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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

979 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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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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Photo of Floydster
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle from Hi-Time Wines in Costa Mesa

Pour into a frosted mug and took about an hour to drink this one tonight

Not too much smell

Nice black color with a thick tannish white head

Taste was amazing for porter, dry hopped which was interesting

Could not drink too many of these even though it did taste better as it warmed

Photo of genog
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the 12 oz bottle a dark black color with a creamy, chocolate milk type of head that builds up to two inches then dies down to leave a slim layer all over the top of the bear. Lacing sticks to the side of the glass all around. Smell is of roasty malt and some cocoa. Taste is a little smoky with some coffee notes, a little bit of black licorice too. Moutfeel is a little strong which I really enjoyed on a good porter. Very impressive porter!

Photo of mountdew1
3.23/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass. A nice very dark opaque brown color with a finger widths of head. The head was a nice foam/bubble mix and partially lasted the whole beer. It had lacings down the side of the glass. The aroma initially smelled of coffee with hints of chocolate. It later changed to smell like a sweet very dark chocolate. The very end of the beer smelled of dark grains and oatmeal. Taste was slighty bitter, but was mostly of grains and oatmeal. The mouthfeel was slightly unpleasant until it was almost room temp. It was acidic in the mouth, almost burnt. Towards the end it was much easier to handle.

Photo of bjoyce12
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An OK porter. A little disappointed, I was expecting more from an Avery. Poured a deep brown. Appearance may be the best thing going for this brew. No deep aroma. Some malts, cocoa, hint or caramel. Then the taste fell flat for me. I expected more body with varied undertones. Instead a little watery, very one-dimensional. No undercarriage nor aftertaste.

Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible, but not one of the best from avery. Slightly above average.

Photo of KarlHungus
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a brownish-black color. The head is a inch and a half in height, frothy, solid, and light tan in color. Lacing is thorough leaving rings all the way down the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt, graham crackers, cream, and a hint of milk chocolate and grapefruit. The taste is quite bitter for a porter. There is some roasted and burnt malt flavors present, but they are dominated by a bitterness that lingers though into the finish and long afterward. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a decent porter, but I do not think I will buy it again. There are so many great porters out there that there is no need in drinking one that is just decent.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A black/deep ruby pour produced a minimal off-brown head, a bit clumpy, yet it lace pretty thin.
Coffee, chocolate and anise dominate the aroma, a bit musty.
An Ovaltine chocolate flavor comes through in the taste. Coffee and dark raisins are also present. Moves to a slightly tart finish, yet still pretty clean. To note: this was my third dark beer of the day (one stout, one Belgian dark), so my buds may have been a bit tainted.

Photo of jletts
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured black, with a thick and bumpy two-finger head that clung to the glass in thick dollops of murky yellowish cappuccino-like foam and remained well after the brew was finished. Smelled of rich, dark chocolate, almost Tootsie Roll-like sugary chocolate, with mild vanilla and cherry notes and a slight smokiness. The taste was smoky and bitter up front, the hops are more notable than in most porters. Notes of peat and chocolate came through with a clean coffeeish finish. A very nicely crafted porter and the extra hop presence was a nice addition to the style. Recommended.

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep dark brown in color with soft amber hues. Fluffy tan head pours two fingers thick. Decent retention. Nice sticky lacing clings to the sides of the glass.

S: Roasted coffee. Dark chocolate. Dark fruit. Molasses. Roasted caramel malts.

T: Astrigent roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate are followed by an herbal and pie hop bitterness. The sweetness of molasses and burnt caramel malts come through to lend balance to this porter. A soft touch of dark fruit and more roasted coffee finish slightly dry.

M: Creamy and smooth. Minimal carbonation. Slightly dry.

D: A nicely hopped up American Porter. Plenty of bitterness provided by the roasting of the coffee and malts along with the dry hopping process. Recommended.

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

first a traditional porter
of simple roasted coffee chocolate
yet with dry-hopped flavor
thrown on top of it

a little floral-citrus twang
with a slight bitter rasp
sweet and rich
flavored and sharp-
definitely not bad

smell hints at the hop addition

taste is well proportioned / balanced

a little raspy in the mouth from
the bitter
plus ABV add in

solid good stuff
lots of flavor and bite

in truth you could really drink it all night

Photo of pmcadamis
4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this out at Buffalo Wild wings after work.

A - Black coffee brew with a one finger khaki head that reduces to a thick collar. A good swirl brings a full finger back.

S - Coffee, roasted grains, toast, and big floral hops. Dark and roasty with epic levels of hop for a porter.

T - Rich dark chocolate, espresso, and massive toasty grains. Again, lots of hops...the bottle says dry hopped, and It sure tastes like it! Nearly perfect. Reminds me of Boulevard Bully Porter in that it's really roasty and highly hopped for a porter.

M - Moderate pillowy carbonation with an extremely full body. Big and rich in the mouth, but tingly enough to be refreshing.

D - Just an outstanding porter. I love the dry, roasty, and hoppy flavors and the big full mouthfeel. This is really complex, but never overwhelming. I will surely have this again. Dangerously drinkable for such a big beer.

Photo of tempest
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great appearance here, full lacing all the way down with a bit of head until the end. The aroma is a bit odd however, almost molasses or maple syrup-like with a touch of citrus hops. The flavor could have a bit more malt to it, but the mix of chocolate and Avery hops (similar to most of their hops profiles) tastes great. I'm glad to see this get more distribution.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the hook-up!

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black color with some ruby tinting towards the bottom of the glass. Thinnish looking pour. Very creamy, khaki-colored, 1 1/2 finger head.

S: Very nice aromas of chocolate, hops, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Slight hint of tang/sour that compliments the sweet and smooth aromas.

T: See above with a sprinkle of coffee bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, hops, and molassas. Fleeting flavor of coconut, too!

M: Thin, and well, porter-ish at first. Thickens nicely as it warms. Coffee, chocolate, and hops in the finish.

D: I like bitter and hoppy porters. Avery should do a coffee version of this for fun. I bet it would be excellent, too.

Photo of cichief
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

A- Very dark brown, nearly opaque. A thin light-brown head.

S- Slight coffee-chocolate scent with hops background.

T- Very chocolaty/ coffeeish, with a dry hop finish.

M- Medium body, a tad too carbonated for the style, dry hop finish.

D- Pretty good overall, a decent dark beer for everyday.

Photo of zdk9
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a dry-hopped porter. An interesting twist on the style. Overall this is a ok beer, but the interesting twist was not for me. The hops fragrance dominated the flavor with none of the coffee or chocolate notes that I usually enjoy from a porter. In the end it turned more into a darker and less bitter APA.

Photo of tastybeer
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks are quite nice. The big ol' friendly welcoming light brown head is beckoning me. Color is dark deep, redish brown and lets through a small amount of light in hazy fashion. Smell is tantalizing. Citrusy pine resin, grassy freshness, heavily roasted, burnt almonds, caramel, creamy cocoa, with an unexpected Belgian-like something...possibly yeastiness/fruity esters. There's certainly a lot to sniff. Taste has a like assortment of flavors. The flavors come through evenly and balanced. A pointy gradual bitterness extends through the finish as well. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, resiny textured and body could be a more fuller medium to back up the vast array of flavors and solid hoppiness. Easy to drink on the other hand though.

Good porter. I'd get it again.

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

Very dark in appearance. Could not see light through body. Tan medium head dissapated slowly. Lightly sweet aroma of hops. Taste is initially smoky with a bitter coffee finish. No bite of alcohol on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium full. Very drinkable for a dark beer.

Photo of mattd017
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler.

Pours the color of strong coffee, only the smallest amount of light makes it through, with a thick tan foam at the top that refuses to settle. Smells of hops, some malt. Good hop bite to it, dry finish. Thick, viscous fluid with little carbonation. Leaves great lacing around the glass. Very good porter, wish I had bought more than 2...

Photo of bashiba
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark opaque brown with a nice foamy head, good retention and lacing.

Smell had a piney green hop smell with a bit of burnt grains, very light smell overall.

Has a nice bitter taste with a good mix of burnt smokey malts and green hops.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth with some good carbonation.

A very tasty hoppy porter, will definitly be drinking more of this.

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

This one has the traditional look of a porter, black with a light red hue when held against light, with a big, brown, foamy head.
The smell is lighter than the average porter, but interesting. I could notice roasted malts, coffee, caramel and chocolate as expected, but also a fruity hoppiness more noticeable than most porters.
It is a little lighter in body than I expected, and the taste is similar to most porters, with roasted malts, coffee and choclate, but the finish is much drier and hopped than most.
Goes that down easy, it is a nice crafted brew, however, a bit hoppier than I like my porters.

Photo of Blakaeris
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque black with no highlights whatsoever. Head is a huge and creamy mass that leaves sheets of intricate lacing. Very nice.

Aroma holds a surprising amount of green leafy hop that dominates. There is an understated smokey dark grain and dry cocoa character. An unusual porter here.

Taste is exactly what the nose described. The characteristic porter flavors take a back seat to the green hops. There is certainly a big difference between this new world porter and the old world porters I'm used to. The finish is only mildly dry with a smooth chocolate and a touch of bitter coffee.

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied with an overall lingering dryness.

An interesting take on a porter. The dramatic hops meld well with the classic porter flavor. A nice change of pace.

Photo of ChazMania
2.53/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A) a little flat, only small head that faded quickly. Dark dark brown, good color.

S) kinda light, nothing really eminating from the glass, just a slight roasted toffee type smell.

T) Fizzy and a bit tart. I'm used to Porters being more full flavored than this.

M) Again, a tad sharp on the tongue. I like my porters on the creamy side, this is thin.

D) I bought a 6er, certainly I will finish it, but I won't be buying again as there are too many good beers to be had.

Photo of rallison
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ultimately, while I enjoyed this beer, it didn't blow me away.

Poured very nice - dark black with a 1 finger tan head that eventually dies but leaves some lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and chocolate.

Tastes good. Good amount of coffee and chocolate - lots of roasted flavors. Also has a good hop bite.

M: Slightly on the thick side for a porter, with decent carbonation.

D: Overall, pretty drinkable.

Good for the style - it just didn't impress me too much. Still, recommended.

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, pours a pitch dark black, just the slightest of ruby hues. The head is enormous, a big two inch thick tan head, sticks around for a while, and leaves lots of lacing all over the place, a thick ring around the top. Off to a very good start. The aroma is nice, a little on the faint side, but nevertheless a hefty load of dark, roasted, black, succulent malts, chocolates and dried hops abound. Give it a little more umph, and I'm a huge fan.

The taste didn't shy away at all though. Big black malts, chocolaty goodness in perfect quantity, some coffee to go with it. The hops are in just the right balance, faint and leafy I think. And also faint is some caramel sweetness. The mouth is pretty good, the body medium and steady throughout, good carbonation, and overall makes out for just a really just a great porter.

Photo of dogger6253
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a half inch of foamy, mocha head. The head falls kind of quickly, but leaves lots of lacing behind. I was surprised, this is darker than the Out of Bounds stout I just had before it.. Not as attractive overall, and I don't mean to compare the two, it's just that they seem very similar with only slight differences in the appearance.

Lots of roasted-ness in the nose, coffee beans and dark chocolate. Also notes of citrus and hops, lemons, and toasted nuts.

Incredibly toasted malt taste along with chocolate. A mild hop bitterness, but sort of a caramel sweetness along with a sort of dark fruitiness.

Decent alcohol warming effects take over quickly. Medium to heavy bodied and fairly creamy. Goes down smooth. Pretty heavy for a porter, but I'm not complaining. Wonderful beer.

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at AJ's at the end of October for $1.79.

Beer poured a dark brown with ruby undertones. The tan head was two fingers on the pour and sustained long after. Nose is somewhat present, of toasted sweet malts. Taste is well balanced between the roasted chocolate malts and the dry hop bitter finish. Beer is sweeter than usual for the style. Mouthfeel is almost perfectly smooth, perhaps because of the amount of time is sat in my fridge. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very nice porter that I plan on trying again!

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