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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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979 Ratings

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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 44 | 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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4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
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
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
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
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
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
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of schellsbeer
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From talking to a few others, I did have my doubts about this one but decided to give it a shot. I am really glad that I did.

Overall, a very good dark porter.

A - Very Nice. Dark chocolate brown to almost black. Nice brown head that turned almost light tan as the beer warmed in my glass.

S - Smoke. Dark. Very Nice. Different than other porters. I wonder if this is because this brew is dry hopped.

T - Very different than most other porters. I tasted a bitterness that is not present in other porters. Also, I really enjoyed the light smoke flavor that was present immediately upon tasting. Smooth. I will for sure be purchasing this one again.

M - Average. Not as thick as I like my porters and so this one gets just a 3 or average score.

D - Higher than normal alcohol content. The alcohol can definitely be tasted in this beer. Not that well hidden. Ok. Because of this, the drinkability is slightly lower than I would like. Overall, a very strong porter.

Photo of hopdog
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one form a 12oz bottle.

This one poured a dark black color with a huge sized tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee with chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and a coffee finish. Standard porter profile - nothing really stood out either good or bad (does that make it good then?).

Notes from 2/16/05

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 2/19/08. Bottle. Dark black with a light tan head. Smells of coffee, roast. Taste of coffee, roast, vanilla, nuts, chocolate. A classic porter. The palate is heartier than I'd expect for a porter. Like all Averys, very drinkable and very enjoyable. An excellent session beer!
Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/10
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/10
Overall: 15/20

Photo of daythree16
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
3/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Photo of crayphish
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of Greggy
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of aubuc1
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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%

Photo of itcomesnpints
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

Photo of supercolter
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of treyrab
4.08/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of BretSikkink
4.08/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of champ103
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of jmalex
2.98/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of mcfisty
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Photo of jamiejohnson
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
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

Photo of czfreeman
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.