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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

987 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 48 | 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:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

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Photo of JayQue
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

An exceptionally smooth drink. Pours a dark clear mahogany color with a medium size tan head. Good lacing and head retention. Smell is mild toasted malt. This beer is all about taste and mouthfeel. The soft pillowy head and smooth mix of toasted malt and bitter chocolate and the balance (I didn't taste hops, but the mildness of the malt flavor is probably the result of balance) make this a very drinkable beer. Had no idea about abv until I read it here, but this is a sessionable beer. Smooth enough to gulp, interesting enough to sip. Knowing its 6.7, just means slow down and enjoy it. When I think of Avery...I think of hops- blasting Maharajah. They can make a pretty good porter too.

Photo of Gehrig
4.77/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A tremendous porter that is bold, tasty and complex. It pours nearly black and the head is modest but durable, tan in color and nicely lacing the glass. The smell is impressive--chocolate, coffee, caramel, and citrus and berry hops. The taste is equally intricate, with the flavors bursting forth, and the texture is creamy smooth, very delicious. I'm glad I grabbed more than one of this fantastic, fascinating brew that has quickly moved near the top of my list of favorite porters. Well done, as usual, by Avery.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Thick, dark, murky black color topped with a creamy brownish-tan head.

S: Sweet chocolate, toasted malts, and maybe a tad nutty.

T: Mmmmm. . . roasty and toasty. Malty and sweet with flavors of chocolate, molasses, anise, and a subtle hop character.

M: The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and has a robust/choppy feel that is seeming to become a commonplace in many porters.

D: Great for two or so. A bit heavy and big to be drinking several of them.

Photo of BucBasil
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Jet black with a huge light tan head that sticks around for a good while, leaving behind some surprisingly decent lacing.

Smell: Faint traces of coffee with caramel malt prevalent, along with a hint of the alcohol coming through somehow.

Taste: Chewy brew with chocolate syrup leading into a more bitter coffee taste along with some roasted malt. Caramel hint at the end. Extremely silky smooth.

Photo of redneckchugger
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

poured into my personalized mug, dak brown, no light gets through, inch of head that lasts, decent lacing. a good looking beer.
smell is mild, muted hints of cofee, chocolate, roasted malts,
tastes is a bit more pronounced but not much, same chocoalte, malts coffee, hint of hops, decent taste i guess. mouthfeell is thin, way thin for a porter imo
drinkable i guess, its a decent porter, just a lot better choices out there

Photo of CharlieMopps
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color, topped by just less than a finger of bubbly head that dissipates somewhat swiftly. Little lacing.

S: Rich chocolatey roasted malt aroma, with hints of espresso in the nose. Smells decent enough.

T: Subtle and smooth introduction that goes right into a malty side that's bold enough without being too much; this is just right for a porter, I feel. Lightly hopped in the finish and rounds out quite well. A surprisingly well-flavored porter.

M: Carbonation is on the lower side, but great for the style. Nice syrupy roasted malt texture on the tongue, which leaves a lingering aftertaste.

D: A very drinkable brew, as porters tend to be milder than the heavier stouts, but are still packed with that tasty roasted malt. Good stuff from Avery.

Photo of pwoods
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle from Jungle Jim's poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Nearly solid black w/ dark cherry hues when held to the light. Didn't aggressively pour which led to a 1 finger toffee head that hung out a few minutes. Decent lacing for the first half.

S: Nutty chocolates and mocha. Vanilla background? Wish the smell was stronger. Very nice smell, just kinda weak.

T/M: Great dark German chocolate right up front. Not as much coffee as I would have expected but well balanced. I get a full body that continues to thicken as it warms but doesn't get chewy.

D: As with other porters and stouts, I'd have to say I'm stopping at one. Maybe if it were a cooler fall night, I'd have a second.

Photo of jeffjfindley
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour features the deepest ruby at the bottom of the glass, bold black through the body and a creamy antique head with enviable tenacity. Smell is massive, smokey burnt coffee toffee. This is a very brave porter, with all of the typical characteristics, i.e. coffee flavors, slight caramel, dark chocolate, and a massive dry-hopped finish. Mouthfeel is exactly what one would expect of a great nightcap, and this beer fills this role admirably. It went down very well on football Sunday too. Bravo, Avery. Bravo.

Photo of Floydster
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
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
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
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
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
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
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
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
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
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
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
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
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
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
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
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
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
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
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
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...

New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.