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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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88
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Reviews: 500
Hads: 1,023
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 20
Gots: 66 | FT: 1
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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: 1,023
Photo of daythree16
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours black with a touch of brown around the edges. Wafer thin head

Smell is big on the chocolate malt with some sweet dark fruit in the background. Taste is chocolate, coffee and toasted malt. Nice bitterness from the dark chocolate on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium. Not a lot of carbonation. Highly drinkable. (361 characters)

Photo of tdm168
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - black with some red around the edges; big, thick, cap of soft, dense, brown head that has decent retention

S - citrus, grapefruit, spicy hops, some peppery spice, faint chocolate

T - big citrus, orange, grapefruit, some mild peppery spiciness, chocolaty malts, some mild caramel and burnt sugar notes

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

The bottle claims "A Pioneer Black IPA". They're probably right. This is definitely more than a porter. The hops are really intense, but not overly bitter. The malts balance well with the hops. The overall drinkability is tremendous. I could drink a lot of this. It's definitely well worth finding and trying. (653 characters)

Photo of dsa7783
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve ounce bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
What an amazing appearance for a $1.99 single beer! Pours a dense, opaque, jet-black, ebony hue with a gigantic foamy and frothy head that exhibited enormous staying power and left behind a copious amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Thick aroma bursting with cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and mocha essences...
Taste strongly paid homage to the aroma with a wonderful cornucopia of roasted malts, burned coffee, rich mocha, dark cappucino, and strong latte nuances...
Creamy, ultra-rich and super-thick mouthfeel combined with an excellent level of drinkability to match...
Great stuff from Avery...
Definitely recommended... (734 characters)

Photo of JMad
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

The liquid was almost black with red highlights and a lofty, foamy, light brown colored head. The smell is strong with piney hops, toasted caramel malt and chocolate. When you take a sip you first taste the bitter piney hops, then the roasted malt and dark choclate take over and there is a hoppy, resinous finish. It feels kind of thick with low carbonation and a lingering, dry aftertaste. I think this was one of the best black IPAs I've had (haven't tried Stone's Sublimely self righteous in awhile though) This is a "must try." (578 characters)

Photo of BronYrAur
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, January has come and so has Avery's New World Porter. Far and away the hoppiest porter I've ever had the pleasure to taste, Avery's seasonal porter is actually quite the hop-bomb. This is almost like a cross between an IPA and a porter, and is all the better for it, because the flavor profile is pretty wild for a porter.

A. Great look. Ruddy dark brick-red/brown in color with a very nice, frothy tan head that provides good retention and great rings and chunks of lace. One of the best looks I can imagine.

S. Woah! Am I drinking an IPA? Initially, all I smell is the hops, but as the beer warms, a coffee-like roastiness enters the picture. This is great because it really reflects the taste.

T. Like I said, in the beginning, this has the kind of malt profile that you might find in Avery's own IPA or Sierra Nevada's Anniversary or Celebration Ales. The hoppy fruitiness and citrusy qualities really abound. As the beer warms, and as it moves through to the finish, the roasted coffee is much more present. The finish is remarkably dry, due to the roasted bitterness of the malts dueling it out with the bitterness of the hops. This is a beer probably too intense for most. A criticism might be that the bitterness overshadows the flavor profile and makes for a seemingly less complex brew. Maybe. But it's still an excellent taste.

M/D. The carbonation keeps the beer from becoming too heavy and burdensome, but the feel is actually quite creamy and the thickness just right. Not a very sessionable brew, which I don't mind. A couple of these at 6.7% will have me quite content, especially as you will feel the hops lingering after a while. (1,655 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really nice color- almost a transparent dark mahogany with a creamy film of sudsy tan on top.
smells very hoppy! I prefer my porters more traditional than this and I am beginning to feel about all the Avery beers as I do sam adams- they are all very similar. sam adams makes different styles, but they all taste the same. almost the same here with Avery.
2nd pour produces a two finger layer of beautiful head! beautiful head!!! tiny micro bubbles almost layered underneath the creamy tan on top. very pretty brew!
tasting the malts, kind of roasted. some chocolate/cocoa. a little bit of caramel. hop bitter on the sides of the tongue as it finishes. very nice taste; the malt to hop ratio is very balanced and the brew is enjoyable.
overall, it's good! i'm a little apprehensive in grouping Avery with sam adams but I do see a similarity in many of their beers. and I love the label on this one!!! (899 characters)

Photo of nicnut45
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle poured in Sam Adams Boston lager glass.

A- Slightly tan off white head fades into wispy blotches. Pitch black with brown edges where the light passes through.

S- Floral hoppiness upon first draw. This fades as the head dies down giving way to subtle dark chocolates and burnt toast aromas. Very clean smelling as well. The only thing I dont like about this scent is that it is not stronger.

T&MF- Starts off with dark roasted coffee bitterness accompanied by piney grapfruit flavors. Very nice and unusual. This beer will leave your mouth quite dry between sips. Carbonation leaves a biting feel on the toungue and lightens up the body a bit. This beer is very clean as with any Avery beer I have had.

O- This is brewed very well and I like this new porter/ipa style. Cant say I have had anything bad from Avery. I can finish about 2 in a row. Anymore then that and the dryness gets a bit annoying. (929 characters)

Photo of Domingo
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I stopped by the Avery brewery yesterday and they still had a little of this left, and I'd ironically never tried it.
It's dark, but not as murky as many stouts or similar porters.
The smell is of coffee, cocoa, and hops...which surprised me a bit.
Flavors were very similar. The description on the taps was a dark IPA...and that's actually how it tasted, but with a hint of coffee and sweetness.
At 6.7% ABV, it's potent but still vert drinkable as a borderline session brew.
I'm glad I stopped in as this brew is one I look forward to for next year!
Thanks to Larry for inviting us in on a Saturday and for even giving me an early sample of the 2005 Beast! (664 characters)

Photo of SmithwicksNut
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: one finger tan creamy head. Clear dark brown color with good lacing on the glass.

S; I was surprised by getting a hop aroma and then I read the bottle. It stated it was dry hopped.

T: Roasted malt, some coffee taste with a surprise of hops sitting on the back of the tongue. The beer finished nice with a lasting bitterness.

M: Medium to light body with a nice amount of carbonation and bitterness that bites the tongue.

O: I enjoyed this porter very much. The dry hopping gave it and extra kick. I will definitely get more of this and immediately jumped to the top of my favorite beers. (596 characters)

Photo of denjen
4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dennis: Never one to truly enjoy Porters, I was hesitant to try this. I did enjoy that it seemed to have more prevalent hops that other porters, and came across with more roasted malts than buttery sweetness. Over all I'd have to say it is definitely drinkable.
Jen: Okay, so I really only expect the best from Avery every time I pick up one of their brews, so, this being a porter, I was ready for a soft let down. But it never came. The brew smells of toasty malts with a mild smokey background. The taste brings more of the same. A blend of toasted malts and roasted coffee beans with a hint of baking chocolate. This is a very different porter, as it is dry-hopped to give it that little something at the end. This may not be my favorite, but it rose up to the occasion. (775 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.25/5  rDev +9%
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. (380 characters)

Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: black with beautiful red hues at the bends in the glass. nice mocha colored head and outstanding window lacing.

S: Wow what a balance. Chocolate roasted malt and pungent pine hops.

T: deeply roasted and sweet malt up front followed by a hammer of hop bitterness on the sides and back of the tongue. These are great flavor combonations and I really enjoy the transition from sweet to bitter.

M: Great body, just right. Average carbonation, nicely done. The alcohol is hidden but my gums have warmed up.

D: This beer is really nicely done. The ABV would suggest a great session beer, however, the flavors are so intense that it works perfect as a sipper. I would definitely purchase again. (697 characters)

Photo of Citadel82
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours mahogany briown with ruby highlights witha a creamt tan head that laces the glass with couds of thick foam.

Smell is sweet malt and floral and citrus hops.

Taste is caramel with a citrus/cascade hops finish.

A medium bodied brew that refreshes like an IPA and does not have that full bodied profile one would expect in an "old word porter."

Very drinkable. This may not fit the usual porter profile but it is a tasty beer. (440 characters)

Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a translucent seal brown hue with a half-inch of custard head. Foam retains quite well and leaves behind a few sticky rings of lacing. This has to be one of the hoppiest Porter's I've ever laid nose on. Bursting with fresh grapefruit and citrus hops, this beer's malts take a backseat and add a touch of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Although it's not a typical porter-esque aroma, I love a good hop bomb no matter what the style.

The taste delivers on the aroma's promise, with a blast of fresh citrus hops. The malts, thankfully, make their statement here, with big notes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and some roasted nuttiness. All that keeps this from a "5.0 taste" is a hint of aspertine on the finish. The mouthfeel is at the right thickness and carbonation levels, with a lasting bitter chocolate finish that balances well with the hops. Overall, this was quite an enjoyable beer. I'm not sure why I'm surprised, as I enjoy most Avery brews. The hoppiness might turn some away considering the style, but for me it was a welcome treat. (1,098 characters)

Photo of FutureCowboy
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz > chilled CBX pint glass.

Darkness. Not like motor oil, more like tobacco water. Head is off-white & quick, not much left but a film. Smell indicates the "black IPA" description I've heard of this puppy -- it's all roast + hops.

Oh yea, OK, black IPA. Obvious. Why they are even fooling with the name "Porter" is beyond me. It's damn near a hop bomb. All those bitter twangs going off on the back of my tongue, more roast up front.

Digging the mouthfeel. Hops are keeping the creaminess away. Not too thick either. Again the IPA qualities win out here.

Very drinkable. I get a real dry finish from porters, maybe it's relative to the color, but that dryness coupled with the hops makes me want more & more each sip I take. It's like heroin Pringles. (762 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-The porter pours a nearly impenetrable mahogany brown color. Pretty ruby highlights are visible on the outskirts of the liquid. A coffee ice-cream head forms then dies away leaving a slight frosting floating on the liquid. The beer leaves persistent lace all the way down my glass.

S-Reeks of black roasted malty deliciousness. A bouquet of nuts, coffee beans, and even light chocolate. But my favorite part of the nose is the sun-dried citrus hop scent that really makes this brew smell quite nice. I am quite happy with the nose.

T-Yes! As I had hoped, the hops are even more stressed in the flavor of the beer. The citrus hops unite with the dark roasty malts and make a tag team of tongue-battering excellence. This is a big beer. The intensity of the smells emanating from the nose are multiplied on the palate. I would love to try this one perfectly fresh on tap! This is one bold, assertive, lovely porter.

M-The feel of this beer is big. Heavier body combines with a slippery semi-thick feeling that settles well on the tongue. The carbonation is lively enough to be noticeable but not too intense.

O/D-The label reads "A pioneer black IPA" how can you not love that. I really love this brew. I know all the ratings on Beer Advocate are subjective, but this one is supremely undervalued. I love the hop injection into this style. I am loving porters more and more, and this one just raised the bar again. Very happy to have tried this precursor to the Black IPA. (1,476 characters)

Photo of hosehead83
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass from bottle

Dark brown almost black with one inch tan head

Surprising hop aroma with coffee and chocolate

Taste- full bodied with a pleasant rush of hops covered in coffee and chocolate--almost like a pale ale/porter hybrid--very nice

Overall a very nice porter with a pleasantly surprising infusion of hops that make for a unique interpretation of a classic porter
Very tasty-Get some!! (414 characters)

Photo of beerluvr
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big rocky and lacy tan head settles over clear dark maroon/brownish liquid. Hoppy nose with coffee undertones. Initial malt sweetness blends nicely with roasty coffee tones and above average hoppiness for the style. Finishes bitter and dry, very tasty and drinkable. (268 characters)

Photo of objectivemonkey
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, pours a pitch dark black, just the slightest of ruby hues. The head is enormous, a big two inch thick tan head, sticks around for a while, and leaves lots of lacing all over the place, a thick ring around the top. Off to a very good start. The aroma is nice, a little on the faint side, but nevertheless a hefty load of dark, roasted, black, succulent malts, chocolates and dried hops abound. Give it a little more umph, and I'm a huge fan.

The taste didn't shy away at all though. Big black malts, chocolaty goodness in perfect quantity, some coffee to go with it. The hops are in just the right balance, faint and leafy I think. And also faint is some caramel sweetness. The mouth is pretty good, the body medium and steady throughout, good carbonation, and overall makes out for just a really just a great porter. (838 characters)

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep ruddy brown, high clarity, with two fingers of stiff beige head. LOTS of lace.

Smell -- Roast malt, citrusy hops, leather, anise. Lots going on, a pleasant surprise.

Taste -- Roast malt, cocoa, faint woodsmoke, grapefruit, pine resin, leather, licorice and anise. Lots goi

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied with milder carbonation. Feels good.

Drinkability -- Wow, I'm really impressed. Picked up a single on a whim and this turns out to be an exciting hoppy Porter. Assertive hoppiness and complex roast malt undertones makes for an easy sipper that shames most Black IPA's. I might even like this more than Alpha Klaus, which concerns me... (666 characters)

Photo of DannyDan
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours out a nice dark brown hue that leaves a two finger thick head that leaves really nice retention and good lacing after the foamy head disappears.
S. The aroma has the usual dark semi-sweet chocolate that a lot of porters have along with some pine and citrus.
T. The taste starts out with some semi-sweet dark chocolate that follows some pine and citrus that compliments the chocolate nicely making this a very good tasting porter.
M. A nice smooth and creamy feel that is a pleasure to drink.
O. One of the best porters I have tasted. Highly recommended. (562 characters)

Photo of tonistruth
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- very dark brown in color, not letting any light light through. Two finger two head with good retent and leaves lacing.

S- roasted malts, rich chocolate aromas, and sweetness. Considering it was dry hopped i was expecting some hop aromas.

T- starts off with roasted and chocolate flavors, ends with grainy hop flavor. Flavors increasing delightful as the brew warms.

M- smooth with just a hint of drying effect at the finish. Nice body, sits wonderfully on the palate.

D- no doubt an american porter. I love what the dry hopping does for this brew. Creative and flavorful, this is a very enjoyable porter. (619 characters)

Photo of ryanonline
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enormous tan head overflows from the glass sitting atop a deep mahogony almost black body.

Coffee and hops with a light chocolate backbone. Smells more like an imperial stout.

Taste is quite wonderful. Deep and piney hop flavor with a lovely roasted yet sweet malt profile. A light bitter linger.

Creamy and medium bodied. Bittersweet finish. Very coating on the palette.

Very well balanced. Drinkable.

Another one I've been putting off but am very satisfied with. (469 characters)

Photo of JizackFH
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a very dark brown, that glows a touch red at the bottom of the glass when held to the light. It has a big 3-finger tan head. The head has very good retention, and leaves a bunch of sticky lacing behind on the glass. This looks very appetizing.

S - The smell is very earthy and hoppy, with some light roasted malts. There are also some notes of smoke, chocolate, and some dark fruits. The finish has a lingering hop bitterness.

T - This tastes of roasted malts, and has a nice strong hop presence. There are also notes of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and pine.

M - This has a medium body and moderate carbonation. There is a creaminess to this that makes it go down quite smoothly. There is some lingering bitterness, and it's a touch dry.

D - This has good drinkability. It goes down easy and the flavor never gets boring. It is a bit hoppier than most of the porters i've had, but I like it alot. I would definitely try this one again. (964 characters)

Photo of supercolter
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oh Avery, is there a bad brew in your brewery?
Appearance is good, very dark and tan head. Lacing is very thick. Smell and taste are very good. There is a decent amount of hops, roasted malts, and acidity. Mouthfeel is good, medium body and light carbonation. Drinkability is decent given the style. (299 characters)

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