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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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943 Ratings

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Ratings: 943
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 17
Gots: 34 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002)
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Photo of GallowsThief


3.05/5  rDev -20.8%

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.

08-06-2010 22:23:43 | More by GallowsThief
Photo of TMoney2591


3.08/5  rDev -20%

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.

03-15-2011 01:46:53 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of westweasel


3.08/5  rDev -20%

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.

03-19-2007 01:07:00 | More by westweasel
Photo of Bighuge


3.08/5  rDev -20%

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.

09-27-2002 20:23:28 | More by Bighuge
Photo of Risser09


3.08/5  rDev -20%

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.

09-25-2009 11:59:41 | More by Risser09
Photo of BeerIsland


3.13/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

02-23-2006 22:03:54 | More by BeerIsland
Photo of MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

07-25-2004 04:18:53 | More by MuddyFeet
Photo of claybeer


3.15/5  rDev -18.2%

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.

10-11-2010 16:06:00 | More by claybeer
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New Hampshire

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%

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.

02-23-2005 04:00:22 | More by Truh
Photo of FanofHefe


3.15/5  rDev -18.2%

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.

02-08-2012 23:40:33 | More by FanofHefe
Photo of HalfFull


3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

09-09-2009 05:33:09 | More by HalfFull
Photo of hotstuff


3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

10-31-2003 07:48:03 | More by hotstuff
Photo of BevMoAndrew


3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

10-18-2009 01:59:34 | More by BevMoAndrew
Photo of ccrida


3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

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.

03-11-2008 22:23:21 | More by ccrida
Photo of roadhouse


3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

03-17-2009 03:36:40 | More by roadhouse
Photo of alleykatking


3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a rather nice almost black color. When held up to the light brown and red hues are shown on the sides of the glass. Half finger mocha brown head rises to the top before dying to whisps of foam. Lacing takes on more of a ringing form with this beer on the glass.

S- Big roasted malts in the front of the aroma with this beer. Some lighter chocolate notes follow for a short bit. There is a caramel like sweetness I pick up but do not know if it is from the faded citrus hops or not.

T- This beer sadly is a little metallic tasting. Nothing too bad but makes for a interesting front end taste. Metal and roasted malts are in the front duking it out for a second before roasted malts take over. Light caramel and chocolate notes in the middle with a faint citrus hops in the back. This bottle is a little past it's prime I think.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little on the lacking side. This doesn't make or break the beer though. Roasted malts with a semi-sweet taste dominate the palate and into the aftertaste. Almost a bit too watery in the mouth for my liking as well with the style.

D- There was something a little off (besides the metallic taste) that just made me say one and done. I will try this at a later date and see if I could get a better bottle.

02-03-2010 04:44:31 | More by alleykatking
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New Hampshire

3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

Poured into an imperial pint glass. A nice very dark opaque brown color with a finger widths of head. The head was a nice foam/bubble mix and partially lasted the whole beer. It had lacings down the side of the glass. The aroma initially smelled of coffee with hints of chocolate. It later changed to smell like a sweet very dark chocolate. The very end of the beer smelled of dark grains and oatmeal. Taste was slighty bitter, but was mostly of grains and oatmeal. The mouthfeel was slightly unpleasant until it was almost room temp. It was acidic in the mouth, almost burnt. Towards the end it was much easier to handle.

07-06-2007 00:19:36 | More by mountdew1
Photo of gciccarelli


3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

12oz bottle poured into curved pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown/black with a tan fluffy head.

S - Citrus, hops, roasted malt, caramel. Hops are very noticeable. A little bit funky.

T - Malt base with roasted caramel and chocolate flavors is quickly overpowered by hoppy bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. The tastes don't seem to blend well - ends up as a muddled mess.

M - Medium body, silky feel.

D - Flavors just don't seem to mix well.

This beer seems like a hopped up version of a porter...even as a hop fan, I don't think it works out too well. The flavors just run together and don't really contribute much...

08-11-2009 00:12:02 | More by gciccarelli
Photo of Sixpack595


3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

Great looking beer, deep ruby red when held up to light. Tight tan head, almost as even and finely textured as nitro poured. Great lacing. Aroma is good, chocolate, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is a big letdown. Hoping walks all over everything else. Hop bitterness is the dominant element. Yea, theres some sweetness, a bit of chocolate, but its all buried in hop bitterness. Not much of a porter, almost like a really half-assed RIS.

06-21-2005 07:41:51 | More by Sixpack595
Photo of PorterLover83


3.23/5  rDev -16.1%

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.

03-25-2008 21:21:06 | More by PorterLover83
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-07-2013 23:49:54 | More by blknikon
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-03-2013 23:05:56 | More by Sazz9
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

03-01-2013 00:30:32 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-03-2013 01:22:55 | More by maxwelldeux
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-21-2014 15:10:48 | More by Mikexw
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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