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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

997 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 997
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

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Photo of zbooks
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Spineypanda
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark dark brown, almost black and has a good head with nice retention and lacing.
Smells of light malts nothing like a strong porter.
Tastes really bland.. not a bad flavor by any means but lacking in some department, maybe if it is a bit warmer it will be nice.

Not my favorite. Not bad.

Photo of ypsifly
3.06/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Undated 12oz poured into a pint glass.

Deep dark brown with a head of tan that is tall and rocky. It really clings to the glass with tenacity. Lots of lace in its wake.

The nose is very hoppy for a porter. Roasted malts with a touch of cocoa powder underneath. The hops give it an herbal aroma that isn't bad, but for the style it is a bit weird.

The taste is a bit odd for style as well. The hops seem to set the whole thing off balance. They have an odd, almost off interaction with the other flavors. I get a sensation of something made with a splash of creme de menthe. The roasted flavors from the malt barely comes through. The cocoa is there but its all framed by the hops in a way that is not what I would expect from a porter. Dry finish with some lingering malt.

The mouth is a bit thin for the style. I'm glad I bought this as a single...I'll leave it at that.

Photo of mdwalsh
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Very nice with an almost three finger, tan head and black body. Really dark with just the slightest red light coming though. But no active carbonation, and the head is fading fast.

S: Hoppy. Very hoppy. A citrus/floral blend I would say. Possibly a little centennial, but not a lot. A little malt, but a pretty basic profile that seems to work well. Deep wiffs though get smells i would compare to the beach and nail polish remover. odd.

T: More of that alcohol/beach/I don't know what flavor. Sort of like burnt chocolate. Oh this started so good but it just isn't doing anything for me now. There are no clear hop or malt tastes at all.

M: Smooth, with some fizz and only a hint of dryness.

D: Bleh, not any more for me. But I could see some people liking it.

Edit: looking at other reviews, particularly of people I usually agree with, this must be a bad bottle.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

I wanna say this was brewed to commemorate the achievements of Columbus, Vespucci, and their ilk, but I somehow doubt that was the case. Oh well. It pours a dark garnet-sienna topped by a half-finger of light sandstone foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, dark chocolate, light onion, pine, and cedar. The taste does not deviate far from the smell, though thankfully the onion has dropped out, only to be replaced by a stronger pine character and some light orange peel. The body is a light-ish medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, I don't feel the hoppy-ness really jives with the porter qualities at all. It's just kind of a sad excuse for a black IPA with a smidge more roast. Not a fan, myself.

Photo of GallowsThief
3.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into standard pint glass.

A - Poured a deep amber color with a nice frothy head.

S - Nice malty smell. Maybe some chocolately fragrance.

T - First impression was a taste of coffee. The malt flavor is there.

M - Carbonation was medium with a bit of a tingle on the tongue.

D - I could have a couple of these. Sitting around telling stories with friends these would go over well.

Photo of westweasel
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Gorgeous - Dark brown liquid which appears clear, but so dark you can't see through it. Poured with a 1" thick creamy tan head, of which 1/2 inch was above the rim of the glass. The foam left great lacing all along the sides of the glass as it went down.

Smell - Roasty and sweet... a little bit of coffee and a little bit of pine.

Taste - Very bitter and roasty, a little ashy. I really like porters that have a depth of flavors. This beer has so much bitterness, it drowns everything else out. Maybe this would be more appealing after lots of aging.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium, with a bitter, dry finish.

Drinkability - Not as good as I had hoped. I would have preferred this more if it was less bitter and a lot smoother.

Photo of Bighuge
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You can tell this f'er is dry hopped to an extreme. It smells more like a Bigfoot than any porter I've had. I'm guessing bigtime Centennials dry hopping. The beer looks very nice. Dark ruby and a wonderful, thick light brown colored head sits on top. Shows great retention and lacing. I'm having a hard time getting into this porter. Usually I like a highly hopped porter (SN, Rogue, Summit, etc,), but this one goes overboard. The porter qualities aren't allowed to come through much. Just the barleywine type of hopping. Very little roastedness or coffee-like tones. This is not a bad beer. Just a pretty average but unique porter.

Photo of Risser09
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2008

Appearance: Pours a transparent dark brown with garnet highlights. A 3" tall, light tan, foamy head builds and sticks around for some time. Lots of coating lace, with tiny holes everywhere shedding light through.

Smell: A grapefruit and citrus aroma are strong, with a hint of dark malt beneath all of that. A hint of cocoa powder, too.

Taste: A strong grapefruit hop bitterness hits right away, followed by a sweet porter flavor of molasses, cocoa and some coffee tones. Lingering bitterness throughout the experience.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and smooth, without too much carbonation. Alcohol and bitterness blend to create a long finish. Medium body.

Drinkability: Not bad, although I would like a little less hoppiness to grace my porter. A solid try that is overshadowed by bitterness. Okay.

Photo of claybeer
3.11/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has a rich mahogany, wet leather brown. It's dark enough you can't see any light through it. The head is a creamy coco color and laced the glass fairly well as it reduced to a film over this beer. The nose isn't very pleasant at first. Some molasses notes with some burnt tobacco and grain. There are defiantly some hops and coffee notes that stick to the tongue. There is some sweet brown that show up on the second sip. The finish is long! It is longer than I would like but it's flavors change as it lingers which makes it very enjoyable. The lingering flavors make it a slow drinker.

Photo of BeerIsland
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
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 hotstuff
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When poured, the head was tan and small in size with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a black hue. The nose was that of coffee and some chocolate and the flavor was that of coffee that left an aftertaste. The mouthfeel was very smooth and medium bodied. This beer left a good lacing on the sides of my glass.

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good tasting beer, the alcohol was very prevalent in the beer's flavor. It pours a dark brown in color with very litle head. Lace does from on the glass, but it slides back down in to the beer rather quickly. The flavor was chocolate and malt. Slight coffee flavors too. However, the alcohol taste was just slightly too strong for me preference.

Photo of HalfFull
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear deep brown with ruby highlights. A half inch of tan head settles to offer some light lacing. Moderate retention at best.

Thin milk chocolate and roasted barley on the nose along with some piney hops. Bit of dry grated chocolate after some air. Hop notes can be a bit rancid at times with some sour milk notes.

Somewhat light in body with chocolate and cinnamon, watery on the swallow, and a return of chocolate on the finish. Good level of carbonation for the structure of the beer makes for an OK feel and drink. Nothing stands out here making for a mediocre brew overall.

Photo of Truh
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was funded by the king for this trip with this one on 2/20/2005. 16-oz. pour in a shaker at the Cambridge Bukowski’s.

Cavernous, cumulus fluff of tightly encrusted carbonation with a huge stick. Almost salty presence on nose, and a soap/oak smokiness with an undercurrent of caramel, A very surprising hop chalk presence is immediately noted on mouth, and the present roast character does not seem to blend well with the former, creating an almost toothpaste flavor; pine essence and black licorice jump around. Cannot recommend this one.

Photo of FanofHefe
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass; no freshness dating on the bottle or label. Dark brown, nearly black body and very carbonated. More than a two-finger tan head and good lacing.

Not what I expected in the aroma. An earthy hop aroma comes through first, followed by the roasted malt.

The flavor follows the aroma and, upon further inspection, the label calls this a Pioneer Black IPA. I get that because this does not remind me of a porter at all. The roasted malt takes a serious back seat to the earthy, grassy hops. Only small notes of the malt characteristics come through, like a hint of chocolate.

Medium mouthfeel and no real notice of the alcohol. I'm not too enamored with this beer because it doesn't do enough to be a good porter or enough to be a good black IPA.

Photo of ccrida
3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draught shaker, the New World Porter is a dark blackish brown with a small, super tight tan head that is long lasting and leaves thick, creamy foam lace.
Served ice cold, even after 30+ mins, the smell was very muted, lightly sweet malt.

Taste is pretty average strong porter, rich and malty with a bit of char and a boozy, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, with a heavier viscosity.

Drinkability is average, again, just a generic strong American porter. I understand this one has a great hop character when fresh (November), but by March, even under pressure and kept way too cold, it's muted.

Photo of PorterLover83
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was pretty much pitch black, had a nice head on it though. Kinda frothy looking. Smell was of dark roasted malts with not too much hop coming through. Had coffee hints in the taste and the smell. I liked it. Had sort of a heavier mouth feel. Pretty good drinkability.

Photo of BevMoAndrew
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 12oz bottle at about 40 degrees.
Appearance - Black with a thick, cream colored froth.
Smell - There is definitely a clear hop presence on this beer with a light citrus and spice hop aroma, chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, & toffee.
Taste - Roasted barley & coffee are up front with a definite hop dryness on the back side.
Drinkability - An interesting brew. I think that this beer is well made, but nothing special without the obvious dry-hopping....which at least makes this different and memorable.

Photo of roadhouse
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a dark brownish mahogany color with a one inch thick cream colored head. Nice pattern of lacing left on the glass.

Aroma is very fruity with a strong floral characteristic. A vague hint at some chocolate but it very much lacks any roastiness.

Taste is very similar. Lots of fruitiness up front with an onslaught of floral and citrusy hop flavors that just seem wrong in this style. There's a slight chocolate tone in towards the finish mixed with the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, quite creamy too, but slightly harsh to me.

Didn't really like this one very much, but it's not horrible. Nothing like the Porters that I like. I probably won't be getting it again.

Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style and brewery. 6.7%. Listed as a "Black IPA" on its label. No bottled on or best before date.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of beige-khaki colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and great retention. Decent lacing. Foamy and inviting. Colour is a dark nontransparent black. Perhaps an extremely dark ruby, but I doubt it. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Hoppy, with floral character taming the bitterness. Dark malts form the foundation. Some cream. No real proper porter notes. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts with some roasted barley. Strangely handled hops ride atop with no distinct character whatsoever. Some cream on the open. Pleasant off-berry malt flavour emerges on the climax and is a highlight of the brew. Balanced strangely, but alright. If this is truly a porter as stated on the website, it's a poor one - but I trust it's a black IPA - albeit an underwhelming one. Some layering but no true subtlety. I like the dark malts. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Creamy to an extent, but not horribly so for a porter. Smooth and wet, suiting the style and flavours. Adequately thick. Nicely carbonated. Fairly light on the palate for its depth of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but far from unique or special. I wouldn't get it again. Hides its ABV nicely. Not Avery's best offering, but a decent one.

High C

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of Sazz9
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of jerefreakinmiah
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.