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 superspak
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled 11/6/2010. Pours crystal clear dark brown color with a nice dense 2-3 fingers of tan head with amazing retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some nice lacing clinging to the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, bread, citrus, and spicy hops. Some decent aromas with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bitter coffee, molasses, light citrus, and spicy hops. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, citrus, and spicy hops. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Great balance of roasted flavors and hop character. Overall this is a very nice robust porter. I am pretty impressed on how well this has held a nice hop character after an entire year.

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Photo of kkrez
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured clear dark brown, with some red hues. It produced a very small dark tan head which dissipates fast, but leaves some lacing.
The smell is rather weak, but tells of roasted malt , coffee and brown sugar.
The taste coffee and roasted malt up front, brown sugar, mixed with some more nutty flavors in the middle and a slightly more bitter finish.
Solid porter, easy to drink, but not one of the great ones.

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Photo of brewdub17
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Opaque chocolate brown with small spots where hues of red come through. The head is a beautiful, thick fluffy tan. Leaves wonderful lacing.

Smell: Sweet, oakey, nutty, slightly roasty and chocolate notes come through. Small amounts of of spice seem to make their way through towards the end as well.

Taste: Roastey, sweet, chocolate flavors and a bitter tastes are noted most prominently. The flavors do combine well and compliment each other positively.

Mouthfeel: Mostly balanced over the mouth with the exception of a small amount of bitter flavors that are characteristic of an American Porter, however it may linger longer than desired for some.

Overall: I think this is a great representation of an American Porter with an easily accessible price and distribution range.

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Photo of gdrydenc
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured aggressively, this doesn't produce a lot of head on top of a dark mahogany body. The coloration is nice, but I would expect a good amount of thick creamy foam atop.

S - Brown sugar and caramel are underwhelmed. Underwhelmed by, well... nothing. It's just a bit of an underwhelming smell all together.

T - The taste is similar to the smell, just less muted. The taste is of sweet malts. Brown sugar and caramel in the front, with a bit of bitter finish. Solid porter.

M - Like I said in the appearance, a bit undercarbonated. I would like a more creamy feel to the mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a solid porter, but it lacks a few qualities to make it a great porter.

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Photo of bluHatter
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: sudsy bumpy brown head. I didn't get a lot from a pretty fast pour. Deep dark brown colored throughout.

S: fruity hops, sweet maple, nuts, some alcohol. Real fresh clean scent that is immediately apparent after pouring.

T: Strong dark chocolate, bitter hops, long lingering aftertaste.

M: Heavy, thick. Might need to be cut with a big knife.

O: An excellent sipping beer, as most porters are. I found this to be a little too strong on the dark chocolate for my personal taste, but if you like dark chocolate stouts this is a serious contender.

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Photo of DavidST
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, I don't know the encoded date but this bottle might be pretty old 9349B6 (December of 2009??). Note I bought this not to long ago so age must be from the store, assuming this is as old as I think.

This pours a nice very dark brown almost black color, there are definite brown edges but its black in the center, this has a very nice foamy mocha colored head with good retention. The smells are of coco and roasted malts, gone are the hop smells mentioned in the other posts. The feel is medium. The taste is of roasted malts and hops, the hop taste and bitterness is definitely present. Overall a decent porter and one I'll try again if I can find it fresher.

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Photo of TippySelenoid
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours an almost black with a thin head and great lacing down the glass.

Has a big hop smell and some chocolate in there as well.

This beer has a lot of hops. But it doesn't weigh the beer down. There are a lot of chocolate flavors in the beer that really balance out the hops.

It's a medium bodied beer with a light but snappy carbonation.

This is a very quaffable beer, which for me is a rarity with something this hoppy. It a nice brew but not sure that I'd label it a porter. Black IPA maybe?

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delicate pour got me 2 and 1/2 fingers of very foamy sand colored head. Body is a nice dark rich cola color.

Hop is strong in this, it's a real standout. Smells nice and fresh too. Other than that you also smell roasted malt and hints of toffee. Chocolate makes a strong showing at the end.

Complex flavors unfold in a way that is not at all overwhelming. Malt and hops team up to start the show, then quickly give way to a roasted nut flavor. This segues into roasted coffee beans and chocolate, with the roasted nut flavor returning to combine with the coffee in the after taste.

Medium bodied, it's not creamy but not overly heavy.

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Photo of BamaViper1
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Avery's New World Porter pours into the glass dark chocolate brown forming a 1/4 inch, cream colored head. There are also whisps of lacing that continue to stain the glass all the way to the end of the beer.

This "Pioneer Black IPA" has notes of chocolate and caramel with hints of smoke and coffee and citrus (lemon crispness, tiny bits of grapefruit sourness).

The beer tastes of roasted, almost burned malt with hints of chocolate and coffee. There are also tiny hints of a smoky sourness that comes in at the end of each sip but is barely noticable. The finish is almost citrusy crisp and lasts a while.

This beer has a medium to full body with good carbonation. The finish is long and crisp but very light.

Overall, I really enjoy this beer. The malt presence is strong but there's still some hop presence which makes this beer incredibly easy to drink. Especially with spicy food. I'd definitely have it again.

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Photo of Duff27
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- One inch medium tan head on a dark brown/black beer. Good head retention and lacing.

S- Chocolate, some hops.

T- Roasted malts. Very noticeable hops (on the tail end of each sip) for the style.

M- Creamy medium-thick mouthfeel. Mouth coating.

D/O- Whoa, wasn't expecting this at all. The hop presence took this porter to new level amongst many that taste very similar to each other. Bottle says "A Pioneer Black IPA"...hats off to Avery. Enjoyed very much but probably wouldn't have more than one or two in an given drinking session. Thanks PTMcB!

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Photo of znichols
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Black with an eggshell head. Decent lacing. Its a little redish when help to strong light.

S: cocoa, maple toasted nuts, vanilla, herbs.

T: I get a roasted, chocolate flavor immediately. Not really much coffee flavor sometimes common in porters. A touch of vanilla in the middle which makes an abrupt finish w/ slightly pungent hoppyness. Wasn't expecting that. Roast and hop essence linger on the tongue.

M: somewhat light for a porter with an average amount of carbonation for the style. slick finish.

O: A good outing by Avery. This is one that intro craft beer drinkers could enjoy with the moderate roasted flavor and easy drinking body. Experienced beer drinkers will take a liking to the peculiar hop flavor that rounds out each sip. Almost like licking a chocolate covered mint leaf.

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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 BeerLover99
3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black body, trace head, slight lacing.

S: roasted nuts, hint of coffee and chocolate

T: light sweet chocolate, roasted malt, slight nutty finish

M: med/light body, wish it was heavier

O: One of my least fav Avery offerings. Just an ok
porter, there are many more better options.
Could have more than a few due to the thin body.


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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 VelvetExtract
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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Photo of emmasdad
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap yesterday up at the Avery Tap House. I've had many, many bottles of this one, and enjoyed them all immensely, yet have never tried it on tap. I'm glad I did. Poured a dark reddish brown color, with a bit of off white head. Aromas of floral hops, roasted malt and chocolate. On the palate, this one was medium bodied, balanced and drinkable, with flavors of hops, roasted malt and chocolate.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black in appearance with a tan, billowy head. A fair, thin lace.

Aroma gives off chocolate roasted malts and brown sugar. A little mocha and charcoal is in there, too.

I taste mocha, but not too sweet, as some roasty flavors come in. Some hop bitterness makes an appearance and lingers on the finish along with a little unsweetened bakers chocolate.

Medium -heavy body. Above average carbonation for a porter.

Over I enjoyed this. I don't know if this is supposed to be an "American porter", or a black IPA. The bottle says "black IPA", however it's called a porter and is listed as one on here. The taste straddles the line between the two styles, and regardless, it's enjoyable. I just wonder if the hops profile would have been more pronounced had I not let this sit in my ridge for a couple months.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very deep dark brown, small tan colored head, not a lot of lace, pretty clear

Caramel and chocolate predomintaly, with a touch of roasted coffe and an ever so slight hoppy back. lots of caramel and roasted malts, with a nice hoppy back. Dry finish. Lots of sugar, very good. smooth, a very good feeling porter. Not too thick, just about right to be totally sessionable. I thought the decent carbonation played a good roll here Great, a very sessionable porter. Not heavy enough to distract you or bog you down, I could put down six of these with some ease.

Overall a very fine beer here. A good quality well rounded session porter. I would definatly buy this again.

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Photo of nms1987
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Avery's New World Porter could probably just as easily be called a black IPA as it could a porter, and the new labels Avery just switched too even call it a black IPA in small letters near the bottom. Whatever it is, its delicious.

The nose is a great mix of caramel and juicy, citrusy American hops. On the palate those citrusy hops are also apparent, along with a bit of a piney note and the bitterness from the hops and the beer's rich, dark, roasty malts blend together real nicely. For a beer with so much going on, and so much hoppiness, this stuff goes down real smooth. I imagine it would be a versatile food pairing beer as well thanks to its dual nature as a porter and an IPA-ish beer.

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Photo of AveryAdams
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First review here, who better to start with than one of my favorite breweries that also shares my name? This is the first time though that I've had the new world porter.

Served in a pint glass at about 55 degrees.

Appearance - Very dark, appears black initially but shining a light through it reveals that it is actually a deep ruby red. Head is a tan color with tight bubbles. Carbonation maybe a tad much for the style? Head retention is excellent. Looks good enough to drink.

Aroma - Aroma is less than expected, just not very powerful at all. What is present is grainy and malty. Alcohol is also noticeable though just slightly. Some slight fruitiness as well, really reminds me of figs but lately everything reminds me of figs. Very little if any hop smell. Pleasing aroma, just wish there was more of it.

Flavor - Malty, roasty and toasty. Sweetness well balanced with bitterness. Grain and cereal flavors are forefront, with roasted malt bitterness and hops secondary. Very well balanced flavor. Alcohol is also detectable, adding a nice spiciness. A little more bitter than I'd expect from a standard porter, but for me that's a plus.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, carbonation is immediately noticeable on the tongue. Slightly creamy, smooth and pleasant, although again more carbonated than I would expect from a porter. Still not bad.

Overall - a very good beer! Another winner from Avery.

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Photo of nicnut45
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle poured in Sam Adams Boston lager glass.

A- Slightly tan off white head fades into wispy blotches. Pitch black with brown edges where the light passes through.

S- Floral hoppiness upon first draw. This fades as the head dies down giving way to subtle dark chocolates and burnt toast aromas. Very clean smelling as well. The only thing I dont like about this scent is that it is not stronger.

T&MF- Starts off with dark roasted coffee bitterness accompanied by piney grapfruit flavors. Very nice and unusual. This beer will leave your mouth quite dry between sips. Carbonation leaves a biting feel on the toungue and lightens up the body a bit. This beer is very clean as with any Avery beer I have had.

O- This is brewed very well and I like this new porter/ipa style. Cant say I have had anything bad from Avery. I can finish about 2 in a row. Anymore then that and the dryness gets a bit annoying.

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Photo of JMad
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass...

The liquid was almost black with red highlights and a lofty, foamy, light brown colored head. The smell is strong with piney hops, toasted caramel malt and chocolate. When you take a sip you first taste the bitter piney hops, then the roasted malt and dark choclate take over and there is a hoppy, resinous finish. It feels kind of thick with low carbonation and a lingering, dry aftertaste. I think this was one of the best black IPAs I've had (haven't tried Stone's Sublimely self righteous in awhile though) This is a "must try."

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Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,030 ratings.
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