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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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very good

918 Ratings

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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 16
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
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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New York

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2006 21:15:09 | More by BadBadger
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark ruby color when held up to the light. Inch thick rocky head that slowly fades to a thin layer leaving plenty of lacing.

Smell: Very surprising. Sharp piney/floral hop aroma damn near fills the room. Some sweet caramel comes through, but mainly hops.

Taste: Sweet and almost fruity at first. Also some piney hops. The malty roastedness I expect in a porter comes through in the end. Tastes more "porter-ish" than expected after the huge hop aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium with low to moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers for a while on the palate.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Not short on flavor but goes down very smooth, aided by the low carbonation. The glass became empty in short order.

Overall a very solid brew. Blends the typical porter taste with more aggressive hops. Maybe not what I'd reach for when I get a craving for a classic porter, but a great beer in it's own right.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2006 00:52:06 | More by ram3139
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4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black (purple when held to intense light) with a 4 fingers+ creamy mocha head. Good lacing & excellent head retention

Smell: Roasted malt & slight choclate notes

Taste: Roasted malts in spades, then chocalate notes. Then fruitty & nutty notes. Finishes with a strong coffee/roasty dry finsh

MF: Rich, creamy & great carbonation levels

Very drinkable for its strength, very nice robust porter IMHO

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2006 05:01:52 | More by russpowell
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New York

3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This porter pours out black in color with a one inch tan head.
The aroma is of roasted barley with hints of chocolate and caramel.
The flavor is also roasty with chocolate hints. There is also an unusually noticeable hop characteristic near the finish, followed by more roasted barley.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and it is a bit under carbonated.

This porter gives a nice balance of roastiness and hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2006 05:57:46 | More by Naes
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North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful looking beer, nearly black, with dark brown highlights. Huge head of dark tan lumpy foam, drops to a hilly layer. Wonderful, spiderweb like lace covers all sides of the glass.
Smells are of chocolate, blackberry, and piny hop.
Taste is slightly cocoa/coffee, molasses up front, earthy in nature, with a huge roasted character. Bitter coffee aftertaste, maybe a touch too bitter. Alcohol is somewhat present in the back as the beer warms. A hint of smoke in there as well.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. A slight tingle and almost no carbonation, just the alcohol gliding across the tongue.
One of the better porters I have had lately, and I like my porters.


Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 03:12:09 | More by NClifestyle
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with some rubyish glow about the edges and bottom when up to a strong light. Thin, but lasting cap of sandy browned, creamy soft and smooth foam. Nice lacing in lots of broken spotting and a few bigger strings being connected.

Aroma is fair and chocolatey with a dry sense of cocoa. Dried green grassy hops add some interest.

Flavor is a two fold realm of drying flavors; first with the grassy green hops which are semi pungent in a herbal-like bitterness and fairly prevalent. That hops stay to the forefront for good length while the finish only brings out the dry chocolate/cocoa enough to take a moment away from the hoppy profile. Which in this case was a bit unbalanced in flavors for me. Would've liked to have gotten some more sweeter chocolate and perhaps some coffeeness out of it, but non was to be found or had with these two bottles. A tiny amount of blackened/burnt malt notes sift through real late in the finish.

Feel is about medium, fairly smooth, well carbonated with an overall drier tone to its character and a dry grassy hop bite and nudge thats always present.

A bit unbalanced on the dry hopped end in flavor, but still a favorable porter all around.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 02:41:27 | More by tavernjef
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New World is dark brown, almost black, with a large, creamy, tan head. Retention is very good. Aroma is of roasted dark malt with hints of chocolate. Caramel is also in the mix and is joined by just an edge of nuttiness. Taste begins with roasted malt, with touches of chocolate, that round into caramel flavors as a sip continues. Nutty flavors also come into play towards the middle of a sip. Sweetness is ample and grows towards the finish. This is a great porter, flavors are nicely layered and evolve nicely throughout a sip. This is one of those beers I see myself picking up frequently.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 01:32:06 | More by Gagnonsux
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Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice head and lace. Chocolate and hops in aroma, hoppy porter. I think less hops would be better, this would be interesting if on tap.
A nice beer and a decent porter on a fine day, last drink of the session at the Brick Store Pub, with the Atlanta B.A. crew.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2006 04:35:57 | More by Sammy
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single bottle purchased at Bamber's Superette in South Bend.

black beer with massive tawny, creamy head. Sweet, heavy malt/sugar odor. Taste is sweet too, mildly roasted malt. good, normal porter. thick, full bodied. nothing really stands out about this porter but it was all around good and i'd have another.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2006 19:52:29 | More by aforbes10
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3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick head that faded pretty fast. Black. I smelled typical roasty, choclate american style porter undeneath a huge hop aroma. Again there is a porter under all the hops, but the hops are too strong and the subtlety that typifies a great porter is buried. I’d LOVE to try this with a lot less hops I think there is a great porter in here it’s just bittered into oblivion by the hops.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 18:42:02 | More by Jredner
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A different approach to a porter, this one is dry hopped. The smell is very very strong with the hops as you can expect from a dry hopped brew. The taste is good, smokey and earthy. Chocolate and caramel create the background for the very fragrant hops. All in all a good brew, has a higher alcohol content but its pretty well disguised.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2006 15:38:05 | More by greenjeff4141
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3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not hugely impressed with this beer. It looked nice in the glass; uneven head up top, opaque dark brown down below. There were nice coffee flavors up front, with a definite hop taste on the finish. It's a little unusal for a porter and might take some getting used to.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2006 22:03:54 | More by BeerIsland
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North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nearly opaque black with a nice tan head that retains well and leaves intricate lacing on the glass. The aroma is incredibly hoppy, with big citrus, pine and resin jumping out of the glass (reminds me very much of their IPA), along with some roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor starts out with a nice roasty flavor, along with some dark chocolate and expresso, citrusy and resiny hops, some dark fruits and a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected but in line with the style (this is a porter not a stout after all), with moderate carbonation and drinkability is quite good. A good brew from avery, perhaps a bit hoppier than a traditional american porter but its more present in the nose than in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 03:56:53 | More by silver0rlead
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2.23/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours out nearly black with dark ruby hues along with a frothy, cappuccino head. Smells of roasted malt with a rather forceful aroma of alcohol that's almost off-putting. Things start off nice with flavors of the roasted malts followed by some sweetness. After that comes some unpleasant alcohol. It's so overpowering that it gets to the point of nauseating. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth enough, yes, but there's too much alcohol warmth on the tongue for what is to be somewhat of a sessionable style. This is hard to finish even just one, and I love porters. That should tell you something.

This beer's downfall is characteristic of the majority of Avery brews: too much booze. I really do not understand how they do it. It actually impresses me that they manage to let the alcohol run the show on almost every beer they make. A very consistent brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2006 03:35:55 | More by goochpunch
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2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I begining to question why Avery has even bothered to push their standard beers out beyond their local area. This porter for example which I have heard so much about is just a mess. Dark with a good head and lacing to boot. But come on dry hopping a porter this much is not the best idea. It didn't work for Alpha Klaus although the choice of hops here better compliments the porter. I do like the smell of the C-hops but that is not what I want in my porter. While they do not come through too strong in the taste they do take away form what tastes like a very nice robust porter. I would like to try the base with out the aggressive dry hop and I think it would be much better. As it is I would drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 20:25:15 | More by Higravity
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3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Undated 12oz poured into a pint glass.

Deep dark brown with a head of tan that is tall and rocky. It really clings to the glass with tenacity. Lots of lace in its wake.

The nose is very hoppy for a porter. Roasted malts with a touch of cocoa powder underneath. The hops give it an herbal aroma that isn't bad, but for the style it is a bit weird.

The taste is a bit odd for style as well. The hops seem to set the whole thing off balance. They have an odd, almost off interaction with the other flavors. I get a sensation of something made with a splash of creme de menthe. The roasted flavors from the malt barely comes through. The cocoa is there but its all framed by the hops in a way that is not what I would expect from a porter. Dry finish with some lingering malt.

The mouth is a bit thin for the style. I'm glad I bought this as a single...I'll leave it at that.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2006 05:37:16 | More by ypsifly
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Beautiful dark brown body, slightly transparent, big tan head that fills the goblet to the rim, before fading slowly, leaving good lacing.

Smell: Light chocolate and slightly acidic, not very pungent aroma.

Taste: Smooth and fairly good, malt is chocolate and slightly bready. Alcohol adds a bite, but the taste is fairly subdued, but delisicous and highly drinkable.

Mouthfeel: A little watery, but not terrible.

Drinkability: A very sold American Porter.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2006 04:41:54 | More by TastyTaste
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North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark brown with a big lumpy foam head and sheets of lacing that stay plastered to the glass. Rich roasted sweet chocolate and coffee aroma with a solid hoppiness. Very flavorful roasted black malts followed by burnt chocolate. Nicely sweet and creamy with a dry finish and oh so very drinkable.

Wow, very nice! A very impressive robust porter...its too bad I only got one.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2006 01:46:57 | More by wedge
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3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, reddish highlights at the bottom, seems to be clear. Flat head of under 1/2 an inch, creamy bubbles. Sheets of tan lace. Slight coffee aroma, a bit of leafiness. Mouthfeel is lighter but slick, carbonation on the lower side. Different flavor than some, sweet malted milk impression with a fairly pronounced herbal hoppiness that shows up later in the profile. Seems less hoppy on warming up a bit. I like this one OK, the end kind of annoys me a bit in its dry hop character. At least it distracts me a little -- and the finish seems noticeably thinner than the start is.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2006 00:48:05 | More by ADR
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This porter is actually one of my new favorites. Pours a darkish red-brown color, with no head to speak of. Aroma is dominated by coffee and roasted malts, while the palate delivers a nice balance of chocolate, bitterness from roasted malts, and a nice backdrop of a hint of smoked malts.

Generally, I really like this porter, but it couldbe a little better. While there is nothing wrong with it at all, for some reason I feel that something is missing...

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2006 04:48:27 | More by phisig137
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4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown longneck with an old school map of the new work on the label

A: mahogany body with a two finger cappuccino-like head. The head retention is excellent, leaving a lot of foam lacing as the beer descends the glass.

S: very toasty, with lots of coffee and dark chocolate. This aroma combination is not unique, but the New World Porter is; I find it difficult to articulate its uniqueness though I suspect it has less to do with the apparent malts and more with the hops.

T: this porter achieves at the same time the rich and luxurious roasted flavors which typify good porters and the crisp hop presence of a dry stout. The mocha and chocolate cake flavors rival some desert beers but it has crisp, refreshing finish of a session.

MF: chewy enough, and delicate on the tong but there is not a deep texture; almost hollow.

D: Crisp finish enhance drinkability and the alcohol is present enough to be warming but not obtuse.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2006 07:09:27 | More by Bcant
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle with a old style atlas on the label. Described as a traditional porter with a twist - dry-hopping. No date info.

Appearance: Pours a very dark black-brown color with just a hint of red around the edges when held to the light. Nice head, that leaves quite a bit of lacing as it slowly fades.

Smell: Roasted aroma, a hint of bitter coffee, mixed with malt sweetness. Also noticably more hops than usual in a porter.

Taste: Medium bodied with a fairly low carbonation level. Strong roasted flavor, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The hops shine through here as well - blending nicely with the coffee bitterness.

Overall impression: A very interesting offering from Avery. Well balanced and drinkable despite the relatively high ABV and strong flavors. I wish this one was available year round.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2006 19:21:42 | More by rowew
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3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Avery's mid-winter seasonal pours a mahogany with a rich, tan head that dissipates slowly and laces the edges of the glass well. The bouquet is filled with deep coffee scents and a dry, rice-like finish; interestingly,
there's also a hint of citrus or lemon zest in the nose.

Something about the flavor reminds me of the seaside. Each swig begins with an aggressive hoppiness on the tip on the tongue that segues into a roasty and toasty sweetness filled with notes of chocolate, salt, and peat. The bitterness re-emerges at the back of the tongue leaving a long hoppy aftertaste that meshes well with the smokiness of the beer.

The balance is good, though the hoppiness (a signature trait of most of Avery's beers) is a little disconcerting at times for this particular style. Nonetheless, the overall effect is one of a smooth and flavorful porter. As for drinkability,this is a heavy-hitting porter with lots of flavor and hoopla about it. I'd happily drink one a day for the rest of the winter. Be sure to grab this while it's available this year.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2006 22:50:16 | More by benito
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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark, yet still translucent ruby brown with a minimal head that laced the mouth of my pint glass. The aroma was a very nice blacance of hops and roasted barley. The mouthfeel was full and dextrinous and the carbonation was just right. The robust flavor of chocolate and roasted malts was accompanied by a slight alcohol warmth. The hops were well suited for the style and struck a good balance with the maltiness of the brew. I'd had New World Porter in past years that seemed a little too hoppy to let the roastiness of the dark malts shine through, but this year's batch seems right on the money. I really enjoy breweries that have a diverse catalog of beers and Avery makes a point to cover as many styles as a brewery practically can.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 22:52:28 | More by SacoDeToro
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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Comes out of the bottle a deep black color with a modest cream-colored head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind hints of lacing. Aromas of coffee, alcohol, burnt toast, and roasted nuts come to mind. The taste is quite sweet with a roasted character and thick texture. I did not enjoy the mouthfeel or the aftertaste; seemed too heavy in my mouth with an astringent aftertaste. Over time the aftertaste evolves into more of a bread-like aftertaste that takes away from the beer. I think this brew is too rich in terms of 'roasted' and 'smoked' characteristics to be enjoyed more than once at any given time. I certainly did not want another one.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2005 17:46:49 | More by jaluria
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 918 ratings.