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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

917 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 16
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
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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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 10:56:25 | More by Slatetank
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biggred1

Indiana

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

Darkest brown with ruby highlights and topped with a whipped tan head that leaves sheets of sticky lace on the glass. The smell is fantastic, rich roasty malt, chocolate and loads of fruity hops. The flavors are rich chocolate malt fresh roasted coffee and pine sappy bitter hops all in perfect harmony. Medium bodied and smooth. A big flavorful porter that suits me just fine.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 23:54:59 | More by biggred1
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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

Pours pitch black with a one finger dark tan head, very nice head color, it looks pretty creamy with some big bubbles scattered throughout. Head really has no retention to speak of but leaves a nice tan cloud coating atop the beer. Smell on this one is pretty straight forward to me, lots of toasty malts and some vanilla. Some chocolate is picked up later to compliment the other scents nicely. I like how the nose is strong here too. Taste is very much like the nose, with more chocolate and less vanilla. Lots of roasted, almost burnt, malts here. Probably the first time I have ever thought of a beer as tasting burnt. It is not a bad aspect, but it is just different for me. This is pretty much just a straight up porter/stout like taste. Starts tasting a lot more chocolatey and a bit like alcohol as it warms. The mouthfeel is light-moderate bodied with no real creaminess. The carbonation is right on here for the flavors. A bit of alcohol warming is present. Drinkability is good. The taste is good, the price is not bad, I don't think any of the flavors will kill this session wise and I wouldn't mind having it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2009 05:02:35 | More by cbutova
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Robert757

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Because this is my first review I chose a beer that I really enjoy so that I'm off on a positive note.

Served in a pint glass, from the bottle.

Appearance - Black with a dense 1/4" head. It seems right for this beer.
Smell - roasted barley dominates the scent with a little hop in the mix
Taste - Roasted barley and coffee bitterness followed by a lightly sweet caramel taste on the tongue that hangs a little. There is a nice hop finish.
Drink-ability - this fall I have really enjoyed this beer with or after supper. I like that its a porter with a hop finish. Perfect for fall and early winter.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2009 00:42:43 | More by Robert757
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drawbackwards

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok...so i really did not know a hell of a lot about this one prior to trying it. I am lucky enough to have a beer store nearby that lets you make your own 6 packs with anything they have in the store. I was in a real porter mood so I picked 6 different porters that i thought would be good. This one comes highly recommended so i figured i'd give it a whirl.

preface- i was hoping for a very traditional malty porter tonight. so when i cracked it open, what did i smell a bunch of? hops!....hmm that's odd i thought. after some sniffs, i rolled it in the mouth, sucked it down, and what did i taste? monster hops! whoa! this took me by surprise! now if i would have done some research i would have known what to expect. very cold...very hoppy...as it warmed, settled down a little. i like it, just threw me for a loop.

so if you are in the mood for a hoppy but balanced porter, this is great. if you are a malty man (or woman)...maybe rethink this. for me it was if troegs took hopback and dead reckoning stuck it in a room together, put on some wacka wacka bow chicka bow wow music and this beer was birthed. sound weird?? maybe...but i get it

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 00:51:17 | More by drawbackwards
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BevMoAndrew

California

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 12oz bottle at about 40 degrees.
Appearance - Black with a thick, cream colored froth.
Smell - There is definitely a clear hop presence on this beer with a light citrus and spice hop aroma, chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, & toffee.
Taste - Roasted barley & coffee are up front with a definite hop dryness on the back side.
Drinkability - An interesting brew. I think that this beer is well made, but nothing special without the obvious dry-hopping....which at least makes this different and memorable.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2009 01:59:34 | More by BevMoAndrew
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BWH3

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

New World Porter

A: Deep brown but clear when held to the light. Vibrant reddish hues shine through as well when held to light. Average light caramel brown head with meager retention despite what I had come to expect from previous reviews.

S: Bold roast grain with waves of caramel, coffee and a light chocolate. Complex, well blended flavors create a rich aroma with a hint of roast nut flavor.

T: Rich roast notes come on stronger in the taste than the nose. The hops are more prominent as well although as a whole the beer is very malty with even balance between chocolate and coffee notes. The hops are citrus and crisp and help terminate the malts.

M: Medium bodied with good viscosity but poor head retention. Nice and still. 3.5

D: An excellent robust porter. One of my favorite Avery beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 16:36:53 | More by BWH3
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown color with slight mahogany edges when held to a light source and a huge 3 finger frothy tan head that has excellent retention, slowly fading to a lasting cap that leaves sporadic chunks of lacing in it's path.

Roasted malt aroma with subtle smokiness and hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee, all balanced out by some earthy hops.

Again the flavor is dominated by a nice roasted maltiness with hints of chocolate, caramel, burnt toast, coffee, oatmeal, toffee and lots of bitter earthy hoppiness, especially for the style. Smooth, creamy medium body that is very well balanced with a nice bitter dry hop finish that counters the rich, smokey/roasted maltiness.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 22:53:54 | More by corby112
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Risser09

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2008

Appearance: Pours a transparent dark brown with garnet highlights. A 3" tall, light tan, foamy head builds and sticks around for some time. Lots of coating lace, with tiny holes everywhere shedding light through.

Smell: A grapefruit and citrus aroma are strong, with a hint of dark malt beneath all of that. A hint of cocoa powder, too.

Taste: A strong grapefruit hop bitterness hits right away, followed by a sweet porter flavor of molasses, cocoa and some coffee tones. Lingering bitterness throughout the experience.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and smooth, without too much carbonation. Alcohol and bitterness blend to create a long finish. Medium body.

Drinkability: Not bad, although I would like a little less hoppiness to grace my porter. A solid try that is overshadowed by bitterness. Okay.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 11:59:41 | More by Risser09
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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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ipazilla

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance was very dary and little head.
Smells just like a chocolate coffee mixed with malts.
Tastes very good has a pleasant after taste bitter and smooth big roasted malt presence.
Mouthfeel is smooth with little carbonation and a clean finish.
Drimkability is normal it would be good for about three or four then get old.
overall I recommend this porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 23:27:22 | More by ipazilla
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HalfFull

California

3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear deep brown with ruby highlights. A half inch of tan head settles to offer some light lacing. Moderate retention at best.

Thin milk chocolate and roasted barley on the nose along with some piney hops. Bit of dry grated chocolate after some air. Hop notes can be a bit rancid at times with some sour milk notes.

Somewhat light in body with chocolate and cinnamon, watery on the swallow, and a return of chocolate on the finish. Good level of carbonation for the structure of the beer makes for an OK feel and drink. Nothing stands out here making for a mediocre brew overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 05:33:09 | More by HalfFull
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aristeros

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Bodum pint glass. Has a little less than a finger of tan head. Beer is nice and black, with ruby and garnet highlights in the light. Looks great.

I smell pine resins, citrus, and floral hops. Similar aroma profile to many other Avery beers I've had. Some caramel notes, but it's a struggle to get them.

Citrus and bittering hops up front yield to sweet malts and mild roasted flavors. Bittersweet aftertaste. Hops kind of overwhelm it, and their depth is good, but they overshadow everything else

Now, I'd be really impressed by this if it was my first or even my fourth Avery, but a good hop presence and citrus -> bitter is something Avery does with a lot of its beers. I'm pretty sure it doesn't belong here.

Tone down those essential oils and come a few more miles into porter territory and you have me. I'd try it on tap to see if maybe this one was sitting on the shelf too long or something, and drink it if you handed it to me for free.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 01:59:07 | More by aristeros
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sweetbrew82

California

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

12 oz. into a pint glass/ no freshness date

P: Jet black with a light tan-colored crown that looks impressively thick and creamy. Showed very good retention as it slowly sank to a thin cap while leaving some webbed lacing in its wake. This looks really damn good!

A: Roasty toasty notes of bready malts, sweet caramel, creamy chocolate, coffee beans, and some beautiful hops to boot. It is quite obvious after one sniff that they dry-hopped it, Really powerful and scrumptiously aromatic for an American Porter!

T: A huge amount of roasted grain, predominantly barley, sets the stage and brings some nice caramel and toffee notes with them. Creamy chocolate and coffee seem to be equal in strength, while some great vanilla notes ride underneath. I am detecting some slight hints of dark fruits (figs?) and nuts in here as well, and they compliment the rest of the profile very nicely. Citric hops are evident and impart a little acidic bite that dries things out a bit on the finish. This is a damn tasty porter that leaves a long, delicious aftertaste!

M: The mouthfeel continues the ongoing theme here of very quality beer. It's medium-full with some creaminess that slides across the tongue, as well as some slight chewiness that sticks to the teeth. Smooth, mouth-coating, and perfectly carbonated to let the malts do their thing.

Notes: This is one of the best American Porters that I have had to date, no doubt about it! I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Anchor Porter, as that was the first porter I really fell in love with. I don't think it quite reaches that level of greatness, but it comes really damn close! It smells great, features a full-flavored profile of goodness, and has a really rich mouthfeel that makes it shine. Highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 23:54:59 | More by sweetbrew82
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
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
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diamondc

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is really a gorgeous looking beer. Humongous fluffy head, lots of lacing, excellent head retention. Held up to the light reveals a ruby red / burgundy color.

The aroma is overwhelming of hops. When they say they dry hop this beer, they aren't kidding. Grapefruit dominates with pine resin underneath. After a few swirls, some espresso and hot chocolate appear.

Hops are on the forefront of the tongue. Grapefruit pith, some herbalness. This beer is really going into IPA territory. Coffee, charcoal, dark chocolate flavors come up after warming up a bit.

I love the mouthfeel of this beer. Its not watery as some American porters might be. I prefer porters to have more maltiness and not be lost in the hop bitterness, though.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2009 08:32:01 | More by diamondc
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark molasses colored brown. Great two finger, tan head, that leaves some awesome Brussels lacing . Nice filmy foam after a couple of sips. Super roasted bread malts with a little watery coffee and soft chocolate aromas. The taste starts with dark roasted malts and some roasted walnuts. The middle gets a strong flash of gypsum dryness in the palate added to some dry chocolate malts. The finish is bitter charred malst and light hops. Smooth yet dry palate make for a easy drinking porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 00:35:07 | More by scruffwhor
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gciccarelli

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into curved pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown/black with a tan fluffy head.

S - Citrus, hops, roasted malt, caramel. Hops are very noticeable. A little bit funky.

T - Malt base with roasted caramel and chocolate flavors is quickly overpowered by hoppy bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. The tastes don't seem to blend well - ends up as a muddled mess.

M - Medium body, silky feel.

D - Flavors just don't seem to mix well.

This beer seems like a hopped up version of a porter...even as a hop fan, I don't think it works out too well. The flavors just run together and don't really contribute much...

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 00:12:02 | More by gciccarelli
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mdwalsh

Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Very nice with an almost three finger, tan head and black body. Really dark with just the slightest red light coming though. But no active carbonation, and the head is fading fast.

S: Hoppy. Very hoppy. A citrus/floral blend I would say. Possibly a little centennial, but not a lot. A little malt, but a pretty basic profile that seems to work well. Deep wiffs though get smells i would compare to the beach and nail polish remover. odd.

T: More of that alcohol/beach/I don't know what flavor. Sort of like burnt chocolate. Oh this started so good but it just isn't doing anything for me now. There are no clear hop or malt tastes at all.

M: Smooth, with some fizz and only a hint of dryness.

D: Bleh, not any more for me. But I could see some people liking it.

Edit: looking at other reviews, particularly of people I usually agree with, this must be a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 19:49:51 | More by mdwalsh
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gonzo46and2

Florida

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

Pours a black with bits of red peeking out from the edges. Big head, nice lacing. Very nice appearance.

Aroma is bolder than the Bell's porter I had the same evening. There were the usual suspects just amplified a bit more and they also seemed to stand out more. Chocolate, Toasted Bread, Roasted Coffee, maybe some dried dark fruit. Mostly just dark roasty malt and hops.

Taste is nicely roasty with bitterness from the burnt/roasted malt and hops.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick without being stout-thick.

This was a great porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2009 01:24:34 | More by gonzo46and2
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avalon07

South Carolina

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

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a mostly cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Aroma of hops, malt and coffee.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a decent amount of hops (more than I would've thought) and coffee. A solid, flavorful taste.

M: A good amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A nice, drinkable, wel-made porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 12:39:47 | More by avalon07
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Beejay

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
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
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williamherbert

New York

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

The appearance is milky and thick. Dark brown with frothy lace. Not much head, but great thick lace.

The aroma is a hefty pine hops, over a roasted coffee malt. Bitter on both ends baby. The heavy, butter aromas work well together.

The taste is bitter, burnt coffee. Gives a bite on the way down. The hops come in as a second wave to block the burnt and add some woody sweetness. Ashy bonfire embers. Smoky and woody together.

The feel is thick and gritty. Has a burn at the swallow. One of the hoppier porters I've ever had. Damn nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 02:42:00 | More by williamherbert
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rtepiak

Poland

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

didn't take if for an american porter... seems baltic or english. although this may be by sake of the age of the bottle.

a dark mahogany with a rather small head... a nose mild of malt and molasses primarily, and hops. surprisingly hoppy citrus that carries over into the palate and creates a mild acidic quality. rather english in timbre. not very smoky in taste. a bit leathery. a malty but not overtly sweet beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 08:27:41 | More by rtepiak
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BacklitAvenger

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - A rather cool looking bottle pours into my liberian pint glass. The pour is dirty brown shading into black in any great quantity. There's a dirty blonde head on top of the beer that leaves great lacing up and down the walls of the glass, I assume from the hop oil. Likewise the head lasts than is normal for a porter. When held to the light however, it is revealed to be cloudy with fine sediment or chill haze. It is however, translucent all the way through with a ruddy brown glow. This lack of any great opacity leads me to wonder if the body will be that big.

Smell - Hops! Wow, there's pine hops in my porter. Definitely convinces me to homebrew the dryhopped porter I recipe-ated a while back. There's pine and faint citric notes in the hop nose. Below that is black malts and a general malty sweet aroma.

Taste - Really good. This stuff is great! The first sip is all hops, pine hops piled on top of resinous and citric hops, with a biting bitterness. Luckily the hop flavor is balanced with the bitterness. Too great of bitterness without enough corresponding hop flavor is a pitfall some beers fall into. As you continue to drink the malts make themselves more and more apparent, and by the time you are a third or so in the malts and hop levels have equalized and there's a wonderful balance to the beer. The malts are black and bittersweet, with chocolate, mocha, and hints of coffee. There's a mild sweetness. This is balanced with the hop bitterness rather than bittersweet malts like in a normal porter. This is an interesting thing to taste, I approve. A wonderfully bittersweet and fragrant hop bomb. I nominate this as the best new beer I've tried in a couple weeks at least.

Mouthfeel - This stuff is smooth, with really no alcohol presence and a medium to heavy body. The mild sweetness makes itself apparent in the mouthfeel as well. Generally a creamy, though not monstrously viscous beer. I'd say the body is slightly lighter than the average porter maybe by a hair. Really well carbonated to the appropriate level. There's a bit more than in a normal porter, and this supports the hoppy head and effervesces pleasantly with the slightly lighter body and detectably soap and oily hops.

Drinkability - Good stuff here, the drinkability is quite high. The hops and malts consolidate and produce a wonderful balance. Each sip brings a mixture of flavors. The body and carbonation are spot on, and the lack of alcohol presence makes this a great session beer. The hops and hop bitterness never makes itself astringent or harsh in any way, promoting drinkability as well.

Great stuff, gotta get some more!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2009 00:51:50 | More by BacklitAvenger
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.