New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Poured a nice, thick brown/black with a creamy tan head that lasted and laced very well. The smell was pine woody, with subtle hop bitterness, charcoal/coffee essence, and surprisingly citrusy notes. The taste confirmed all of this and then some; citrus woodiness at the start, followed by coffee, toffee, caramel, and charcoal, and rolling off the tongue with a nicely balanced sweet/bitter aftertaste. Nice thick malty mouthfeel for a porter, but one which is hidden by the complexity of the flavor, so you don't think like you are drinking a thick beer. As such, I had a few of these during the session. One of the most pleasant surprises I have had in a while. Would LOVE to try this on nitro tap. If anyone knows of anyone in north NJ who has one, PLEASE let me know!
P.S. I noticed that a lot of the less-than-stellar reviews of this beer were all sampled via bottle, and since I have yet to sample this beer from a bottle, my initial suspicion is that it must be drunk from the tap. Much respect to all of the reviewers; your comments are always well taken.
Serving type: on-tap
09-04-2009 17:53:48 | More by donniecuffs
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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 908 ratings.