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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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942 Ratings

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Ratings: 942
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 17
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of OldEngineOil


2.73/5  rDev -29.1%

This beer was really not up to par with the usually very high quality of Avery's brews. It is the only bad experience that I have had with beer from this brewery. Go with one of their stouts instead. If you are in the area, the brewery is worth a stop also.

01-20-2007 02:18:00 | More by OldEngineOil
Photo of mentor


4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle obtained from the brewery just a couple days after bottling. Pours a three finger brown head that took a loo-oong time to settle. Very dark liquid that has brown edgings when held to light. Smells ashtray roasty is very potent with an oily and grasy hop undertone. I say undertone, but the flavor is very strong. The roast is just very potent.

Tastes dry roasty and potently hopped. Perhaps williamette hops. Finish is ashtray roast. Dry, but with enough a caramel sweet beneath to keep the roast in line. Woody and earthy. Enjoyable winter treat. Md-thick mouthfeel and md-heavy carbonation.

12-28-2006 04:03:57 | More by mentor
Photo of AllThingsNinja


4.55/5  rDev +18.2%

This mahogany brew forms an elegant lace, and thick tan head. When it's in a well lit pint glass, there are pleasant hints of red in its depths. The complex appearance embodies an equally complex brew.

The aroma of vanilla, coffee, and mint is enticing, as are the flavors that blend coffee, chocolate and rich barley notes. The beer is neither exceptionally bitter, nor acrid. It is robust and full bodied, yet smooth, benefiting from a transparent yeast.

11-14-2006 16:23:55 | More by AllThingsNinja
Photo of OStrungT


5/5  rDev +29.9%

This beer pours a dark brown color, that, when held up to a light, has a slight ruby red tint to it. The head is thick, fluffy, and light brown. It fades very slowly, leaving a lot of laces.

The first thing I noticed about the aroma, was as I was pouring it, it was strong. Malty caramle sweetness. Also, some slight citrus hops. It has a nice coffee aroma also.

This beer tastes great. It has a coffee flavor. It tastes like sweet caramel. It has a slight hop flavor also.

This beer is very smooth. It is well carbonated for the style. It is balanced to perfection. It leaves a malty aftertaste.

I think this beer would make an excellant session beer. It tastes great, and the alcohol content is not too high.

Overall: This is probably one of the best Porters I have ever had. I was expecting a booring beer with out much taste. Unfortunately, I get that a lot from Porters. What I got this time was an amazing beer. WOW.

10-25-2006 20:21:57 | More by OStrungT
Photo of Osiris9588


3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

3oz sample at the Spagio Cellars' October Beer Social. The color nearly opaque very dark brown, with patches of mahogany near the bottom. The head fluffy and off-white.

The nose is filled with chocolate, cocoa, and rich coffee. The taste offers more of the same, along with smoky notes, a touch of caramel, a little coffee bitterness, and a flourish of hops.

It's well balanced, medium-bodied yet creamy, with a dry finish. Drinkable for the style. I dig it.

10-23-2006 17:43:10 | More by Osiris9588
Photo of leftmindedrighty

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%

12 ounce bottle poured into Young's Oatmeal Stout Pint Glass

One of the most interesting things about the pour into the bottle was that the beer seemed to "fall" out of the bottle. After the initial pour, seriously, not a drop, or drops, remained in the bottle. Like the beer thought the glass was a better place to be than the bottle.

Smell is of sweet mocha and a hint of vanilla coffee

Tastes of sweet coffee, a touch of nuts, and mocha. A good everyday Porter. Taste is above par for the style, even after tasting it at varying temperatures. Seems to me that they tried to re-create an English Porter. And don't get me wrong, its spot on for taste and drinkibility. But just not what I expected from Avery.

Overall, this is a good beer and should be regarded as such. And worth trying and seeking out if you like Porters, but don't go to the ends of the earth.

10-15-2006 23:50:47 | More by leftmindedrighty
Photo of MuenchenerKindl


4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid is dark, Porter like dark. Carbonation is light. The head is flat, a baby pinky, tan in color, no lace.

The smell is good fruity notes rising from the toasty but not burnt malt. Nice

The Taste is very nice, very good, mild toasty malt, slight dark fruit notes.

The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy but lacks a good carbonation feeling.

The drinkability is good. A verynice standard porter. MK

10-13-2006 03:37:46 | More by MuenchenerKindl
Photo of mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -31.2%

A - As black as the night itself (okay, dark brown) with a small brown head. No big clumps of lacing, but the entire glass got covered in tiny circles of bubbles.

S - WHOA! It is like being kicked in the face by a cow - a ca-cow. Which is also cacao if you can spell. A bit of burnt malt aroma too.

T - Strong chocolatey malts with a bit of coffee and burnt malt. Aftertaste is some lingering chocolatey-ness with a strong characterless bitterness. After these two fade there is a bit of a taste like burnt bread that lasts even longer.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and chewy. It isn't refreshing.

D - Abominable. Porters should be quaffable. It is bold and potent (as I have come to expect from Avery), but not enjoyable to drink. It's lingering flavors and lack of refreshing palate make this hard to finish. This is the sort of beer that I take one sip, and then I don't want another sip until about two minutes later when the awesome smell makes me think, "Come on, it must be good if it smells like this." Sigh. If only that were true. After I drank most of my glass, it became very easy to drink! Yeah, I will pass on this porter in the future. But don't worry, I've got more Avery brews in the fridge!

10-07-2006 03:39:55 | More by mrasskicktastic
Photo of Wasatch


3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

A - Pours a dark brown/black in color, some carbonation, tiny head, nice lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of sweet/roasted malts, and toffee/caramel.

T - The taste is kinda sweet malty, with a nice toffee/caramel finish.

M - Medium body.

D - Drinkable. A nice porter from Avery, would recommend for sure.

09-14-2006 23:18:50 | More by Wasatch
Photo of mcallister


3.85/5  rDev 0%

Dark yet translucent tootsie roll brown. Damn good looking mocha head frothy and thick and hanging around for the party.

Hard to pull alot of aromas out which I blame on improper glassware by the Boston's Bistro. However for bigger beers and belgians they genrally use proper glassware. Anise, floral piney hop, and a roasted dark chocolate.

Solid porter and unique. Rich and masculine, roasted chocolate malt, some smoke, bitter cocoa, vanilla, anise, black cherry, finishes with a bitter hop and lasts 30 seconds. Blanaced and complex.

Thick creamy mouthfeel with multiple layers. Drink 1,2, or 4

09-08-2006 21:26:38 | More by mcallister
Photo of plaztikjezuz


4/5  rDev +3.9%

bought a 12 oz bottle at odies big ten in lansing, michigan. ($1.89)
pours a very dark mohogany with a thin off with head.
the aroma is chocolate, malty.
the flavor is malty rich, balanced chocolate, hopsack, lingering spice.
this is a great porter, EXECLLENT!

08-29-2006 01:42:35 | More by plaztikjezuz
Photo of riversider76

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Pours the darkest of browns, with a slight redish hue. Thin tan head, with decent retention, and a nice lace. Smell is sweet, but roasted, with a hint of chocolate.Body is thin for a porter. Taste is of is rich, with chocolate, roasted coffee, and a nice smooth, but bittered coffee like finish.Liked this one a lot.

08-24-2006 00:51:25 | More by riversider76
Photo of neonbrown82


3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

This is a decent porter. Very robust. Could be much better, but this is much more like a stout than a porter. Not that that's a bad thing, necessarily, but I was in the mood for an actual porter.

The beer pours to a damn near black color with some ruby highlights. Thin little tan head that recedes to a ring.

The smell is a bit thin and roasty. Black patent malt, roasted barley. Very dry and light on the aroma. The taste is a little better. Full bodied and roasty. Dry and chocolatey. Only a slight bit of a soured porter taste. Good, but a little bit robust for the style.

08-14-2006 04:21:15 | More by neonbrown82
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

A: Black, off-white/tan head, a little retention, some lace.

S: Chocolate, mocha, and a slight British fruity ester aroma.

T: Pleasant bittersweet balance, light roast (a little much for a porter?), mocha, nice British fruity esters, hint of astringent acidity. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Moderate to full body is creamy & silky smooth. Carbonation is lower than moderate.

D: Quite good.

Thanks for sharing Mike!

08-13-2006 21:29:03 | More by Derek
Photo of cbl2

New York

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

11/1/2005 $2.30 10 oz. on tap @ Cable Beverage 6.70%


Pours a pitch black rimmed with a foamy tan head that settles rapidly leaving slight lace.


Some sweet syrupy scents, possibly some cherry highlights coupled with coffee and a touch of hop bitterness.


Nice rich coffee/chocolate overtones with some subtle fruit characteristics (cherry mentioned in nose). This was billed as a porter/IPA, but it lacks the hop profile characteristic of an IPA. A nice example of the style with excellent mouthfeel, full robust coffee/chocolate flavors.

07-31-2006 17:45:02 | More by cbl2
Photo of blitz134


3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Super dark brown body, not quite opaque. Light tan head. Fluffy 3/4" initially but reduced to a thin layer of dense bubbles. Laces beautifully by grabbing all over the glass. Very nice for a porter.

Nice aroma of chocolate with some bittersweet notes a touch of toffee and fainting hints of black coffee. Overall solid, simple and inviting. First off I note the body and carbonation when I taste this first, fairly full bodied and crisp with carbonation. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers. Flavor comes on as bittersweet chocolate again and then to a toffee in the end. A little sweetness and a bit of roasted bitterness in the end. Nicely done. Really reminds me of the chocolate coating on those Riesin candies I used to eat.

Overall good drinkability, nicely flavored porter with a good mouthfeel.

07-25-2006 21:22:40 | More by blitz134
Photo of denjen


4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

Dennis: Never one to truly enjoy Porters, I was hesitant to try this. I did enjoy that it seemed to have more prevalent hops that other porters, and came across with more roasted malts than buttery sweetness. Over all I'd have to say it is definitely drinkable.
Jen: Okay, so I really only expect the best from Avery every time I pick up one of their brews, so, this being a porter, I was ready for a soft let down. But it never came. The brew smells of toasty malts with a mild smokey background. The taste brings more of the same. A blend of toasted malts and roasted coffee beans with a hint of baking chocolate. This is a very different porter, as it is dry-hopped to give it that little something at the end. This may not be my favorite, but it rose up to the occasion.

07-21-2006 00:18:27 | More by denjen
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North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

Poured a beautiful dark dark brown with ruby highlights. A huge billowly tan head. Smells of roast and chocolate. Taste is a hearty roastiness, chocolate, coffee bitterness. I didn't find it to have as much hop character as it bragged about. The mouthfeel was medium, but much thicker than sierra nevada's porter. Drinkability was a little less than Sierra nevada's porter due to the thicker feel and 6.7 abv. This is one of the tastiest, and most robust porters I've had. There are many stouts out there with much less character.

07-08-2006 20:11:13 | More by rtratzlaff
Photo of froggyfrog


4.7/5  rDev +22.1%

A dry-hopped Robust Porter from Avery? Oh hell yeah!

Packaged in a 12 oz. brown bottle adorned with an attractive label featuring an ornamented map of the Americas. Served in a Willie Becher pub glass.

Color is black with a creamy beige head and sticky-icky lacing properties. Carbonation makes its way to the surface in a science-fiction bubble-shaped alien spacecraftesque manner.

The aroma is a phenomenon of sorts, as it promises the chewy caramel I crave blasted with the intrinsic essence of spicy coniferous trees.

Mouthfeel is intense and full. The creamy sensation gets clobbered halfway through as big bitter takes over for a bristling finish.

The taste is fantastic with a dogpile of chocolate malt, sweet caramel and intense hops.

This beer is very flavorful and enjoyable to drink. This is no English Porter as evidenced by the assertive bitterness and upfront hop aroma. I very much enjoyed this cutting-edge American-brewed bastardization of a classic English style.

06-21-2006 03:32:26 | More by froggyfrog
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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%

A- very dark brown in color, not letting any light light through. Two finger two head with good retent and leaves lacing.

S- roasted malts, rich chocolate aromas, and sweetness. Considering it was dry hopped i was expecting some hop aromas.

T- starts off with roasted and chocolate flavors, ends with grainy hop flavor. Flavors increasing delightful as the brew warms.

M- smooth with just a hint of drying effect at the finish. Nice body, sits wonderfully on the palate.

D- no doubt an american porter. I love what the dry hopping does for this brew. Creative and flavorful, this is a very enjoyable porter.

06-15-2006 20:44:19 | More by tonistruth
Photo of GClarkage


3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

05/23/06- Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info listed. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- On the blacker side for sure. Maybe some auburn highlights at the top. Middle of the road ½ inch head. Leaves nice ring as consumed. Lacing is patchy and acceptable.

Smell- Very dark roasted malt. Almost and probably lightly burnt. Mild bitter hops in the nose as well.

Taste- Almost a clone of the scent. Super dark roasted and toasted malt. Nice mid-range sweetness and a light hop taste. Seems a tad on the smoky side. Could pass as a smoked porter as is taste more smoky than several I’ve had of that style.

Mouthfeel- About the carbonation expected from a porter. A tad to high. I like my dark beers more cask-like. But I won’t hold it against it, as it’s the norm.

Drinkability- Pretty yummy after dinner porter. I really liked this one.

06-01-2006 16:50:06 | More by GClarkage
Photo of IntriqKen


3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured black/amber with a nice tan head that slowly melted to sticky lacing.
Aroma was mostly coffee and chocolate with faint hint of hops to come.
Taste buds were hit initially with a sweet cream coffee taste followed by a more bitter espresso...this porter is mostly about coffee to me.
Aftertaste is pleasantly cool espresso with a hint of chocolate and tiny hops drying which is nice because it makes you yearn for a second sip.
Just a tad watery in the mouthfeel.
Overall a nice average porter...but there are so few examples of this style available that it becomes a ray of sunshine on a dismal day.

05-27-2006 22:42:54 | More by IntriqKen
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Burnt umber with dark crimson highlights. NWP isn't quite opaque, but I still have confidence that it'll be as robust as the brewery claims. The creamy, dense crown of light caramel brown is absolutely slathering the glass with thick sheets of lace from the top edge downwards. This is one of the better lacers that I've seen in quite some time and is one of the better looking porters as well.

This is *exactly* how a porter should smell. The label describes it succinctly and describes it best, "big, bold, black and dry-hopped". That is a recipe for porter success if I've ever seen one. The beer is bursting at the seams with aromas of roasted black malt, chocolate, heavily toasted nuts and citrusy hops. There's a little more earthiness than I'd like, but that's a minor complaint when each whiff is pure porter heaven.

New World is just flat-out excellent beer. Avery describes it as a 'robust porter', my favorite kind. I'm sick to death of those anything-but-opaque, weakly aromatic, woefully undermalted, light-bodied beers that claim to be porters, but are actually dark lagers in disguise. Give me something loud and proud that is a few notches below a stout and I'm a happy man.

The secret to this beer is in the ingredients, both the quantity (generous) and the types of malt and hops used. The use of black, chocolate and caramel malt ensures that the flavor will be hugely roasty and full of dark chocolate, black coffee, etc. Even with a considerable citrus fruity hop presence, this is clearly a malt-driven beer and a fandamntastic one at that.

The citric hoppiness is bold enough and grapefruity enough to identify the Columbus (coulda been any of the 4-Cs), but the Fuggles get lost in the shuffle. I used to believe that porters and stouts shouldn't be very hoppy, but changed my mind long ago. This one has enough hoppiness to keep hopheads well satisfied without crossing the line and alienating those whose lupulin love is less acute. In other words, the malt:hop balance is perfect.

The robustness of the aroma and the flavor is mirrored by the robustness of the body and the mouthfeel. It isn't as big or as viscous as the best stouts, nor would I want it to be, but I like a little chewiness in my porters and this one delivers in a big way.

New World Porter is outstanding beer, is one of Avery's best (along with their IPA) and is one of the best porters of any sub-type that I've ever had. Once I saw the list of ingredients, I knew that it was going to be good. I just never dreamed that it would be this good. Highly recommended.

05-15-2006 13:38:45 | More by BuckeyeNation
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4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

Poured a very deep brown color with reddish highlights. head is massive, tannish and has good retention. Nice lacing. Smell is dark fruity, chocolately, coffee-like. Extremely enjoyale. Taste continues with the smell with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee to be found. A nice bitterness presents itself at the finish. Alcohol is completely hidden. Very drinkable. A perfect example of the style.

05-10-2006 23:37:28 | More by tgbljb
Photo of BadBadger

New York

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

Avery's New World Porter pours from the bottle a nice near opaque color. The smell is nice and malty, with carmel undertones wafting through. The tasty is malty, with additional pleasantly matched bittering. There is a mild after taste of caramel and hops which adheres to the tip of the tongue. This is a very nice porter. Keep an eye out for this and gice it a try. Enjoy!

05-05-2006 21:15:09 | More by BadBadger
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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