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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter

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855 Ratings
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Ratings: 855
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002)
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Photo of hopfacebrew


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

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Pours a deep dark brown/mahogany color with a nice think head with great retention and thick lacing.

First thought was wow! Hops in a porter! Aroma is nice, not too overwhelming but noticeable sweet citrus hop tones along with the roasted malts and coffee.

Excellent pine and ctirus hops upfront which mesh with the roasted malty flavors that follow. Well balanced and smooth.

I really enjoyed how full the body was to complement the flavor.

This is one of the easiest drinking porters I have ever had. Granted it also lends itself very close to my favorite style of beer but this is damn fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-12-2011 03:40:56

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 17:42:11 | More by hopfacebrew
Photo of iSip


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

Avery New World Porter: This is beer review #100, and close to my one year anniversary reviewing brews on Beer Advocate. I was planning to stop at 100, but given that there are a few bottles in the fridge I have yet to sample, the reviews will continue into the triple digits. What I have learned in my year of beer variety: try different beer styles! I eased my way into dark beers with a few porters, a stout or two, and by the time I got to a Russian Imperial Stout, I was a big fan. After a few, a new style of beer may grow on you, and even become a favorite. Also, stick with the highly rated beers on Beer Advocate and you will have a higher percentage of memorable evenings!
But back to the Avery New World Porter. Porters tend to be more consistent than other styles, but the New World Porter has a slight edge. It pours with a black body, tan fluffy head and mellow aroma of malts. The flavor is very smooth throughout with a bit of bitter toward the finish. I think the New World is nicely balanced, with good Porter roast malt flavor that does not overpower, and I like the subtle hops that come through at the end. A few of these could go down on an evening when you are in the mood for a porter or a mellow stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 22:50:00 | More by iSip
Photo of Coplains


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

This is more of a black ipa than a traditional porter(although knew that before trying since it was on the bottle). Dark but not black with a lot of hops, a lot more than traditionalporters. A really solid beer from one of my favorite breweries. This is only seasonal and I will definitely look for it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:53:11 | More by Coplains
Photo of BB1313


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

First off, I'll start off by saying this is a Black IPA. If you're seeking a traditional porter, this isn't it. I've had this one before, and was always confused how this is a porter, but it is what it is.

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black, decent off white head, lacing, and retention. Lots of pine up front, there's no doubt this is a hoppy one. Very dank for a "porter". Fresh pine and lemon dominate, along with roasted chocolate. There are porter qualities to this one, but it screams Black IPA all the way. Sharp bitter hops dominate the flavors. More chocolate on the burnt side. There's also a nice touch of pine resin, which adds to the mouthfeel. This one's very thick, heavy, and smooth, well carbonated. Very easy to drink.. not too much to complain about besides it barely fitting the porter category.

If you like Black IPAs, this is a must. Like I said, if you're seeking a traditional porter, you might be disappointed. But, at the end of the day, this is a pretty tasty brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 00:40:06 | More by BB1313
Photo of StonedTrippin


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

one of the most hoppy porters ive tasted. really different palate. pours a sexy black color into a wine glass, with a jovial 2 to 3 inch bone white head. smells bitter hops, coffee beans, and musty maps (ala the label). rich and smooth the taste is wayyy more hoppy than youd think, with a nice rounded chocolate malt balance. bitter as anything in the finish and butter in the mouth. this is one of avery's bolder and more memorable beers. almost too much to drink a six pack. huge flavor profile, higher abv for a porter. well done

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 07:37:54 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of Mar02x


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

I was able to try this beer at a tasting organized by Jeffo and Doopiedoopiedoo. Read some more about the tasting on my review of The Brewery - Black Tuesday.

A - A dark brown liquid with almost no head.

S - A nice hoppy scent.

T - Again hops and some choclate.

M - A low to medium carbonation and some real hop bitterness.

O - Quite a good porter, but it doesn't blow you right off your socks.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 14:16:29 | More by Mar02x
Photo of superspak


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

12 ounce bottle, bottled 11/6/2010. Pours crystal clear dark brown color with a nice dense 2-3 fingers of tan head with amazing retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some nice lacing clinging to the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, bread, citrus, and spicy hops. Some decent aromas with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bitter coffee, molasses, light citrus, and spicy hops. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, citrus, and spicy hops. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Great balance of roasted flavors and hop character. Overall this is a very nice robust porter. I am pretty impressed on how well this has held a nice hop character after an entire year.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 04:16:55 | More by superspak
Photo of Hopfenpeter


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

This beer poured clear dark brown, with some red hues. It produced a very small dark tan head which dissipates fast, but leaves some lacing.
The smell is rather weak, but tells of roasted malt , coffee and brown sugar.
The taste coffee and roasted malt up front, brown sugar, mixed with some more nutty flavors in the middle and a slightly more bitter finish.
Solid porter, easy to drink, but not one of the great ones.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 03:46:29 | More by Hopfenpeter
Photo of brewdub17


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

Appearance: Opaque chocolate brown with small spots where hues of red come through. The head is a beautiful, thick fluffy tan. Leaves wonderful lacing.

Smell: Sweet, oakey, nutty, slightly roasty and chocolate notes come through. Small amounts of of spice seem to make their way through towards the end as well.

Taste: Roastey, sweet, chocolate flavors and a bitter tastes are noted most prominently. The flavors do combine well and compliment each other positively.

Mouthfeel: Mostly balanced over the mouth with the exception of a small amount of bitter flavors that are characteristic of an American Porter, however it may linger longer than desired for some.

Overall: I think this is a great representation of an American Porter with an easily accessible price and distribution range.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 02:41:08 | More by brewdub17
Photo of gdrydenc


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

A - Poured aggressively, this doesn't produce a lot of head on top of a dark mahogany body. The coloration is nice, but I would expect a good amount of thick creamy foam atop.

S - Brown sugar and caramel are underwhelmed. Underwhelmed by, well... nothing. It's just a bit of an underwhelming smell all together.

T - The taste is similar to the smell, just less muted. The taste is of sweet malts. Brown sugar and caramel in the front, with a bit of bitter finish. Solid porter.

M - Like I said in the appearance, a bit undercarbonated. I would like a more creamy feel to the mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a solid porter, but it lacks a few qualities to make it a great porter.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 01:26:20 | More by gdrydenc
Photo of bluHatter


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

A: sudsy bumpy brown head. I didn't get a lot from a pretty fast pour. Deep dark brown colored throughout.

S: fruity hops, sweet maple, nuts, some alcohol. Real fresh clean scent that is immediately apparent after pouring.

T: Strong dark chocolate, bitter hops, long lingering aftertaste.

M: Heavy, thick. Might need to be cut with a big knife.

O: An excellent sipping beer, as most porters are. I found this to be a little too strong on the dark chocolate for my personal taste, but if you like dark chocolate stouts this is a serious contender.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 01:02:46 | More by bluHatter
Photo of DavidST


3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, I don't know the encoded date but this bottle might be pretty old 9349B6 (December of 2009??). Note I bought this not to long ago so age must be from the store, assuming this is as old as I think.

This pours a nice very dark brown almost black color, there are definite brown edges but its black in the center, this has a very nice foamy mocha colored head with good retention. The smells are of coco and roasted malts, gone are the hop smells mentioned in the other posts. The feel is medium. The taste is of roasted malts and hops, the hop taste and bitterness is definitely present. Overall a decent porter and one I'll try again if I can find it fresher.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 18:31:45 | More by DavidST
Photo of TippySelenoid


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

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours an almost black with a thin head and great lacing down the glass.

Has a big hop smell and some chocolate in there as well.

This beer has a lot of hops. But it doesn't weigh the beer down. There are a lot of chocolate flavors in the beer that really balance out the hops.

It's a medium bodied beer with a light but snappy carbonation.

This is a very quaffable beer, which for me is a rarity with something this hoppy. It a nice brew but not sure that I'd label it a porter. Black IPA maybe?

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 00:17:41 | More by TippySelenoid
Photo of CFHMagnet


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

A delicate pour got me 2 and 1/2 fingers of very foamy sand colored head. Body is a nice dark rich cola color.

Hop is strong in this, it's a real standout. Smells nice and fresh too. Other than that you also smell roasted malt and hints of toffee. Chocolate makes a strong showing at the end.

Complex flavors unfold in a way that is not at all overwhelming. Malt and hops team up to start the show, then quickly give way to a roasted nut flavor. This segues into roasted coffee beans and chocolate, with the roasted nut flavor returning to combine with the coffee in the after taste.

Medium bodied, it's not creamy but not overly heavy.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 23:56:13 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of BamaViper1


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

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

Avery's New World Porter pours into the glass dark chocolate brown forming a 1/4 inch, cream colored head. There are also whisps of lacing that continue to stain the glass all the way to the end of the beer.

This "Pioneer Black IPA" has notes of chocolate and caramel with hints of smoke and coffee and citrus (lemon crispness, tiny bits of grapefruit sourness).

The beer tastes of roasted, almost burned malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. There are also tiny hints of a smoky sourness that comes in at the end of each sip but is barely noticable. The finish is almost citrusy crisp and lasts a while.

This beer has a medium to full body with good carbonation. The finish is long and crisp but very light.

Overall, I really enjoy this beer. The malt presence is strong but there's still some hop presence which makes this beer incredibly easy to drink. Especially with spicy food. I'd definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 05:52:21 | More by BamaViper1
Photo of Duff27


4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- One inch medium tan head on a dark brown/black beer. Good head retention and lacing.

S- Chocolate, some hops.

T- Roasted malts. Very noticeable hops (on the tail end of each sip) for the style.

M- Creamy medium-thick mouthfeel. Mouth coating.

D/O- Whoa, wasn't expecting this at all. The hop presence took this porter to new level amongst many that taste very similar to each other. Bottle says "A Pioneer Black IPA"...hats off to Avery. Enjoyed very much but probably wouldn't have more than one or two in an given drinking session. Thanks PTMcB!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 01:33:59 | More by Duff27
Photo of znichols


4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with an eggshell head. Decent lacing. Its a little redish when help to strong light.

S: cocoa, maple toasted nuts, vanilla, herbs.

T: I get a roasted, chocolate flavor immediately. Not really much coffee flavor sometimes common in porters. A touch of vanilla in the middle which makes an abrupt finish w/ slightly pungent hoppyness. Wasn't expecting that. Roast and hop essence linger on the tongue.

M: somewhat light for a porter with an average amount of carbonation for the style. slick finish.

O: A good outing by Avery. This is one that intro craft beer drinkers could enjoy with the moderate roasted flavor and easy drinking body. Experienced beer drinkers will take a liking to the peculiar hop flavor that rounds out each sip. Almost like licking a chocolate covered mint leaf.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 02:48:17 | More by znichols
Photo of Spider889


3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Bodega, served in a pint glass.

Black with a short head leaving nice lacing. Side note: now every time my wife sees even a little lacing she pokes fun at me by saying, "Look at THAT beer porn!" Well, this was a nice-looking beer...

Smells a little dull, but it showcases some hop spiciness and light coffee aromas.

Tasted very green - lots of fresh hops in here. Pine and citrus. Bitter black coffee is the other main component.

Smooth and creamy texture.

This was ok but not the most notable porter. I prefer mine a little less hopped. Maybe they should call this "Old World Porter" as I believe porters were more strongly hopped back in the day of British Imperialism.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2011 00:21:43 | More by Spider889
Photo of BeerLover99


3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black body, trace head, slight lacing.

S: roasted nuts, hint of coffee and chocolate

T: light sweet chocolate, roasted malt, slight nutty finish

M: med/light body, wish it was heavier

O: One of my least fav Avery offerings. Just an ok
porter, there are many more better options.
Could have more than a few due to the thin body.


Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 17:24:57 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of bsuedekum


3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone IRS glass.

A - Pitch black with little head and little carbonation.

S - Tame aroma with burnt bread or toast coming through the most.

T - Typical porter taste with a strange aftertaste that I'm having a hard time placing. The initial taste is better than the finish. Similar to a dry stout up front, but the bitter linger isn't something I care for a lot.

M - Thin I feel for a porter.

O - For a common off the shelf porter it's a better than average one, but not by much. A good beer by Avery, but they have many better ones.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 01:08:56 | More by bsuedekum
Photo of VelvetExtract


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

A-The porter pours a nearly impenetrable mahogany brown color. Pretty ruby highlights are visible on the outskirts of the liquid. A coffee ice-cream head forms then dies away leaving a slight frosting floating on the liquid. The beer leaves persistent lace all the way down my glass.

S-Reeks of black roasted malty deliciousness. A bouquet of nuts, coffee beans, and even light chocolate. But my favorite part of the nose is the sun-dried citrus hop scent that really makes this brew smell quite nice. I am quite happy with the nose.

T-Yes! As I had hoped, the hops are even more stressed in the flavor of the beer. The citrus hops unite with the dark roasty malts and make a tag team of tongue-battering excellence. This is a big beer. The intensity of the smells emanating from the nose are multiplied on the palate. I would love to try this one perfectly fresh on tap! This is one bold, assertive, lovely porter.

M-The feel of this beer is big. Heavier body combines with a slippery semi-thick feeling that settles well on the tongue. The carbonation is lively enough to be noticeable but not too intense.

O/D-The label reads "A pioneer black IPA" how can you not love that. I really love this brew. I know all the ratings on Beer Advocate are subjective, but this one is supremely undervalued. I love the hop injection into this style. I am loving porters more and more, and this one just raised the bar again. Very happy to have tried this precursor to the Black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 19:19:36 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of emmasdad


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

On tap yesterday up at the Avery Tap House. I've had many, many bottles of this one, and enjoyed them all immensely, yet have never tried it on tap. I'm glad I did. Poured a dark reddish brown color, with a bit of off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasted malt and chocolate. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, balanced and drinkable, with flavors of hops, roasted malt and chocolate.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 07:21:14 | More by emmasdad
Photo of jbertsch


3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in appearance with a tan, billowy head. A fair, thin lace.

Aroma gives off chocolate roasted malts and brown sugar. A little mocha and charcoal is in there, too.

I taste mocha, but not too sweet, as some roasty flavors come in. Some hop bitterness makes an appearance and lingers on the finish along with a little unsweetened bakers chocolate.

Medium -heavy body. Above average carbonation for a porter.

Over I enjoyed this. I don't know if this is supposed to be an "American porter", or a black IPA. The bottle says "black IPA", however it's called a porter and is listed as one on here. The taste straddles the line between the two styles, and regardless, it's enjoyable. I just wonder if the hops profile would have been more pronounced had I not let this sit in my ridge for a couple months.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 02:56:47 | More by jbertsch
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

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

Poured a very deep dark brown, small tan colored head, not a lot of lace, pretty clear

Caramel and chocolate predomintaly, with a touch of roasted coffe and an ever so slight hoppy back. lots of caramel and roasted malts, with a nice hoppy back. Dry finish. Lots of sugar, very good. smooth, a very good feeling porter. Not too thick, just about right to be totally sessionable. I thought the decent carbonation played a good roll here Great, a very sessionable porter. Not heavy enough to distract you or bog you down, I could put down six of these with some ease.

Overall a very fine beer here. A good quality well rounded session porter. I would definatly buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2011 01:26:38 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of nms1987

North Carolina

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

Avery's New World Porter could probably just as easily be called a black IPA as it could a porter, and the new labels Avery just switched too even call it a black IPA in small letters near the bottom. Whatever it is, its delicious.

The nose is a great mix of caramel and juicy, citrusy American hops. On the palate those citrusy hops are also apparent, along with a bit of a piney note and the bitterness from the hops and the beer's rich, dark, roasty malts blend together real nicely. For a beer with so much going on, and so much hoppiness, this stuff goes down real smooth. I imagine it would be a versatile food pairing beer as well thanks to its dual nature as a porter and an IPA-ish beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 04:11:41 | More by nms1987
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 855 ratings.