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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 500
Hads: 1,025
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 16.75%
Wants: 19
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
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Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

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Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the most hoppy porters ive tasted. really different palate. pours a sexy black color into a wine glass, with a jovial 2 to 3 inch bone white head. smells bitter hops, coffee beans, and musty maps (ala the label). rich and smooth the taste is wayyy more hoppy than youd think, with a nice rounded chocolate malt balance. bitter as anything in the finish and butter in the mouth. this is one of avery's bolder and more memorable beers. almost too much to drink a six pack. huge flavor profile, higher abv for a porter. well done

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +16%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of oberon
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.08/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich creamy 1.5 finger head that fades slowly with a nice lacing, over jet black beer.

Nose of dark roasty malts, light chocolate malt, black patent?, roast, light creamy dark malts, light oats, some nice earthy light hops, a nice basic porter.

Taste starts with a nice roasty porter, light but plenty of dark malts, roasted malts, black patent, dry irish like stout but light creamy porter, bit of oats, some bitterness and light earthy hops, light spicy hop flavor but doesn't really get spicy, the bitterness ramps a bit and hits quite a bit on the finish as it dries and turns a bit chocolatey, as well as more bitter earthy hops and sweet roasty porter.

Mouth is a bit heavier and light creamy, decent carbonation.

Overall a nice porter, as expected from Avery, nice roasted malts, light but nice hop balance, good bitterness, almost sessionable, overall great drinking.

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Photo of mactrail
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely dark brown in the Pilsener glass. A fine-grained foam sits nicely on it. A rich, velvety mouthfeel with plenty of prickly carbonation. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace in San Diego.

The flavor is a little winey to start. Dark roast malt with a fruity flavor and lots of burnt sugar. The typical notes of chocolate and coffee. A malty sweetness that is nicely balanced by the bitter aftertaste. Just enough hops without overwhelming the roasted flavors. Tangier than most Porters. The head is quite excellent, lasting to the bottom of the tall glass.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Quick six, poured from the 12oz into a goblet

A - dark chocolate shade, opaque w/ thick light tan cream. The retention is good w/ very small beading. Highlights of rust at the base accent the appearance

S - A very malty nose w/ lots of chocolate malt and subtle caramel w/ mild green/pine hop accent

M - The feel has subtle spice and plenty of roast w/ pretty high bitterness level, the hoppy acidity w/ moderately high effervescence. Slightly sweet w/ mild char note- this could pass for an American Stout feel-wise to me. The porter is very nutty w/ roasted texture in the finish

T - The taste has notes of dark rich chocolate, tobacco and mild coffee w/ bitter pine accent from the hops. The porter has lots of dried fruit and coffee notes as it warms - currant, biscuit and dried orange rind notes w/ a mild toast crust flavor.
The pine sap taste is there and has a dark sugar tinge as it finishes

D - A very hoppy roasty almost burnt tasting porter- it seems more like an American stout style wise. I like it but would prefer less hop flavor in a porter -even a robust porter. The roasted taste seems to distract slightly lowering the drinkability IMO.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
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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Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black (purple when held to intense light) with a 4 fingers+ creamy mocha head. Good lacing & excellent head retention

Smell: Roasted malt & slight choclate notes

Taste: Roasted malts in spades, then chocalate notes. Then fruitty & nutty notes. Finishes with a strong coffee/roasty dry finsh

MF: Rich, creamy & great carbonation levels

Very drinkable for its strength, very nice robust porter IMHO

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Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tight, but small, head. Leaves ring lace after each sip. Dark, dark brown with only a minimal amount of light passing through.

Chalky, semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Nice darker malt smells creating a cocoa smell. No coffee or toffee.

Excellent blend of black patent malt (coffee-ish), chocolate malt, and a generous amount of hops. It finishes with a distinct java flavor and high-alpha bittering hop.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled 11/6/2010. Pours crystal clear dark brown color with a nice dense 2-3 fingers of tan head with amazing retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some nice lacing clinging to the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, bread, citrus, and spicy hops. Some decent aromas with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bitter coffee, molasses, light citrus, and spicy hops. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, citrus, and spicy hops. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Great balance of roasted flavors and hop character. Overall this is a very nice robust porter. I am pretty impressed on how well this has held a nice hop character after an entire year.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: dark, rich brown, and a big, creamy, cocoa/ tan head.
Aroma is perfect! Rich, delicious, bitter at first, but quickly dissolves into a luscious, creamy essence, redolent with notes of coffee, spice, rum, pepper, anise...a beautiful blend!
Taste possesses small bitterness, thick, sweet, roasted malt, and is ultimately rounded out and smoothed, immensely palatable. Tenacious flavor continues with every sip, and is instantly met with creamy smoothness. Long, rich, flavorful finish. Yum, yummy, yum! Damned near perfect, and I'd put it up there with Anchor for flavor and smooth drinkability.
If the world was better, I could get this around here, and drink it every day.
As it is, I thank kbub6f (and TXHops!) for helping me to sample this exemplary porter. Oh, it's good!

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Photo of mdfb79
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

a - Pours a dark brown color that lets no light through. One finger of tan head with nice froth, no carbonation evident.

s - Smells of some dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and maybe some caramel or toasted malts.

t - Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Some bitter hops too.

m - High carbonation that stings the tongue and medium to full body.

d - A decent porter. Thought it had a nice smell and a decent taste; would have liked a little less bitterness though. A lower level of carbonation would have helped too. Worth a try and I would give it another shot.

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Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Poured very dark mahogany with nice reddish highlights when held in strong light. Moderately durable tan head is creamy soft. Decent, spotty lacing.

Aroma: Features orange and chocolate over a roasted malt base that was less strong than expected.

The flavor is a bit richer and stronger than the aroma suggests even though the chocolate component is less pronounced than expected. Some herbal/grassy notes step in, and there are hints of coffee, burnt toast and smoke in the mild-moderately bitter finish and aftertaste.

Medium body, exceptionally smooth, well carbonated, but a touch watery.

O: Not really a porter but rather a bit of a hybrid, hopped up "New World Porter". Good effort but falls short of a seamless hybridization. Does fit with BA Style = American Black Ale.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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