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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

919 Ratings

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Ratings: 919
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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Photo of daythree16


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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours black with a touch of brown around the edges. Wafer thin head

Smell is big on the chocolate malt with some sweet dark fruit in the background. Taste is chocolate, coffee and toasted malt. Nice bitterness from the dark chocolate on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium. Not a lot of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 07:26:46 | More by daythree16
Photo of jujubeast6000


3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 3/24/2008 (bottle):

Pours a dark brownish, black color body. Has some head that's off-white, and somewhat lasting. Has an aroma of coffee, maltiness, some roasted elements roasted, some very dark chocolate. A coffee, roasted taste, somewhat watery. Some alcohol taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 05:24:11 | More by jujubeast6000
Photo of crayphish


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

This porter poured a deep dark brown, nearly black. Atop sits a creamed coffee craggy head. Lots of sticky lacing. Smell hits with sweet chocolate and fruits. Bitter coffee notes as well. Taste follows this lead with the coffee coming to the front of the palate. A definite hop presence as well. The fruits reveal themselves as citric in nature. Mouthfeel is full robust and chewy. I found this brew to be a very solid porter and highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2008 16:35:50 | More by crayphish
Photo of Greggy


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

A- Pours a black color with a 2 finger fluffy tan head. The head has nice retention. Some good lacing rings the glass.

S- Very nice chocolate aroma, some coffee, a bit of vanilla cream, and some great hoppy aromas. (Surly-Bender-ish)

T- Starts with notes of chocolate, and coffee then has a bit of grassy hopiness before it goes very dry on the finish with residual hop oil notes. There is almost suggestions of oak and bourbon.

M- Silky smooth with a larger mouthfeel due to the ABV.

D- This has a bit more ABV than your typical porters but I thought this gave what I would think an original porter may have tasted like after it was shipped in oak barrels.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2008 02:29:18 | More by Greggy
Photo of aubuc1


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

12 oz bottle poured in to an imperial pint glass.

Pours a dark brown/ruby with a thick tan head.

Smell is roasty sweet with maybe cherry. Some chocolate also.

Taste is chocolate roast with some tart sweetness.

It is a little thin, but very easy drinking for a 6.7%

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 00:20:19 | More by aubuc1
Photo of itcomesnpints

New York

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

Smooth black pour with a cocoa cream head. Not much lacing along the way. Very fragrant. Sweet chocolate and roasted nuts show up strongly in both aroma and taste. Included in the taste is a spicy hop character that really enhances the flavour. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and fits perfectly with the taste and style. A magnificent porter, one of the best I've had. Avery continues to impress.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 03:12:01 | More by itcomesnpints
Photo of supercolter


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

Oh Avery, is there a bad brew in your brewery?
Appearance is good, very dark and tan head. Lacing is very thick. Smell and taste are very good. There is a decent amount of hops, roasted malts, and acidity. Mouthfeel is good, medium body and light carbonation. Drinkability is decent given the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 03:34:16 | More by supercolter
Photo of treyrab


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

Got this one over the summer in Ohio, and just decided to pop it open. Poured it into my pint glass...

A: Very dark brown. Held up to the light it has an unusual brownish red color that resembles Dr. Pepper surprisingly! A nice mocha brown head that quickly goes to a thin disk...but this laces rather well.

S: Very nice roasted malt scent comes through here. A little burnt malt and chocolate malt as well, and a metallic smell also.

T: The taste is very robust for a porter, consisting of some characteristics of a nice stout. Nice roasted malt taste with deep chocolate and cocoa undertones. I was surprised at how much flavor this one had. Phenomenal. It finished wish a hint of metallic flavors and a nice hop bitterness.

Overall, this was one great porter. I really liked the fact that this did not lack flavor and had nice characteristics of a good stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2008 03:38:40 | More by treyrab
Photo of BretSikkink


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

Pretty dark brown color, not quite opaque but not much by way of highlights either. Sheets of tan lacing coat the glass nicely, as the head sticks around a good while.

Lots of roasted malt, plenty of chocolate notes with a little sweetness. Citric, earthy hop notes as well: the bottle indicates dry-hopping.

Great flavor that leans heavily on the coffee but also includes some black malt and caramel malts. The hops are in the background; citric and slightly pine-laced.

The balance is very pleasant and the bitterness and alcohol kept at bay. Plenty of body for a porter, it's actually somewhat distinguished for the style. Great list of quality ingredients, and you never doubt the craftsmanship at Avery. Nice porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2008 03:24:46 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of champ103


4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pours a very dark brown/black color with a little ruby around the edges. A two finger beige head forms and leaves some patchy lace behind.
S: Very odd. A big soapy and citrus hop aroma is present. Its not bad at all, but it smells more like an IPA IMO. Just a touch of of roasted malt as the aroma lingers.
T: There it is. Lots of roasted malt. Coffee and some toffee flavors. A good balance of hops toward the end. This is what I was expecting. A very nice tasting porter.
M/D: A medium to full body that is well carbonated. Smooth and easy to drink.

I don't know what was going on in the nose, but other than that a very solid porter. I would recommend this.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 18:49:13 | More by champ103
Photo of jmalex


2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

My never-ending quest to drink more porters continues.

APPEARANCE: Pours into a Sam Adams glass a deep brown to black. A one-finger tan head forms on top and drops to a large collar with an almost full bubbly surface coating.

SMELL: In a surprise twist, the nost is dominated by hops. Citrusy and piny, they definitely overwhelm any malt aromas present. A slight roasted character is there in the background, but not enough to get through the hops.

TASTE: This is definitely one of the more hoppy porters I've ever had. It's too bad that the malt doesn't come up to match it. Initially, some chocolate and caramel flavors come through. But as it gets to the point where you need some bitter black malt to balance it out, the hops try and do it and take it too far. The finish as all hop flavor, leaving me wishing this beer were more balanced.

MOUTHFEEL: A tad thin but not too bad. Carbonation is at an average level which is right where it should be.

DRINKABILITY: Porters aren't necessarily a hop-forward style so taking the hops past the malt is really overkill. Definitely makes it harder to drink. One and done for me.

Ah well, not all of them can be winners. There are much better examples of the style out there. Pass on New World Porter and grab something else.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2008 00:58:14 | More by jmalex
Photo of DavoleBomb


3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

4.5 A: Really dark brown, approaching black, with a creamy-looking mocha head that stays around for a while. Tons of lacing.

4.0 S: Big chocolate aroma. Roasted nuts and, to a lesser extent, coffee. Smells balance between hops and malt characters.

3.5 T: Chocolate big again. Hoppier than expected, but really tasty. Some nut is there, but much less than the smell would suggest.

4.0 M: Very creamy and smooth. Carbonation isn't overbearing.

4.0 D: You wouldn't have to ask me twice if I wanted another one. Flavor stays throughout the experience.

This is my second Avery beer. I'm glad I didn't give up after being disappointed by the first one. Great brew and I look forward to trying more.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 22:56:44 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of mcfisty


3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance= pours close to black with nice garnet highlights through the light. A two finger fluffy tan head, looks like its fading fast into alot smaller.

Aroma= floral rose like hop notes on top of a rather stale smelling malt character. Some chocolate, maybe some biscuit aromas as well

Flavor= chocolate some roasty grain character but not much.

M/D = mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Drys out quickly not leaving you with much at all. I may have had this a little too cool, but I did not enjoy this near as much as I remember.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 06:01:43 | More by mcfisty
Photo of jamiejohnson


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

A very nice brew, the flavors linger from start to finish. I'm still trying to figure out the subtleties of dry-hopping, but it seems clear that it adds to the complexity of the flavor. Avery's a fantastic brewery, one of the major players in the Colorado beer scene, and they obviously know what they're doing. Their New World Porter is an excellent product and I'll certainly buy it again. A cask version of this would be superb.

Hop it wet,
Hop it dry.
Hoppy says

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2008 23:04:38 | More by jamiejohnson
Photo of czfreeman


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

Pours out a deep opaque brown-black toned color. Beautiful color, light tan head,creamy, frothy. delicious-looking porter.
Wow, aromas are just exactly what I want to bury my nose into when I think of a porter. Rich bitter chocolate, spiked with coffee-infused hops. Touches of malts and dark toasted grains throughout. I recently visited a local coffee brewery, and was greeted by many of these same delicious aromas.
this is a stellar flavored porter. lots of bitter cocoas, coffee,completly spiked with citric malt hoppiness, not too thick not sweet, perfect.
Avery has a winner yet again in my book, I will buy this one again.

Serving type: growler

08-05-2008 02:23:09 | More by czfreeman
Photo of barefootbrewer


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

A: The beer poured a clear dark brown color with a tan rocky head.

S: The aroma is sweet and malty - pretty straightforward.

T: The taste is definitely a little more complex than the smell. There is an initial roasted coffee like bitterness. That is followed by a malt flavor that isn't exactly sweet, but does help the balance. The beer finishes bitter.

M: Full and lush mouthfeel with a noticeable amount of carbonation bite.

D: I think this is a fine example of a porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 23:02:52 | More by barefootbrewer
Photo of mhewes


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

A : Pours a nice dark brown/black with a good tan head that leaves good lacing behind

S : Roasted malts with some coffee. You can also smell some hops

T : A good roasted malt flavor with some hop bitterness. Good coffee flavor

M : Medium bodied and smooth

D : Real easy to drink and one that I enjoy

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 18:09:28 | More by mhewes
Photo of blackjack000


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

Appearance: A small amount of light tan head sitting on a very dark, nearly black, beer.

Smell: Thick caramely malt and hops smell. This is a really strong and unique smell. The mixture of the sweet malts and strong hops almost makes it smell like a toned down imperial stout. Caramel, anise seed, oak, brown sugar, and liquorice.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Tastes much like it smells. This is really good. It has a deep roasted malty background with a spiky hops profile laid over it. The malt is chewy and thick, like maple syrup and caramel. The hops come on heavy and really stimulate the taste buds. The porter leaves a nice, lingering aftertaste, with the hops staying around the longest. This is incredible for a porter. It is, in many respects, similar to a toned-down imperial stout. Nice. The body is nice and full. It seems more stout-like than porter-like. This is really interesting.

Drinkability: This is very drinkable. However, it is so packed with smells and flavor that I wouldn't want to process more than two bottles of this in a sitting. It's a lot of taste and think over at one time.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2008 03:11:18 | More by blackjack000
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

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

Single, twelve ounce bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
What an amazing appearance for a $1.99 single beer! Pours a dense, opaque, jet-black, ebony hue with a gigantic foamy and frothy head that exhibited enormous staying power and left behind a copious amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Thick aroma bursting with cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and mocha essences...
Taste strongly paid homage to the aroma with a wonderful cornucopia of roasted malts, burned coffee, rich mocha, dark cappucino, and strong latte nuances...
Creamy, ultra-rich and super-thick mouthfeel combined with an excellent level of drinkability to match...
Great stuff from Avery...
Definitely recommended...

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 21:20:30 | More by dsa7783
Photo of jwc215


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

Pours black with a thin tan head that stays as a thick patch. A fine, uneven line of lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel. A good dose of citrus intermingles - love that dry-hopping. It doesn't always work well with this style, but it gives this one a wonderful aroma.

The taste of slightly smoky/ashy roasted notes blend with the chocolate/coffee, hint of licorice and citric fruitiness. The roasted bittersweet balance is done very nicely.

Medium-to-full bodied - just as an American porter should be.

This one is all about a wonderfully balanced porter. I didn't know the abv, as I reviewed from notes taken earlier today, so a 6.7 (as I didn't see it on the label) came as a surprise.
A great, hoppy porter.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 23:58:59 | More by jwc215
Photo of rye726


4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown color with a thick tan head. Nose of toasted malts followed by a good serving of aromatic hops. The taste again very roasty and rich with some nice bitter hops to keep balance. A dry medium body with good carbonation. This is for sure one hoppy American porter. A very good example and right up there with Anchor and Fullers.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 17:34:38 | More by rye726
Photo of zeff80


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

A - Poured out a jet black color with a creamy, smooth, tan, two-finger head. It left an intricate pattern of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of malt and hop spice. It also had floral notes.

T - It tasted of chocolate and roasted malt. It was also quite bittersweet.

M - It was soft and smooth on the tongue. It was medium-bodied.

D - This is a great porter. It is dry-hopped and excellent.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2008 01:04:40 | More by zeff80
Photo of bruachan

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark brew--not much light makes it though--and the head is regal (does "regal" mean "tall and poofy"? i'm sure it means "resplendantly laced"). plenty of hops emanate from the cloud, along with some molasses notes

dry, and fruity in flavor, with hops aplenty. lupulin and roast bitterness conspire to enhance the brew's dryness

nice brew: a little darkfruity, a load of hops. i could enjoy some more roasty complexity, though

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2008 01:57:34 | More by bruachan
Photo of cbn


3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nearly opaque, very dark brown, reddish highlights. Beige head forms a wispy island.

Very distant aromas telegraph bold hop and faint sweet dark malt.

Big hop bite, sweet smooth dark malt, no harsh or burnt flavors.

Medium body, smooth slightly oily texture.

Tasty, smooth, highly hopped and fairly strong.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 17:33:35 | More by cbn
Photo of wagenvolks


4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a translucent seal brown hue with a half-inch of custard head. Foam retains quite well and leaves behind a few sticky rings of lacing. This has to be one of the hoppiest Porter's I've ever laid nose on. Bursting with fresh grapefruit and citrus hops, this beer's malts take a backseat and add a touch of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Although it's not a typical porter-esque aroma, I love a good hop bomb no matter what the style.

The taste delivers on the aroma's promise, with a blast of fresh citrus hops. The malts, thankfully, make their statement here, with big notes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and some roasted nuttiness. All that keeps this from a "5.0 taste" is a hint of aspertine on the finish. The mouthfeel is at the right thickness and carbonation levels, with a lasting bitter chocolate finish that balances well with the hops. Overall, this was quite an enjoyable beer. I'm not sure why I'm surprised, as I enjoy most Avery brews. The hoppiness might turn some away considering the style, but for me it was a welcome treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 03:31:31 | More by wagenvolks
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 919 ratings.