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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

858 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 858
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%


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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cokes

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First off. This is a positively gorgeous looking beer. Very black, with ruby edging. Large, fluffy tan head retains and laces as well as any.
Aroma of charred pine.
Hops figure prominately in the taste. They tout the dry hopping on the label. Piney, with touches of citrus. This rests upon a solid burnt background. Just a touch of chocolate, then a return to highly roasted coffee. Tasty, but not all together. I am getting some out of place citric sourness, and burning tar flavors as well. Still, it tastes like a good porter.
Body is fairly light. It really holds this beer back. Thicken this one, and now we are talking.
Easy drinking, session porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2002 23:18:52 | More by cokes
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champ103

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pours a very dark brown/black color with a little ruby around the edges. A two finger beige head forms and leaves some patchy lace behind.
S: Very odd. A big soapy and citrus hop aroma is present. Its not bad at all, but it smells more like an IPA IMO. Just a touch of of roasted malt as the aroma lingers.
T: There it is. Lots of roasted malt. Coffee and some toffee flavors. A good balance of hops toward the end. This is what I was expecting. A very nice tasting porter.
M/D: A medium to full body that is well carbonated. Smooth and easy to drink.

I don't know what was going on in the nose, but other than that a very solid porter. I would recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 18:49:13 | More by champ103
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.91/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 01:46:22 | More by chinchill
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
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
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 2/19/08. Bottle. Dark black with a light tan head. Smells of coffee, roast. Taste of coffee, roast, vanilla, nuts, chocolate. A classic porter. The palate is heartier than I'd expect for a porter. Like all Averys, very drinkable and very enjoyable. An excellent session beer!
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/10
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/10
Overall: 15/20
3.8/5

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2008 13:31:28 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint glass. No freshness dating indicated on the bottle. Poured the color of cola with a sparse, quarter inch off-white cap that quickly dissipated into a soapy swirl and a broken band. Only light penetration is revealed as ruby highlights around the base of the glass. Some thin spits and strands of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose suggests, cocoa, toffee, molasses and perhaps a hint of black licorice. Taste reveals coffee, cocoa, caramel, molasses and some hops bittering detectable at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a little prickly across the tongue. Very drinkable and flavorful. Flavor profile is a little bolder and more complex than your traditional porter; this is definitely a winner in my book.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 22:43:55 | More by Jwale73
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one form a 12oz bottle.

This one poured a dark black color with a huge sized tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee with chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and a coffee finish. Standard porter profile - nothing really stood out either good or bad (does that make it good then?).

Notes from 2/16/05

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2008 22:49:36 | More by hopdog
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Brent

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice example of a porter on the robust side of the scale. Poured quite dark, even for a porter. Aroma was dark chocolate, not-quite coffee and a charcoal-ish roasted malt. Full and slightly creamy mouthfeel, jam-packed with roasted malt flavors. Nicely bittered, and, according to the bottle, dry hopped. Finish was strong and clean. Had this with pot roast and mashed potatoes, and it was a perfect pairing.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2003 14:07:16 | More by Brent
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GClarkage

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

05/23/06- Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info listed. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- On the blacker side for sure. Maybe some auburn highlights at the top. Middle of the road ½ inch head. Leaves nice ring as consumed. Lacing is patchy and acceptable.

Smell- Very dark roasted malt. Almost and probably lightly burnt. Mild bitter hops in the nose as well.

Taste- Almost a clone of the scent. Super dark roasted and toasted malt. Nice mid-range sweetness and a light hop taste. Seems a tad on the smoky side. Could pass as a smoked porter as is taste more smoky than several I’ve had of that style.

Mouthfeel- About the carbonation expected from a porter. A tad to high. I like my dark beers more cask-like. But I won’t hold it against it, as it’s the norm.

Drinkability- Pretty yummy after dinner porter. I really liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2006 16:50:06 | More by GClarkage
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
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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Brenden

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes are recent.

I'm doubting this beer's claims as a porter from the start. Nearly pitch-black, it's not like any porter I've seen before. A tan head grows to one finger in height. Retention is good, as it never really goes away after it drops just a little. Lacing is left in plenty down the glass, patching with some legs almost until it reaches the bottom.
This one's roasty, with a bit of char to it. There's some chocolate as well. It's also quite piney. While the porter claim is suspect, now I'm sure it's on 'dem newfangled black-type hybrid malty IPA-type thangs. Bitterness lingers on the palate, though in the flavor the char takes a bit too hard an edge into the finish. Otherwise, it's quite enjoyable.
This one's nice and smooth, the body a nice, deep medium verging on full. There's a good creaminess to it that makes for easy drinking, though crispness isn't neglected.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 19:55:38 | More by Brenden
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - black with some red around the edges; big, thick, cap of soft, dense, brown head that has decent retention

S - citrus, grapefruit, spicy hops, some peppery spice, faint chocolate

T - big citrus, orange, grapefruit, some mild peppery spiciness, chocolaty malts, some mild caramel and burnt sugar notes

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

The bottle claims "A Pioneer Black IPA". They're probably right. This is definitely more than a porter. The hops are really intense, but not overly bitter. The malts balance well with the hops. The overall drinkability is tremendous. I could drink a lot of this. It's definitely well worth finding and trying.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 02:18:16 | More by tdm168
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had heard this was a hoppy porter so I picked it up. Dark brown, light tan head. Smells odd like dark malts and a bit of pine sap. The taste does have a hint of hops but its also robust but the finish is a little bitter. This porter was juts weird, I was hoping for something like alpha klaus.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 02:26:37 | More by ArrogantB
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Very dark brown with a creamy tan head that stayed as a layer and left a sheet of tiny speckled lacing on the walls of the glass.
Aroma is smokey, roasted malts and lots of piney hops.
Taste is piney hops upfront with the roasted malt taking up the middle ground and a bitter, espresso-like finish.
Medium bodied with a creamy feel.
Easy to drink and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 00:23:03 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into shaker pint on 5/24/10.

A - Vigorous pour revealed a healthy, finger-high dollop of tan foam atop a nut brown body with burgundy highlights around the edges. A bit of spotty lace formed around the perimeter of the glass, although the majority slid down the glass back into the dark pool of liquid.

S - First whiff reveals milk chocolate notes and light cocoa powder, followed by a nutty malt character and a hint of coffee. Overall, the nose is rather sweet and inviting. Eventually, some milky lactic notes and a hint of vanilla also enter the fold.

T - Opens with a roasted malt flair suggesting hazelnut coffee. Lactose and milk chocolate notes emerge in the middle, adding more than a hint of sweetness to the flavor profile. Finishes with a slight caramelized malt character and a hint of toffee sweetness paired with a ligh dose of earthy hops, the latter adding a pinch of bitterness.

M - Solid medium body with a fairly thick, chewy texture, which lends itself to a creamy yet robust mouthfeel overall. Carbonation is quite timid, although a slight bristle whisks over the surface of the tongue. Finishes with a very slight astringency and light bitterness on the palate, yet still retains a mild sweetness.

D - You know what? I am digging this porter. I think I might even go on record and place New World Porter up there with the likes of Edmund Fitzgerald and Foothill's Peoples Porter. Yup, it's that good.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 00:44:07 | More by ffejherb
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an ink-black beer...thick and opaque. The head is a little too thin, but still leaves a slight lace. Nice smell. Coffee, caramel, nutty, and roasty. The beer has a little piny hops in the background, but the chocolate and malt aroma really drive the sensation though. The taste is balanced, with a good roasted flavor. Moderate sweetness, with a full mouthfeel. There's a lot of highly roasted, nearly burnt malt in the taste. This is a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2009 01:51:07 | More by Suds
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Vancer

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery = how cool. Only drawback is the no bottled date. But a great black / brown edge pour, foamy head ,. Nice lacing. Malty & chocholate aroma, transferred to the taste too! Mini hop bit at the end of the quaff, and a slight sour (old ale?) finish, but a good thing. Full & creamy, had only 2 outside on the deck in 88 degree temp, they still flowed fine !

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2005 03:34:03 | More by Vancer
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep brown color with reddish highlights. head is massive, tannish and has good retention. Nice lacing. Smell is dark fruity, chocolately, coffee-like. Extremely enjoyale. Taste continues with the smell with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee to be found. A nice bitterness presents itself at the finish. Alcohol is completely hidden. Very drinkable. A perfect example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 23:37:28 | More by tgbljb
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

4.5 A: Really dark brown, approaching black, with a creamy-looking mocha head that stays around for a while. Tons of lacing.

4.0 S: Big chocolate aroma. Roasted nuts and, to a lesser extent, coffee. Smells balance between hops and malt characters.

3.5 T: Chocolate big again. Hoppier than expected, but really tasty. Some nut is there, but much less than the smell would suggest.

4.0 M: Very creamy and smooth. Carbonation isn't overbearing.

4.0 D: You wouldn't have to ask me twice if I wanted another one. Flavor stays throughout the experience.

This is my second Avery beer. I'm glad I didn't give up after being disappointed by the first one. Great brew and I look forward to trying more.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 22:56:44 | More by DavoleBomb
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a fresh bottle of this in Jersey, it says it's a black IPA/porter

New World Porter spurts out the bottle brownish black looking quite nice in the glass. About an inch up of tannish light brown foam that's kinda full, semi stick. Smell is bright earthy hops on top of some chocollate that's more like cocco, roasted malt and a kinda English like yeast as well. Tasting this is kinda great, it exceeds expectations. Tastes of cocco, roast(slight), a nice earthy hop with some pine and semi citrus. This is a great twist black IPA porter, I can disern between the two, a great mix. Some nuts and a sharp hoppy finish. Feel is less than medium with a nice bitey carb that works. If I can find this fresh, it's good for a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 05:33:11 | More by BARFLYB
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured black with ruby highlights. The head was tan and lasting to lace the glass.

The aroma was hoppy chocolate. Slight caramel sweetness in background, but the first impression was all hops.

The flavor was chocolate with coffee and a substantial hop bitterness that is not overdone. The hop flavor blends in nicely with the coffee and chocolate.

The finish was coffee and slight hop bitterness mixed with chocolate into the aftertaste. The body was medium full, just a bit big for a standard porter.

12 ounce bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 22:54:09 | More by GCBrewingCo
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a brownish-black color. The head is a inch and a half in height, frothy, solid, and light tan in color. Lacing is thorough leaving rings all the way down the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt, graham crackers, cream, and a hint of milk chocolate and grapefruit. The taste is quite bitter for a porter. There is some roasted and burnt malt flavors present, but they are dominated by a bitterness that lingers though into the finish and long afterward. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a decent porter, but I do not think I will buy it again. There are so many great porters out there that there is no need in drinking one that is just decent.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 01:14:38 | More by KarlHungus
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GbVDave

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the hook-up!

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black color with some ruby tinting towards the bottom of the glass. Thinnish looking pour. Very creamy, khaki-colored, 1 1/2 finger head.

S: Very nice aromas of chocolate, hops, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Slight hint of tang/sour that compliments the sweet and smooth aromas.

T: See above with a sprinkle of coffee bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, hops, and molassas. Fleeting flavor of coconut, too!

M: Thin, and well, porter-ish at first. Thickens nicely as it warms. Coffee, chocolate, and hops in the finish.

D: I like bitter and hoppy porters. Avery should do a coffee version of this for fun. I bet it would be excellent, too.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2007 01:07:32 | More by GbVDave
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argock

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass Donegal mug. No frehsness date. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.70.

A: Very dark brown with ruby edges and solid 1-2 finger light beige head with good retention and scattered scallops of lacing.

S: Very hoppy aromatics with citrus, floral, tobacco, and pine layered on sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted maltiness.

T: A delicious and underrated porter with substantial dark maltiness, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate countered with orange, pine, and some floral and leafy hops aromas that provide a contrast of sweet and bitter in every taste. Enough porter shines through, and the hoppiness is not harsh or way over the top but significant. This is a unique porter for it's combination of sweet chocolate maltiness and bitter, floral hoppiness. A great flavor profile.

M: Feel is very good with medium-full body, medium carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Aftertaste is lightly mineral at first followed by sweet chocolate then with black coffee and tobacco hops in the finish.

D: A superb hoppy American porter to keep you from getting bored with the same old sweet or midl porters -- grabs with both serious sweetness and bitterness in one package. A really good beer from Avery.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2010 04:51:32 | More by argock
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%
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
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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