Brent for this one.

Photo of BadBadger
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery's New World Porter pours from the bottle a nice near opaque color. The smell is nice and malty, with carmel undertones wafting through. The tasty is malty, with additional pleasantly matched bittering. There is a mild after taste of caramel and hops which adheres to the tip of the tongue. This is a very nice porter. Keep an eye out for this and gice it a try. Enjoy!

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into teku; brown/black with a nice thick tan head that sits for a while, leaving fine lacing as it slowly descends.
Smells of hearty grain and earthy hops, toasted malt and a hint of herbal bitterness.
Taste follows nose; nutty, toasted grain with a dark sweetness moves into herbal/leafy hop bitterness. Finishes with sweet grainy flavors lingering with a hint of crisp bitterness left over.
Mouthfeel is medium-thin but smooth, nice.
Overall, a lovely take on the black ale style. I was a bit confused when I saw this one list "porter" and "black IPA" on the same bottle, but after tasting it, I understand. It really is a middle ground between the two.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

One of the cooler new style porters, rich, beige head, brown pour, substantial presence. Aroma was nuttier like a brown ale.

Lots of cascade hops in this one. A real good hoppy porter. Alcohol comes off tame, the hops and carbonation make it an easier drinking porter. Still has a decent amont of chewiness to it throughout. Me likeee.

Photo of AveryAdams
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First review here, who better to start with than one of my favorite breweries that also shares my name? This is the first time though that I've had the new world porter.

Served in a pint glass at about 55 degrees.

Appearance - Very dark, appears black initially but shining a light through it reveals that it is actually a deep ruby red. Head is a tan color with tight bubbles. Carbonation maybe a tad much for the style? Head retention is excellent. Looks good enough to drink.

Aroma - Aroma is less than expected, just not very powerful at all. What is present is grainy and malty. Alcohol is also noticeable though just slightly. Some slight fruitiness as well, really reminds me of figs but lately everything reminds me of figs. Very little if any hop smell. Pleasing aroma, just wish there was more of it.

Flavor - Malty, roasty and toasty. Sweetness well balanced with bitterness. Grain and cereal flavors are forefront, with roasted malt bitterness and hops secondary. Very well balanced flavor. Alcohol is also detectable, adding a nice spiciness. A little more bitter than I'd expect from a standard porter, but for me that's a plus.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, carbonation is immediately noticeable on the tongue. Slightly creamy, smooth and pleasant, although again more carbonated than I would expect from a porter. Still not bad.

Overall - a very good beer! Another winner from Avery.

Photo of ADR
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, reddish highlights at the bottom, seems to be clear. Flat head of under 1/2 an inch, creamy bubbles. Sheets of tan lace. Slight coffee aroma, a bit of leafiness. Mouthfeel is lighter but slick, carbonation on the lower side. Different flavor than some, sweet malted milk impression with a fairly pronounced herbal hoppiness that shows up later in the profile. Seems less hoppy on warming up a bit. I like this one OK, the end kind of annoys me a bit in its dry hop character. At least it distracts me a little -- and the finish seems noticeably thinner than the start is.

Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Poured very dark mahogany with nice reddish highlights when held in strong light. Moderately durable tan head is creamy soft. Decent, spotty lacing.

Aroma: Features orange and chocolate over a roasted malt base that was less strong than expected.

The flavor is a bit richer and stronger than the aroma suggests even though the chocolate component is less pronounced than expected. Some herbal/grassy notes step in, and there are hints of coffee, burnt toast and smoke in the mild-moderately bitter finish and aftertaste.

Medium body, exceptionally smooth, well carbonated, but a touch watery.

O: Not really a porter but rather a bit of a hybrid, hopped up "New World Porter". Good effort but falls short of a seamless hybridization. Does fit with BA Style = American Black Ale.

Photo of OStrungT
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark brown color, that, when held up to a light, has a slight ruby red tint to it. The head is thick, fluffy, and light brown. It fades very slowly, leaving a lot of laces.

The first thing I noticed about the aroma, was as I was pouring it, it was strong. Malty caramle sweetness. Also, some slight citrus hops. It has a nice coffee aroma also.

This beer tastes great. It has a coffee flavor. It tastes like sweet caramel. It has a slight hop flavor also.

This beer is very smooth. It is well carbonated for the style. It is balanced to perfection. It leaves a malty aftertaste.

I think this beer would make an excellant session beer. It tastes great, and the alcohol content is not too high.

Overall: This is probably one of the best Porters I have ever had. I was expecting a booring beer with out much taste. Unfortunately, I get that a lot from Porters. What I got this time was an amazing beer. WOW.

Photo of pwoods
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle from Jungle Jim's poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Nearly solid black w/ dark cherry hues when held to the light. Didn't aggressively pour which led to a 1 finger toffee head that hung out a few minutes. Decent lacing for the first half.

S: Nutty chocolates and mocha. Vanilla background? Wish the smell was stronger. Very nice smell, just kinda weak.

T/M: Great dark German chocolate right up front. Not as much coffee as I would have expected but well balanced. I get a full body that continues to thicken as it warms but doesn't get chewy.

D: As with other porters and stouts, I'd have to say I'm stopping at one. Maybe if it were a cooler fall night, I'd have a second.

Photo of jbphoto88
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa thats a dark beer! This one looks like used motor oil from my 30 year old motorcycle. Its an opaque black with some ruby amber highlights. Little to no head.

Smell is very mild but quite pleasing. It has a roasted malt scent with a mild chocolate nose and some good hops. It could be more robust but I'm not complaining.

Taste is mostly malts and they are big. There is a sweet chocolaty flavor followed by a hoppy bitterness. In retrospect there is a little more astringency then I would like but its not bad at all.

This is a good porter. It drinks smooth and has a nice malty dry finish.

Photo of kenziek3259
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a finger thick, off-white head that very slowly dissipated as the beer was consumed. The beers color comes across as a dark, dark brown, almost black. Right upfront there is a nice malty nose that is pleasant to inhale; comes up sweet. Along with the malt, there are subtle hints of burnt coffee and a little chocolate that are nicely balanced. The initial sip of malty sweetness and burnt coffee blends well together, however the slightly bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue is not unpleasant but different. Overall a beer that I would try for a second time if I found it again.

Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes are recent.

I'm doubting this beer's claims as a porter from the start. Nearly pitch-black, it's not like any porter I've seen before. A tan head grows to one finger in height. Retention is good, as it never really goes away after it drops just a little. Lacing is left in plenty down the glass, patching with some legs almost until it reaches the bottom.
This one's roasty, with a bit of char to it. There's some chocolate as well. It's also quite piney. While the porter claim is suspect, now I'm sure it's on 'dem newfangled black-type hybrid malty IPA-type thangs. Bitterness lingers on the palate, though in the flavor the char takes a bit too hard an edge into the finish. Otherwise, it's quite enjoyable.
This one's nice and smooth, the body a nice, deep medium verging on full. There's a good creaminess to it that makes for easy drinking, though crispness isn't neglected.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic! Earthy, rich and inviting! Tons of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, strong notes of coffee, dark molasses, brown sugar, a touch of licorice, a touch of chalk, and lots of dark chocolate.

Taste: Interesting. This beer’s flavor is nowhere near as bold and assertive as the aroma. There’s still lots of delicious roasted malt up front, followed by lots of brown sugar and dark molasses-like sweetness, and the aforementioned touch of licorice, but they’re all much softer and subtler than the aroma, and after the first impression of the aroma, the flavor is a bit of a letdown.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and very smooth, as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 6.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very, very good porter, with an absolutely, amazingly, spectacular aroma. If the flavor could’ve lived up to the aroma, this would’ve been a world-class porter. As it stands, it’s only a very, very good one, and still worth a drink or two.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.