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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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999 Ratings

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Ratings: 999
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 54 | 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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Ratings: 999 | Reviews: 503
Photo of timbro81
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice seasonal offering from Avery. Pours a dark roasted brown that fades to a deep brown red when held in front of a light. Decent head that fades to a fine ring. I love the hoppiness of the nose thanks to the dry hopping. Behind that there is some roasted coffee trying to escape. The taste is hop forward that is really well balanced by the roastedness and coffee notes. Nice mouthfeel to it that finishes dry. A really well done porter with a hopped up twist.

Photo of becktone
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Note: I just drank an Anchor Porter before this, so maybe I'm a bit spoiled...

Eye: Pouring from the bottle one can see that the beer is clear and in fact a very dark brown in color, the color of sod. In the glass it is pretty much black though. Head is small, however, it has good retention and looks like it will give some nice lacing.

Nose: Chocolate, some dark roasted/burnt grains, and faint alcohol are present. Not very complex, nothing much more.

Tongue: Slight metallic taste....thats the first thing I notice. I can also pick out some alcohol in the flavor. Burnt grain, and bitterness associated with it. Not much malt sweetness, and not all that much chocolate flavor either, then again chocolate was pretty faint in the aroma. All in all a decent beer, nothing to brag about.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This beer is lighter in body that I think it should be, and it lacks flavor too. Alcohol is evident and warms the stomach a bit, lack of flavor and big malt presence allow this small 6% to come forward. Watery for a porter with a bit too much carbonation in my opinion. This beer goes down well, but I don't think that I'll frequent this beer again anytime soon, its just not all that great. Nothing to write home about. There are many better porters out there, however, I guess if I was in a jam and this were it, then I'd go for it. Overall a decent beer, but not worth my time or money to drink or buy again.

Photo of baos
4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz into Schlitz weizen glass.

Wow this beer fits me more nicely that any other in recent memory.

A: Beautiful cascading browns on pour with 3 finger tan head over a dark reddish brown body. Laces all the way up and down and head retention is a one.

S: Floral hops and caramel malts.

T: Perfectly balanced hops, malts and yeast. bitter and malty espresso kick that starts toffee sweet and ends piney dry. Bravo!

M: Wow this feels good in there (thats what she said).

D: This beer is really good. You should try on one. I'm betting it will be a tailor fit, lads and lasses. I'm glad I live in the New World.

Photo of SafeAtFirst
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dense ruby tinged brown with a thick mocha colored head that leave plenty of lacing on the side of my snifter.

Aroma is hit of spicy hops followed by roasted malts.

Flavor is more roasted malts with a hint of sweetness. The finish is dry with a lingering earthy hop flavor and a hint of dark chocolate. Mouth feel is creamy and smooth. Overall a tasty porter with a noticeable hop presence.

Photo of homebrewhawk
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. brown bottle served in shaker pint. Poured a deep brown/black with a finger of fine bubbled tan head. Hoppy aroma with some chocolate malt. Medium bodied. Roasted malt bitterness. Refreshing hop flavor. Dry malt finish with some coffee. Lingering hop bitterness as well. This tasted very fresh to me. Nice American Porter.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very malty as you would expect, with creamy flavors of coffee and chocolate; a little bit of fruit is in the background as well. There’s a mild but complimentary hops presence that provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is one of the better Porters that I’ve had. I typically wouldn’t pound down several beers in an evening with this style but could see myself doing so with this one.

Photo of NJpadreFan
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery- New World Porter

A- Deep ruby reddish brown with a huge thick sticky head. Good messy lacing down the glass.
S- Fresh green hops and a dose of cocoa powder.
T- Sweet pine hops with a light dose of coffee bean and cocoa.
M- Sweet and hoppy throughout. Creamy finish.

Overall- Very similiar to Tröeg's Dead Reckoning.
Very good a Porter you MUST try!

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost opaque. Massive tan head. Nose is more hoppy than malty. It's almost a wrestling match between malts and piney hops. Flavor is odd. Definite hops here. Which makes it weird in combination with the malts of what I feel a porter should be. Kind of a woody smoky thing going on in the flavor. Feel is thick on the liquid. Good bubble too. Overall this is an oddity. It is called New World Porter for a reason I am guessing. Way more hops in there than you would see in the "old world". Makes for an interesting combination for sure. Just don't expect anything traditional.

It's interesting to drink this and think about dry hoppy-ness. You really do get that as a strong character aspect.

Photo of gmfessen
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a deep amber-brown on the pour but appears black in the glass. There is a thin, creamy tan colored head that sits atop the black abyss. The smell is nice; I mostly get chocolate malt but there are also hints of charred coffee, caramel and smokiness. The taste has a bitterness like burnt coffee which balances the sweetness of the chocolate malt pretty well. The mouthfeel is lighter than I had expected with a more aggressive carbonation that I would like. Overall, a drinkable porter that is worth trying but there are better ones out there.

Photo of woemad
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased at the Rocket Market in Spokane for $1.40. No freshness date.

Poured a very dark, nearly black shade of brown. When held to light there is the slightest, grudgingly revealed rubyish tint. Big, creamy mocha colored head that slowly settled rockily, leaving sheets of lace on the sides of a shaker-style pintglass.

While I detected the expected odors of roasted malts and bitter chocolaty sweetness, there was a surprising piney hop scent as well. It would seem this is a style-stickler-flummoxing hoppy porter (which is basically a stout, I suppose). But, hey, it smells good. I also got a slightly boozy, oaky scent.

The taste started out with a bitter, roasty character, with a mild, subdued chocolatey sweetness providing some balance. The piney hops scent noted above is present in the taste, though it is in the background, especially at the swallow. Tastes pretty good, but not quite what I look for in a porter.

Seemed a little thin in the body. The mouthfeel is slightly oily.

A pretty good porter, though it didn't quite pay off to the degree I had hoped for based upon it's appearance. I'd drink it again, but on-tap at my local, it would probably lose going head to head with Black Butte.

Photo of cswhitehorse
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The New World Porter was a good looking beer, black as night with a 3 finger head and some wicked ridiculous foam head.

The aroma was roasted malts and chocolate.

The taste was smooth, chocolaty and delicious. In the mouth it was fairly thin but had a nice carbonation to it. It was one of the better porters I have tried this year.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep, dark brown when held up to the light, with a medium-thick, light tan head.

S: Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and mocha coffee.

T: One of the more heavily roasted tasting, burnt porters I have had, close to a Dry Stout in taste, but more robust at 6.70%. Dark chocolate and coffee are there in the background, but the burnt flavour is the major player here, with a hint of a cherry twist.

M: Smooth and creamy, a little watery, but all and all, has a good feel to it.

D: A good porter from Avery, not the best in the land, but a solid beer. I could see this going with a nice steak or a chocolate dessert, will definitely buy again. The map on the label is a great touch as well, very creative.

Photo of JayQue
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +24.2%
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 +3.6%
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 -0.3%
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 -6.8%
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 -0.5%
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 -3.1%
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 +14.1%
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 +0.5%
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 +6.8%
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 -14.6%
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 -12.5%
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%
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.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.