New World Porter - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,016 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,016
Reviews: 506
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 19
Gots: 60 | 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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Photo of cjgator3
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Pours a dark brownish black color with a light tan colored head.

S- The aroma is dark raosted malts, a hint of coffee and a good amount of hops in the smell as well.

T- The taste like the aroma is dark roasted malts with a nice bitter coffee taste and a surprising amount of bittering hops in the finish. This is one of the hoppier porters that I've tried so far.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a really nice texture to it.

D- New World Porter is another solid beer from Avery Brewing that is definitely worth a shot. Recommended.

Photo of bark
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is dark brown, almost black. The liquid is clear. The three finger head slowly sinks sown to an uneven lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is dry and roasted with luxurious notes of sweet coffee, almonds, toffee and nuts. Some dark chocolate and a bitter-sour note of herbs and plants.

The taste is sweet-sour-bitter with a fine blend of bitter hops and sourish malty flavours. Some fresh grounded coffee, dark chocolate, mocha cream and sweet notes of cookies and a touch of dough. The aftertaste is a bit dry with lots of roasted notes and a hint of burned malt (rubber, coal). The finish is creamy with dry roasted flavours.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles almost sharp. The liquid is smooth and a little thick.

I found this an elegant well-hopped American porter that doesn't forget about drinkability.

Photo of scruffwhor
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark molasses colored brown. Great two finger, tan head, that leaves some awesome Brussels lacing . Nice filmy foam after a couple of sips. Super roasted bread malts with a little watery coffee and soft chocolate aromas. The taste starts with dark roasted malts and some roasted walnuts. The middle gets a strong flash of gypsum dryness in the palate added to some dry chocolate malts. The finish is bitter charred malst and light hops. Smooth yet dry palate make for a easy drinking porter.

Photo of Haybeerman
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep, dark brown color. Poured a 1 finger creamy chocolate head thast dissipated to a thick skim. Lace in thin, broken rings.

S: Chocolate, coffee, and floral hops. Burnt toast and light bitter hops in the background.

T: Chocolate, burnt caramel and bitter coffee. Long, lingering bitter with some resiny hop presence.

M: Light body. Low carbonation. Smooth, rich and creamy. Lingering bitter.

D: Tasty and smooth. Sharp bitter was a bit of a surprise.

Photo of Gusler
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A quite deep garnet to brown color, the head spumous in texture, prodigious in size, the lace massive sheets that cling strongly to the glass, both a light chocolate color. Nose is caramel, hop floral and a light bittersweet chocolate sweetness also present. Start is ambrosial; top is middling in mouth feel. Finish is perky in its carbonation, rigorously hopped, droughty malt aftertaste. Avery makes some fine brews if you not tried them, well worth the effort to find and sample.

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New World is dark brown, almost black, with a large, creamy, tan head. Retention is very good. Aroma is of roasted dark malt with hints of chocolate. Caramel is also in the mix and is joined by just an edge of nuttiness. Taste begins with roasted malt, with touches of chocolate, that round into caramel flavors as a sip continues. Nutty flavors also come into play towards the middle of a sip. Sweetness is ample and grows towards the finish. This is a great porter, flavors are nicely layered and evolve nicely throughout a sip. This is one of those beers I see myself picking up frequently.

Photo of claspada
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is extremely piney, slightly minty and woodsy; copious amounts of resinous hops take over with a very light touch of vanilla and toasted biscuitiness from the malt side.

Heavy, heavy bitterness from hops, but they still don't erase the tastes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. This is really the most balanced Black IPA I have ever had to be honest. I have yet to find a black IPA that wasn't too bitter or roasty but here it is.

The mouthfeel has small hints of carbonation and tiny bubbles which give you no problem whatsoever to have another sip. Not sure why they call it a Porter in the name and immediately on the packaging it says Black IPA, I don't get it but anyway, good job Avery. Couldn't drink these all night but a couple would be quite enjoyable.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My 1,200th beer. I wanted to try this for a while since it's a porter that drinks like a black IPA.

A - Can't knock the look it is a pretty solid dark brown almost black with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head.

S - As expected it's a nicely hopped up porter with citrus hops and some underlying coffee and roast.

T - Fairly dry (as expected for a porter) and some piney hops mixed with some roast and a semi sweet finish. It's enjoyable but again dry and hoppy.

M - Medium yet dry.

Overall if you like Black IPA's you will like this. It's a shame it's not a touch more sweet to balance the dry hopped goodness.

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a mostly cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: Aroma of hops, malt and coffee.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a decent amount of hops (more than I would've thought) and coffee. A solid, flavorful taste.

M: A good amount of carbonation and a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: A nice, drinkable, wel-made porter.

Photo of ccrida
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draught shaker, the New World Porter is a dark blackish brown with a small, super tight tan head that is long lasting and leaves thick, creamy foam lace.
Served ice cold, even after 30+ mins, the smell was very muted, lightly sweet malt.

Taste is pretty average strong porter, rich and malty with a bit of char and a boozy, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, with a heavier viscosity.

Drinkability is average, again, just a generic strong American porter. I understand this one has a great hop character when fresh (November), but by March, even under pressure and kept way too cold, it's muted.

Photo of bsuedekum
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Stone IRS glass.

A - Pitch black with little head and little carbonation.

S - Tame aroma with burnt bread or toast coming through the most.

T - Typical porter taste with a strange aftertaste that I'm having a hard time placing. The initial taste is better than the finish. Similar to a dry stout up front, but the bitter linger isn't something I care for a lot.

M - Thin I feel for a porter.

O - For a common off the shelf porter it's a better than average one, but not by much. A good beer by Avery, but they have many better ones.

Photo of Jwale73
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint glass. No freshness dating indicated on the bottle. Poured the color of cola with a sparse, quarter inch off-white cap that quickly dissipated into a soapy swirl and a broken band. Only light penetration is revealed as ruby highlights around the base of the glass. Some thin spits and strands of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose suggests, cocoa, toffee, molasses and perhaps a hint of black licorice. Taste reveals coffee, cocoa, caramel, molasses and some hops bittering detectable at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a little prickly across the tongue. Very drinkable and flavorful. Flavor profile is a little bolder and more complex than your traditional porter; this is definitely a winner in my book.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes are recent.

I'm doubting this beer's claims as a porter from the start. Nearly pitch-black, it's not like any porter I've seen before. A tan head grows to one finger in height. Retention is good, as it never really goes away after it drops just a little. Lacing is left in plenty down the glass, patching with some legs almost until it reaches the bottom.
This one's roasty, with a bit of char to it. There's some chocolate as well. It's also quite piney. While the porter claim is suspect, now I'm sure it's on 'dem newfangled black-type hybrid malty IPA-type thangs. Bitterness lingers on the palate, though in the flavor the char takes a bit too hard an edge into the finish. Otherwise, it's quite enjoyable.
This one's nice and smooth, the body a nice, deep medium verging on full. There's a good creaminess to it that makes for easy drinking, though crispness isn't neglected.

Photo of champ103
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pours a very dark brown/black color with a little ruby around the edges. A two finger beige head forms and leaves some patchy lace behind.
S: Very odd. A big soapy and citrus hop aroma is present. Its not bad at all, but it smells more like an IPA IMO. Just a touch of of roasted malt as the aroma lingers.
T: There it is. Lots of roasted malt. Coffee and some toffee flavors. A good balance of hops toward the end. This is what I was expecting. A very nice tasting porter.
M/D: A medium to full body that is well carbonated. Smooth and easy to drink.

I don't know what was going on in the nose, but other than that a very solid porter. I would recommend this.

Photo of Dogbrick
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not as good as Fuller’s but still a great Porter. Pours a very dark brown/black with a thick light brown head. Thin, spidery lacing throughout. The aroma is roasty with hops and cocoa. Medium-bodied with a nice blend of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavors. The finish is roasty and lightly hopped and lasting. I liked this one.

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

Very dark brown with some rubyish glow about the edges and bottom when up to a strong light. Thin, but lasting cap of sandy browned, creamy soft and smooth foam. Nice lacing in lots of broken spotting and a few bigger strings being connected.

Aroma is fair and chocolatey with a dry sense of cocoa. Dried green grassy hops add some interest.

Flavor is a two fold realm of drying flavors; first with the grassy green hops which are semi pungent in a herbal-like bitterness and fairly prevalent. That hops stay to the forefront for good length while the finish only brings out the dry chocolate/cocoa enough to take a moment away from the hoppy profile. Which in this case was a bit unbalanced in flavors for me. Would've liked to have gotten some more sweeter chocolate and perhaps some coffeeness out of it, but non was to be found or had with these two bottles. A tiny amount of blackened/burnt malt notes sift through real late in the finish.

Feel is about medium, fairly smooth, well carbonated with an overall drier tone to its character and a dry grassy hop bite and nudge thats always present.

A bit unbalanced on the dry hopped end in flavor, but still a favorable porter all around.

Photo of drpimento
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Others like this beer and generally I'm a big fan of Avery; I'm just not a big fan, usually, of hoppy dark beers. There are some clashing qualities with this one. It's technically good, I guess, but aesthetically, not so hot. Served with a fine foamy light tan head and some lace. Color is a very dark mahoganey. Aroma is dark ripe fruit, hoppy, malty, roasty. Flavor's about the same. Finish ditto.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown almost black color with a thin tan head. The small head faded fast giving a fair amount of lacing.

Smell –Sweet candy like aromas are the biggest and boldest. There is bit of licorious in there, but the aromas are really much sweeter candy flavor, almost of root beer and chocolate hard candies. Some roasty aromas are present as well, although they are hidden and quite weak in comparison the sweeter aromas. Overall it is a rather unique, but enjoyable aroma.

Taste – A sweeter taste of some chocolate and a little bit of coffee are present initially. There is a nice dark malty backbone with some hints of sweet vanilla more toward the middle of the taste. At the very end there is a surge of hoppy flavors with the sweeter flavors fading to more bitter flavors. The bitter hoppy flavors and bitter flavors of chocolate and coffee take the taste to the end.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the creamier side with a rather moderate to slightly below average carbonation level. For the style of the beer it was very fitting and made the beer very amendable to linger in the mouth for experiencing the whole flavor profile.

Overall – A nice slightly sweeter porter with a nice aroma, mouthfeel and taste. Avery did a nice job here.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had heard this was a hoppy porter so I picked it up. Dark brown, light tan head. Smells odd like dark malts and a bit of pine sap. The taste does have a hint of hops but its also robust but the finish is a little bitter. This porter was juts weird, I was hoping for something like alpha klaus.

Photo of barczar
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown/black with a lingering tan head.

Aroma is catty, resiny, and roasty, with a touch of citrus hop character adding complexity. A hint of chocolate surfaces late.

Flavor reveals overwhelming roast malt, finishing charred and bitter. Catty hops counter a resiny, grassy, citrus base. The balance is roast bitterness and hops.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with moderate carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.

Roast malt dominates, and chocolate is not as prevalent as I'd prefer. Hops clash a bit with the roastiness. Not my cup of tea. Much more of a black ipa than a porter. The char really killed it.

Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a one finger dark tan head, very nice head color, it looks pretty creamy with some big bubbles scattered throughout. Head really has no retention to speak of but leaves a nice tan cloud coating atop the beer. Smell on this one is pretty straight forward to me, lots of toasty malts and some vanilla. Some chocolate is picked up later to compliment the other scents nicely. I like how the nose is strong here too. Taste is very much like the nose, with more chocolate and less vanilla. Lots of roasted, almost burnt, malts here. Probably the first time I have ever thought of a beer as tasting burnt. It is not a bad aspect, but it is just different for me. This is pretty much just a straight up porter/stout like taste. Starts tasting a lot more chocolatey and a bit like alcohol as it warms. The mouthfeel is light-moderate bodied with no real creaminess. The carbonation is right on here for the flavors. A bit of alcohol warming is present. Drinkability is good. The taste is good, the price is not bad, I don't think any of the flavors will kill this session wise and I wouldn't mind having it again.

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head.

S - Subtle roasted malts and chocolate, but a pleasant aroma.

T - Taste is very roasty malts and a decent hop bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate notes, but those are pretty subtle. Actually a little more hoppy that I would prefer, but still tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finishes earthy and dry.

O - Solid porter. More intense roasted malt than some of my favorite porters, but still quite good.

Photo of Immortale25
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark mahogany brown, almost black.

The beer is very hop forward for the style. Clearly dry hopped aggressively with Columbus and Cascade as the brewer suggests. Piney, green forest, almost like spear mint, spicy herbal qualities. Some roasted and coffee come through as well.

There’s a richly creamy and milky quality in the front and some roasted malt and caramel sweetness. Then the beer shifts onto a predominant hop flavor. Pine, herbal, and black tea. It continues on with slightly bitter coffee. Some nuttiness in there as well.

This beer is really interesting. A cross between a black IPA and porter. The hops in this is extremely different for the style.

New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,016 ratings.