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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 500
Hads: 1,025
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 16.75%
Wants: 19
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: 1,025
Photo of Mitchster
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the hook-up!

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black color with some ruby tinting towards the bottom of the glass. Thinnish looking pour. Very creamy, khaki-colored, 1 1/2 finger head.

S: Very nice aromas of chocolate, hops, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Slight hint of tang/sour that compliments the sweet and smooth aromas.

T: See above with a sprinkle of coffee bitterness. Coffee, chocolate, hops, and molassas. Fleeting flavor of coconut, too!

M: Thin, and well, porter-ish at first. Thickens nicely as it warms. Coffee, chocolate, and hops in the finish.

D: I like bitter and hoppy porters. Avery should do a coffee version of this for fun. I bet it would be excellent, too.

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Photo of arizcards
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single at AJ's at the end of October for $1.79.

Beer poured a dark brown with ruby undertones. The tan head was two fingers on the pour and sustained long after. Nose is somewhat present, of toasted sweet malts. Taste is well balanced between the roasted chocolate malts and the dry hop bitter finish. Beer is sweeter than usual for the style. Mouthfeel is almost perfectly smooth, perhaps because of the amount of time is sat in my fridge. Overall drinkability is very good. This is a very nice porter that I plan on trying again!

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Photo of Floydster
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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

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Photo of Chaney
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Well, I got maybe a tinge of ruby over in one corner I glass (I think), but the rest of this was abysmally dark. The head was a very pretty mocha color that clung to the glass on the way down.

S: I actually got more chocolate milk than actual roast here, but once I set my mind to it, I was able to detect some char. Lots of dark malt and chocolate was also present.

T: Lots of flavor here! I definitely get lots of roast on the taste side of the house, as well as a nice, bitter, raw cacao component. I got the bitterness on the mid-palate section, in fact. The finish was actually smooth and silky.

M: Thick and creamy, like a good porter should be, with ever the slightest hint of booze. Also, there was quite a hop component to this, and it was almost as if there was some chocolate-covered grapefruit embedded in there.

O: I thought this was an outstanding representation of the style and one of the better porters I've tried here recently. Avery continues to impress me.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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Photo of emmasdad
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap yesterday up at the Avery Tap House. I've had many, many bottles of this one, and enjoyed them all immensely, yet have never tried it on tap. I'm glad I did. Poured a dark reddish brown color, with a bit of off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasted malt and chocolate. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, balanced and drinkable, with flavors of hops, roasted malt and chocolate.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery- New World Porter

A- Deep ruby reddish brown with a huge thick sticky head. Good messy lacing down the glass.
S- Fresh green hops and a dose of cocoa powder.
T- Sweet pine hops with a light dose of coffee bean and cocoa.
M- Sweet and hoppy throughout. Creamy finish.

Overall- Very similiar to Tröeg's Dead Reckoning.
Very good a Porter you MUST try!

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a nice deep dark brown color with a small ring of head over top of the beer. The nose is chocolatey, with a touch of raisiney sweetness as well. Very interesting. The flavor is chocolate, moving towards a raisiney finish. I like it. The feel is nice and thick, somewhat coating in the mouth. This is a nice, chewey porter. The flavors are nice, but I would like to see more chocolatey flavor.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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 matjack85
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I found this single 12oz brown bottle in the discount bin at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL for $1.69. Although I didn't find a freshness date on the bottle, the Avery website says this is a seasonal brew only made from January to April. Since this is already August, I'm sure this bottle was sent to the discount bin to make room for the summer seasonals on the shelf. I assume it's still good as long as it's from the 2O1O winter batch.

The beer had a dark brown body with a light brown head, but showed off a more cherry cola color when held to the light. The 2-finger creamy brown head lasted awhile and it left a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

The beer had a sweet caramel and chocolate aroma to it, which I expected from a porter, but it also carried a faint dry hop aroma to it which I didn't expect. None of the aromas were that strong or I'd have given it even higher marks for smell.

Wow! Somebody decided to make a hoppy porter. While the 5 blends of malts are definitely in there, they seem to be used to balance out the dry hopped bitterness rather than the other way around. Nice chocolate/caramel sweetness, but the dry hop bitterness rules here. Only 45 IBU's, but it tastes like double that.

It's on the thin side as far as porters go, but it's smooth and perfectly carbonated. I wouldn't call it dry as I can detect both sweetness and bitterness in the aftertaste, but I would call it different and definitely good.

Very drinkable with no alcoholic taste at all.

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Photo of mcallister
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark yet translucent tootsie roll brown. Damn good looking mocha head frothy and thick and hanging around for the party.

Hard to pull alot of aromas out which I blame on improper glassware by the Boston's Bistro. However for bigger beers and belgians they genrally use proper glassware. Anise, floral piney hop, and a roasted dark chocolate.

Solid porter and unique. Rich and masculine, roasted chocolate malt, some smoke, bitter cocoa, vanilla, anise, black cherry, finishes with a bitter hop and lasts 30 seconds. Blanaced and complex.

Thick creamy mouthfeel with multiple layers. Drink 1,2, or 4

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Photo of dsa7783
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
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...

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Photo of ADR
3.53/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of rarbring
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is very dark brown, almost black, a beige head that leaves good lacing.

The smell is full of dried ripe fruits, raisins, dates and figs. Some vinous, port, aromas. Roasted malt, toasty and some coffee notes.

The taste is rather sweet, fruits, sherry and coffee and cocoa beans giving some alcohol presence but mostly a good bitter finish.

A weak carbonation, smooth and a bit oily, a slightly dry finish.

A good porter, rather sweet.

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Photo of Crosling
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black body, trace head, slight lacing.

S: roasted nuts, hint of coffee and chocolate

T: light sweet chocolate, roasted malt, slight nutty finish

M: med/light body, wish it was heavier

O: One of my least fav Avery offerings. Just an ok
porter, there are many more better options.
Could have more than a few due to the thin body.


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Photo of rawfish
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Name says porter but Avery advertises it as a pioneers take on black IPA. Bold statement but can this beer back it up.

Pours a couple shades away from black mahogany highlights glinting all over the glass. Small half finger tan head but with good retention that keeps through most of the drink. Rather spotty lacing for something that should be full of hops. Still a nice looking beer.

Aroma is of dark chocolate and roasted malts but with obvious hop character, mostly tropical fruit and grass, likely dry hopped with citrus hops that changes a bit with the malt backbone. Little muted but pleasant.

Taste is initially centered on the roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate with some nuttiness but then followed by a rather big gasp of pine and grapefruit hops. The bitterness isn't so big but it comes in refreshing then dries away as the malts come back in to provide balance.

Adequate carbonation and mouth feel, dries nicely but the bitterness is quite muted for a dark IPA, this drinks more towards the black ale side of the spectrum.

Very smooth, flavor hides the ABV well. This is a great porter for those that like hops. Malty sweet yet hop variety in all the right places. Revolutionary black IPA no, good beer, yes.

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Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at Avery's tap room while attending the BA social held there 04/19/14.

Deep brown body with a thin, persistent head. Smell consists of dark roasted grains with cocoa and vanilla. The taste mirrors the aroma. Medium bodied; smooth mouthfeel.

A very respectable porter that isn't overly rich in flavor or feel yet is entirely tasty and drinkable. Satisfying.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass. More lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted coffee, pine, and smoke.

Taste: Taste is along the same lines as the scent. A little lingering bitterness and ash in the end of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, low to medium carbonation, and easy to drink.

Overall: Pretty nice black ale. A little more hop presence like others and some creaminess would have been nice, but I'm happy overall.

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Photo of atsprings
4.54/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally found another six pack of this here in Raleigh for the first time in six months. Loved it back then and still love it now. Avery boasts that what makes this porter different is that it's dry hopped. This is definitely evident in the aroma. Hops also are not shy in the taste as well. For a hophead like me, this beer is great for the winter months. If I want a dark beer on a cold night and am also in the mood for an IPA, I'll certainly look for this stuff.

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Photo of PorterLambic
2.07/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A beautiful label does not make a great beer. Too bad, this label is very nice.
Pours a rich, dark, deep ruby red, almost brown but not quite. Good head and good lace.
Smell is hoppy with just a hint of roasted malt and nothing else.
Taste is like a weakly flavored porter mated with an IPA. Just hops, a slight hint of toasted malt and some coffee hint in the aftertaste. And noticeable alcohol. No complexity, no balance.
Mouthfeel: medium body, effervescent on the front of the tongue.
Drinkability: If you want a porter, get something else. Should be labeled a dark IPA. Would be more accurate, surely. (I know, don't call you Shirley.)

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Photo of Moose90
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottling Code – "12345B7" = 2012, December 11, Tank B7
Tasted February 3 2013

A – Dark chocolate brown, almost opaque, some caramel/light oaky edges. Mocha/latte looking head leaves nice lacing down the glass.

S – Sweet. Milk, cream, and chocolate. Vanilla and molasses. This comes across as a milk stout, almost no hops coming through here.

T – Big bitter hops, bright and floral; semi-subdued by the heavy & sweet malt profile. Some coffee grounds and crisp biscuit malts come through as well.

M – Crisp & surprisingly light. Not cloyingly sweet like the aroma would suggest. Nice.

O – A conundrum of a beer. Huge sweet/milk stout aromas, but has a nice crisp/clean taste. A unique beer. Love it.

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