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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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very good

922 Ratings

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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 491
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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Photo of 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
Photo of Beejay


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
Photo of 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
Photo of rtepiak


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
Photo of BacklitAvenger


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
Photo of DiabolikDUB


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

Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.

Pours a dark brown with light ruby colored edges and has a finger of rich beige colored head that dissolves into a lasting layer around the glass. Very classy presentation. Aroma is full of roasted malts and a lot of smoke. Flavor is piney hop bitterness upfront with some roasted malts and ends up smokey with a light lasting bitterness. Its a light- to medium-bodied beer that is booming with flavor. There really isn't any "searching" for flavors in this beer, its all pretty in your face. Just the way I like it. Very well done. The aroma almost reminds me of a light Alaskan Smoked Porter.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 05:45:44 | More by DiabolikDUB
Photo of damienblack


3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick dark brown, smallish tan head. Smells faintly of hops mixing with harsh dark malt, and the typical portery sweetness. Taste, is overall a bit thin through. Definite dark and toffee notes. Just not a huge depth there. However, this is a very creamy porter, making for a very pleasant drinking experience. The high sessionability makes it rewarding in my book.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 05:05:00 | More by damienblack
Photo of DmanGTR


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

Had this on tap at the Tria in Rittenhouse Square in Philly during Philly Beer Week. Met Adam as well. Review from notes.

A good, hoppy porter. Chocolatey, a touch of citrus, and roasty. Finishes dry. The hops is perhaps a bit much for a porter. I guess I'm just used to English porters.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2009 13:04:03 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of hoplover82


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

I've been wanting to try this one for a long time, having seen the indregients list on Avery's websight and believed that I would like it, and man was I right.

A-Pours a think dark black color with a medium thin creamy dark tan head that quickly dissapates into a thin to almost none existant film on the beer. And leaves ok lacing.

S-The aroma is first of earthy, woodzy and a hint of floral hops. Then it gives way to the very firm malt backbone of chocolate and toffee. Along with some mild fruity esters. Smells very very nice.

T-Very complex with the chocolate coming through first along with a hop bitterness that compliments the chocolate well. Then some earthy hop flavor which lingers on the tongue oh so smooth. The hop flavor lasts forever, which, (being a hoplover I love) :) I wonder what kind of yeast they use in this one....

M-Big bodied and very smooth and creamy. No hot alcohol to this at all dispite the abv. Well done Avery.

D-Knowing the abv, I wouldn't have more than two myself. But it's very drinkable indeed. (Goes down smoothly) Do yourself a favor, and go get some of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 05:09:29 | More by hoplover82
Photo of bonsreeb85


4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - This lovely beast came out black w/ a very thin head that was gone too fast.

S/T - typical amer. porter stuff here: lots of roasted malt flavor, very coffee-like. Finishes with a ligering hop bitterness and almost leaves a smoked flavor in the mouth, delicious!

MF - par for style

D- Coming from one who tends to prefer lighter beers, this is one porter that i will definately be seeking out again. the dry-hopped aspect gives this otherwise standard porter a complex and satisfying kick in the rear without sacrificing the characteristics of a solid american porter.

excellent avery!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 19:02:19 | More by bonsreeb85
Photo of 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
Photo of AdmiralDiaz


4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours an almost black body with an unfortunate small and short-lived brown head leaving no lacing.

S: Smells very robust with strong dark chocolate, caramel malt, some coffee, hops and a bit of citrus.

T: Fantastic! even better than the smell, roasty caramel malts hit with strong dark chocolate giving way to some fruity hops finishing with a coffee note.

Overall: Mouthfeel is pretty good, well carbonated and medium in body with a bit of oiliness. Very drinkable for how bold the flavor its, I love this porter.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2009 04:10:28 | More by AdmiralDiaz
Photo of Magpie14


4.6/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a dry-hopped porter

A: the pour set forth brown colors of all shades paired with deep orange reddish hues. The caramel mocha whipped top left dangling chunks and streaks of sticky lace, nice look. By the pour I get the feeling that this brew has some "heft" to it

S: dark roasted chocolate malts, with subtle toffee nut whiffs. What tickles my nose the best is the solid dose of citrusy and fruity hops. Overall, I like my porters robust and malty and the bursting smells of hops surprised and intrigued me. Lets see what happens

T: Dang. I was fearing that this would be a hop bomb and jab at the roasted malty flavors, not the case at all. Avery Brewing has done a great job of keeping the roasted chocolate cocoa sprinkled malts in a good footing while the hops swirl about. The hops are melded, dare I say perfectly, in the mix and take on flavors of oranges, grapefruits, and fresh florals. The finish has a snap of peppery hops with a few splinters of woodiness and the tastes of bitter coffee, chocolates, and caramel are still going strong. Great stuff going on in this one!

M: to even further my compliments of this porter is the meaty body. One of the heavier porters I have had in a while with a glassy smooth finish. The body just fits the flavors, tastes, and style wonderfully

D: I am marking this one in my beer book. This has to be one of the tastiest porters I can remember having. As mentioned before, I like the typical robust malty porters and shy away from really hopped type porters or stouts. But, if they get the right combination going, I am hard pressed to set the glass/bottle down. This one great!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 17:17:40 | More by Magpie14
Photo of smcolw


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

Tight, but small, head. Leaves ring lace after each sip. Dark, dark brown with only a minimal amount of light passing through.

Chalky, semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Nice darker malt smells creating a cocoa smell. No coffee or toffee.

Excellent blend of black patent malt (coffee-ish), chocolate malt, and a generous amount of hops. It finishes with a distinct java flavor and high-alpha bittering hop.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 21:57:51 | More by smcolw
Photo of surfer4life


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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours black and solid. Not transparency. Huge head of brown foam. Good lacing.

S - Coffee and lots of sweet toffee making this malt smell delicious.

T - Very good taste, lots of dark chocolate and coffee, the hops come through very good in the taste. Very good balance.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice a creamy, coats the mouth well.

D - Very drinkable. I;d have this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 05:27:36 | More by surfer4life
Photo of hardy008


2.35/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a black color which displays quite a bit of ruby when held to the light. Has a tan one finger foamy head.

Smell - Smells of hops and some malt with coffee.

Taste - Hops come to the forefront with coffee bitterness and some malt. Too hoppy for a Porter in my opinion. Not enough malt flavor.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, bitter, and has quite a bit of carbonation.

Drinkability - Drinkability is below average. There are plenty of Porters better than this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2009 03:14:48 | More by hardy008
Photo of northaustin


3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip, slight head which didnt last long. a thick brown with almost no lacing.

not much in terms of smell

taste is great but it doesnt do much for me its just sort of there. the real highlight of this beer is the mouthfeel. my problem with porters is that thick syrupy mouthfeel but in this beer that is not there. i feel biased because i bought this beer because it is my ideal abv. i look forward to making this a standard when it is in stock.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2009 02:47:07 | More by northaustin
Photo of WJVII


4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass this brew has a deep brown color that is pretty solid with light transparency on the sides when held to the light. The head is modest at best but very sticky. The aroma is sweet and has a nice hop smell that you miss in most porters. That alters the taste and gives it more bitterness (to my liking). A little off for a straight porter, but the flavor is nicely balanced. Definitely a good brew, but not over the top outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 23:40:52 | More by WJVII
Photo of Lexluthor33

New York

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

Deep,Dark brown and a pillow of a head with mocha color and a spider web lace effect to boot.
The aroma of hops,coffee,chocolate,malts,toffee with citrus notes.
The taste was mild hop bitterness,bitter chocolate,malts,coffee and caramel notes.
The feel was full body,medium carbonation with a mild bitterness and great balance. A slightly oily finish,but a good finish.

Notes: Good hop character was fine with me and the brew was different yet good. I felt it was not your typical porter and still I enjoyed it just the same.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2009 03:20:47 | More by Lexluthor33
Photo of magine


3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a mug.

Pours a nice dark chocolate brew, no real head to speak of and some minimal lacing.

The brew smells of roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee.

The brew tastes much like the smell; choolate, coffee roasted malts. Nice creamy sweet hop balance.

This beer is very drinkable - I could get a case of this stuff. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 02:54:02 | More by magine
Photo of djaeon


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

A- Pours thin and dark. A very dark amber, red, woody color. Think and creamy looking one finger head. Excellent retention.

S- Smells of hopps up front, and some light smokiness in the background.

T- Tastes like a dark IPA. Reminds me of Stone's 11th Anniversary/Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale. I was expecting more of a "porter" taste because of the name, but it's still pretty good as a dark IPA.

M- Has a little bit of bitter bite from the hopps. Other than that, it has a light, carbonated feel in the mouth.

D- Fairly drinkable. I don't think I'd have more than one in a session, but still pretty ok.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 21:29:30 | More by djaeon
Photo of albern


3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a very dark mahogany color with only a couple of ruby notes penetrable to the light. There is a smallish orangy tan head that doesn't last long with just a lace or two around the glass. The big surprise with this beer is the nose. It absolutely does not smell like a porter. I'm getting some definite leafy hop, some musty aromas, some nutty smells, some caramels too, but just way more hop than one would expect in a porter.

This is a dry hopped beer and a very interesting and substantial porter, although I'm not so sure I'm sold on it just yet. The beer is really hopped up for a porter. There are the definite caramel, toffee, roasted chocolate notes, some charred like ash flavors, but this is overwhelmed in part by the leafy hop. There might be an oily or citrus hop quality trying to peak through but it is hard in a porter with a melange of malty qualities. This is a porter trying to be too much like an IPA, and I'm not so sure it completely works. There is a citrusy tanginess on the back end and into the aftertaste that does give it away. The mouthfeel is a touch oily. This is a medium bodied beer, very interesting, just a bit odd to my tastes.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 21:06:18 | More by albern
Photo of mikereaser


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

A - pours a completely pitch black with 1/4 inch of tan foam that disappeared quickly into a layer of fine bubbles. Decent lacing left on the glass

S - aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and slight hints of coffee

T - starts with roasted malts and hints of coffee, some toffee notes throughout, more coffee and chocolate in the slightly bitter finish

M/D - Medium bodied and very smooth to drink, although not an amazing beer, still pretty decent and wouldn't mind drinking again

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 13:43:40 | More by mikereaser
Photo of UA8


4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours an opaque mahogany brown with a thin light brown head.

S- Scents of dates, dried citrus, and smoky roasted malts.

T- Leads with sweet caramel malts and touch of citrus, finish is smoky and herbal.

M- Nice and round near perfect for a porter.

D- This beer is super drinkable I think its my favorite porter but with that said it really acts more like a hoppy dark ale with a touch of smoke than a traditional porter. Its flavors are soft smooth and very appealing to me for a beer that I could just sit around and drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2009 03:27:45 | More by UA8
Photo of SmithwicksNut


4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: one finger tan creamy head. Clear dark brown color with good lacing on the glass.

S; I was surprised by getting a hop aroma and then I read the bottle. It stated it was dry hopped.

T: Roasted malt, some coffee taste with a surprise of hops sitting on the back of the tongue. The beer finished nice with a lasting bitterness.

M: Medium to light body with a nice amount of carbonation and bitterness that bites the tongue.

O: I enjoyed this porter very much. The dry hopping gave it and extra kick. I will definitely get more of this and immediately jumped to the top of my favorite beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2009 22:51:53 | More by SmithwicksNut
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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