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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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500 Reviews
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Reviews: 500
Hads: 1,026
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 16.75%
Wants: 20
Gots: 67 | 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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Reviews: 500 | Hads: 1,026
Photo of marshmarsh
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Libby Poter/Stout glass.

A - Extremely dark brown to black body. 1 Finger head that is a dark orange/creamy caramel color. Head dissipates after about a minute and leaves splotchy lacing that is still active with bubbles and a large amount of lacing around the edge of the glass.

S - Light caramel, cooked orange , coffee, butter, vanilla, creamy, reminds me of a stout smell more than a porter, along the lines of a guiness. Hints of hops.

T - Starts incredibly creamy, once again reminded me of a guiness, but it followed with a spiciness like pepper and orange rind. Ends with moderate coffee and hop notes. Really nice flavor.

M - Starts off very full and rich, which I enjoy. Turns into mild acid, but is always accompanied by a creamy and bubbly lacing.

O - A very, very good beer, and one of the best porters I've ever had. I bought this beer from one of my favorite places because it was on sale. I was not expecting something this great for how much I paid for it, and I might go back and grab some more that were on sale.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours black with just the tiniest bit of light peeking through. Has nearly two fingers worth of off-white head that has excellent retention and lace.

S- Musty malt nose that's also nutty. Has a substantial hop aroma as well.

T- Yeah, definitely very hoppy for a porter. Wait, what's this on the label? "A pioneer black IPA"? Which is it? Porter or Black IPA? I'm gonna go with Black IPA since there's definitely a higher bitterness in it than any porter I've had. However, there's a sweetness to the roasted malts that is more characteristic of a porter. I don't know whether to be amazed or confused.

M- Equal parts creamy and prickly. The confusion continues. Medium carbonation.

O- Whatever it is, porter or IPA, it's great and that's what matters. I usually take away points for not being true to style, but I feel like Avery's well aware of what they've created in this case.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice, thick brown/black with a creamy tan head that lasted and laced very well. The smell was pine woody, with subtle hop bitterness, charcoal/coffee essence, and surprisingly citrusy notes. The taste confirmed all of this and then some; citrus woodiness at the start, followed by coffee, toffee, caramel, and charcoal, and rolling off the tongue with a nicely balanced sweet/bitter aftertaste. Nice thick malty mouthfeel for a porter, but one which is hidden by the complexity of the flavor, so you don't think like you are drinking a thick beer. As such, I had a few of these during the session. One of the most pleasant surprises I have had in a while. Would LOVE to try this on nitro tap. If anyone knows of anyone in north NJ who has one, PLEASE let me know!

P.S. I noticed that a lot of the less-than-stellar reviews of this beer were all sampled via bottle, and since I have yet to sample this beer from a bottle, my initial suspicion is that it must be drunk from the tap. Much respect to all of the reviewers; your comments are always well taken.

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Photo of StarlightSeraph
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish-mahogany with three fingers of light tan head. The head subsides slowly, but leaves tons of lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and sweet, dark fruits. A hop presence is definitely noticeable. Some citrus in the background.

Taste: A blend of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and alcohol. The hops are there, but come through mostly in the aftertaste. This is one of the most balanced beers I have ever tasted. All of the flavors are noticeable, but none overpower the other. There is an undercurrent of dark chocolate throughout, and the hops don't show up until the aftertaste, preventing this from tasting like a dark IPA. The roasted malts combined with the dark fruits are the first flavor to hit the tongue, but they combine with each other beautifully. This is an outstanding porter.

Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy, with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Wow. The alcohol is present in the taste, but it tastes so good that it's easy to drink quickly. This is a great porter, and is a perfect example of a balanced beer. No one flavor dominates, but all combine together beautifully.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured black with ruby highlights. The head was tan and lasting to lace the glass.

The aroma was hoppy chocolate. Slight caramel sweetness in background, but the first impression was all hops.

The flavor was chocolate with coffee and a substantial hop bitterness that is not overdone. The hop flavor blends in nicely with the coffee and chocolate.

The finish was coffee and slight hop bitterness mixed with chocolate into the aftertaste. The body was medium full, just a bit big for a standard porter.

12 ounce bottle.

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Photo of sideshowrob
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured into the ubiquitous 16-oz logo'ed pint glass. Appeared to be an almost rosy black. some creamy-beige head was present, but dissipated fairly quickly. Brew smelled very nice, a big malt backbone with a hit of "dry-hopped sweetness". Taste was really good, nearly outstanding. Brew is rich in complex malty flavors, with coffee and sweet/nutty flavors domminating. The hops provide a nice balance to the brew without distracting from the distinct porter taste. Brew could nearly be called an imperial or double porter! Great mouthfeel and very high drinkibility. Very undemanding on the palate and very rewarding. This was an unexpected gem.

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Photo of sweetbrew82
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. into a pint glass/ no freshness date

P: Jet black with a light tan-colored crown that looks impressively thick and creamy. Showed very good retention as it slowly sank to a thin cap while leaving some webbed lacing in its wake. This looks really damn good!

A: Roasty toasty notes of bready malts, sweet caramel, creamy chocolate, coffee beans, and some beautiful hops to boot. It is quite obvious after one sniff that they dry-hopped it, Really powerful and scrumptiously aromatic for an American Porter!

T: A huge amount of roasted grain, predominantly barley, sets the stage and brings some nice caramel and toffee notes with them. Creamy chocolate and coffee seem to be equal in strength, while some great vanilla notes ride underneath. I am detecting some slight hints of dark fruits (figs?) and nuts in here as well, and they compliment the rest of the profile very nicely. Citric hops are evident and impart a little acidic bite that dries things out a bit on the finish. This is a damn tasty porter that leaves a long, delicious aftertaste!

M: The mouthfeel continues the ongoing theme here of very quality beer. It's medium-full with some creaminess that slides across the tongue, as well as some slight chewiness that sticks to the teeth. Smooth, mouth-coating, and perfectly carbonated to let the malts do their thing.

Notes: This is one of the best American Porters that I have had to date, no doubt about it! I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Anchor Porter, as that was the first porter I really fell in love with. I don't think it quite reaches that level of greatness, but it comes really damn close! It smells great, features a full-flavored profile of goodness, and has a really rich mouthfeel that makes it shine. Highly recommended

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Photo of ffejherb
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into shaker pint on 5/24/10.

A - Vigorous pour revealed a healthy, finger-high dollop of tan foam atop a nut brown body with burgundy highlights around the edges. A bit of spotty lace formed around the perimeter of the glass, although the majority slid down the glass back into the dark pool of liquid.

S - First whiff reveals milk chocolate notes and light cocoa powder, followed by a nutty malt character and a hint of coffee. Overall, the nose is rather sweet and inviting. Eventually, some milky lactic notes and a hint of vanilla also enter the fold.

T - Opens with a roasted malt flair suggesting hazelnut coffee. Lactose and milk chocolate notes emerge in the middle, adding more than a hint of sweetness to the flavor profile. Finishes with a slight caramelized malt character and a hint of toffee sweetness paired with a ligh dose of earthy hops, the latter adding a pinch of bitterness.

M - Solid medium body with a fairly thick, chewy texture, which lends itself to a creamy yet robust mouthfeel overall. Carbonation is quite timid, although a slight bristle whisks over the surface of the tongue. Finishes with a very slight astringency and light bitterness on the palate, yet still retains a mild sweetness.

D - You know what? I am digging this porter. I think I might even go on record and place New World Porter up there with the likes of Edmund Fitzgerald and Foothill's Peoples Porter. Yup, it's that good.

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Photo of ryno09
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured a huge pillowy 2 finger Khaki colored head. Dark mahogany color with deep ruby red around the edges. Leaves some fantastic lacing on the glass.

Aroma - What's that? They dry-hopped it? Yep, you get floral/grassy hops on the nose along with your typical roasted malt . There's some chocolate as well.

Taste - Some bitterness up from, from the Columbus hops mixed with dark chocolate notes. Midway through roasted and caramel characteristics push through and carry the flavor home with a slight kick from the hops. The finish is very smooth with a chocolately caramel taste lingering in your mouth with some of the bitterness from the hops. No alcohol presence whatsoever. As it warms up, not only do the malt characteristics increase but so does the hop presence.

Its name is very fitting as this is truly an American style of robust porter. The use of the higher AA% Columbus is definitely not typical in a porter although they are using Fuggle as well (I wish I knew what they were dry-hopping with). With a higher ABV the increased hop presence helps tame the sweetness of it. Excellent chocolate and caramel notes. A smooth drinking beer with high drinkability.

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Photo of JayQue
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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Photo of Vancer
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery = how cool. Only drawback is the no bottled date. But a great black / brown edge pour, foamy head ,. Nice lacing. Malty & chocholate aroma, transferred to the taste too! Mini hop bit at the end of the quaff, and a slight sour (old ale?) finish, but a good thing. Full & creamy, had only 2 outside on the deck in 88 degree temp, they still flowed fine !

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Photo of Hibernator
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery New World Porter
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a nice shade of black with ruby highlights on the bottom of the glass. Massive, thick head on top with webbed lacings all over the glass. Significant patterns of sticky lace decorate the glassware. Very nice looking brew.

Pleasant aroma with whiffs of a chocolate bar and hops.

This is one solid porter. Flavors of caramel sweetness wrapped in melted chocolate. There is something creamy about the mouthfeel, almost like a malted chocolate or coffee milkshake. This beer strikes a great balance of roasted malts and a nice hop bite on the finish.

Very good drinkability and one of the better porters I've had in a long time.

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Photo of MisterClean
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From total wine, poured into a Deschutes pint glass.

A - Pours dark brown with notes of auburn. Nice 2 fingered, dark chocolate head, which dissipates moderately quickly.

S - Chocolate, light roast coffee, and citrusy hops.

T - Chocolate, light roast coffee, citrusy and bittering hops.

M - Well balanced, but a little thin in the mouthfeel.

D - Overall pretty good for a porter style.

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Photo of gonzo46and2
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black with bits of red peeking out from the edges. Big head, nice lacing. Very nice appearance.

Aroma is bolder than the Bell's porter I had the same evening. There were the usual suspects just amplified a bit more and they also seemed to stand out more. Chocolate, Toasted Bread, Roasted Coffee, maybe some dried dark fruit. Mostly just dark roasty malt and hops.

Taste is nicely roasty with bitterness from the burnt/roasted malt and hops.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick without being stout-thick.

This was a great porter.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been wanting to try this one for a long time, having seen the indregients list on Avery's websight and believed that I would like it, and man was I right.

A-Pours a think dark black color with a medium thin creamy dark tan head that quickly dissapates into a thin to almost none existant film on the beer. And leaves ok lacing.

S-The aroma is first of earthy, woodzy and a hint of floral hops. Then it gives way to the very firm malt backbone of chocolate and toffee. Along with some mild fruity esters. Smells very very nice.

T-Very complex with the chocolate coming through first along with a hop bitterness that compliments the chocolate well. Then some earthy hop flavor which lingers on the tongue oh so smooth. The hop flavor lasts forever, which, (being a hoplover I love) :) I wonder what kind of yeast they use in this one....

M-Big bodied and very smooth and creamy. No hot alcohol to this at all dispite the abv. Well done Avery.

D-Knowing the abv, I wouldn't have more than two myself. But it's very drinkable indeed. (Goes down smoothly) Do yourself a favor, and go get some of this.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of rtratzlaff
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful dark dark brown with ruby highlights. A huge billowly tan head. Smells of roast and chocolate. Taste is a hearty roastiness, chocolate, coffee bitterness. I didn't find it to have as much hop character as it bragged about. The mouthfeel was medium, but much thicker than sierra nevada's porter. Drinkability was a little less than Sierra nevada's porter due to the thicker feel and 6.7 abv. This is one of the tastiest, and most robust porters I've had. There are many stouts out there with much less character.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours an almost black body with an unfortunate small and short-lived brown head leaving no lacing.

S: Smells very robust with strong dark chocolate, caramel malt, some coffee, hops and a bit of citrus.

T: Fantastic! even better than the smell, roasty caramel malts hit with strong dark chocolate giving way to some fruity hops finishing with a coffee note.

Overall: Mouthfeel is pretty good, well carbonated and medium in body with a bit of oiliness. Very drinkable for how bold the flavor its, I love this porter.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dry hopped porter. Interesting idea but lets see if it works.

Pours a very dark brown color with thick off-white head. Good retention and nice lacing too.

Aroma is no doubt that of a dry hopped beer. More akin to an IPA, it has incredible hoppy smell that totally masks anything the porter is doing underneath that head.

Flavor almost comes as a surprise after such a hoppy aroma. Nice roasty malts come through strong. Definately a robust porter. Nice bitterness both from dark malt and hops. Still pretty well balanced. Good dark roast coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin considering all the big flavor and aroma coming from this beer. Carbonation is moderate to light.

This is definately a hophead's porter if there ever was one. After reading the description, I had to pick one up. Now I think I might be heading back for six more.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a pint

A-Deep brown with a low head an no real laceing head retention is decent.

S-Much to a suprise a nice hop smell comes in the front and the malt is secondary, nice deep roast as well

T-Same as the nose great hop charecter and a deep roasted malt flavor in the middle. Awsome porter very unique

M-Medium body and very complex

D-This is one that I will have agin for sure just due to the uniueness and full flavor

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Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tight, but small, head. Leaves ring lace after each sip. Dark, dark brown with only a minimal amount of light passing through.

Chalky, semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Nice darker malt smells creating a cocoa smell. No coffee or toffee.

Excellent blend of black patent malt (coffee-ish), chocolate malt, and a generous amount of hops. It finishes with a distinct java flavor and high-alpha bittering hop.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery New World Porter on tap at Mahaffey's Pub in B'more, MD, served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very brown, bordering on black. Decent head, good lacing and retention. A better-than-average-looking porter.

Smell: Intense roastiness, some faint chocolate. Farm-fresh dairy and aromas of barely-cooked eggs.

Taste: Seaweed salad! Very unique taste, love it. Sugars and milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, full flavor.

Drinkability: High! Goes down easy, not too filling. Tasty.

I'm usually not a big fun of regular porters but this one won me over. A beautiful balance of taste, mouthfeel and aromas.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out black with a large, foamy, light brown head. The aroma is a delicious smelling blend of roasted malt and fresh hops. This smells much hoppier than your average porter. The flavor starts out chocolatey and malty, then turns roasty and bitter. Lots of hops come through in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little watery. Good drinkability. I love a hoppy porter like this, and I wish there were more available to me.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep brown color with reddish highlights. head is massive, tannish and has good retention. Nice lacing. Smell is dark fruity, chocolately, coffee-like. Extremely enjoyale. Taste continues with the smell with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee to be found. A nice bitterness presents itself at the finish. Alcohol is completely hidden. Very drinkable. A perfect example of the style.

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Photo of GPHarris
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left thick lace and sheeting throughout. the body was dark black.
s - very malty with a hint of hops. chocolate, burnt malts, coffee.
t - roasted malts with earthy hops.
m - medium thickness. very nice.
d - terrific porter, one of my faves.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.