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New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

999 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 999
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 54 | 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:
Beer added by: cokes on 08-27-2002

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Ratings: 999 | Reviews: 503
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Pours a deep dark brown/mahogany color with a nice think head with great retention and thick lacing.

First thought was wow! Hops in a porter! Aroma is nice, not too overwhelming but noticeable sweet citrus hop tones along with the roasted malts and coffee.

Excellent pine and ctirus hops upfront which mesh with the roasted malty flavors that follow. Well balanced and smooth.

I really enjoyed how full the body was to complement the flavor.

This is one of the easiest drinking porters I have ever had. Granted it also lends itself very close to my favorite style of beer but this is damn fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-12-2011 03:40:56

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Deep amber red, chestnut color. When not touched by light it looks brown, but has the chestnut, red highlights throughout. Highlights look fairly clear A big tan head erupts with a hard pour and this beer produces some insanely good lacing. The froth clings to the beer for dear life!

Smell is exceptionally good. If every six pack beer could smell exactly like this, the world would be a wonderful place. Dark malts with slight hints of chocolate, and maybe some slight nuttiness. Well hopped, citrus dry-hopped. This smell would make any beer lover happy, very diverse.

The taste is completely on par with the smell. Dark malts, slight hints of bitter chocolate and hints of sweetness; similar to molasses or some glazed nuts. Toasted/roasted malt sweetness I guess. Also a good earthy/citrusy hoppiness to it. Overall it's big and bold, has a lot going on in every aspect of the flavor, while being extremely well balanced.

Mouthfeel is very good. Full bodied. Starts sweet and finishes clean and bitter. The strong flavors are well balanced and it it. The carbonation level is perfect. Did I mention well balanced??? This beer is extremely drinkable, literally perfect.

Big, bold and excellent, nice job Avery!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - black, though against the light a bit of mahogany is present. A mocha colored, marshmallow like head. Lace all over the glass!
Smell - sweet hop aroma, some chocolate brownie which is very nice!
Taste - very tasty, hop forward, but well balanced with the standard, but terrific malt backbone of the black ale style!
Feel - surprisingly light for the style and for the 6.7% ABV. Refreshing and a nice bitterness from the hops.
Overall - I love the style, and this is a fantastic representation and at a great price point!

Photo of lochef81
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into teku; brown/black with a nice thick tan head that sits for a while, leaving fine lacing as it slowly descends.
Smells of hearty grain and earthy hops, toasted malt and a hint of herbal bitterness.
Taste follows nose; nutty, toasted grain with a dark sweetness moves into herbal/leafy hop bitterness. Finishes with sweet grainy flavors lingering with a hint of crisp bitterness left over.
Mouthfeel is medium-thin but smooth, nice.
Overall, a lovely take on the black ale style. I was a bit confused when I saw this one list "porter" and "black IPA" on the same bottle, but after tasting it, I understand. It really is a middle ground between the two.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of beveragecaptain
4.3/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of rallison
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ultimately, while I enjoyed this beer, it didn't blow me away.

Poured very nice - dark black with a 1 finger tan head that eventually dies but leaves some lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and chocolate.

Tastes good. Good amount of coffee and chocolate - lots of roasted flavors. Also has a good hop bite.

M: Slightly on the thick side for a porter, with decent carbonation.

D: Overall, pretty drinkable.

Good for the style - it just didn't impress me too much. Still, recommended.

Photo of ypsifly
3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Undated 12oz poured into a pint glass.

Deep dark brown with a head of tan that is tall and rocky. It really clings to the glass with tenacity. Lots of lace in its wake.

The nose is very hoppy for a porter. Roasted malts with a touch of cocoa powder underneath. The hops give it an herbal aroma that isn't bad, but for the style it is a bit weird.

The taste is a bit odd for style as well. The hops seem to set the whole thing off balance. They have an odd, almost off interaction with the other flavors. I get a sensation of something made with a splash of creme de menthe. The roasted flavors from the malt barely comes through. The cocoa is there but its all framed by the hops in a way that is not what I would expect from a porter. Dry finish with some lingering malt.

The mouth is a bit thin for the style. I'm glad I bought this as a single...I'll leave it at that.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of warriorsoul
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Once again...thanks to Downtown Wine & Spirits for bringing in these.
Pours a dark black w/ a dark tan two finger head...top notch lacing going on as the head settles, but never fades.
For me, the unusual experience of smelling hops first off in a Porter is happily greeted. You just know there will be plenty of other things going on to balance this beer out.
Dark chocolates and butter rum aromas on the surface as well.
The taste is a bitter, yet mellow burst of coffee and malt takes over. Again, a touch of hops, but I would not consider this beer to be overly hoppy by any means. The mouthfeel is decent...maybe a bit thin for its style. The aftertaste is also a bit bitter, but does not linger...very refreshing. Easily a session brew in my opinion...another keeper from Avery.

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3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A crisp clear cola colour. Minimal head quickly migrates to the edges. decent lacing.

Smells starts out with typical porter notes: roast bordering on char, chocolate, a little sweet. There's something juicy about it, too, which I know is the hops, but if I hadn't had this before might be difficult to pin down.

The taste deviates from the smell primarily in the presence of the hops: they are big bold and in front. For this reason, I think of this is more of a black IPA/CDA than the porter as which it is advertised. Citrus and cocoa/coffee give way to an almost piney twang... it's hard to pick out specifics from the hops as they blend so naturally with the bitter chocolate and char.
The finish is all about those hops, too, but smoothe enough to not distract.
The first time I had this beer I was just getting into craft beer, and was a big porter/stout fan who didn't like hops very much. I went in expecting a traditional porter. I did not like this beer then. Now, several years later, knowing what to expect and with a further experienced palate, I can appreciate the well built brew that sits in front of me. Go in knowing what it is and you will probably enjoy it. Go in expecting mellow soft and roasty and you will be disappointed.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of walleye
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from the bottle. poured black with with deep mahogany edges with a brown head with lots of lacing. aroma, the caramels came out strong, than came the malts, chocolate, hints of hops. flavor, toffee, caramel, malts, chocolate, dark fruits. a very good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of karst
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this review follows a porter brewed by OstrungT and transported 1/2 across US it was a most enjoyable chocolate porter and I dedicate this review to that delicous homebrew. Keep up the good work Jason.

Avery's Robust New World Porter pours absolute black with ruby glints at the base of the sniffer's 0.4L rastal globe. A dense creamy head that maintains ring and lace on the walls.

Aroma is ambrosial with the citrus dry hopped and sweet caramel and chocolate malt characteristics blending their bouquets.

Flavors are as inviting as the complex aromas - citrus hops, roasted and chocolate malts and fruity esters. Taste of dark bitersweet chocolate, rich coffee balanced with citrus fruits blend with the hop bitterness and result in a near perfect dry lingering bitterness of columbus and fuggles and dark roasted bitterness. The medium light body is supported by a sustained carbonation that yields an acceptable but not slick mouthfeel that is acceptable if not chewy. Alcohol well hidden. A pleasure to drink from cooler- 45° to warmer-55° temp ranges.

Awesome!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BucBasil
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Jet black with a huge light tan head that sticks around for a good while, leaving behind some surprisingly decent lacing.

Smell: Faint traces of coffee with caramel malt prevalent, along with a hint of the alcohol coming through somehow.

Taste: Chewy brew with chocolate syrup leading into a more bitter coffee taste along with some roasted malt. Caramel hint at the end. Extremely silky smooth.

Photo of Risser09
3.09/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2008

Appearance: Pours a transparent dark brown with garnet highlights. A 3" tall, light tan, foamy head builds and sticks around for some time. Lots of coating lace, with tiny holes everywhere shedding light through.

Smell: A grapefruit and citrus aroma are strong, with a hint of dark malt beneath all of that. A hint of cocoa powder, too.

Taste: A strong grapefruit hop bitterness hits right away, followed by a sweet porter flavor of molasses, cocoa and some coffee tones. Lingering bitterness throughout the experience.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and smooth, without too much carbonation. Alcohol and bitterness blend to create a long finish. Medium body.

Drinkability: Not bad, although I would like a little less hoppiness to grace my porter. A solid try that is overshadowed by bitterness. Okay.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 999 ratings.