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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

979 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 979
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 18
Gots: 44 | 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 Jason
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep brown color, with a large light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some dark fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is very malty as you would expect, with creamy flavors of coffee and chocolate; a little bit of fruit is in the background as well. There’s a mild but complimentary hops presence that provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly smoky.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is one of the better Porters that I’ve had. I typically wouldn’t pound down several beers in an evening with this style but could see myself doing so with this one.

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

Pours almost opaque. Massive tan head. Nose is more hoppy than malty. It's almost a wrestling match between malts and piney hops. Flavor is odd. Definite hops here. Which makes it weird in combination with the malts of what I feel a porter should be. Kind of a woody smoky thing going on in the flavor. Feel is thick on the liquid. Good bubble too. Overall this is an oddity. It is called New World Porter for a reason I am guessing. Way more hops in there than you would see in the "old world". Makes for an interesting combination for sure. Just don't expect anything traditional.

It's interesting to drink this and think about dry hoppy-ness. You really do get that as a strong character aspect.

Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Quick six, poured from the 12oz into a goblet

A - dark chocolate shade, opaque w/ thick light tan cream. The retention is good w/ very small beading. Highlights of rust at the base accent the appearance

S - A very malty nose w/ lots of chocolate malt and subtle caramel w/ mild green/pine hop accent

M - The feel has subtle spice and plenty of roast w/ pretty high bitterness level, the hoppy acidity w/ moderately high effervescence. Slightly sweet w/ mild char note- this could pass for an American Stout feel-wise to me. The porter is very nutty w/ roasted texture in the finish

T - The taste has notes of dark rich chocolate, tobacco and mild coffee w/ bitter pine accent from the hops. The porter has lots of dried fruit and coffee notes as it warms - currant, biscuit and dried orange rind notes w/ a mild toast crust flavor.
The pine sap taste is there and has a dark sugar tinge as it finishes

D - A very hoppy roasty almost burnt tasting porter- it seems more like an American stout style wise. I like it but would prefer less hop flavor in a porter -even a robust porter. The roasted taste seems to distract slightly lowering the drinkability IMO.

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice rich creamy 1.5 finger head that fades slowly with a nice lacing, over jet black beer.

Nose of dark roasty malts, light chocolate malt, black patent?, roast, light creamy dark malts, light oats, some nice earthy light hops, a nice basic porter.

Taste starts with a nice roasty porter, light but plenty of dark malts, roasted malts, black patent, dry irish like stout but light creamy porter, bit of oats, some bitterness and light earthy hops, light spicy hop flavor but doesn't really get spicy, the bitterness ramps a bit and hits quite a bit on the finish as it dries and turns a bit chocolatey, as well as more bitter earthy hops and sweet roasty porter.

Mouth is a bit heavier and light creamy, decent carbonation.

Overall a nice porter, as expected from Avery, nice roasted malts, light but nice hop balance, good bitterness, almost sessionable, overall great drinking.

Photo of russpowell
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black (purple when held to intense light) with a 4 fingers+ creamy mocha head. Good lacing & excellent head retention

Smell: Roasted malt & slight choclate notes

Taste: Roasted malts in spades, then chocalate notes. Then fruitty & nutty notes. Finishes with a strong coffee/roasty dry finsh

MF: Rich, creamy & great carbonation levels

Very drinkable for its strength, very nice robust porter IMHO

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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!

Photo of mactrail
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a lovely dark brown in the Pilsener glass. A fine-grained foam sits nicely on it. A rich, velvety mouthfeel with plenty of prickly carbonation. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace in San Diego.

The flavor is a little winey to start. Dark roast malt with a fruity flavor and lots of burnt sugar. The typical notes of chocolate and coffee. A malty sweetness that is nicely balanced by the bitter aftertaste. Just enough hops without overwhelming the roasted flavors. Tangier than most Porters. The head is quite excellent, lasting to the bottom of the tall glass.

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark brown color that lets no light through. One finger of tan head with nice froth, no carbonation evident.

s - Smells of some dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and maybe some caramel or toasted malts.

t - Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Some bitter hops too.

m - High carbonation that stings the tongue and medium to full body.

d - A decent porter. Thought it had a nice smell and a decent taste; would have liked a little less bitterness though. A lower level of carbonation would have helped too. Worth a try and I would give it another shot.

Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a towering tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice dry, roasted flavor that boasts of chocolate and black patent malts along with a bitter hop aroma; very nice. The taste is good. It has a complex flavor that extends from creamy chocolate and black malts to a hoppy finish and aftertaste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a damn good porter. I love the hop character. It really adds to the already good aroma and taste.

Photo of jwc215
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head that stays as a thick patch. A fine, uneven line of lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel. A good dose of citrus intermingles - love that dry-hopping. It doesn't always work well with this style, but it gives this one a wonderful aroma.

The taste of slightly smoky/ashy roasted notes blend with the chocolate/coffee, hint of licorice and citric fruitiness. The roasted bittersweet balance is done very nicely.

Medium-to-full bodied - just as an American porter should be.

This one is all about a wonderfully balanced porter. I didn't know the abv, as I reviewed from notes taken earlier today, so a 6.7 (as I didn't see it on the label) came as a surprise.
A great, hoppy porter.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and piney hops. The beer smells very hoppy for a porter.

The flavor is heavy on the pine with some roasted malt and chocolate mixed in. Medium bitterness. This beer may be listed as a porter, but I think it is a Black IPA all the way. Very enjoyable.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of smcolw
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style and brewery. 6.7%. Listed as a "Black IPA" on its label. No bottled on or best before date.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of beige-khaki colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and great retention. Decent lacing. Foamy and inviting. Colour is a dark nontransparent black. Perhaps an extremely dark ruby, but I doubt it. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Hoppy, with floral character taming the bitterness. Dark malts form the foundation. Some cream. No real proper porter notes. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts with some roasted barley. Strangely handled hops ride atop with no distinct character whatsoever. Some cream on the open. Pleasant off-berry malt flavour emerges on the climax and is a highlight of the brew. Balanced strangely, but alright. If this is truly a porter as stated on the website, it's a poor one - but I trust it's a black IPA - albeit an underwhelming one. Some layering but no true subtlety. I like the dark malts. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Creamy to an extent, but not horribly so for a porter. Smooth and wet, suiting the style and flavours. Adequately thick. Nicely carbonated. Fairly light on the palate for its depth of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but far from unique or special. I wouldn't get it again. Hides its ABV nicely. Not Avery's best offering, but a decent one.

High C

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.6/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of GClarkage
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

05/23/06- Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info listed. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- On the blacker side for sure. Maybe some auburn highlights at the top. Middle of the road ½ inch head. Leaves nice ring as consumed. Lacing is patchy and acceptable.

Smell- Very dark roasted malt. Almost and probably lightly burnt. Mild bitter hops in the nose as well.

Taste- Almost a clone of the scent. Super dark roasted and toasted malt. Nice mid-range sweetness and a light hop taste. Seems a tad on the smoky side. Could pass as a smoked porter as is taste more smoky than several I’ve had of that style.

Mouthfeel- About the carbonation expected from a porter. A tad to high. I like my dark beers more cask-like. But I won’t hold it against it, as it’s the norm.

Drinkability- Pretty yummy after dinner porter. I really liked this one.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep, dark brown when held up to the light, with a medium-thick, light tan head.

S: Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and mocha coffee.

T: One of the more heavily roasted tasting, burnt porters I have had, close to a Dry Stout in taste, but more robust at 6.70%. Dark chocolate and coffee are there in the background, but the burnt flavour is the major player here, with a hint of a cherry twist.

M: Smooth and creamy, a little watery, but all and all, has a good feel to it.

D: A good porter from Avery, not the best in the land, but a solid beer. I could see this going with a nice steak or a chocolate dessert, will definitely buy again. The map on the label is a great touch as well, very creative.

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

I am drinking some Porters today and next up is a “Limited Release” from Avery.

From the bottle: “Expanding the porter category, we’ve added a delightful dry-hop aroma to blend with the sweet caramel and robust chocolate characteristics of a traditional porter. It’s big, bold and black!” That last line reads like the tagline for a porno movie. Hee hee.

It may not be appropriate to talk of Pop!ping the cap, but that is just what I did. I got carried away on my pour and following the pseudo-cascade, I got the tiniest of overflow. I also got three fingers of dense, light-tan head with good retention. I could smell the minty hops filling the room like a pleasant air freshener. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = 27 – 34) with NE-quality clarity and cola highlights. Between the minty hops and the chocolaty malts, I thought that I was sniffing a Peppermint Patty. Here comes Trick or Treat! Mouthfeel was medium, much less carbonated than its predecessor. Taste was spot-on: minty and chocolaty, one big Yum! This was much more in alignment with what I enjoy from this style. Finish was slightly bitter, but eminently drinkable. The glass was lined with beautiful, sticky lacing and I found myself licking my chocolaty lips while gazing at it. Why must this be only a Limited Release? Make it year-‘round!

Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 979 ratings.