New World Porter
Avery Brewing Company

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Porter - American
Ranked #379
Ranked #17,160
3.87 | pDev: 11.63%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Very Good
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Domvan from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Thin body, small head
Smell - Roasty malt aroma
Taste - Thin chocolate roastiness
Feel - Thin mouthfeel
This beer is a great example of a porter and as a big fan of Avery it definitely doesn't let me down

Jul 07, 2015
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Jeffreysan from Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Very aromatic! Earthy, rich and inviting! Tons of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, strong notes of coffee, dark molasses, brown sugar, a touch of licorice, a touch of chalk, and lots of dark chocolate.

Taste: Interesting. This beer’s flavor is nowhere near as bold and assertive as the aroma. There’s still lots of delicious roasted malt up front, followed by lots of brown sugar and dark molasses-like sweetness, and the aforementioned touch of licorice, but they’re all much softer and subtler than the aroma, and after the first impression of the aroma, the flavor is a bit of a letdown.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and very smooth, as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 6.7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a very, very good porter, with an absolutely, amazingly, spectacular aroma. If the flavor could’ve lived up to the aroma, this would’ve been a world-class porter. As it stands, it’s only a very, very good one, and still worth a drink or two.

Jun 12, 2015
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Jovial_Libations from Texas

4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just finished the last growler of the bottom of the keg. Wonderfully hoppy aroma and flavor but no bitter aftertaste. the dry hopping really does come through. Reminds me of a delicious black IPA.

Feb 28, 2015
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kissmybunniebutt from Virginia

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A lot more tart and bright than I had originally expected. There was a fair amount of hops, but it was nicely balanced with a smooth tongue feel. Not too shabby.

Feb 25, 2015
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GregJ from Louisiana

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan head with a near black body. The aroma is dominated by floral hops. First taste is of floral hops fading quickly to an excellent balance of roasted malts with some coffee notes. Excellent smooth mouth feel, medium body, leaves a nice aftertaste of roasted malts on the tongue. An outstanding hoppy porter.

Jan 11, 2015
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predikit from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured a fairly dark brown, settled a deep deep brown that was nearly black, left an inch tall light tan head that receded slowly. Left a fair amount of lacing behind.

This doesn't smell like a porter, it smells very hoppy.

Definitely a hoppy porter. I was left with a bit of confusion, earthy grapefruit bitters slowly melded into a roasted coffee malt and then I felt like I was in familiar territory again. Leaves you with a bit of a fruity aftertaste, finished a bit sweet.

Full bodied but leaves quick and clean. Medium-light carbonation. Really would have preferred a more traditional porter, but it wasn't all bad.

Dec 12, 2014
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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!

Nov 12, 2014
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matt_duthie from Michigan

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very solid black-ipa/porter. Attractive with a nice head, hoppy and roasty aroma, easy enough to drink a couple in a sitting. Sort of blends the styles well, with the taste being distinctively porter, but certainly with some additional hops added for good measure, and the abv tends toward ipa as well at nearly 7% (not a good or a bad thing...)

Oct 15, 2014
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dcscientist from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I wasn't as thrilled with this one, which I tend to find more around the holidays than other times of the year. Something just seems a little off about it to me; maybe the flavor profile just doesn't work for me. Even so, Avery still puts out a good product, so it's not a bad beer, just not my favorite.

Sep 26, 2014
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BlurryVisi0n from New York

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Thin body that is almost an opaque brown tinted brown body. Head is just a notch under a fnger's length coming off naturally tan.

Smell: Light hop scent accompanied by coffee.

Taste: Light but bitter chocolate feel with hints of caramel. Not exactly sweet but definitely satisfying.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, barely sticky but nice after-taste. More on your smoother side. For a porter a little light.

Overall: Not a bad brew an for you newbie beer drinkers that are looking for a very good "starter" or go-to dark beer this one is it. Packs flavor and loves you back. Salud!

Jul 29, 2014
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marshmarsh from North Carolina

4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Libby Poter/Stout glass.

A - Extremely dark brown to black body. 1 Finger head that is a dark orange/creamy caramel color. Head dissipates after about a minute and leaves splotchy lacing that is still active with bubbles and a large amount of lacing around the edge of the glass.

S - Light caramel, cooked orange , coffee, butter, vanilla, creamy, reminds me of a stout smell more than a porter, along the lines of a guiness. Hints of hops.

T - Starts incredibly creamy, once again reminded me of a guiness, but it followed with a spiciness like pepper and orange rind. Ends with moderate coffee and hop notes. Really nice flavor.

M - Starts off very full and rich, which I enjoy. Turns into mild acid, but is always accompanied by a creamy and bubbly lacing.

O - A very, very good beer, and one of the best porters I've ever had. I bought this beer from one of my favorite places because it was on sale. I was not expecting something this great for how much I paid for it, and I might go back and grab some more that were on sale.

Jun 19, 2014
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BradC from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark black, smells of roasted grain and hops. Taste is roasted grain, some chocolate and coffee notes, then hops, citrusy hops that lingers. Medium bodied and medium carbonation, pretty easy drinking. Overall, an interesting porter, more hoppy than I expected. Tasty and definitely worth a try.

May 20, 2014
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scotorum from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled Dec. 11th 2012! Wow this one is getting on! Bought late last Fall as part of a mixed sixpack I put together (I usually forget to bring a magnifier to read the bottling codes) so it was already nearly a year old when I got my hands on it.

a: Black with plenty of clear ruby when seen through light. Inch tall tan head receded to patchy surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Dark ripe fruit.

t: Initially overripe dark fruit with bitter hop bite. Bitterness does not linger much at first but later hangs on. As it warms, a coffee and chocolate roastiness becomes prominent.

m: Medium to full bodied. Not a lot of carbonation tingle.

o: A rich and tasty porter. No doubt the name is to suggest more hops than "foreign" porters, and that seems confirmed by the level of bitterness.

May 02, 2014
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Foyle from North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: dark brown, nearly black. ’Chunks’ of sediment floating in suspension. Pours with a 2" beige head that recedes slowly with moderate lacing.
Aroma: cocoa powder, coffee, citrus rind hops.
Mouthfeel: medium and slightly chewy with a dry finish.
Flavor: an echo of the aroma with cocoa, coffee, some carmel sweetness and a bold citrus rind bitterness that lingers in the finish.
Overall: Good, but not great.

Apr 27, 2014
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barczar from Kentucky

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Apr 23, 2014
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Apellonious from North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.

A - Poured into a tulip glass, a dark brownish black with a thin hanging lace.

S - Funk, chocolate, citrus, smoke

T - Nuts, chocolate, smoke, hop bitterness on the finish.

M - Somewhat thin. Viscous.

O - I understand they are trying to stretch boundries, which I respect. The finish and aftertaste is slightly off, but with time I may appreciate it. Draw your own conclusions on this one.

Apr 21, 2014
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beergoot from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Apr 20, 2014
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Furlinator from California

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque very dark brown. The 1/2 inch off-white head quickly fades to a thin film and a ring on top that leaves strands of lace.

The aroma is dominated by grapefruit and faint pine.

The flavor is mostly bitter hops and assorted citrus fruit (mostly grapefruit).

The texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This beer is suffering from a major identity crisis. It is classified here as an American black ale, the name implies that it is a porter and the label describes it as a black IPA. Whatever it is, it is a only a decent one.

Apr 13, 2014
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ESimmons from Virginia

1.63/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This porter had a great appearance when poured. It was a little more carbonated than I preferred.

We could definitely tell the difference of the dry-hopping process. This tasted bitter and very citrusy. Reminiscent of crossing a Shock-top with a porter look.

Not my style, as it claimed to have sweet caramel and chocolate characteristics. All I could taste was citrus and hops.

Will not buy this again.

Apr 02, 2014
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pkalix from California

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
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!!!

Mar 11, 2014
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Mar 10, 2014
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Mongrel from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wow, this is a strange brew. It's like a cross between a porter and an IPA, but not just in a Black IPA sort of way. Appearance is nice -- very dark brown with hints of ruby and a light tan head that sees good retention and lacing. But the first major impression is the smell, which is utterly dank and hoppy. This was a big surprise from a beer billing itself as a porter. But there's also a confusing mention of being a Black IPA on the bottle.

Anyway, initially the flavor profile is really strange. You get that inky/roasty/burnt porter profile paired with stiff, dank, swampy hops -- all in one note. Bitterness comes not only from the hops, but also from really dark malts (possibly black patent) that also bring an ashy flavor to the table. It's almost a little off-putting at first, but it grows on you as the flavors mellow and meld.

Mouthfeel is bit thin for a "porter" but there's a very nice, long, dry finish.

Overall, this probably isn't my cup of tea, but I'm glad to have tried it. I'll stick with porters a little on the sweeter side.

Mar 08, 2014
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JG-90 from New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

New World Porter pours a large coffee and cream colored head that is dense and thick. It has great retention, becoming rocky as it settles, and leaves heavy lacing. Body is about as dark as brown can get, almost black. Aroma has roasted dark chocolate, coffee, and piney hops. A small touch of citrusy hops as well.

Taste starts with bitter roasted dark chocolate, then coffee with grapefruit and lemon, with a piney and slightly herbal hop finish, with a hint of vanilla. Roasty and piney aftertaste. Feel is maybe just a tad light for the style, with expected carbonation, great creamy feel.

Wow, I had high hopes for this one, and my hopes were far exceeded. This is the best Hoppy Porter/ Black IPA/ American Black Ale (whatever you wanna call it) I have ever had, easily surpassing Sublimely Self-Righteous (which is a great beer in its own right).

Mar 06, 2014
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dar482 from New York

4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Mar 02, 2014
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SoupKitchenBeerSnob from Florida

2.57/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Alright, after my experience with their Mephistopheles stout, I had high hopes for this porter from the Avery brewery. It starts out decent enough with the pour-- black as night with a good head and decent retention, but then the aroma warns me of trouble ahead... Hoppy? It's just a hint of hops, but then I'm shocked by the amount of hops I taste. WTF? This just isn't what I expect from a porter, but then I tend to judge porters by Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter and this is a far cry from that. This seems to be an attempt to satisfy the American urge to hop-up everything and it leaves me feeling a little pissed off. Enjoy, hopheads... This one is for you.

Feb 22, 2014
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