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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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959 Ratings

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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 35 | 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 smcolw
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

smcolw, Apr 26, 2009
Photo of surfer4life
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

surfer4life, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of hardy008
2.35/5  rDev -39%
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.

hardy008, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of northaustin
3.35/5  rDev -13%
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.

northaustin, Apr 21, 2009
Photo of WJVII
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

WJVII, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Lexluthor33, Apr 15, 2009
Photo of magine
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

magine, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of djaeon
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

djaeon, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of albern
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

albern, Mar 28, 2009
Photo of mikereaser
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
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

mikereaser, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of UA8
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

UA8, Mar 27, 2009
Photo of SmithwicksNut
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

SmithwicksNut, Mar 24, 2009
Photo of plaid75
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

Poured a deep black hue with a two finger frothy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light burnt grain and a strong citric hop.

The taste consisted of some dry roasted coffee, some smoke and a fresh citric hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a tasty and well hopped porter.

plaid75, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of roadhouse
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a dark brownish mahogany color with a one inch thick cream colored head. Nice pattern of lacing left on the glass.

Aroma is very fruity with a strong floral characteristic. A vague hint at some chocolate but it very much lacks any roastiness.

Taste is very similar. Lots of fruitiness up front with an onslaught of floral and citrusy hop flavors that just seem wrong in this style. There's a slight chocolate tone in towards the finish mixed with the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, quite creamy too, but slightly harsh to me.

Didn't really like this one very much, but it's not horrible. Nothing like the Porters that I like. I probably won't be getting it again.

roadhouse, Mar 17, 2009
Photo of APNumber3
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Total Wine, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Beer pours black into pint glass with .5" foamy, off white head. Head is reduced to a thin film about halfway through the glass. Nice lacing as I drink. When held to light, some ruby red creeps through around the edges of the glass.

Aroma offers hints of dark chocolate and coffee. There are some yeasty notes as well. I'd call the aroma "earthy" in this case.

This beer tastes great. Roasted dark malts at the beginning with some more hints of coffee. Then some spicy bitterness (clove and cinammon). Finish is smooth with vanilla and coffee. As it warms, finish becomes slightly more bitter.

To me this is a very well balanced porter. Sweetness and bitterness are both present, yet nicely balanced. I will be buying this again.

APNumber3, Mar 08, 2009
Photo of angelmonster
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a huge 3 finger chocolate head. Body is black with dark brown highlights. Head retention is good and lacing is great

Smell is of slight alcohol, chocolate malt, and copper at the end. Some faint raisin and nuts are also present. As beer warms up coffee and oak come out but everything is subtle

Taste is complex at first with flavors of smoky, roasted chocolate toffee malts. Exactly the way a porter should taste. Hops are also present in the after taste as well as a slight amount of alcohol.

Consistency of the beer is nice and semi thick. Head is creamy but doesnt stick around as long as I'd like it to. There is a nice balance of carbonation and a slight bitter after taste from the hops

Over all probably the best porter i've had. Much more complex and flavorful than other porters. Reminds me more of a Baltic porter than an American one as this is classified. The hoppiness mixed with rich malt flavors really create something special here. Highly recommend it and look forward to enjoying more in the future

angelmonster, Mar 06, 2009
Photo of Tbn2
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle my first pint glass that started the whole collection.

A: Pours black body with a two finger off white head on top. Has good retention and lacing. When back lite, has a deep ruby red color.

S: Doesn't smell like a typical porter. All I get is a raw, earthy hop aroma

T: Isn't destroyed by the hops as I expected, actually the exact opposite. Hop flavor is present throughout but some nice toasted grain, coffee, and burnt sugar flavors are present with hints of chocolate and toffee. Only down side to me is the dry hopping is almost too aggressive for me as I swallow. It really dries out your pallet and sorta feels like you are eating a cotton ball.

A dry-hopped porter. Pretty cool idea and nicely done. Pick one up if you are looking for something different.


Tbn2, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of GilGarp
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dry hopped porter. Interesting idea but lets see if it works.

Pours a very dark brown color with thick off-white head. Good retention and nice lacing too.

Aroma is no doubt that of a dry hopped beer. More akin to an IPA, it has incredible hoppy smell that totally masks anything the porter is doing underneath that head.

Flavor almost comes as a surprise after such a hoppy aroma. Nice roasty malts come through strong. Definately a robust porter. Nice bitterness both from dark malt and hops. Still pretty well balanced. Good dark roast coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin considering all the big flavor and aroma coming from this beer. Carbonation is moderate to light.

This is definately a hophead's porter if there ever was one. After reading the description, I had to pick one up. Now I think I might be heading back for six more.

GilGarp, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of SpecialK088
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a pint

A-Deep brown with a low head an no real laceing head retention is decent.

S-Much to a suprise a nice hop smell comes in the front and the malt is secondary, nice deep roast as well

T-Same as the nose great hop charecter and a deep roasted malt flavor in the middle. Awsome porter very unique

M-Medium body and very complex

D-This is one that I will have agin for sure just due to the uniueness and full flavor

SpecialK088, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of naterock
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured dark brown, nearly black into a pint glass. fairly thin head.

smell is suprisingly like citrusy hops. Quite remarkable for a porter. There is also a chocolatey malt presence that really gives it the porter arome.

taste is out of this world. Sweet and bitter at the same time. A strong malt sweetness that has hints of caramel and chocolate. Aa strong citrusy taste from the "new world" hops.

mouth is quite pleasant and smooth but with a bittering finish. Drinks very easy. Really quite remarkable and earns the name "New World". Way to go Avery.

naterock, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of optiontwo
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into broad mouth glass
Appearance: Opaque black with a half inch off white head that dissipated slowly. Nice lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and coffee take the forefront as expected but then a big waft of hop aroma comes out. Grapefruit, orange, heavy pine, everything that you'd want from an IPA's aroma is in this porter, it's amazing. Finally the malt comes back to finish off the scent with some toffee and brown sugar.

Taste: This is something else. I've never tasted a porter, or a beer for that matter, quite like this. I remember reading either in a thread or in someone's review that they thought this was more like a black IPA and I can totally see where they are coming from. There's definitely typical porter flavors in there, (chocolate, coffee, toffee, hazelnut) but the hop flavor is very pronounced. It's like a chocolate covered grapefruit, doesn't sound too appetizing but this is delicious. Unlike the aroma, the citrus hop flavors are the first to show in the taste and then it finishes off with a smooth chocolate and subtle coffee. The finish is nice and bitter. Man this is good.

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

Drinkability: I could see this being a little intense for some but for me it's just right, I could easily drink this all night.

Overall: This one blew me away, some Avery I like and some I don't care for but this might be one of the best American porters I've ever had. If you have a taste that ranges the whole gamut when it comes to beer, try this. It'll satisfy your hop head needs while still giving you the nice dark malt flavors you'd expect from a porter.

optiontwo, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of Rayek
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep brown, almost black with a soapy tan cap. Head retention is good and spots of lace are left behind.

S: Some toasted malt and a bit of coffee are flanked by pine aromas.

T: Roasted chocolate and coffee flavors start things out. Pine and citrus bitterness comes on next and takes over from there. Finishes with a mild lasting bitterness. Malt/hop balance could have been a touch better.

D: A nice beer overall. Not quite as malty as I like my Porters, but I'm more of an English rather than American Porter fan.

Rayek, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of seanbhudson
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark brown color with large tan head that has good retention. Lots of sticky lacing.
Sweet caramel chocolate and roasted malt. There are hints of roasted nuts.
Not as sweet as the aroma would suggest. Predominate flavor is the roasted malts and reminds me of coffee. There are some piney hops that coats the tongue at the finish.
A medium-full bodied beer that has a creamy almost chewy texture. Soft fizzy carbonation.
A quality easy drinking porter. However, I would prefer a little more sweet malts to balance it out.
NOTES: BBCSD-0901-Carl

seanbhudson, Feb 08, 2009
Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brownish black color with a light tan colored head.

S- The aroma is dark raosted malts, a hint of coffee and a good amount of hops in the smell as well.

T- The taste like the aroma is dark roasted malts with a nice bitter coffee taste and a surprising amount of bittering hops in the finish. This is one of the hoppier porters that I've tried so far.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a really nice texture to it.

D- New World Porter is another solid beer from Avery Brewing that is definitely worth a shot. Recommended.

cjgator3, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of BronYrAur
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, January has come and so has Avery's New World Porter. Far and away the hoppiest porter I've ever had the pleasure to taste, Avery's seasonal porter is actually quite the hop-bomb. This is almost like a cross between an IPA and a porter, and is all the better for it, because the flavor profile is pretty wild for a porter.

A. Great look. Ruddy dark brick-red/brown in color with a very nice, frothy tan head that provides good retention and great rings and chunks of lace. One of the best looks I can imagine.

S. Woah! Am I drinking an IPA? Initially, all I smell is the hops, but as the beer warms, a coffee-like roastiness enters the picture. This is great because it really reflects the taste.

T. Like I said, in the beginning, this has the kind of malt profile that you might find in Avery's own IPA or Sierra Nevada's Anniversary or Celebration Ales. The hoppy fruitiness and citrusy qualities really abound. As the beer warms, and as it moves through to the finish, the roasted coffee is much more present. The finish is remarkably dry, due to the roasted bitterness of the malts dueling it out with the bitterness of the hops. This is a beer probably too intense for most. A criticism might be that the bitterness overshadows the flavor profile and makes for a seemingly less complex brew. Maybe. But it's still an excellent taste.

M/D. The carbonation keeps the beer from becoming too heavy and burdensome, but the feel is actually quite creamy and the thickness just right. Not a very sessionable brew, which I don't mind. A couple of these at 6.7% will have me quite content, especially as you will feel the hops lingering after a while.

BronYrAur, Jan 31, 2009
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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