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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

972 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 972
Reviews: 495
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002)
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Photo of garymuchow
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not sure why took to long to get this one. This is part of several Avery products I recently purchased.
Pours with a luscious thick and creamy head and seems reasonable heavy even before sampling. Very dark with garnet highlights in light. Lacing of the head upon settling.
Aroma has a distinct yeast quality that is nearly as strong as the roasted malt. Some coffee and a little chocolate. Mild hop quality sharpens the aroma some.
Rich porter flavor that hints on being too sweet. Nicely balanced with the hoppy flavor (appearing second actually) and the bitterness (which cut that sweetness right as it approaches the excess mark). Long finish with both hop and malt bittereness and dryness. Nice grassy hop flavor.
Fully moderate feel. Again rich, but cutting off just in time. Creamy and smooth carbonation.
Pretty big, in a richness way cuts final score a tad. But the flavors are good and it's an enjoyable beer.

garymuchow, Sep 19, 2010
Photo of Ghenna
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass after sitting out of the fridge for 15minutes. Dark amber color with lots of well retaining and laced frothy latte colored head. First smell is of hop, followed by traditional porter/dark malt smells. Medium hop bitter and dry finish are the predominant flavors, but porter malts give it a choco/coffee aspect and a good body. Definitely not what I expect in a porter, but not bad.

Ghenna, Sep 12, 2010
Photo of rembrant
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look- frothy tan head on black opaque.
Aroma,surprised by a very fruity leading edge,some grape juice,some blackberry. Second sniff....Piney,woodsy resinous hops take over...very light touch of vanilla,toast from the malt side.

Taste--Leads with very dark chocolate and some roasty/ earthy then a snappy hops zing steps in and it becomes hard to find a clear view of the malt side. Quite hoppy for a Porter. A nice hops but even a bit off balance if judged as an IPA. Sort of a maverick, says "Porter" on the label but drinks as a dark IPA. The big hop show obscures any malt side complexities or flaws. It's not a solid Porter...though is a pretty good whatever it is. I happened to buy this and a big DIPA....thinking I wanted a PORTER for balance. Ironically the big DIPA was almost Stoutish in it's complexity and balance while the Porter acted the IPA role.

In it's price range, New World did a nice job of being "big",and the competition tends to be a little more $...as a dark IPA, but in the Midwest,Edmund Fitzgerald at this price is the consumate Porter.

Mouth, there's a big transition from an initial sweetness to a all hops middle and then a finish with a breif hint of coffee and a lasting hops. About a medium body,a bit light for Porter.

Drinkable? Pretty refreshing,some sparkle and not very dense while somewhat under-sweet. While it's a " Not - Porter" It's still a decent drink with a tasty hops show.

rembrant, Sep 10, 2010
Photo of Sjokvistarn
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours dark, very dark, brown into the glass, almost black and no chance of seeing through this one. The head is high but not as dark as one would expect, lingers a bit and leaves lots on the glass and a small lid on top of the beer.

S: A healthy dose of coffee with some tones of light chocolate bars in the background. Still you sense the hops that shine through together with clear hints of citrus and grass. Also, I like the well balanced touch of soy that stays with you trough out.

T: Heavy, heavy bitterness from hops, surprisingly much if you ask me, but still it doesn't erase the tastes of dark chocolate and tar. It hasn't got the same variety as the nose and somewhat adds to the complex feeling of this beer.
Small hints of carbonation and tiny bubbles which gives you no problem whatsoever to have another sip.

As usual a good beer from Avery, but I was a bit thrown off by the hoppy taste.

Sjokvistarn, Sep 07, 2010
Photo of Lukafer
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark, almost black with at least two fingers of dark, tan head. I get some hops, chocolate and maybe some cocoa on the nose. Tastes are hops at the front, then sweet chocolate and a hop finish. The hops are there enough to notice, but their not obnoxious or like a black IPA. This beer is creamy with a great amount of carbonation. Porters are usually hit or miss with me and this one is definitely a hit. Drinkability is great Nd I could easily kill a few of these, very good beer.

Lukafer, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours burgundy with a nice tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving nice lacings.

S: Smoked ham and dark dried fruits. Sweet malt and hops, not to piney considering where they're from. Chocolate and faint coffee.

T: More pine in the taste, but still not too strong. Roasted sweet malt. Dark dried fruits. Lots of chocolate and faint coffee.

M: Moderate carbonation togehter with a smooth mediumfull body. Aftertaste is nice and bitter.

D: Goes down smoothly. Nice American Porter.

Evil_Pidde, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of ryno09
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured a huge pillowy 2 finger Khaki colored head. Dark mahogany color with deep ruby red around the edges. Leaves some fantastic lacing on the glass.

Aroma - What's that? They dry-hopped it? Yep, you get floral/grassy hops on the nose along with your typical roasted malt . There's some chocolate as well.

Taste - Some bitterness up from, from the Columbus hops mixed with dark chocolate notes. Midway through roasted and caramel characteristics push through and carry the flavor home with a slight kick from the hops. The finish is very smooth with a chocolately caramel taste lingering in your mouth with some of the bitterness from the hops. No alcohol presence whatsoever. As it warms up, not only do the malt characteristics increase but so does the hop presence.

Its name is very fitting as this is truly an American style of robust porter. The use of the higher AA% Columbus is definitely not typical in a porter although they are using Fuggle as well (I wish I knew what they were dry-hopping with). With a higher ABV the increased hop presence helps tame the sweetness of it. Excellent chocolate and caramel notes. A smooth drinking beer with high drinkability.

ryno09, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of LinusBohman
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served at room temperature in a tulip-glass.

A - Dark, but not completely black more of a very dark brown color. At first a big head that disappeared in a minute and disintegrated into just som small islands of head floating around in the beer. The head was colored beige.
There are some bubbles from the carbonation.

S - Really piny from the hops to me. Smells more like an IPA than a porter. I can also find some fruitiness that leans towards citrus.
Some chokolate is also there with a touch of roasted a smell of coffee.

T - The first thing that hits me is the hops wich are quite bitter with a big taste of pine. This is to me the dominant flavour. But in the back I can find some of the porter flavours of licorice, chocolate and coffee.

M - Dry as the comedy of an old conservative who hasn´t laughed since WW2. The body is neither thick of thin.
A bit like licking a pine.

D - A new taste to me that was more of an IPA with a touch of porter than the other way around. But the marriage of the two is a fresh feel in the beginning although one bottle is enough for me.
I will most certanly drink this one again allthough not to often.

LinusBohman, Aug 18, 2010
Photo of rarbring
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is very dark brown, almost black, a beige head that leaves good lacing.

The smell is full of dried ripe fruits, raisins, dates and figs. Some vinous, port, aromas. Roasted malt, toasty and some coffee notes.

The taste is rather sweet, fruits, sherry and coffee and cocoa beans giving some alcohol presence but mostly a good bitter finish.

A weak carbonation, smooth and a bit oily, a slightly dry finish.

A good porter, rather sweet.

rarbring, Aug 11, 2010
Photo of thecarster1
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a snifter, two plus fingers of head that looks like a mix of coke and an ice cream float, deep dark brown black color, head fades slowly and leaves it's mark all over the glass. beautiful.

s- lots of roast, chocolate milk and dark, clean malt, toasty, hop kick in the back end, some earthy bitterness, some sweetness, bready.

t- mmm, this sure is a dry hopped porter, and very well done at that, i've got all the perks of both shining out here. big, roasty, roasty, chocolately, then the hops kick into gear with some bitterness and earthyness - maybe a citra hop?

m- full to medium body, goes down easy, coating.

d- i wanna drink this with a huge steak, garlicky mashes potatoes and roasted asparagus, this would pair perfectly. i will definately drink this beer again.

thecarster1, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of ryanonline
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enormous tan head overflows from the glass sitting atop a deep mahogony almost black body.

Coffee and hops with a light chocolate backbone. Smells more like an imperial stout.

Taste is quite wonderful. Deep and piney hop flavor with a lovely roasted yet sweet malt profile. A light bitter linger.

Creamy and medium bodied. Bittersweet finish. Very coating on the palette.

Very well balanced. Drinkable.

Another one I've been putting off but am very satisfied with.

ryanonline, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of GallowsThief
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into standard pint glass.

A - Poured a deep amber color with a nice frothy head.

S - Nice malty smell. Maybe some chocolately fragrance.

T - First impression was a taste of coffee. The malt flavor is there.

M - Carbonation was medium with a bit of a tingle on the tongue.

D - I could have a couple of these. Sitting around telling stories with friends these would go over well.

GallowsThief, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

One of the cooler new style porters, rich, beige head, brown pour, substantial presence. Aroma was nuttier like a brown ale.

Lots of cascade hops in this one. A real good hoppy porter. Alcohol comes off tame, the hops and carbonation make it an easier drinking porter. Still has a decent amont of chewiness to it throughout. Me likeee.

Beerandraiderfan, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of dqrull
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, dark brown with a firm slightly tan head that leaves a nice lid on the brew in the glass. Could have had some more head though, not too huge.

Smells of christmas at first for some reason... no idea what it is that puts that idea in my nose though. After the initial christmas I get a very pronounced fruitiness up fronta happy mix of green grapes, orange, grape fruit and some kind of darker berries, maybe cranberries. There is a of course a distinct roasted prescense backing up the fruity notes, contributing with a breadiness reminiscent of rye-bread, but the (hoppy) fruit dominates the nose.

Starts off pretty mild... with a full roasted malt-attack, very quickly followed by grape fruity hops and followed by a milder than expected btiterness and a little hint of coffee. Not much more to it in my view :(

Slightly watery mouth feel, but with a nice and crisp carbonation that encourages one to take another sip.

dqrull, Aug 06, 2010
Photo of matjack85
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this single 12oz brown bottle in the discount bin at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.69. Although I didn't find a freshness date on the bottle, the Avery website says this is a seasonal brew only made from January to April. Since this is already August, I'm sure this bottle was sent to the discount bin to make room for the summer seasonals on the shelf. I assume it's still good as long as it's from the 2O1O winter batch.

The beer had a dark brown body with a light brown head, but showed off a more cherry cola color when held to the light. The 2-finger creamy brown head lasted awhile and it left a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

The beer had a sweet caramel and chocolate aroma to it, which I expected from a porter, but it also carried a faint dry hop aroma to it which I didn't expect. None of the aromas were that strong or I'd have given it even higher marks for smell.

Wow! Somebody decided to make a hoppy porter. While the 5 blends of malts are definitely in there, they seem to be used to balance out the dry hopped bitterness rather than the other way around. Nice chocolate/caramel sweetness, but the dry hop bitterness rules here. Only 45 IBU's, but it tastes like double that.

It's on the thin side as far as porters go, but it's smooth and perfectly carbonated. I wouldn't call it dry as I can detect both sweetness and bitterness in the aftertaste, but I would call it different and definitely good.

Very drinkable with no alcoholic taste at all.

matjack85, Aug 03, 2010
Photo of tbizzle0
4.58/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle, solid black color with a nice light mocha colored head.

Lots of chocolate and sweetness on the nose, and something that I couldn't place. It had a candy bar type of sweet smell

When I took my first sip, I realized that the smell I couldn't place was the hops mixed with the malty esters. Lots of chocolate and a slight bit of coffee, followed by a lot of sweet hops with a little bit of citrus. Very tasty beer and very sessionable, I'll definitely seek this out again!

tbizzle0, Jul 15, 2010
Photo of divineaudio
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz undated bottle into a tulip.

the nearly opaque dark brown color gives up a few ruby highlights when held up to a sunny window. a dense, two finger, tan head tops off the brew nicely and hangs around for a while before calming to a thin cap.tons of sticky lace left in this glass too.

has an almost burnt, buttered toast kinda smell to it. i'm also getting a lot of roast, a little dark chocolate and a little dark fruit.

taste wise i get roasted malt sweetness up front with some of the fruity notes present in the nose, then a whole lot of hop bitterness in the back. sweetness and bitterness both hang on the tongue for a while and complement each other nicely.

body is on the thin side for a porter with just the right amount of co2. also has a bit of a slick feel, i'm guessing due to the high amount of hop oils in the brew.

very drinkable and a very interesting take on the style. highly recommended to people looking for a hoppy porter.

divineaudio, Jul 08, 2010
Photo of biglite351
2.35/5  rDev -39%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - red around the edges with some light through the center of the glass. Tall near white creamy head leaving some lacing.

S - hops are present with a little malt.

T - overly hoppy for a porter. Mild malts and chocolate.

M - very mild coating and tiny tingle on tip of tongue.

D - pass.

biglite351, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

metter98, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of Aphelion
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tired.. to be short. DRY HOPPING! This is what this beer is all about. This beer would fall through and would have no credibility without it. Good malt.. Roast.. chocolate.. I hesitate to call it thin because its full enough to enjoy, thin enough to take a long pull. Well balanced.. for a hop head. But let me reiterate...

DRY HOPPING! Want a dark, hoppy, sessionable beer? Than this is for you! A damn good porter for a hop fix, rather than a malt fix. I believe this beer fills in a good niche, and hence deserves a spot in my cupboard! I am not a man to buy packs of many beer, but this one would warrant my money! I am a horrid reviewer.. what do the hops tastes like.. err.. well... good. Its bitter than most porters, so move along if that isn't your thing.

Aphelion, May 29, 2010
Photo of ClydeBarrow
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this beer. It's not my favorite, and this is my first "official" review, but I could see myself enjoying more than a couple of these. It's a little fruity for a dark beer, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's not overly thick, but there is definitely enough substance to this brew to keep the beer snob inside me quite happy.

ClydeBarrow, May 27, 2010
Photo of ffejherb
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

ffejherb, May 25, 2010
Photo of Onenote81
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed on 5/20/10; reviewed from notes.

This pours a very dark black. This is darker than many of the stouts that I have had recently. Big, thick, tan head caps this off. The head sticks around for the entire drink. Stays thick and firm throughout. Tons of lace left over after each sip. Very pretty beer. The scent is of resiny hops right away. I'm a little surprised at this, but I like it. Some faint chocolate malts in there, but this is hoppy in the nose as all get out. Nice take.

The body is firm. Moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth finish. Mimicking the scent, the flavors on this beer are hoppy as well. Some light roasted flavors, a bit of a chocolate powder finish. Moderate bitterness. This beer is blended well. I like that it utilizes hops and is different than many Porters in that respect, but it's not leaning towards the "black IPA" category. Retains plenty of characteristics of a solid Porter, with just a few minor adjustments. A nice break from the norm. Recommend.

Onenote81, May 24, 2010
Photo of Haybeerman
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, dark brown color. Poured a 1 finger creamy chocolate head thast dissipated to a thick skim. Lace in thin, broken rings.

S: Chocolate, coffee, and floral hops. Burnt toast and light bitter hops in the background.

T: Chocolate, burnt caramel and bitter coffee. Long, lingering bitter with some resiny hop presence.

M: Light body. Low carbonation. Smooth, rich and creamy. Lingering bitter.

D: Tasty and smooth. Sharp bitter was a bit of a surprise.

Haybeerman, May 24, 2010
Photo of kenziek3259
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a finger thick, off-white head that very slowly dissipated as the beer was consumed. The beers color comes across as a dark, dark brown, almost black. Right upfront there is a nice malty nose that is pleasant to inhale; comes up sweet. Along with the malt, there are subtle hints of burnt coffee and a little chocolate that are nicely balanced. The initial sip of malty sweetness and burnt coffee blends well together, however the slightly bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue is not unpleasant but different. Overall a beer that I would try for a second time if I found it again.

kenziek3259, May 19, 2010
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 972 ratings.