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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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999 Ratings

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Ratings: 999
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

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Ratings: 999 | Reviews: 503
Photo of Kemmerlin
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: dark brown with a thin filmy head.
S: malty and yeasty with some coffee notes but nothing is very strong
T: again mild flavors chocolate malts coffe and hazelnut. The hops due add a unique bitter quality but nothing to special.
M/D: heavy and rough feel like it's not clean. Drinkability is ok definitely not my favorite nor will I purchase again.

Photo of 18tony
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i have been enjoying pouring though Avery's beers. though this was a good beer, however i immediately noticed the lack of body i like in my porters. it just felt, less than. on the back end, the dark carmel tones where definitely there.

like they say, " it's not how you start, it's how you finish."

Photo of jmdrpi
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black with ruby highlights, off-white colored head that fades to a thin collar.

big chocolate notes in the aroma, with a touch of hops. as stated on the label, classic roasted dark malt flavors, but with some hop highlights.

lower carbonation, pretty smooth. I prefer the english style porters better, but still a quality brew.

Photo of Gushue3
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours very dark brown/opaque. with nice medium sized brown head with good ammount of lacing.

S- beers pretty cold and still getting quite a stench. kind of surprized at the hop note, pretty hoppy for a porter. light malt and cocoa note on the tail end.

T- wow. first sip tastes like an ABA. piney and light citrus. once the nice hoppy rush calms down a surprizing malt note. it comes in perfectly. very nicely balanced. rides the line of an ABA and porter really nicely

M- nice and smooth very lightly carbonated and the piney taste hits the back corners of my tongue. good stuff

D-VERY surprised by this one. maybe because i was expecting a porter and got an awesome ABA or maybe because its really that good.

Photo of Jesse13713
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance - Four full fingers of creamy vanilla head that looks almost like a milkshake. A very, very dark brown with hints of crimson red in it as well. Thick, creamy lacing as well.

Smell - A strong hop presence that took me off guard. I wasn't expecting such a bitter and vibrant smell. Light smokey malts in the background,

Taste - A delicious hopped chocolate taste that ends on a uniquely smoked note. The finish on this is the shining smoked barley. A slight bread taste that is slightly burnt. Hints of spices and cocoa powder.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - As I said, very smoked. Medium bodied and dry hopped. Perfectly balanced bitterness with coffee and chocolate notes. This porter is easily drinkable and never gets old the entire way through.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of OlRasputin989
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter...

A: Pours pitch black with a decent head light brown foam, leaving sticky patches of lacing.

S: nice smokey char aroma, and a hint of dark chocolate, with a steely aroma in the background. Hops are piney, soapy, and grassy. not picking up much fruit from this one.

T: again, smokey char, dark chocolate, turning into flavors of burnt toast, with cocoa powder, and pine sap. finish is fairly bitter

M: thick mouthfeel with a crisp carbonation which sits well with the char and bitter hop characteristics. finish is resinous and dry

Overall, not a bad brew, but doesn't even come close to the best examples of the black ipa style (southern tier inequity, stone sublimely self-righteous ale). Would have like to see some fruitier hops, and a slightly sweeter malt character. However, i will probably get this again, if a craving for black ipa takes shape and no subsitutes are available.

Photo of JizackFH
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a very dark brown, that glows a touch red at the bottom of the glass when held to the light. It has a big 3-finger tan head. The head has very good retention, and leaves a bunch of sticky lacing behind on the glass. This looks very appetizing.

S - The smell is very earthy and hoppy, with some light roasted malts. There are also some notes of smoke, chocolate, and some dark fruits. The finish has a lingering hop bitterness.

T - This tastes of roasted malts, and has a nice strong hop presence. There are also notes of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and pine.

M - This has a medium body and moderate carbonation. There is a creaminess to this that makes it go down quite smoothly. There is some lingering bitterness, and it's a touch dry.

D - This has good drinkability. It goes down easy and the flavor never gets boring. It is a bit hoppier than most of the porters i've had, but I like it alot. I would definitely try this one again.

Photo of legalpete19340
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown in the glass with a respectable tan head that stuck around.

S: Hoppiness. Spicy, grassy hops dominate the nose with light notes of roasty malt.

T: The hoppy bitterness is forefront. Roasted malt comes through in the end. As it warmed up I noticed shoe leather and molasses with a hint of smoke.

M: Very much middle of the road. Not thin, not chewy. Nice.

D: Ridiculously drinkable. Smooth.

This isnt a porter to me. When you see "Pioneer Black IPA" on the label everything makes more sense. Very good beer that is sessionable but maybe mislabeled. Its ok Avery I still love you.

Photo of foogerd
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label state its a "pioneer Black IPA"

A- Dark rich looking brown body with a small tan head that leaves a healthy dose of lacing.

S- The porter and IPA qualities manage to mix well together. Roasted coffee with some spicy hops.

T- Hops came out very pronounced and at the forefront for me, roasted malts and coffee come later. Totally a Black IPA. Tasty but dont expect it to be porter tasty.

M- Highly carbonated and rich.

D- ABV is not bad and pretty much subdued with all the taste thats going on here. Pick this up if you see it.

Photo of leedorham
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown with a thick, darker tan head. Very good head retention and very sticky lacing.

S - Powerful aroma filled with roasted malts, coffee, and a burnt, caramel sweetness to it. A bit of hop pungency that compliments the roast and balances the sweetness nicely.

T - Definite coffee character and very forward with the roast. Robust like a dark coffee. A good amount of hop bitterness rounds out the profile. Very flavorful.

M - Full bodied, not too viscous. The carbonation is higher than I'd like in a porter but this seems to help with aroma so I'll forgive.

D - A very drinkable offering that I'm surprised doesn't get more attention. This won't be my last taste of this one.

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep ruddy brown, high clarity, with two fingers of stiff beige head. LOTS of lace.

Smell -- Roast malt, citrusy hops, leather, anise. Lots going on, a pleasant surprise.

Taste -- Roast malt, cocoa, faint woodsmoke, grapefruit, pine resin, leather, licorice and anise. Lots goi

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with milder carbonation. Feels good.

Drinkability -- Wow, I'm really impressed. Picked up a single on a whim and this turns out to be an exciting hoppy Porter. Assertive hoppiness and complex roast malt undertones makes for an easy sipper that shames most Black IPA's. I might even like this more than Alpha Klaus, which concerns me...

Photo of Prospero
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma has a nice citrusy hop scent with a bit of coffee-like roastedness. Head was nice and foamy tan, not quite beige like some black ales have. Taste is pretty roasted but well balanced with hops. The malts don't tasted debittered so I felt like it tasted more like a porter like the name implies rather than a "pioneer Black IPA" as the label also states... Overall excellent full-bodied black ale with a nice coffee roasted malt flavor with just a hint of citrusy and piney hops, not too heavy which is nice for a black ale.

Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: black with beautiful red hues at the bends in the glass. nice mocha colored head and outstanding window lacing.

S: Wow what a balance. Chocolate roasted malt and pungent pine hops.

T: deeply roasted and sweet malt up front followed by a hammer of hop bitterness on the sides and back of the tongue. These are great flavor combonations and I really enjoy the transition from sweet to bitter.

M: Great body, just right. Average carbonation, nicely done. The alcohol is hidden but my gums have warmed up.

D: This beer is really nicely done. The ABV would suggest a great session beer, however, the flavors are so intense that it works perfect as a sipper. I would definitely purchase again.

Photo of mlazzaro
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I called the brewing company and this beer has a new labeling, but is considered the same beer. Now says "Limited Release" and "Black IPA" on bottle with brown colors on the label.

I remember liking this beer a lot more in college. Now with a slightly pickier palate, I just find this beer to be overly dry hopped for the style, and slightly unbalanced as a result. That might go away with some time. Really great beer otherwise though. The dark malt flavor, the alcohol content, the smell and the appearance of this beer are just outstanding. It is really appealing on every other level. I just feel like the beer flavor could clean up a bit with less hops added, and have the malt side of the beer dominate the flavors. The intense dry hopping of what seems to be American Hop varieties is sincerely conflicting with other flavors. Especially since I mostly get malts in the aroma. I wish I read the Black IPA in tiny text on the bottle. I would have chosen a more traditional porter (Anchor or Sierra). Even for I.B.A.s, this is a dry hopped porter, not what I think of for a I.B.A. or "Black I.P.A.".

On the other hand this beer would age very well. It's alcohol and antiseptic hop content give this a very decent potential lifespan. I plan to age and re-review this same six pack in a year or so.

Photo of DrDogbeer
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of the bearded beer guy. Had this beer a few times a while ago, so when I was told it turned into a hoppy porter, I was intrigued. Poured into a tulip, it pours a dark, dark brown with a thin, light tan head that dissapates quickly. Nice lacing. Lots of hops in the aroma, with pine dominating. Really good! Got some chocolate, mint and pine on the tongue. Really impressed with the mouthfeel on this one, though. Very creamy and full-bodied. Surprising for a hoppy porter! Very drinkable and enjoyable! Will pick up some more for sure!

Photo of claspada
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is extremely piney, slightly minty and woodsy; copious amounts of resinous hops take over with a very light touch of vanilla and toasted biscuitiness from the malt side.

Heavy, heavy bitterness from hops, but they still don't erase the tastes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. This is really the most balanced Black IPA I have ever had to be honest. I have yet to find a black IPA that wasn't too bitter or roasty but here it is.

The mouthfeel has small hints of carbonation and tiny bubbles which give you no problem whatsoever to have another sip. Not sure why they call it a Porter in the name and immediately on the packaging it says Black IPA, I don't get it but anyway, good job Avery. Couldn't drink these all night but a couple would be quite enjoyable.

Photo of GPHarris
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left thick lace and sheeting throughout. the body was dark black.
s - very malty with a hint of hops. chocolate, burnt malts, coffee.
t - roasted malts with earthy hops.
m - medium thickness. very nice.
d - terrific porter, one of my faves.

Photo of Minkybut
2.86/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this odd beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was black and poured a really nice head It also had great lacing. My hopes were high. The taste started off nice with a great burnt chocolate hit, however it was hopped. A hoppy porter is not my cup of beer. The beer also had a bitter finish like a Engkish Ale. I will not buy again.

Photo of wspscott
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

At pazzos

A: dark brown, almost black. Starts with a thin dark tan head that drops almost immediately.
S: roasted malts and citrus hops
T: the hops are very obvious, lots of citrus combined with roasted and chocolate malts.
M: more carbonation than I like, along with a thinner body, makes for a rough feel
D: this is my third one, so they are doing something right. Like a roasty brown ale, with a heavy dose of hops, nice. Worth trying for a change of pace.

Photo of rsgcwhite
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As a incorrigible map geek, I appreciate any beer with a historical map on the bottle. In fact, I enjoyed the usage of the revised edition of Abraham Ortelius's New World Map (this one dating from about 1595 corrected an unseemly bulge in South America present in the earlier editions). Awesome.

Alright, onto the beer - pours a rich, lingering head on a deep brown body.

The aroma is more complex than I had imagined. The initial smell is herbal hops - a flower garden in a porter iis an infrequent first impression. Other lingering smells appear with concentration - spruce, earthy malt, and caramel make this a really interesting take on a porter.

The first sip is impressive; dry hops up front, fading into roasted malts with hazelnut coffee. The finish is sweet and resinous, lingering on your tongue for what seems like hours. It's like waving your love goodbye from a slow moving train - each moment is a vivid, Kodachrome slow motion replay.

The balance between malt and hops is almost unparalleled. I get the sense that there are a lot of hops in this beer - but they balance an equally tremendous amount of chocolate and caramel roasted malts.

Mouthfeel, despite the fantastic dry hopped flavors, was, to put it rudely, 'moderate' - it has all the malty wetness and hoppy dryness you would expect. Glorious.

A robust porter with dry hops, brilliantly executed. If seafaring conquistadors, failing to discover the gold and gems that embodied their dreams of the Americas, were given this porter instead - each man would have gone home happy. Western civilization would be forever changed.

Dry hopped porters, away!

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery New World Porter on tap at Mahaffey's Pub in B'more, MD, served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very brown, bordering on black. Decent head, good lacing and retention. A better-than-average-looking porter.

Smell: Intense roastiness, some faint chocolate. Farm-fresh dairy and aromas of barely-cooked eggs.

Taste: Seaweed salad! Very unique taste, love it. Sugars and milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, full flavor.

Drinkability: High! Goes down easy, not too filling. Tasty.

I'm usually not a big fun of regular porters but this one won me over. A beautiful balance of taste, mouthfeel and aromas.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and piney hops. The beer smells very hoppy for a porter.

The flavor is heavy on the pine with some roasted malt and chocolate mixed in. Medium bitterness. This beer may be listed as a porter, but I think it is a Black IPA all the way. Very enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of claybeer
3.11/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has a rich mahogany, wet leather brown. It's dark enough you can't see any light through it. The head is a creamy coco color and laced the glass fairly well as it reduced to a film over this beer. The nose isn't very pleasant at first. Some molasses notes with some burnt tobacco and grain. There are defiantly some hops and coffee notes that stick to the tongue. There is some sweet brown that show up on the second sip. The finish is long! It is longer than I would like but it's flavors change as it lingers which makes it very enjoyable. The lingering flavors make it a slow drinker.

4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown mahogany. Big chunky tan head. thick foamy laces.

Roasty coffee and toasty caramel. With Grapefruit and pine on top. A hoppy porter mmmm.

Roasted coffee and dark spiced bread. Grapefruit Pine and herbal hop blast. Nice big piney resin bitterness that flows into a big roasty smokey finish.

Sticky, chewy, rich, full bodied. Smooth with a kick of astringency.

Lovely roasted and smoked porter with some tasty dry hoppage. Love me a good hoppy bitter porter.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.