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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

947 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 947
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 17
Gots: 35 | 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 Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice head and lace. Chocolate and hops in aroma, hoppy porter. I think less hops would be better, this would be interesting if on tap.
A nice beer and a decent porter on a fine day, last drink of the session at the Brick Store Pub, with the Atlanta B.A. crew.

Sammy, Mar 09, 2006
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

t0rin0, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 12/22/12.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and some slight hop aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a nice balance between the roasty, cocoa, and hop aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +3.9%

djrn2, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +3.9%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.9%

nmann08, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured very dark amber in color (near black) with a thin mocha-colored head that quickly died down. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T:There are flavors of roasted chocolate and coffee along with a mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and dry on the palate.
D: This beer is very drinkable and can be considered sessionable. It's perfect if you want to drink a porter that has some hop flavors.

metter98, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of brentk56
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This porter masquerades as a stout in appearance, with a dark, almost black color topped by a creamy tan head, with lots of lacing

Smell: Roasty and chocolatey, with a bit of a hoppy thing going on

Taste: Unusual for a porter - starts out with a wallop of chocolate malt but finishes with a strong dose of hops

Mouthfeel: Creamy, stoutlike body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Adam Avery has created his own "New World" interpretation of a porter, with a creamy mouthfeel and an assertive hoppy

brentk56, Apr 21, 2005
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Burnt umber with dark crimson highlights. NWP isn't quite opaque, but I still have confidence that it'll be as robust as the brewery claims. The creamy, dense crown of light caramel brown is absolutely slathering the glass with thick sheets of lace from the top edge downwards. This is one of the better lacers that I've seen in quite some time and is one of the better looking porters as well.

This is *exactly* how a porter should smell. The label describes it succinctly and describes it best, "big, bold, black and dry-hopped". That is a recipe for porter success if I've ever seen one. The beer is bursting at the seams with aromas of roasted black malt, chocolate, heavily toasted nuts and citrusy hops. There's a little more earthiness than I'd like, but that's a minor complaint when each whiff is pure porter heaven.

New World is just flat-out excellent beer. Avery describes it as a 'robust porter', my favorite kind. I'm sick to death of those anything-but-opaque, weakly aromatic, woefully undermalted, light-bodied beers that claim to be porters, but are actually dark lagers in disguise. Give me something loud and proud that is a few notches below a stout and I'm a happy man.

The secret to this beer is in the ingredients, both the quantity (generous) and the types of malt and hops used. The use of black, chocolate and caramel malt ensures that the flavor will be hugely roasty and full of dark chocolate, black coffee, etc. Even with a considerable citrus fruity hop presence, this is clearly a malt-driven beer and a fandamntastic one at that.

The citric hoppiness is bold enough and grapefruity enough to identify the Columbus (coulda been any of the 4-Cs), but the Fuggles get lost in the shuffle. I used to believe that porters and stouts shouldn't be very hoppy, but changed my mind long ago. This one has enough hoppiness to keep hopheads well satisfied without crossing the line and alienating those whose lupulin love is less acute. In other words, the malt:hop balance is perfect.

The robustness of the aroma and the flavor is mirrored by the robustness of the body and the mouthfeel. It isn't as big or as viscous as the best stouts, nor would I want it to be, but I like a little chewiness in my porters and this one delivers in a big way.

New World Porter is outstanding beer, is one of Avery's best (along with their IPA) and is one of the best porters of any sub-type that I've ever had. Once I saw the list of ingredients, I knew that it was going to be good. I just never dreamed that it would be this good. Highly recommended.

BuckeyeNation, May 15, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another solid brew by Avery. Pours a thick brown, almost black and creamy. Smells of malted and roasted grains. Chocolate and bittering decorate the aromas. Tastes also, chocolatey and roasted, along with caramel, toffee, and coffee. High hop flavors penetrate the taste upfront and ride the beer into the finish. Unique grassyness, pineyness, and esters in a porter. Tastes more like a Baltic Porter, only without the Lager flavors or Noble hops. Although not to style, all hopheads will love it.

BEERchitect, Aug 08, 2005
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Texasfan549, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very deep dark brown, small tan colored head, not a lot of lace, pretty clear

Caramel and chocolate predomintaly, with a touch of roasted coffe and an ever so slight hoppy back. lots of caramel and roasted malts, with a nice hoppy back. Dry finish. Lots of sugar, very good. smooth, a very good feeling porter. Not too thick, just about right to be totally sessionable. I thought the decent carbonation played a good roll here Great, a very sessionable porter. Not heavy enough to distract you or bog you down, I could put down six of these with some ease.

Overall a very fine beer here. A good quality well rounded session porter. I would definatly buy this again.

mikesgroove, May 09, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

GRG1313, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kylehay2004, May 11, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown body with a tall, lasting, tawny brown head. Thin, delicate layers of lace on the way down.

Smell: A bright, earthy nose of burnt barley, toasted sugars, and chocolate boosted by fragrant wafts of zesty, citrus-scented hops.

Taste: Initial impressions of bittersweet chocolate and well-roasted chicory with a slight backing of caramel. Conservative sweetness throughout. Chiefly citrusy hops with lesser hints of pine and spice. The moderate hop bitterness commingles nicely with a slight burnt malt presence. Slight grassiness which only increased upon warming. You get a lingering of charred malts and hop bitterness on the tongue beyond the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's been about a minute since I've last seen this one around the Atlanta area. This one's a hearty porter that's a bit more hopped up than most. Certainly worth giving a bottle or pint a go.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

oberon, Jul 18, 2004
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.

TMoney2591, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a jet black color with a creamy, smooth, tan, two-finger head. It left an intricate pattern of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of malt and hop spice. It also had floral notes.

T - It tasted of chocolate and roasted malt. It was also quite bittersweet.

M - It was soft and smooth on the tongue. It was medium-bodied.

D - This is a great porter. It is dry-hopped and excellent.

zeff80, May 02, 2008
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A creamy yellowed tan head rests lazily atop a black body with gleaming mahogany highlights. The head retention is fairly good, and it leaves craggy rings of thin lace as it slowly dwindles. The nose is chocolatey, caramelish, fruity, roasty, and citrusy/piney-hoppy. It's crisp in the mouth with a fine-bubbled standard carbonation and medium-light body. The flavor is rich with notes of dark, bittersweet chocolate; dull caramel; coffee grounds; and fruity (berry-like, softly citrusy, and with some mild vinous undercurrents). It's solidly bitter, and just a touch acidic from the dark malts, leaving it to finish quite dry with a firm, lingering bitterness.

NeroFiddled, Jul 18, 2005
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jason, May 26, 2014
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very malty as you would expect, with creamy flavors of coffee and chocolate; a little bit of fruit is in the background as well. There’s a mild but complimentary hops presence that provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is one of the better Porters that I’ve had. I typically wouldn’t pound down several beers in an evening with this style but could see myself doing so with this one.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 24, 2008
Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost opaque. Massive tan head. Nose is more hoppy than malty. It's almost a wrestling match between malts and piney hops. Flavor is odd. Definite hops here. Which makes it weird in combination with the malts of what I feel a porter should be. Kind of a woody smoky thing going on in the flavor. Feel is thick on the liquid. Good bubble too. Overall this is an oddity. It is called New World Porter for a reason I am guessing. Way more hops in there than you would see in the "old world". Makes for an interesting combination for sure. Just don't expect anything traditional.

It's interesting to drink this and think about dry hoppy-ness. You really do get that as a strong character aspect.

RblWthACoz, Dec 31, 2007
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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.