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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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946 Ratings

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Ratings: 946
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 17
Gots: 35 | 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 Bierguy5
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours a dark brown cloudy liquid with a white foamy head. The head stayed for a little while, and there was a fair amount of lace. The smell had a faint amount of chocolate to it. The taste was slightly roasted sweet malt, with a hint of coffee at the end. Not bad. Pretty mild on the hops, and bitterness. Medium body, just the right carbonation. This was very drinkable. Good session porter. Nice offering from Avery.

Bierguy5, Apr 24, 2004
Photo of mzwolinski
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

A dry-hopped porter, eh? Neato.

This is a *great* looking beer. Pitch black in color with a perfectly sized, creamy, light tan head. The aroma is gently roasty with hints of chocolate.

Light bitterness hits right at the start, followed by molassess and bittersweet chocolate flavors. The beer develops a more roasty character toward the finish, which seems to increase in strength straight on in to the aftertaste.

I don't say this often, but this might be just too bitter. For the style, for the style! I mean, I like hops and all. But it would have been nice to have a slightly stronger malt character, or even some alcohol esters toward the finish to lend some variety to the tongue. It's an interesting idea, and not a bad beer by any means, but a little too heavy on the hop emphasis for even my SoCal hophead self.

mzwolinski, Apr 08, 2004
Photo of BierReise
4/5  rDev +3.9%

12oz Bottle no freshness date. Dark brown and clear with a decent looking head which seems to be retaing well. Nice aroma, caramel, chocolate and cookie dough come to mind.Some nice caramel notes in there as well. Medium body with even carbonation and a slightly dry and bitter finish. Flavor is nice also. Bitter chocolate, roasted malt and a slioght smokiness. Overall a damn fine Porter.

BierReise, Apr 01, 2004
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%

A brown creamy thick head rests on top of a deep brown to black beer. At first I get a fruity fresh hoppy aroma, then aromas of toasted bread, and roasted coffee kick in. The toasted aromas are quite wonderful. This is a thick full bodied porter. Taste of chocolate, toasted biscuits, and a full malt character. There is an aftertaste of burnt malt/ roast coffee. The hop flavor is quite good and quite interesting, with the present roasted notes it is quite hard to tell what types of hops are used, but they are quite noticeably there. The hops add an interesting zing to this tasty brew. This is a very well done beer, and it is quite tasty to boot.

Gueuzedude, Mar 08, 2004
Photo of Crosling
4.08/5  rDev +6%

Rock On.

This porter rocks!

It is very hop healthy.

Pours black with a tan head that laces well. Floral with caramel and roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is very hoppy with burnt malts and chocolate. Creamy and smooth.

You can tell this is dry hopped from the nose and the taste.

Tasty stuff.

Crosling, Feb 29, 2004
Photo of ngandhi
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

This is a deeply roasted, burnt porter. Were it not for the latent creaminess and hints of cocoa, this would be a stout. New World Porter is very much an Avery beer and has many of the same qualities as their Out of Bounds Stout. The bittering is prickly -- pushed to the limit, but always to style and never intrusive -- much like the IPA. Lots of espresso in this one. Not complex enough to be classic, the flavors never develop into anything, but a solid beer and one that really sums up the Avery taste.

Relax, relax.

ngandhi, Jan 31, 2004
Photo of Jables
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours dark black with garnet hues to the boundaries. Head is thick, stiff, and persistent.

Smells slightly sweet with heavy notes of espresso. Almost like a deep roast coffee with sugar. Smells above average but too simple to reach higher levels.

This beer tastes great up front with bitter dark chocolate, strong deep dark roast coffee, but slows up in the middle and then finishes clean and bitter like a quality coffee would.

Mouthfeel is outstanding and befitting the style. Thicker than your average ale but not on par with what a stout should feel like.

Drinkability is high and I recommend drinking this at a little over 50 degrees F.

Jables, Jan 26, 2004
Photo of clvand0
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

This beer pours a dark color with reddish hues around the outside edges. It has a small tan head that fades and leaves a small amount of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts and caramel with a smoky characteristic. The flavor was much like the aroma: roasted malts and caramel with a hint of coffee. Fairly smooth to drink and full-bodied. Good, malty beer.

clvand0, Jan 16, 2004
Photo of hotstuff
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%

When poured, the head was tan and small in size with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a black hue. The nose was that of coffee and some chocolate and the flavor was that of coffee that left an aftertaste. The mouthfeel was very smooth and medium bodied. This beer left a good lacing on the sides of my glass.

hotstuff, Oct 31, 2003
Photo of Brent
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

A very nice example of a porter on the robust side of the scale. Poured quite dark, even for a porter. Aroma was dark chocolate, not-quite coffee and a charcoal-ish roasted malt. Full and slightly creamy mouthfeel, jam-packed with roasted malt flavors. Nicely bittered, and, according to the bottle, dry hopped. Finish was strong and clean. Had this with pot roast and mashed potatoes, and it was a perfect pairing.

Brent, Jul 24, 2003
Photo of Loki
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%

Sampled from a 12 oz bottle.

Poured a dark black that is reddish brown when put up to the light. A fair light tan head formed with the pour that fades to a light covering. The brew leaves a line and spotty lacing around the glass.

Aromas of burnt malt, caramel, smoke, peat, and earth. A dry dusty earth presence to the nose. Very intriguing scents begging to be tasted.

Tastes of burnt malt, coffee, caramel, peat, and espresso. Wonderfully medium-full body very silky smooth until the finish. Finishes a bitter, unsweetened coffee that clings to the tongue.

Great beer. A little bitter on the finish for my taste, but a great beer.

Loki, Jun 27, 2003
Photo of jcalabre
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Originally sampled on 2 April 2003. This pours black, w/ a small, short lived head. The aroma is roasty & slightly hoppy. Lots of roasted coffee & chocolate flavors in this medium bodied ale. A very nice porter. It was quite enjoyable. Thanks, hopsrus

jcalabre, Jun 14, 2003
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%

Appearance: dark, rich brown, and a big, creamy, cocoa/ tan head.
Aroma is perfect! Rich, delicious, bitter at first, but quickly dissolves into a luscious, creamy essence, redolent with notes of coffee, spice, rum, pepper, anise...a beautiful blend!
Taste possesses small bitterness, thick, sweet, roasted malt, and is ultimately rounded out and smoothed, immensely palatable. Tenacious flavor continues with every sip, and is instantly met with creamy smoothness. Long, rich, flavorful finish. Yum, yummy, yum! Damned near perfect, and I'd put it up there with Anchor for flavor and smooth drinkability.
If the world was better, I could get this around here, and drink it every day.
As it is, I thank kbub6f (and TXHops!) for helping me to sample this exemplary porter. Oh, it's good!

feloniousmonk, May 31, 2003
Photo of TXHops
4.55/5  rDev +18.2%

-ABV: 6.7%
-Malts: Columbus, Fuggles

I guess Avery thinks the name New World Porter is a pretty clever play on the cliché phrase, new world order. I guess I do to, as it’s not only an old-style beer brewed in the new world, it’s also slightly unusual for a porter in that it’s dry-hopped. In my opinion, the resulting flavor actually does set it apart quite nicely.

The deep reddish-black body and long-lasting, sticky-lacing brown head set the stage for a standard porter experience, but mingled in with the strong coffee and unsweetened chocolate aroma is a big smack of what I thought were American hops. The Avery web page claims that this porter uses Columbus and Fuggles, and I bet this beer is dry hopped with the Fuggles, because that’s how I’d do it…. Still on first sniff, I thought it was Cascades…

A full, chocolaty-citric body also shows strong sub flavors of super-strong coffee, and burnt toast. It’s really a strange sensation to taste the expected porter flavors and to also taste such a pronounced hoppiness. I like the experimentation and I think it works well. This beer is dry, bitter, full, crisp, sweet, malty and citric all at the same time. Cool!

Nice beer—well done. I could drink a LOT of these. In fact, I think I’ll have another.

Update--after a few weeks and the depletion of my stash of New World Porter, I HAD to come back and bump up the score on this beer. I found myself thinking about it a lot--at work, while going to bed, while drinking other beers... The chocolatey, toasty maltiness and the big, pronounced hoppiness are just addictive. This is a REALLY good beer...

TXHops, May 01, 2003
Photo of Pegasus
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours a deep mahogany brown that is all but opaque. The thick head is a lovely tan color with an abundance of sticky lace, quite decently carbonated. Strong grapefruit hops notes mingle with dark roasted, earthy malts, a most unusual pairing. Taste begins with sharply acidic grapefruit hops, followed by bitter chocolate, coffee, and pine tar notes which linger beyond the end of the taste. The mouth feel is quite smooth. This beer proves that a familiar style can be made quite exotic. Home brewers take note.

Pegasus, Apr 07, 2003
Photo of Morris729
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a very dark ruby brown color with a thick and creamy tan colored head that loves to cling to the glass. Nose is sweet caramel and fresh brewed coffee. Medium in body and the taste is sweet milk chocolate followed by notes of bitter dark coffee, tart citrus, and fresh pine. Bitter hop resins remain in a lingering aftertaste. This is a very unusual porter that’s also very tasty. Definitely worth a try if you haven’t had it before.

Morris729, Mar 21, 2003
Photo of kbub6f
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Bought locally (Grapevine refrigerated shelves), a week in my fridge, reviewed 45F-60F.

What a nice looking dense tan head. Thick clumpy lacing. Black liquid with ruby highlights.

Wow. Hops up my nose along with some tobacco. The front is bitter citrus hoppiness. The middle is hoppy again... and there's that faint tobacco taste. A little cream and bitter chocolate when warm. Full-bodied. The finish is extreme bitterness, some smokiness, some tea.

I'm surprised at how aggressively hopped this is. I like strong hops. I like porters. Together? Why not.

kbub6f, Mar 06, 2003
Photo of Mitchster
4.08/5  rDev +6%

This is a gorgeous brew. Crystal clear ruby-black in color with a thick, tan pancake of a head with tenacious lace atop medium to small sized bubbles. The bottle says it's dry-hopped and there is no doubting it. The aroma is predominately grapefruit...lots of fruity hops with just a bit of lavender incense hidden somewhere in there. Mouthfeel is firm and thick. This is a robust porter...Starts with a prominent fruity hoppy sweetness, fading into a sweet roasted malt background with subtle tinges of nickel, and ending in a long coffee and loud, fruity bittering hop finish. Quite rich...one should take some antacid before partaking in this brew. This is not a balanced beer, and it's not supposed to be, but it is well-done and enjoyable none-the-less. If you like IPA's and Porters, try this...it's the best of both worlds.

Mitchster, Feb 03, 2003
Photo of Gusler
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

A quite deep garnet to brown color, the head spumous in texture, prodigious in size, the lace massive sheets that cling strongly to the glass, both a light chocolate color. Nose is caramel, hop floral and a light bittersweet chocolate sweetness also present. Start is ambrosial; top is middling in mouth feel. Finish is perky in its carbonation, rigorously hopped, droughty malt aftertaste. Avery makes some fine brews if you not tried them, well worth the effort to find and sample.

Gusler, Nov 21, 2002
Photo of Bighuge
3.08/5  rDev -20%

You can tell this f'er is dry hopped to an extreme. It smells more like a Bigfoot than any porter I've had. I'm guessing bigtime Centennials dry hopping. The beer looks very nice. Dark ruby and a wonderful, thick light brown colored head sits on top. Shows great retention and lacing. I'm having a hard time getting into this porter. Usually I like a highly hopped porter (SN, Rogue, Summit, etc,), but this one goes overboard. The porter qualities aren't allowed to come through much. Just the barleywine type of hopping. Very little roastedness or coffee-like tones. This is not a bad beer. Just a pretty average but unique porter.

Bighuge, Sep 27, 2002
Photo of cokes
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

First off. This is a positively gorgeous looking beer. Very black, with ruby edging. Large, fluffy tan head retains and laces as well as any.
Aroma of charred pine.
Hops figure prominately in the taste. They tout the dry hopping on the label. Piney, with touches of citrus. This rests upon a solid burnt background. Just a touch of chocolate, then a return to highly roasted coffee. Tasty, but not all together. I am getting some out of place citric sourness, and burning tar flavors as well. Still, it tastes like a good porter.
Body is fairly light. It really holds this beer back. Thicken this one, and now we are talking.
Easy drinking, session porter.

cokes, Aug 27, 2002
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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 946 ratings.