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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

910 Ratings

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Ratings: 910
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of SacoDeToro


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
Photo of legalpete19340


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A: Dark brown in the glass with a respectable tan head that stuck around.

S: Hoppiness. Spicy, grassy hops dominate the nose with light notes of roasty malt.

T: The hoppy bitterness is forefront. Roasted malt comes through in the end. As it warmed up I noticed shoe leather and molasses with a hint of smoke.

M: Very much middle of the road. Not thin, not chewy. Nice.

D: Ridiculously drinkable. Smooth.

This isnt a porter to me. When you see "Pioneer Black IPA" on the label everything makes more sense. Very good beer that is sessionable but maybe mislabeled. Its ok Avery I still love you.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 02:29:36 | More by legalpete19340
Photo of jasonpeckins32


3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2007 05:04:44 | More by jasonpeckins32
Photo of jondeelee


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

New World Porter opens with a surprisingly hoppy nose, ripe with grapefruit, lemon, and touches of pine resin, and at first blush bears little resemblance to a porter, and much more to an IPA. After a few seconds the initial hop aromas fade slightly, revealing a much darker malt base rich with coffee, cream, baking whole wheat bread, and thick molasses. Touches of ash and pepper add a bit of spark, mixed in with a not-insubstantial dollop of caramel. As a whole, the nose is quite nice, bearing excellent aromas in well-balanced proportions. But even with the darker malt aromas at the most present, this beer still does not smell like a porter. The hops are simply too present in their pink grapefruit goodness, providing a strange introduction. Perhaps much of the problem here lies in the name, for while the beer is labeled a “porter” in its title, a small note on the side of the label denotes it as a “Black IPA”—something I didn’t notice until the strong hop aromas made me read the bottle more carefully.

On the tongue, the initial flavors are hops, rushing forward in grapefruit, lemon, mint, and pine resin with somewhat unbalanced strength. I say this because the malts prove a little difficult to locate against the hop onslaught, and only touches of coffee, ash, brown sugar, cream, and caramel make their way through. There is still a good bit of baking bread, however, and apricot fruit esters add a lovely sugary note. The aftertaste is, at first, a continuation of the bright, citrusy grapefruit and lemon hop notes, though after a while a runnel of ash makes it way through, providing for an interesting experience. Mouthfeel is a slightly watery medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, while I quite liked the hop flavors in here, there simply weren’t enough of the darker, malty notes--certainly not enough to satisfy this drinker’s craving for a Black IPA. Without this label--i.e. if I were drinking this blind--the beer would actually be quite good, and I would simply assume I was partaking in a good IPA with some light touches of ash. But the contrast confuses my tongue, as does the slightly watery mouthfeel. So while there is much to appreciate in this brew, I think its labeling doesn’t work. Drink it as a straight IPA, then, and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 23:35:19 | More by jondeelee
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured black/amber with a nice tan head that slowly melted to sticky lacing.
Aroma was mostly coffee and chocolate with faint hint of hops to come.
Taste buds were hit initially with a sweet cream coffee taste followed by a more bitter espresso...this porter is mostly about coffee to me.
Aftertaste is pleasantly cool espresso with a hint of chocolate and tiny hops drying which is nice because it makes you yearn for a second sip.
Just a tad watery in the mouthfeel.
Overall a nice average porter...but there are so few examples of this style available that it becomes a ray of sunshine on a dismal day.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2006 22:42:54 | More by IntriqKen
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A creamy yellowed tan head rests lazily atop a black body with gleaming mahogany highlights. The head retention is fairly good, and it leaves craggy rings of thin lace as it slowly dwindles. The nose is chocolatey, caramelish, fruity, roasty, and citrusy/piney-hoppy. It's crisp in the mouth with a fine-bubbled standard carbonation and medium-light body. The flavor is rich with notes of dark, bittersweet chocolate; dull caramel; coffee grounds; and fruity (berry-like, softly citrusy, and with some mild vinous undercurrents). It's solidly bitter, and just a touch acidic from the dark malts, leaving it to finish quite dry with a firm, lingering bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2005 20:26:34 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark color with a creamy head, roughly 2 fingers in width and leaves a decent lace.

S - Has the aroma of citrus hops with a hint of coffee.

T - The citrus hops are noticed almost immediately. It fades away to a bitter coffee taste.

M - This is a dry beer with moderate-high carbonation.

O - I am not a huge fan of overly hopped up porters, but this one is not bad. For someone who enjoys the strong presence of tangy hops, this would be a good choice.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 04:06:13 | More by The_1084
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is very dark brown with a tan head and lacing that never entirely fade.

Nose is roasted, but also fresh from the hops. There is also a dry tartness.

Taste is simple, dry-roasted. It has an excellent, sweet caramel note. The hops provide a slight pucker at the finish.

Mouthfeel is superbly dry. Carbonation is medium-mild. Despite its dryness, it is very refreshing.

Overall, this beer's roastiness is almost flawless, and is very drinkable despite its pleasant dryness. The taste isn't complex, but solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 03:24:23 | More by dorianmarley
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep dark brown with light tan head that stays around. Pretty good lacing.

S: Toasty malts with whiffs of milk chocolate a bit of vanilla and floral hops.

T: Similar to the nose. Some roasted malt with some sweet malts, coco and a hint of vanilla. A decent dose of floral and citrus hops as well.

M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit prickly and slightly on the higher side.

O: A hoppier porter. Nicely done and pretty good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 20:51:12 | More by herman77
Photo of BARFLYB


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a fresh bottle of this in Jersey, it says it's a black IPA/porter

New World Porter spurts out the bottle brownish black looking quite nice in the glass. About an inch up of tannish light brown foam that's kinda full, semi stick. Smell is bright earthy hops on top of some chocollate that's more like cocco, roasted malt and a kinda English like yeast as well. Tasting this is kinda great, it exceeds expectations. Tastes of cocco, roast(slight), a nice earthy hop with some pine and semi citrus. This is a great twist black IPA porter, I can disern between the two, a great mix. Some nuts and a sharp hoppy finish. Feel is less than medium with a nice bitey carb that works. If I can find this fresh, it's good for a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 05:33:11 | More by BARFLYB
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in to an imperial pint glass.

Pours a dark brown/ruby with a thick tan head.

Smell is roasty sweet with maybe cherry. Some chocolate also.

Taste is chocolate roast with some tart sweetness.

It is a little thin, but very easy drinking for a 6.7%

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 00:20:19 | More by aubuc1
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Tria in Rittenhouse Square in Philly during Philly Beer Week. Met Adam as well. Review from notes.

A good, hoppy porter. Chocolatey, a touch of citrus, and roasty. Finishes dry. The hops is perhaps a bit much for a porter. I guess I'm just used to English porters.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2009 13:04:03 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of Evil_Pidde


3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours burgundy with a nice tan head that dissipates slowly, leaving nice lacings.

S: Smoked ham and dark dried fruits. Sweet malt and hops, not to piney considering where they're from. Chocolate and faint coffee.

T: More pine in the taste, but still not too strong. Roasted sweet malt. Dark dried fruits. Lots of chocolate and faint coffee.

M: Moderate carbonation togehter with a smooth mediumfull body. Aftertaste is nice and bitter.

D: Goes down smoothly. Nice American Porter.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 19:10:21 | More by Evil_Pidde
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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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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a chocolate colored brown with deep ruby hues. Two fingers of tightly bubbles head crown the brew. Very good retention with lacing as well.

S- pungent hop aromas of hop oil, hemp and grapefruit rind hit the nose at first. Semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and chocolate malt blend in the middle. Finishes with a chocolate covers orange characteristic.

T- Gourmet chocolate, light roast coffee and slightly sweet chocolate malt hit the palate at first. Juicy grapefruit, tropical fruit and orange peel soon coalesce with initial malt burst. Finishes with a leafy resiny hop flavor and delicate chocolate characteristics that linger forever.

MF- slick round mouthfeel with a light medium body and great effervescent carbonation.

D- extremely drinkable.

Overall an excellent hoppy porter/black(brown) IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 00:28:34 | More by Viciousknishs
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A : Pours a nice dark brown/black with a good tan head that leaves good lacing behind

S : Roasted malts with some coffee. You can also smell some hops

T : A good roasted malt flavor with some hop bitterness. Good coffee flavor

M : Medium bodied and smooth

D : Real easy to drink and one that I enjoy

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 18:09:28 | More by mhewes
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super dark brown body, not quite opaque. Light tan head. Fluffy 3/4" initially but reduced to a thin layer of dense bubbles. Laces beautifully by grabbing all over the glass. Very nice for a porter.

Nice aroma of chocolate with some bittersweet notes a touch of toffee and fainting hints of black coffee. Overall solid, simple and inviting. First off I note the body and carbonation when I taste this first, fairly full bodied and crisp with carbonation. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers. Flavor comes on as bittersweet chocolate again and then to a toffee in the end. A little sweetness and a bit of roasted bitterness in the end. Nicely done. Really reminds me of the chocolate coating on those Riesin candies I used to eat.

Overall good drinkability, nicely flavored porter with a good mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 21:22:40 | More by blitz134
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The New World Porter poured an opaque midnight black. It had a monstrous brown head that had good staying power and laced the glass.

The aroma is chocolate and fruity hops with a touch of fig.

The taste is chocolate malt, with some big bitter hops, and a hint of citrus. Some figs come out as the beer warms. It has a strong burnt, chalky, slightly metallic taste/mouthfeel that mellows some with time. If not for this, this would be a top notch brew.

Overall this is a very different/interesting brew. It's kind of an IPA and porter mix.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2004 05:14:14 | More by Beaver13
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Very nice black (ruby hue) color with tan creamy head.

S- Upfront grapefruit hop and roasty cocoa.

T- Generously hopped up front with deep hop bitters and rich, smokey, dark cocoa finish. A black IPA for sure.

M- The carb is a little rougher than I prefer for my porters... Aftertaste is kind of burnt.

D- The burnt is getting in the way here but it is still very good. Alcohol is not noticeable.

I've also had this beer about 2 months ago, and it tasted like it was from another world and would have been reviewed much higher... an older bottle perhaps where the hops/burnt mellowed out? Not too sure.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 00:44:32 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a wonderful deep mahogony with full opaqueness and a cafe au lait head with patchy bubbles here and there. The nose was split between a burnt coffee flavor and hoppiness. The taste was about the same with a roasted flavor in the beginning full of oats and chocolate, the middle was full of fresh hops and the finsh was a burnt grain flavor. Mouthfeel was full and creamy. Tasty!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2005 23:13:17 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark brown (just shy of black) in color with very light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the surface of the beer and some very dark amber + cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to couple of medium sized thick patches surrounded by a very thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with lighter notes of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts with notes of chocolate and coffee. That is followed by light flavors of citrus/grapefruit pith and pine hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth with moderate amounts of dryness.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable with a well hidden alcohol making it quite easy to enjoy. Very well balanced, I think of this more of a porter (than an American Black Ale) with some light to moderate hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 02:03:17 | More by dbrauneis
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a- bottle poured into a snifter, two plus fingers of head that looks like a mix of coke and an ice cream float, deep dark brown black color, head fades slowly and leaves it's mark all over the glass. beautiful.

s- lots of roast, chocolate milk and dark, clean malt, toasty, hop kick in the back end, some earthy bitterness, some sweetness, bready.

t- mmm, this sure is a dry hopped porter, and very well done at that, i've got all the perks of both shining out here. big, roasty, roasty, chocolately, then the hops kick into gear with some bitterness and earthyness - maybe a citra hop?

m- full to medium body, goes down easy, coating.

d- i wanna drink this with a huge steak, garlicky mashes potatoes and roasted asparagus, this would pair perfectly. i will definately drink this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 17:28:18 | More by thecarster1
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North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed on 5/20/10; reviewed from notes.

This pours a very dark black. This is darker than many of the stouts that I have had recently. Big, thick, tan head caps this off. The head sticks around for the entire drink. Stays thick and firm throughout. Tons of lace left over after each sip. Very pretty beer. The scent is of resiny hops right away. I'm a little surprised at this, but I like it. Some faint chocolate malts in there, but this is hoppy in the nose as all get out. Nice take.

The body is firm. Moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth finish. Mimicking the scent, the flavors on this beer are hoppy as well. Some light roasted flavors, a bit of a chocolate powder finish. Moderate bitterness. This beer is blended well. I like that it utilizes hops and is different than many Porters in that respect, but it's not leaning towards the "black IPA" category. Retains plenty of characteristics of a solid Porter, with just a few minor adjustments. A nice break from the norm. Recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 13:03:39 | More by Onenote81
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in appearance with a tan, billowy head. A fair, thin lace.

Aroma gives off chocolate roasted malts and brown sugar. A little mocha and charcoal is in there, too.

I taste mocha, but not too sweet, as some roasty flavors come in. Some hop bitterness makes an appearance and lingers on the finish along with a little unsweetened bakers chocolate.

Medium -heavy body. Above average carbonation for a porter.

Over I enjoyed this. I don't know if this is supposed to be an "American porter", or a black IPA. The bottle says "black IPA", however it's called a porter and is listed as one on here. The taste straddles the line between the two styles, and regardless, it's enjoyable. I just wonder if the hops profile would have been more pronounced had I not let this sit in my ridge for a couple months.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 02:56:47 | More by jbertsch
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3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2007 05:57:13 | More by Floydster
New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 910 ratings.