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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter

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850 Ratings
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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002)
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Photo of PeterIngemi


3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz on draft at the gulu gulu in Salem ma.

A: a nice deep dark brown. With a finger of tan head. Beautful lacing. A nice looking beer.

S: not as pungent of an aroma as i ha hoped. Roastyness with a touch of chocolate. And a bit of earthy hop

T: much like the nose, chocolate, nice roastyness, finishes with a touch of hops... Overall very tasty

M: medium to heavy bodied, and a little bit chalky, with medium carbonation, a lil too chalky for me.

O: a solid porter not my favorite but still very solid...

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2012 23:22:37 | More by PeterIngemi
Photo of Darkmagus82


4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown almost black color with a thin tan head. The small head faded fast giving a fair amount of lacing.

Smell –Sweet candy like aromas are the biggest and boldest. There is bit of licorious in there, but the aromas are really much sweeter candy flavor, almost of root beer and chocolate hard candies. Some roasty aromas are present as well, although they are hidden and quite weak in comparison the sweeter aromas. Overall it is a rather unique, but enjoyable aroma.

Taste – A sweeter taste of some chocolate and a little bit of coffee are present initially. There is a nice dark malty backbone with some hints of sweet vanilla more toward the middle of the taste. At the very end there is a surge of hoppy flavors with the sweeter flavors fading to more bitter flavors. The bitter hoppy flavors and bitter flavors of chocolate and coffee take the taste to the end.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the creamier side with a rather moderate to slightly below average carbonation level. For the style of the beer it was very fitting and made the beer very amendable to linger in the mouth for experiencing the whole flavor profile.

Overall – A nice slightly sweeter porter with a nice aroma, mouthfeel and taste. Avery did a nice job here.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 00:16:41 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of Bouleboubier


3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this may by far be the hoppiest US porter I've come across in my short life. not knowing a thing about it, never having known Avery produced a porter, i ordered a glass knowing it would probably be, at worst, not bad. and it wasn't bad at all!

to sum it up:

very dark, almost totally black liquid. perhaps a bit of mocha color to the head, though it wasn't poured with much on it. subsequent swirls didn't show a ton of gas.

mellow coffee and not quite so mellow chocolate malt aromas and flavor - the chocolate comes across a touch sweet while the beer has a uncommon degree of strange malty compactness to the body, helping give it mass, putting a little weight on the tongue.

my, is it hoppy though! i wouldn't say it's terribly but merely moderately, noticeably bitter - thankfully well balanced by the malt flavors. probably has some of the most relatively intense hop flavor though in a dark ale in this alcohol range. spruce-piney, for sure.

i'm guessing that the lack of head and its parallel subtle watery quality to the body had something to do with a gas line malfunction/improper setting. who knows? regardless, a pretty respectable offering from Avery.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 04:05:51 | More by Bouleboubier
Photo of Spider889


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Bodega, served in a pint glass.

Black with a short head leaving nice lacing. Side note: now every time my wife sees even a little lacing she pokes fun at me by saying, "Look at THAT beer porn!" Well, this was a nice-looking beer...

Smells a little dull, but it showcases some hop spiciness and light coffee aromas.

Tasted very green - lots of fresh hops in here. Pine and citrus. Bitter black coffee is the other main component.

Smooth and creamy texture.

This was ok but not the most notable porter. I prefer mine a little less hopped. Maybe they should call this "Old World Porter" as I believe porters were more strongly hopped back in the day of British Imperialism.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2011 00:21:43 | More by Spider889
Photo of emmasdad


4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap yesterday up at the Avery Tap House. I've had many, many bottles of this one, and enjoyed them all immensely, yet have never tried it on tap. I'm glad I did. Poured a dark reddish brown color, with a bit of off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasted malt and chocolate. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, balanced and drinkable, with flavors of hops, roasted malt and chocolate.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 07:21:14 | More by emmasdad
Photo of JoeAmerican77


3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good pour, a dark rootbeer color with a generous finger of seething light brown head.

Smells of chocolate malts and slight booze. Hard to get too much.

Heavy malts and salt, cocoa with a slight hop acridity, a little bit of dog poo in there too, haha a rich flavor for certain and I like it.

Mouthfeel is a quality heavy body with creamy carbonation. Very wet and delicate.

I'd recommend this porter over almost any other CO micro as a go to cheaper option.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2011 22:45:36 | More by JoeAmerican77
Photo of wspscott


3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At pazzos

A: dark brown, almost black. Starts with a thin dark tan head that drops almost immediately.
S: roasted malts and citrus hops
T: the hops are very obvious, lots of citrus combined with roasted and chocolate malts.
M: more carbonation than I like, along with a thinner body, makes for a rough feel
D: this is my third one, so they are doing something right. Like a roasty brown ale, with a heavy dose of hops, nice. Worth trying for a change of pace.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2010 22:08:56 | More by wspscott
Photo of DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery New World Porter on tap at Mahaffey's Pub in B'more, MD, served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very brown, bordering on black. Decent head, good lacing and retention. A better-than-average-looking porter.

Smell: Intense roastiness, some faint chocolate. Farm-fresh dairy and aromas of barely-cooked eggs.

Taste: Seaweed salad! Very unique taste, love it. Sugars and milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, full flavor.

Drinkability: High! Goes down easy, not too filling. Tasty.

I'm usually not a big fun of regular porters but this one won me over. A beautiful balance of taste, mouthfeel and aromas.

Serving type: on-tap

11-23-2010 04:35:14 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of CharlatanSin


3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown, with garnet edges when held to the light. Not much head as it was poured -- what little's there is tan and oily.

S: Bitter. I can't tell if it's from roast grain or from hops, but it's astringent. There's a good dose of coffee, too, and a little dark chocolate. Nothing bad, but fairly weak.

T/M: Roasty, and with more chocolate than in the nose. Deep dark malt. There's some hop balance, more than in most porters I've had, but it's not the hop bomb that many reviews are claiming, at least not to me. The body's medium, with active prickly carbonation.

D/Overall: Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to write home about. Pretty standard hopped porter. I had it for dessert, which is where it belongs.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2010 20:01:37 | More by CharlatanSin
Photo of jpro

South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at the Mellow Mushroom. Poured a dark brown, near opaque with a smallish off white head that left a good bit of lace. Smell... hmmm, a bit of roastiness, but very heavy on the hops - citrus / pine - the bartender described it as a near Black IPA which seems fitting based on the aroma. Taste dominated by the hop profile - roasty malts seem to take the backseat, which is kind of a shame (for the style at least). Mouthfeel is a just a touch thin and not too exciting. Kind of an extreme Porter if there is such a thing.... interesting.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2010 05:00:21 | More by jpro
Photo of david18

New York

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of those times when I can't figure out how porters and stouts differ. Judging this like a stout, it's pretty good. Not great but good. Good malty and smokey aroma and flavor. Good dark color, great mouthfee. ONe to have if you see it at your local.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2010 20:50:22 | More by david18
Photo of drpimento


3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Others like this beer and generally I'm a big fan of Avery; I'm just not a big fan, usually, of hoppy dark beers. There are some clashing qualities with this one. It's technically good, I guess, but aesthetically, not so hot. Served with a fine foamy light tan head and some lace. Color is a very dark mahoganey. Aroma is dark ripe fruit, hoppy, malty, roasty. Flavor's about the same. Finish ditto.

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2010 03:01:54 | More by drpimento
Photo of donniecuffs

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
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
Photo of Beejay


3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a:very dark brown, some tan head, that goes away quickly.

s: hops hops hops. and then some more hops.

t: a mixor roasted malt and a crap ton of hops. . for the hop head.

m: sharp, plenty of carbonation.

d: only one for me thanks. I go for more traditional porters, so not really my style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2009 20:38:17 | More by Beejay
Photo of DmanGTR

New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Tria in Rittenhouse Square in Philly during Philly Beer Week. Met Adam as well. Review from notes.

A good, hoppy porter. Chocolatey, a touch of citrus, and roasty. Finishes dry. The hops is perhaps a bit much for a porter. I guess I'm just used to English porters.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2009 13:04:03 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of plaid75

New York

4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

Poured a deep black hue with a two finger frothy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light burnt grain and a strong citric hop.

The taste consisted of some dry roasted coffee, some smoke and a fresh citric hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty and well hopped porter.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2009 20:12:22 | More by plaid75
Photo of Rayek


3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown, almost black with a soapy tan cap. Head retention is good and spots of lace are left behind.

S: Some toasted malt and a bit of coffee are flanked by pine aromas.

T: Roasted chocolate and coffee flavors start things out. Pine and citrus bitterness comes on next and takes over from there. Finishes with a mild lasting bitterness. Malt/hop balance could have been a touch better.

D: A nice beer overall. Not quite as malty as I like my Porters, but I'm more of an English rather than American Porter fan.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2009 16:25:55 | More by Rayek
Photo of Seanibus


3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure there is anything Avery does that I don't like. Although this is not as flashy as some of Avery's great big beers, this is a good example of how they can do a basic, unassuming beer quite well.

Pours black with a thin head. The smell is surprisingly light given the pitch-black color. The flavor is roasted, sharp with a nice smokey malt sting. The finish is pleasantly bitter but it falls away fairly quickly. The mouthfeel is a little clingy.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2008 00:51:51 | More by Seanibus
Photo of BeerBelcher


3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is quite a nice porter, with some good roastiness and a nice amount of toffee/caramel character in addition to more hops than I've experienced previously in beers of this style.

Appearance was quite dark and opaque with only a little whisp of tan head. Aroma was a bit hoppy with a good amount of caramel and some pleasant earthiness. Flavor was more caramel-y with evident hops. Mouthfeel was good but unexceptional.

I'd recommend this porter. I had mine on-tap at Roman's Pub in Milwaukee.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2008 20:32:29 | More by BeerBelcher
Photo of ccrida


3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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


4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very dark with dark head

S - hops, roasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee

T - the taste is very similar to the smell. The hoppiness is a nice touch to the other flavors

M - medium bodied with some carbonation, smooth and enjoyable

D - pretty good I'd say. The hoppiness is definitely a departure for most porters I've had recently it seems like. Would totally drink again and recommend to all.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2008 04:58:09 | More by ruckzuck
Photo of ROMER79


4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As Air below me put it. I too had it on tap @ Jose Pistolas in Philadelphia. This beer has all the classic porter traits to it. Pours dark brown with a tan head that disappears quite fast. The brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and smoked flavors all pull through to make this beer an easy one to drink a few times in a row. There is a nice balance with the slight hops that ring through and the roasted flavor present right from the start. Very creamy and smooth. The flavors burst on your palate making it very easy to drink. As said below, it feels like it could be a good session beer but one too many can rock you. I may have had 3 or 4 and I feel that was enough for me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2008 18:43:07 | More by ROMER79
Photo of ajr24


3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Jose Pistolas... Pours very deep brown, almost black and when the light hits it you see the shades of ruby-red. Creamy tan head that sticks around for a bit after the first sips and then fades into a ring around the glass- some lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, smokiness, and hoppiness. Mmm, great taste, smokey chocolate, hops, and caramel. Pretty smooth mouthfeel, the smokiness and the hop bite is something nice to have in a porter. Definitely worth a few pints.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2008 15:24:16 | More by ajr24
Photo of jeffjfindley


4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour features the deepest ruby at the bottom of the glass, bold black through the body and a creamy antique head with enviable tenacity. Smell is massive, smokey burnt coffee toffee. This is a very brave porter, with all of the typical characteristics, i.e. coffee flavors, slight caramel, dark chocolate, and a massive dry-hopped finish. Mouthfeel is exactly what one would expect of a great nightcap, and this beer fills this role admirably. It went down very well on football Sunday too. Bravo, Avery. Bravo.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2007 08:25:16 | More by jeffjfindley
Photo of Mebuzzard


3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A black/deep ruby pour produced a minimal off-brown head, a bit clumpy, yet it lace pretty thin.
Coffee, chocolate and anise dominate the aroma, a bit musty.
An Ovaltine chocolate flavor comes through in the taste. Coffee and dark raisins are also present. Moves to a slightly tart finish, yet still pretty clean. To note: this was my third dark beer of the day (one stout, one Belgian dark), so my buds may have been a bit tainted.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2007 04:29:23 | More by Mebuzzard
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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.