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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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997 Ratings

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Ratings: 997
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

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Photo of plaid75
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Photo of roadhouse
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

Photo of APNumber3
4.12/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of angelmonster
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
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

Photo of Tbn2
3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
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.


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.

Photo of SpecialK088
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
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

Photo of naterock
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of optiontwo
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Photo of Rayek
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of seanbhudson
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Photo of cjgator3
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of BronYrAur
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Photo of khiasmus
3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"A maduro for you then?" An almost imperceptible nod. Jet flames for a moment, then the black end turns white. Turn it on end... A deep, dark black with dense light ash... the smoke drifts up and leaves lace-stains on the walls.
A dark mountain towers over head as we walk through the rocky crags. What's this? completely unexpected, the distinct aroma of American hops tantalizes our noses. But where's the roast? the grain? the malty sweetness?
A delicious earthy hop flavor assaults the senses as the sea-foam sprays against the walls. The roast is nowhere to be found, hiding behind the heft of the green... a bit of alcohol, and a lingering bitter finish.
Creamy, dry in the finish.
"Close your eyes. Imagine drinking an IPA in a room so dark you can't see your hand in front of your face. Now open them, and you have the same experience."

This is a black IPA. If it said so, I would have given it a 4.5.

Photo of tmoneyba
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured reddish/ black hue with medium brown head that diminished slowly with good lacing.

Full complex aroma of roasted malt, citrus and coffee.

Full body with smoky texture.

Very good complex flavor with a small alcohol bite at the finish.

Very good porter.

Photo of HeyItsChili
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a growler filled at the Charleston Beer Exchange into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with translucent light brown highlights reminiscent of a Coke, with a brown foamy head.

S - Bitter hops meeting with chocolate and coffee.

T - Hey, you got your stout in my IPA! Hey, you got your IPA in my stout! Chortle, laugh, snort. The initial flavor is somewhat chocolaty with a bit of coffee followed by a bitter hop aftertaste.

M - On the thin side of medium, creamy.

Notes - I have never tasted a beer like this - one that deftly blends the chocolaty/coffee taste of a stout with the hop punch of an IPA. Tasty.

Photo of litheum94
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a very, very dark brown color with a very thin, tan head. Very little light comes through.

Aromas of coffee and malt dominate, but a faint hint of hops is detectable.

Flavors up front are mostly coffee and malt, with a taste of chocolate coming through in the middle. The finish is a little hard to explain for me. Somewhat like a burnt caramel flavor with that hint of hops coming through again.

A slightly above average porter for me. The hops do give it a distinct flavor, though it doesn't stray too far from that classic porter taste.

Photo of hosehead83
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass from bottle

Dark brown almost black with one inch tan head

Surprising hop aroma with coffee and chocolate

Taste- full bodied with a pleasant rush of hops covered in coffee and chocolate--almost like a pale ale/porter hybrid--very nice

Overall a very nice porter with a pleasantly surprising infusion of hops that make for a unique interpretation of a classic porter
Very tasty-Get some!!

4.64/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

this beer caught me with my pants down was not expecting to find a dark port that had so much hoppy goodness the smell is nothing but hop but yet the balance of the taste was not to overpowering sill had some malt taste very easy to drink all around a very great beer

Photo of CHSLBrew
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Dark, dark brown (nearly black) beer, allowing only slight highlights through with a strong backlight. Tan head, big and frothy and very attractive. Moderate retention with pretty decent lacing.

S-Initially, I picked up on the chocolate and roasty malts that I expect from a good porter. Then I realized how hoppy the aroma really is! Some very piney hops push their way through the maltiness to provide a pleasant addition.

T-Roasty black malts and chocolate with some hints of coffee, especially on the finish. Good bitterness with a prominent hop character shining through, mostly a dank pine like in the aroma. The strong hop character melds well with the blacker malt flavors.

M-Medium-low carbonation doesn't detract from the beer's intricate flavors, and the fullish body helped drape my palate in flavor. Very enjoyable.

D-A very good, different porter than I am used to. The hoppiness was to a degree that I haven't seen a lot with porters, so I'm please to see how this beer progressed, and that it was done well.

Photo of Bung
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty dark brown pour, tan head. Strong earthy aroma some chocolate. Nice roasted malts and mocha with a medium/heavy body. Slight coffee and the hops don't come through too much. Didn't really get the sweet finish. All around very good IMO. Would drink this one again.

Photo of Seanibus
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure there is anything Avery does that I don't like. Although this is not as flashy as some of Avery's great big beers, this is a good example of how they can do a basic, unassuming beer quite well.

Pours black with a thin head. The smell is surprisingly light given the pitch-black color. The flavor is roasted, sharp with a nice smokey malt sting. The finish is pleasantly bitter but it falls away fairly quickly. The mouthfeel is a little clingy.

Photo of MisterClean
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From total wine, poured into a Deschutes pint glass.

A - Pours dark brown with notes of auburn. Nice 2 fingered, dark chocolate head, which dissipates moderately quickly.

S - Chocolate, light roast coffee, and citrusy hops.

T - Chocolate, light roast coffee, citrusy and bittering hops.

M - Well balanced, but a little thin in the mouthfeel.

D - Overall pretty good for a porter style.

Photo of magictrokini
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a good tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee, with some caramel and malt. Taste is interesting. Loads of coffee and chocolate, but the hops give the finish an earthy, almost peaty character. Kind of like someone dropped a shot of Islay scotch into the keg. Creamy mouthfeel makes this a nice little beer and pushes it up a few notches.

Photo of nick76
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is average for a porter with the requisite burnt malt, chocolate, and caramel. The appearance is dark brown with a slight red hue. The head is sort of smallish, maybe two fingers. The flavor is heavy with the burnt malt taste followed by an astringent hopping. There is some chocolate and caramel in there but not enough to save it. The palate is nice and smooth. The flavors in this one don't seem to come together, they are layered with the astringent bitterness leaving the last impression.

New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.