New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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New World PorterNew World Porter

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

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Photo of bsuedekum
3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of nick76
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is average for a porter with the requisite burnt malt, chocolate, and caramel. The appearance is dark brown with a slight red hue. The head is sort of smallish, maybe two fingers. The flavor is heavy with the burnt malt taste followed by an astringent hopping. There is some chocolate and caramel in there but not enough to save it. The palate is nice and smooth. The flavors in this one don't seem to come together, they are layered with the astringent bitterness leaving the last impression.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of bjoyce12
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An OK porter. A little disappointed, I was expecting more from an Avery. Poured a deep brown. Appearance may be the best thing going for this brew. No deep aroma. Some malts, cocoa, hint or caramel. Then the taste fell flat for me. I expected more body with varied undertones. Instead a little watery, very one-dimensional. No undercarriage nor aftertaste.

Don't get me wrong, it's not terrible, but not one of the best from avery. Slightly above average.

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Photo of Jredner
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thick head that faded pretty fast. Black. I smelled typical roasty, choclate american style porter undeneath a huge hop aroma. Again there is a porter under all the hops, but the hops are too strong and the subtlety that typifies a great porter is buried. I’d LOVE to try this with a lot less hops I think there is a great porter in here it’s just bittered into oblivion by the hops.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.38/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This brew pours a brownish-black color. The head is a inch and a half in height, frothy, solid, and light tan in color. Lacing is thorough leaving rings all the way down the glass. The aroma is of roasted malt, graham crackers, cream, and a hint of milk chocolate and grapefruit. The taste is quite bitter for a porter. There is some roasted and burnt malt flavors present, but they are dominated by a bitterness that lingers though into the finish and long afterward. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a decent porter, but I do not think I will buy it again. There are so many great porters out there that there is no need in drinking one that is just decent.

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Photo of Ghenna
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass after sitting out of the fridge for 15minutes. Dark amber color with lots of well retaining and laced frothy latte colored head. First smell is of hop, followed by traditional porter/dark malt smells. Medium hop bitter and dry finish are the predominant flavors, but porter malts give it a choco/coffee aspect and a good body. Definitely not what I expect in a porter, but not bad.

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Photo of Skidz
3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours out brown and sits jet black, completely opaque in the glass. A decent sized tan head is achieved when poured with vigor.

Smells of roasted grains, raisins, chocolate and a good stacking of hops on top. A good aroma all around.

Tastes of deep roastedness, light powdered chocolate, slight woody/earthy hues. Nice hoppy finish laced with another taste of raisins, but slightly sour.

It's a bit overcarbonated and abused the mouth. Body is sitting on the light side of the medium fence. I could drink one or two of these, but that's about it.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good pour, a dark rootbeer color with a generous finger of seething light brown head.

Smells of chocolate malts and slight booze. Hard to get too much.

Heavy malts and salt, cocoa with a slight hop acridity, a little bit of dog poo in there too, haha a rich flavor for certain and I like it.

Mouthfeel is a quality heavy body with creamy carbonation. Very wet and delicate.

I'd recommend this porter over almost any other CO micro as a go to cheaper option.

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Photo of Beejay
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a:very dark brown, some tan head, that goes away quickly.

s: hops hops hops. and then some more hops.

t: a mixor roasted malt and a crap ton of hops. . for the hop head.

m: sharp, plenty of carbonation.

d: only one for me thanks. I go for more traditional porters, so not really my style.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three-fingered light khaki head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Black color, faint ruby highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Earthy and chocolate nose and flavor is baked-burnt chocolate with lingering grapefruit hop finish. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

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Photo of parris
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. Color is dark, dark brown, head is about 2 ounces, nice and thick with mild looking carbonation.

Smells a bit vinegary and a bit roasty, with an average strength.

The taste is pretty bitter up front, but almost immediately after the roasty part of the aroma settles to the pallet. The bitter shows up on the finish too. There is a very mild grassy flavor too. Definitely an enjoyable flavor, but doesn't 'nail it.' It might be good to note that this 6-pack was on the clearance bin at the store, so it might be past its best-of date.

It has a great mouth feel, but I wouldn't say it has the best drinkability. I really like Avery, and this beer is pretty good, but not their best.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice head and lace. Chocolate and hops in aroma, hoppy porter. I think less hops would be better, this would be interesting if on tap.
A nice beer and a decent porter on a fine day, last drink of the session at the Brick Store Pub, with the Atlanta B.A. crew.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into Young's Oatmeal Stout Pint Glass

One of the most interesting things about the pour into the bottle was that the beer seemed to "fall" out of the bottle. After the initial pour, seriously, not a drop, or drops, remained in the bottle. Like the beer thought the glass was a better place to be than the bottle.

Smell is of sweet mocha and a hint of vanilla coffee

Tastes of sweet coffee, a touch of nuts, and mocha. A good everyday Porter. Taste is above par for the style, even after tasting it at varying temperatures. Seems to me that they tried to re-create an English Porter. And don't get me wrong, its spot on for taste and drinkibility. But just not what I expected from Avery.

Overall, this is a good beer and should be regarded as such. And worth trying and seeking out if you like Porters, but don't go to the ends of the earth.

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours a deep deep ruby black, almost looks like cola. thick frothy creamy head that lingers wonderfully.

not much on the nose. light roasted malts, bits of charcoal. very faint.

starts out a bit dry and the roasted charcoal like malts emerge. a touch of sweetness through out. like citrus hops, mainly grapefruit. nice dry charcoal finish.

fairly full bodied, nice medium carbonation that has a little bite. very easy going

very drinkable. nice and light and never really gets boring. has enough flavor to keep you occupied. ABV is a smidge high though. not something id stock up on but a nice treat here and there.

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Photo of mcfisty
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance= pours close to black with nice garnet highlights through the light. A two finger fluffy tan head, looks like its fading fast into alot smaller.

Aroma= floral rose like hop notes on top of a rather stale smelling malt character. Some chocolate, maybe some biscuit aromas as well

Flavor= chocolate some roasty grain character but not much.

M/D = mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Drys out quickly not leaving you with much at all. I may have had this a little too cool, but I did not enjoy this near as much as I remember.

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Photo of msolar
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried this on tap at Red Bones the other weekend after ordering their only non-Guiness stout; Gritty’s Black Fly Stout. I thought it was ok, but wasn’t a huge fan. I liked the Black Fly Stout a lot better and was surprised that this ranked higher on BA.

Most of the reviews surprised me as I didn’t think it was a very ‘stouty’ beer as it wasn’t very dark (especially in comparison to the BF Stout) and tasted a bit sweeter than I expected.

That being said, I’ll probably take OldEngineOil’s advice and try some of their other beers. Or just give this NW Porter one another shot.

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Photo of predikit
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

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Photo of dqrull
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, dark brown with a firm slightly tan head that leaves a nice lid on the brew in the glass. Could have had some more head though, not too huge.

Smells of christmas at first for some reason... no idea what it is that puts that idea in my nose though. After the initial christmas I get a very pronounced fruitiness up fronta happy mix of green grapes, orange, grape fruit and some kind of darker berries, maybe cranberries. There is a of course a distinct roasted prescense backing up the fruity notes, contributing with a breadiness reminiscent of rye-bread, but the (hoppy) fruit dominates the nose.

Starts off pretty mild... with a full roasted malt-attack, very quickly followed by grape fruity hops and followed by a milder than expected btiterness and a little hint of coffee. Not much more to it in my view :(

Slightly watery mouth feel, but with a nice and crisp carbonation that encourages one to take another sip.

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Photo of david18
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is one of those times when I can't figure out how porters and stouts differ. Judging this like a stout, it's pretty good. Not great but good. Good malty and smokey aroma and flavor. Good dark color, great mouthfee. ONe to have if you see it at your local.

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Photo of Spider889
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Bodega, served in a pint glass.

Black with a short head leaving nice lacing. Side note: now every time my wife sees even a little lacing she pokes fun at me by saying, "Look at THAT beer porn!" Well, this was a nice-looking beer...

Smells a little dull, but it showcases some hop spiciness and light coffee aromas.

Tasted very green - lots of fresh hops in here. Pine and citrus. Bitter black coffee is the other main component.

Smooth and creamy texture.

This was ok but not the most notable porter. I prefer mine a little less hopped. Maybe they should call this "Old World Porter" as I believe porters were more strongly hopped back in the day of British Imperialism.

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Photo of diamondc
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is really a gorgeous looking beer. Humongous fluffy head, lots of lacing, excellent head retention. Held up to the light reveals a ruby red / burgundy color.

The aroma is overwhelming of hops. When they say they dry hop this beer, they aren't kidding. Grapefruit dominates with pine resin underneath. After a few swirls, some espresso and hot chocolate appear.

Hops are on the forefront of the tongue. Grapefruit pith, some herbalness. This beer is really going into IPA territory. Coffee, charcoal, dark chocolate flavors come up after warming up a bit.

I love the mouthfeel of this beer. Its not watery as some American porters might be. I prefer porters to have more maltiness and not be lost in the hop bitterness, though.

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Photo of drpimento
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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