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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter

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851 Ratings
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Ratings: 851
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%

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

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Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 19:16:14 | More by bierguru
Photo of PeterIngemi


3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
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 flagmantho


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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep, rich brown hue which lets some ruby highlights through. Head pours a thick finger of pillowy tan foam. Overall a good looking beer!

Smell: surprisingly hoppy aroma with a funkiness to it which complements the malt. There's also a little bit of an alcohol twang at the end which I like. The aroma reminds me more of a black IPA type beer, but I think it works well.

Taste: big hoppy flavor; malt is rich and has a light chocolate character to it, but the big story is the hops. Citrusy, slightly resiny hops combine with a strong bitterness to make a very nice brew; I think "American Porter" is the wrong category, though.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a good creaminess. I like it.

Overall: while possibly misclassified, this is a very tasty beer. Mixing big hop character with roasted malts is fraught with peril, but New World Porter seems to pull it off.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 23:46:54 | More by flagmantho
Photo of plfahey


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

12 oz. bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance-Dark brown with ruby highlights and decent clarity. Moderately tall light brown head has moderately high retention and some very nice lacing.

Aroma-Chocolate malt, some roasty coffee notes, with background notes of toasty breadcrusts. A fair dose of piney, resiny, and citrusy hops are present up front as well. Light caramel and raisiny fruitiness.

Flavor-Opens with bittersweet dark chocolate and lemon citrus hops and a touch of raisiny caramel. The midpalate holds toasty breadcrusts and the finish is replete with roasted espresso, moderate bitterness, and piney hop flavors. Aftertaste holds bitter roasted malt and piney hops which inger on long into the finish.

Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy. While bitter and slightly acrid in the finish, it is never astringent.

A yummy, heavily hopped porter or lightly hopped black IPA. However you want to look at it, it's a moderately hoppy black ale with an even balance of dark malt bitterness and American hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 04:37:07 | More by plfahey
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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
Photo of DannyDan


4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours out a nice dark brown hue that leaves a two finger thick head that leaves really nice retention and good lacing after the foamy head disappears.
S. The aroma has the usual dark semi-sweet chocolate that a lot of porters have along with some pine and citrus.
T. The taste starts out with some semi-sweet dark chocolate that follows some pine and citrus that compliments the chocolate nicely making this a very good tasting porter.
M. A nice smooth and creamy feel that is a pleasure to drink.
O. One of the best porters I have tasted. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 06:20:43 | More by DannyDan
Photo of BillH200174


3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark caramel pour. Easy tan head that slowly dwindled with good lacing. Dark body with noticeable red hints. Slightly sweet for a second before the bitterness and dark chocolate with a hint of coffee came through. The bitterness was long lasting. Medium mouth feel.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 17:03:40 | More by BillH200174
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Yukon (Canada)

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

Served in a Stone pint.

A- pours a park brown with a 2 finger tan head. Lacing a nearly coats the remainder of the glass.

S- roasted malts and pine.

T- roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, and pine hop bitterness at the end.

M- light bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly thin and very drinkable even with the hop bitterness.

O- good hopped up American porter. A little thin but like the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2012 03:10:10 | More by kawilliams81
Photo of warnerry


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

A - Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head.

S - Subtle roasted malts and chocolate, but a pleasant aroma.

T - Taste is very roasty malts and a decent hop bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate notes, but those are pretty subtle. Actually a little more hoppy that I would prefer, but still tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finishes earthy and dry.

O - Solid porter. More intense roasted malt than some of my favorite porters, but still quite good.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 01:19:51 | More by warnerry
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District of Columbia

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Well, I got maybe a tinge of ruby over in one corner I glass (I think), but the rest of this was abysmally dark. The head was a very pretty mocha color that clung to the glass on the way down.

S: I actually got more chocolate milk than actual roast here, but once I set my mind to it, I was able to detect some char. Lots of dark malt and chocolate was also present.

T: Lots of flavor here! I definitely get lots of roast on the taste side of the house, as well as a nice, bitter, raw cacao component. I got the bitterness on the mid-palate section, in fact. The finish was actually smooth and silky.

M: Thick and creamy, like a good porter should be, with ever the slightest hint of booze. Also, there was quite a hop component to this, and it was almost as if there was some chocolate-covered grapefruit embedded in there.

O: I thought this was an outstanding representation of the style and one of the better porters I've tried here recently. Avery continues to impress me.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 22:40:19 | More by Chaney
Photo of mscudder


3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, thin light brown head with fair retention

S - Chocolate and herbal scents, very appeasing!

T - Dry roasted malts and sweet coffee chocolate undertones. As other users are saying the hop profile on this one makes it unique, and I do not find it dis-satisfying.

M - Medium body that leaves my mouth a bit tingly. Cannot say I am the biggest fan for in a porter I expect something quite different.

O - Overall this is good beer that I would recommend to others. It is a very unique porter and does some things I feel some people would really enjoy. Given the wide selection of craft beers at present day I feel that one could do better to find more "classically" defined porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 01:22:25 | More by mscudder
Photo of shand


4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a very deep brown color with a finger's worth of head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey with some citrus and earthy hops. The taste is very good, with a nice amount of hop flavor joining the roast party. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and fairly well carbonated, and the drinkability is good. One of the hoppier porters I've had, and went great with the beef stew I paired this with.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 00:58:10 | More by shand
Photo of mjurney


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

Dark brown color. Small tan head. Lacing looks awesome on the glass.

Citrus fruit, piney, black licorice.

IPA-like hoppiness up front, mostly citrus and piney. Dark fruit, smoked wood, black licorice, burnt caramel. Dry-crisp finish.

Very smooth. Oily. Tangy. Well carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 00:33:22 | More by mjurney
Photo of fatmusic14


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

Served from a bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance – pours a VERY dark brown (not quite black) – with a chocolaty essence – light caramel colored head, but very little of it, and disappates quickly

Smell – chocolate is the first thing that I notice, along with a general sense of Earth – dirt/herbs/mint

Taste – obviously, chocolate and malts make themselves very apparent, also one of the rare occasions where the earthy/dirt smell actually come through in the taste (I know the idea of dirt taste isn’t appealing, but trust me, this is delicious).

Mouthfeel – very nice. Smooth, drinkable, moderate carbonation but not overwhelming. The alcohol level hovers around 6.5%, and is another element that is very apparent. Not quite as masked as other brews I’ve had, but not overpowering or imposing

Overall - not quite a porter, but a very nice black IPA. Flavors work well together, high drinkability – not super original or unique, but I will buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 22:54:39 | More by fatmusic14
Photo of Bouleboubier


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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
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North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours black with just the tiniest bit of light peeking through. Has nearly two fingers worth of off-white head that has excellent retention and lace.

S- Musty malt nose that's also nutty. Has a substantial hop aroma as well.

T- Yeah, definitely very hoppy for a porter. Wait, what's this on the label? "A pioneer black IPA"? Which is it? Porter or Black IPA? I'm gonna go with Black IPA since there's definitely a higher bitterness in it than any porter I've had. However, there's a sweetness to the roasted malts that is more characteristic of a porter. I don't know whether to be amazed or confused.

M- Equal parts creamy and prickly. The confusion continues. Medium carbonation.

O- Whatever it is, porter or IPA, it's great and that's what matters. I usually take away points for not being true to style, but I feel like Avery's well aware of what they've created in this case.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 02:19:08 | More by Immortale25
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3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So is this a porter or a black ipa? The 6 pack states it to be both. Anyways, pours a dark brown with a beige head that decides to leave before I can even put the glass down. Aroma is bold, very hoppy, I get the black ipa tag. Smells like orange coffee kind of. As much as I would hate orange coffee, I like this smell. An earthy coffee taste at first, followed by some sugar coated orange and bitter hops, closes out with some roasted malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel really works for this porter, thinnish with some decent carbonation. This is a very good porter but, I must admit, the citric component to the flavor kinda is a deal breaker for me, much in the way it is in black ipa's. Everything else about this is really good though.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 00:03:58 | More by denver10
Photo of FanofHefe


3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 23:40:33 | More by FanofHefe
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is very dark brown with a tan head and lacing that never entirely fade.

Nose is roasted, but also fresh from the hops. There is also a dry tartness.

Taste is simple, dry-roasted. It has an excellent, sweet caramel note. The hops provide a slight pucker at the finish.

Mouthfeel is superbly dry. Carbonation is medium-mild. Despite its dryness, it is very refreshing.

Overall, this beer's roastiness is almost flawless, and is very drinkable despite its pleasant dryness. The taste isn't complex, but solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 03:24:23 | More by dorianmarley
Photo of doughanson78


2.9/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Black with a touch of light coming through the edges. One
finger tan head with good retention and and lacing.

S: A weird combination of chocolate roasted malts and floral
hops. Smells a tad like throw-up.

T: Chocolate and toffee upfront. Again the weird hop profile
comes through, like floral and pine but the roasted malts
really mess with it. Bitterness is mild.

M: Medium light body. Medium carbonation. A touch dry.

O: Not my cup of tea. The hops and malt do not work together in this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 01:16:16 | More by doughanson78
Photo of BeerDawgs


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

A - A dark brown, no clarity, but 1 finger of head.

S - Hoppy and sweet. Dry hopped, so hop up-front, and licorice

T - Sweet, smooth, and well balanced.

M - Full bodied, and well carbonated. Oily, and smooth finish.

O - An amazing porter. Sweet and hoppy. I love a good porter, and this is as good as it gets

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 03:39:46 | More by BeerDawgs
Photo of Viciousknishs


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

A- pours a chocolate colored brown with deep ruby hues. Two fingers of tightly bubbles head crown the brew. Very good retention with lacing as well.

S- pungent hop aromas of hop oil, hemp and grapefruit rind hit the nose at first. Semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and chocolate malt blend in the middle. Finishes with a chocolate covers orange characteristic.

T- Gourmet chocolate, light roast coffee and slightly sweet chocolate malt hit the palate at first. Juicy grapefruit, tropical fruit and orange peel soon coalesce with initial malt burst. Finishes with a leafy resiny hop flavor and delicate chocolate characteristics that linger forever.

MF- slick round mouthfeel with a light medium body and great effervescent carbonation.

D- extremely drinkable.

Overall an excellent hoppy porter/black(brown) IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 00:28:34 | More by Viciousknishs
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: dark dark brown with a thin tan head that sticks to the side as you chugg :)
S: rousted coffee with a grassy hoppyness very interesting
T: the coffee comes through nicely and then a nice earthy hop bitterness there at the end
M: decent carbonation, drinks like an ipa but backed up by malty porter goodness
O: a winner in my book, it like the out of bounds stout but with more of a hoppy kick at the end i went out on a limb here andpicked up a whole sixer and im sure glad i did

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 22:38:58 | More by RappAttack
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4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Pours a deep dark brown/mahogany color with a nice think head with great retention and thick lacing.

First thought was wow! Hops in a porter! Aroma is nice, not too overwhelming but noticeable sweet citrus hop tones along with the roasted malts and coffee.

Excellent pine and ctirus hops upfront which mesh with the roasted malty flavors that follow. Well balanced and smooth.

I really enjoyed how full the body was to complement the flavor.

This is one of the easiest drinking porters I have ever had. Granted it also lends itself very close to my favorite style of beer but this is damn fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-12-2011 03:40:56

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 17:42:11 | More by hopfacebrew
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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Avery New World Porter: This is beer review #100, and close to my one year anniversary reviewing brews on Beer Advocate. I was planning to stop at 100, but given that there are a few bottles in the fridge I have yet to sample, the reviews will continue into the triple digits. What I have learned in my year of beer variety: try different beer styles! I eased my way into dark beers with a few porters, a stout or two, and by the time I got to a Russian Imperial Stout, I was a big fan. After a few, a new style of beer may grow on you, and even become a favorite. Also, stick with the highly rated beers on Beer Advocate and you will have a higher percentage of memorable evenings!
But back to the Avery New World Porter. Porters tend to be more consistent than other styles, but the New World Porter has a slight edge. It pours with a black body, tan fluffy head and mellow aroma of malts. The flavor is very smooth throughout with a bit of bitter toward the finish. I think the New World is nicely balanced, with good Porter roast malt flavor that does not overpower, and I like the subtle hops that come through at the end. A few of these could go down on an evening when you are in the mood for a porter or a mellow stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 22:50:00 | More by iSip
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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