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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

907 Ratings

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Ratings: 907
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 27 | 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 Murchmac


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

This beer is the real deal holyfield.

It pours a beautiful dark brown black, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. No head or lacing really.

Smells of sweet hops, coffee notes, some soapy smells

Tastes of piney hops, chocolate notes, burnt malts. Mama said knock you out.

Finishes sweet, lingering aftertaste.

If you like porters, make like depeche mode and enjoy the silence.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 05:46:03 | More by Murchmac
Photo of charlzm


4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed on 1/12/08.

Pours a deep brown with a minimal head. The thin skin that remains, however, lasts a long time. Aroma is alcohol and cherry syrup and chocolate and coffee. Rich roasted nutty flavor comes on slowly, as does a barely-there sourness. A touch of astringent tingle, a little alcohol warmth. Some lingering bitterness on the finish.

Avery makes good beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 19:03:15 | More by charlzm
Photo of JEdmund


3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inch thick tan head that is fairly frothy/whipped-like; dark brown/black in color

Nothing too big here; malty with notes of coffee and raisins

Taste & Mouthfeel
Good upfront roast flavor; nice hop and carbonation bite; slight metallic aftertaste; smooth and creamy texture; good flavors of chocolate and coffee

A tasty porter for sure, though a bit disappointing as I expected more from Avery; however, Avery's stout is a bigger and bolder, as it should be in comparison. I would buy this again if I were wanting a very drinkable porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2008 22:22:18 | More by JEdmund
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a near opaque mahogany red with a thin sudsy dark khaki head.

S: Chinook hopping provided pungent dry grapefruit and pine hopping.

T: malty, dark roasted coffee backed with a huge grapefruit and pine hopping. The flavor was clean, fading quickly after the swallow. There was some dark chocolate, dried citrus and a very rich roasted backing of bitter black coffee.

M: moderately full, oily with a warm roasted nature, and softly carbonated that made for a pleasant experience. There was a dry pungent grapefruit lacing on the finish.

D: very good, a nice coffee roasted lacing provides for a outstanding flavor and great experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2008 00:32:37 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of Natural510


3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours from the 12oz bottle pitch-black in color with a thick, brown head which dissipates but laces the glass throughout.
Not much scent-wise to note, other than some malted barley and hops.
First taste the bitterness from hops is most noticeable, with a burnt cocoa flavor. A distinct spiciness to it, and a faint hint of malt along with it. Dry, somewhat chalky aftertaste...as with an Irish dry stout.
Decent mouthful, tho not overly lively, the cocoa dryness stays on the palate.
Drinkable, but not exceptionally so. There is not much in this porter which differentiates itself from others of the style. I will definitely purchase other porters before this one, as well as trying other Avery products before returning to this label.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2008 22:50:37 | More by Natural510
Photo of ROMER79


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

As Air below me put it. I too had it on tap @ Jose Pistolas in Philadelphia. This beer has all the classic porter traits to it. Pours dark brown with a tan head that disappears quite fast. The brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and smoked flavors all pull through to make this beer an easy one to drink a few times in a row. There is a nice balance with the slight hops that ring through and the roasted flavor present right from the start. Very creamy and smooth. The flavors burst on your palate making it very easy to drink. As said below, it feels like it could be a good session beer but one too many can rock you. I may have had 3 or 4 and I feel that was enough for me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2008 18:43:07 | More by ROMER79
Photo of satowns


4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the brewery's tasting room. New caps with a big red "A" are now easily distinguishable from the rest of the crowd.

Pours with a thick foamy light beige head. Foam is persistent. Beer is a velvety black void...

Aroma centers on the massive earthy hop bouquet; this is a aggressively dry hopped robust porter. Nice chocolate accents balance as the head begins to recede into the darkness.

Bitterness from roasted malts and the 45 IBUs assert themselves from the start. Hints of chocolate and coffee move across the pallet and are followed by a pleasant drying sensation.

This is a great beer. Terrific flavor and aroma; I wish I could call it a great session beer but at almost 7% ABV, I don't think that is advisable. If you are a fan of hops and porters, this is a great example of a big American porter or even on the low end of a black IPA.

Music enjoyed whilst sampling: Bird Song by the Grateful Dead

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 01:58:53 | More by satowns
Photo of ajr24


3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Jose Pistolas... Pours very deep brown, almost black and when the light hits it you see the shades of ruby-red. Creamy tan head that sticks around for a bit after the first sips and then fades into a ring around the glass- some lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, smokiness, and hoppiness. Mmm, great taste, smokey chocolate, hops, and caramel. Pretty smooth mouthfeel, the smokiness and the hop bite is something nice to have in a porter. Definitely worth a few pints.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2008 15:24:16 | More by ajr24
Photo of timbro81


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

A nice seasonal offering from Avery. Pours a dark roasted brown that fades to a deep brown red when held in front of a light. Decent head that fades to a fine ring. I love the hoppiness of the nose thanks to the dry hopping. Behind that there is some roasted coffee trying to escape. The taste is hop forward that is really well balanced by the roastedness and coffee notes. Nice mouthfeel to it that finishes dry. A really well done porter with a hopped up twist.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2008 01:10:58 | More by timbro81
Photo of becktone


3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Note: I just drank an Anchor Porter before this, so maybe I'm a bit spoiled...

Eye: Pouring from the bottle one can see that the beer is clear and in fact a very dark brown in color, the color of sod. In the glass it is pretty much black though. Head is small, however, it has good retention and looks like it will give some nice lacing.

Nose: Chocolate, some dark roasted/burnt grains, and faint alcohol are present. Not very complex, nothing much more.

Tongue: Slight metallic taste....thats the first thing I notice. I can also pick out some alcohol in the flavor. Burnt grain, and bitterness associated with it. Not much malt sweetness, and not all that much chocolate flavor either, then again chocolate was pretty faint in the aroma. All in all a decent beer, nothing to brag about.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This beer is lighter in body that I think it should be, and it lacks flavor too. Alcohol is evident and warms the stomach a bit, lack of flavor and big malt presence allow this small 6% to come forward. Watery for a porter with a bit too much carbonation in my opinion. This beer goes down well, but I don't think that I'll frequent this beer again anytime soon, its just not all that great. Nothing to write home about. There are many better porters out there, however, I guess if I was in a jam and this were it, then I'd go for it. Overall a decent beer, but not worth my time or money to drink or buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 23:35:59 | More by becktone
Photo of baos


4.85/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz into Schlitz weizen glass.

Wow this beer fits me more nicely that any other in recent memory.

A: Beautiful cascading browns on pour with 3 finger tan head over a dark reddish brown body. Laces all the way up and down and head retention is a one.

S: Floral hops and caramel malts.

T: Perfectly balanced hops, malts and yeast. bitter and malty espresso kick that starts toffee sweet and ends piney dry. Bravo!

M: Wow this feels good in there (thats what she said).

D: This beer is really good. You should try on one. I'm betting it will be a tailor fit, lads and lasses. I'm glad I live in the New World.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2008 02:46:49 | More by baos
Photo of SafeAtFirst


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

Pours a dense ruby tinged brown with a thick mocha colored head that leave plenty of lacing on the side of my snifter.

Aroma is hit of spicy hops followed by roasted malts.

Flavor is more roasted malts with a hint of sweetness. The finish is dry with a lingering earthy hop flavor and a hint of dark chocolate. Mouth feel is creamy and smooth. Overall a tasty porter with a noticeable hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 04:31:14 | More by SafeAtFirst
Photo of homebrewhawk


4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. brown bottle served in shaker pint. Poured a deep brown/black with a finger of fine bubbled tan head. Hoppy aroma with some chocolate malt. Medium bodied. Roasted malt bitterness. Refreshing hop flavor. Dry malt finish with some coffee. Lingering hop bitterness as well. This tasted very fresh to me. Nice American Porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 01:01:28 | More by homebrewhawk
Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very malty as you would expect, with creamy flavors of coffee and chocolate; a little bit of fruit is in the background as well. There’s a mild but complimentary hops presence that provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is one of the better Porters that I’ve had. I typically wouldn’t pound down several beers in an evening with this style but could see myself doing so with this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 23:27:19 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

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

Avery- New World Porter

A- Deep ruby reddish brown with a huge thick sticky head. Good messy lacing down the glass.
S- Fresh green hops and a dose of cocoa powder.
T- Sweet pine hops with a light dose of coffee bean and cocoa.
M- Sweet and hoppy throughout. Creamy finish.

Overall- Very similiar to Tröeg's Dead Reckoning.
Very good a Porter you MUST try!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 18:52:15 | More by NJpadreFan
Photo of RblWthACoz


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

Pours almost opaque. Massive tan head. Nose is more hoppy than malty. It's almost a wrestling match between malts and piney hops. Flavor is odd. Definite hops here. Which makes it weird in combination with the malts of what I feel a porter should be. Kind of a woody smoky thing going on in the flavor. Feel is thick on the liquid. Good bubble too. Overall this is an oddity. It is called New World Porter for a reason I am guessing. Way more hops in there than you would see in the "old world". Makes for an interesting combination for sure. Just don't expect anything traditional.

It's interesting to drink this and think about dry hoppy-ness. You really do get that as a strong character aspect.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 17:27:13 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of gmfessen


3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a deep amber-brown on the pour but appears black in the glass. There is a thin, creamy tan colored head that sits atop the black abyss. The smell is nice; I mostly get chocolate malt but there are also hints of charred coffee, caramel and smokiness. The taste has a bitterness like burnt coffee which balances the sweetness of the chocolate malt pretty well. The mouthfeel is lighter than I had expected with a more aggressive carbonation that I would like. Overall, a drinkable porter that is worth trying but there are better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2007 21:47:15 | More by gmfessen
Photo of woemad


3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased at the Rocket Market in Spokane for $1.40. No freshness date.

Poured a very dark, nearly black shade of brown. When held to light there is the slightest, grudgingly revealed rubyish tint. Big, creamy mocha colored head that slowly settled rockily, leaving sheets of lace on the sides of a shaker-style pintglass.

While I detected the expected odors of roasted malts and bitter chocolaty sweetness, there was a surprising piney hop scent as well. It would seem this is a style-stickler-flummoxing hoppy porter (which is basically a stout, I suppose). But, hey, it smells good. I also got a slightly boozy, oaky scent.

The taste started out with a bitter, roasty character, with a mild, subdued chocolatey sweetness providing some balance. The piney hops scent noted above is present in the taste, though it is in the background, especially at the swallow. Tastes pretty good, but not quite what I look for in a porter.

Seemed a little thin in the body. The mouthfeel is slightly oily.

A pretty good porter, though it didn't quite pay off to the degree I had hoped for based upon it's appearance. I'd drink it again, but on-tap at my local, it would probably lose going head to head with Black Butte.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2007 21:21:50 | More by woemad
Photo of cswhitehorse


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

The New World Porter was a good looking beer, black as night with a 3 finger head and some wicked ridiculous foam head.

The aroma was roasted malts and chocolate.

The taste was smooth, chocolaty and delicious. In the mouth it was fairly thin but had a nice carbonation to it. It was one of the better porters I have tried this year.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2007 05:55:37 | More by cswhitehorse
Photo of Halcyondays


3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep, dark brown when held up to the light, with a medium-thick, light tan head.

S: Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and mocha coffee.

T: One of the more heavily roasted tasting, burnt porters I have had, close to a Dry Stout in taste, but more robust at 6.70%. Dark chocolate and coffee are there in the background, but the burnt flavour is the major player here, with a hint of a cherry twist.

M: Smooth and creamy, a little watery, but all and all, has a good feel to it.

D: A good porter from Avery, not the best in the land, but a solid beer. I could see this going with a nice steak or a chocolate dessert, will definitely buy again. The map on the label is a great touch as well, very creative.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 20:49:18 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of JayQue


4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An exceptionally smooth drink. Pours a dark clear mahogany color with a medium size tan head. Good lacing and head retention. Smell is mild toasted malt. This beer is all about taste and mouthfeel. The soft pillowy head and smooth mix of toasted malt and bitter chocolate and the balance (I didn't taste hops, but the mildness of the malt flavor is probably the result of balance) make this a very drinkable beer. Had no idea about abv until I read it here, but this is a sessionable beer. Smooth enough to gulp, interesting enough to sip. Knowing its 6.7, just means slow down and enjoy it. When I think of Avery...I think of hops- blasting Maharajah. They can make a pretty good porter too.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2007 20:19:36 | More by JayQue
Photo of Gehrig


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A tremendous porter that is bold, tasty and complex. It pours nearly black and the head is modest but durable, tan in color and nicely lacing the glass. The smell is impressive--chocolate, coffee, caramel, and citrus and berry hops. The taste is equally intricate, with the flavors bursting forth, and the texture is creamy smooth, very delicious. I'm glad I grabbed more than one of this fantastic, fascinating brew that has quickly moved near the top of my list of favorite porters. Well done, as usual, by Avery.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2007 01:06:39 | More by Gehrig
Photo of jasonpeckins32


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick, dark, murky black color topped with a creamy brownish-tan head.

S: Sweet chocolate, toasted malts, and maybe a tad nutty.

T: Mmmmm. . . roasty and toasty. Malty and sweet with flavors of chocolate, molasses, anise, and a subtle hop character.

M: The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and has a robust/choppy feel that is seeming to become a commonplace in many porters.

D: Great for two or so. A bit heavy and big to be drinking several of them.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 05:04:44 | More by jasonpeckins32
Photo of BucBasil

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Jet black with a huge light tan head that sticks around for a good while, leaving behind some surprisingly decent lacing.

Smell: Faint traces of coffee with caramel malt prevalent, along with a hint of the alcohol coming through somehow.

Taste: Chewy brew with chocolate syrup leading into a more bitter coffee taste along with some roasted malt. Caramel hint at the end. Extremely silky smooth.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2007 03:50:53 | More by BucBasil
Photo of redneckchugger


3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into my personalized mug, dak brown, no light gets through, inch of head that lasts, decent lacing. a good looking beer.
smell is mild, muted hints of cofee, chocolate, roasted malts,
tastes is a bit more pronounced but not much, same chocoalte, malts coffee, hint of hops, decent taste i guess. mouthfeell is thin, way thin for a porter imo
drinkable i guess, its a decent porter, just a lot better choices out there

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2007 23:17:39 | More by redneckchugger
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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