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

12 oz undated bottle into a tulip.

the nearly opaque dark brown color gives up a few ruby highlights when held up to a sunny window. a dense, two finger, tan head tops off the brew nicely and hangs around for a while before calming to a thin cap.tons of sticky lace left in this glass too.

has an almost burnt, buttered toast kinda smell to it. i'm also getting a lot of roast, a little dark chocolate and a little dark fruit.

taste wise i get roasted malt sweetness up front with some of the fruity notes present in the nose, then a whole lot of hop bitterness in the back. sweetness and bitterness both hang on the tongue for a while and complement each other nicely.

body is on the thin side for a porter with just the right amount of co2. also has a bit of a slick feel, i'm guessing due to the high amount of hop oils in the brew.

very drinkable and a very interesting take on the style. highly recommended to people looking for a hoppy porter.

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Photo of biglite351
2.38/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - red around the edges with some light through the center of the glass. Tall near white creamy head leaving some lacing.

S - hops are present with a little malt.

T - overly hoppy for a porter. Mild malts and chocolate.

M - very mild coating and tiny tingle on tip of tongue.

D - pass.

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Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured very dark amber in color (near black) with a thin mocha-colored head that quickly died down. A light to moderate amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T:There are flavors of roasted chocolate and coffee along with a mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied, smooth and dry on the palate.
D: This beer is very drinkable and can be considered sessionable. It's perfect if you want to drink a porter that has some hop flavors.

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Photo of Aphelion
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tired.. to be short. DRY HOPPING! This is what this beer is all about. This beer would fall through and would have no credibility without it. Good malt.. Roast.. chocolate.. I hesitate to call it thin because its full enough to enjoy, thin enough to take a long pull. Well balanced.. for a hop head. But let me reiterate...

DRY HOPPING! Want a dark, hoppy, sessionable beer? Than this is for you! A damn good porter for a hop fix, rather than a malt fix. I believe this beer fills in a good niche, and hence deserves a spot in my cupboard! I am not a man to buy packs of many beer, but this one would warrant my money! I am a horrid reviewer.. what do the hops tastes like.. err.. well... good. Its bitter than most porters, so move along if that isn't your thing.

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

I really like this beer. It's not my favorite, and this is my first "official" review, but I could see myself enjoying more than a couple of these. It's a little fruity for a dark beer, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's not overly thick, but there is definitely enough substance to this brew to keep the beer snob inside me quite happy.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle into shaker pint on 5/24/10.

A - Vigorous pour revealed a healthy, finger-high dollop of tan foam atop a nut brown body with burgundy highlights around the edges. A bit of spotty lace formed around the perimeter of the glass, although the majority slid down the glass back into the dark pool of liquid.

S - First whiff reveals milk chocolate notes and light cocoa powder, followed by a nutty malt character and a hint of coffee. Overall, the nose is rather sweet and inviting. Eventually, some milky lactic notes and a hint of vanilla also enter the fold.

T - Opens with a roasted malt flair suggesting hazelnut coffee. Lactose and milk chocolate notes emerge in the middle, adding more than a hint of sweetness to the flavor profile. Finishes with a slight caramelized malt character and a hint of toffee sweetness paired with a ligh dose of earthy hops, the latter adding a pinch of bitterness.

M - Solid medium body with a fairly thick, chewy texture, which lends itself to a creamy yet robust mouthfeel overall. Carbonation is quite timid, although a slight bristle whisks over the surface of the tongue. Finishes with a very slight astringency and light bitterness on the palate, yet still retains a mild sweetness.

D - You know what? I am digging this porter. I think I might even go on record and place New World Porter up there with the likes of Edmund Fitzgerald and Foothill's Peoples Porter. Yup, it's that good.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Consumed on 5/20/10; reviewed from notes.

This pours a very dark black. This is darker than many of the stouts that I have had recently. Big, thick, tan head caps this off. The head sticks around for the entire drink. Stays thick and firm throughout. Tons of lace left over after each sip. Very pretty beer. The scent is of resiny hops right away. I'm a little surprised at this, but I like it. Some faint chocolate malts in there, but this is hoppy in the nose as all get out. Nice take.

The body is firm. Moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth finish. Mimicking the scent, the flavors on this beer are hoppy as well. Some light roasted flavors, a bit of a chocolate powder finish. Moderate bitterness. This beer is blended well. I like that it utilizes hops and is different than many Porters in that respect, but it's not leaning towards the "black IPA" category. Retains plenty of characteristics of a solid Porter, with just a few minor adjustments. A nice break from the norm. Recommend.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of kenziek3259
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a finger thick, off-white head that very slowly dissipated as the beer was consumed. The beers color comes across as a dark, dark brown, almost black. Right upfront there is a nice malty nose that is pleasant to inhale; comes up sweet. Along with the malt, there are subtle hints of burnt coffee and a little chocolate that are nicely balanced. The initial sip of malty sweetness and burnt coffee blends well together, however the slightly bitterness that lingers on the back of the tongue is not unpleasant but different. Overall a beer that I would try for a second time if I found it again.

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Photo of gordavidson
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A very dark brown with a bit of ruby hues coming through at the edges. There is a very creamy mocha head that leaves excellent lacing on the way down.

S- Chocolate, coffee, and a very aromatic piney hop presence. Pretty unique for a porter and very intriguing.

T- Chocolate and pine with a slight butterscotch edge. Much hoppier than a normal porter. Very appealing.

M- Creamy with a definite lasting bitterness.

D- A very unique take on the style. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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Photo of Spineypanda
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark dark brown, almost black and has a good head with nice retention and lacing.
Smells of light malts nothing like a strong porter.
Tastes really bland.. not a bad flavor by any means but lacking in some department, maybe if it is a bit warmer it will be nice.

Not my favorite. Not bad.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a dark brown body with a tall, lasting, tawny brown head. Thin, delicate layers of lace on the way down.

Smell: A bright, earthy nose of burnt barley, toasted sugars, and chocolate boosted by fragrant wafts of zesty, citrus-scented hops.

Taste: Initial impressions of bittersweet chocolate and well-roasted chicory with a slight backing of caramel. Conservative sweetness throughout. Chiefly citrusy hops with lesser hints of pine and spice. The moderate hop bitterness commingles nicely with a slight burnt malt presence. Slight grassiness which only increased upon warming. You get a lingering of charred malts and hop bitterness on the tongue beyond the dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: It's been about a minute since I've last seen this one around the Atlanta area. This one's a hearty porter that's a bit more hopped up than most. Certainly worth giving a bottle or pint a go.

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Photo of midnite2sixman
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one at Siciliano's Market in Grand Rapids, MI.

Poured into a pint glass, a massive froth quickly accumulated and nearly crested the lip of the glass. Brimming over the top, the khaki colored head looked like an asteroid of foam.

Smells like a chocolate chip cookie, no joke. Sweet malts as well, and a light hop aroma. Not citrusy, not really piney, but just hops.

Taste is all over the place. Balanced, yet tantalizing in many directions. Sweetness, dryness, hoppiness, malts. No smokiness, just a touch of roast.

Not to dry on the mouthfeel, leaves behind a faint taste of chocolate.

Quite the interesting Porter from Avery. Different from most porters I have had which are mainly Michigan brewery offerings.

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Photo of PintOHops
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass - Pint

A - Dark brown with tints of red, produced a 3-finger off white/frothy head without an aggressive pour. Retention was wonderful, sticks around long and left some nice rings.

S - Upfront is that off-style APA/IPA dry hoped aroma, dry & fruity with notes of pineapple/prune/grapefruit. Beneath is soft chocolate/caramel/toast bread. I like the dry hop twist on the style.

T - First off I got fruity hop characteristics like pineapple/grapefruit combo, unfolding into soft mocha/chocolate flavors with mild smokiness somewhere. Finishes with more fruity hop flavors & lingering hop bitterness/smokiness. More smoky/dark chocolate flavors as it warmed.

M - Mildly crisp, more smooth, chewy, and almost silky like texture. Around full bodied, but the crispness makes it feel lighter.

D - A little less drinkable than your average Porter, I could probably enjoy a couple pints for sure. I like the dry hop twist on this one, pretty good and worth a try. I might have this one again sometime. Recommended. Cheers!

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Photo of argock
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear glass Donegal mug. No frehsness date. Single purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $1.70.

A: Very dark brown with ruby edges and solid 1-2 finger light beige head with good retention and scattered scallops of lacing.

S: Very hoppy aromatics with citrus, floral, tobacco, and pine layered on sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted maltiness.

T: A delicious and underrated porter with substantial dark maltiness, coffee, and bittersweet chocolate countered with orange, pine, and some floral and leafy hops aromas that provide a contrast of sweet and bitter in every taste. Enough porter shines through, and the hoppiness is not harsh or way over the top but significant. This is a unique porter for it's combination of sweet chocolate maltiness and bitter, floral hoppiness. A great flavor profile.

M: Feel is very good with medium-full body, medium carbonation and a lightly dry finish. Aftertaste is lightly mineral at first followed by sweet chocolate then with black coffee and tobacco hops in the finish.

D: A superb hoppy American porter to keep you from getting bored with the same old sweet or midl porters -- grabs with both serious sweetness and bitterness in one package. A really good beer from Avery.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

a - Pours a dark brown color that lets no light through. One finger of tan head with nice froth, no carbonation evident.

s - Smells of some dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and maybe some caramel or toasted malts.

t - Tastes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Some bitter hops too.

m - High carbonation that stings the tongue and medium to full body.

d - A decent porter. Thought it had a nice smell and a decent taste; would have liked a little less bitterness though. A lower level of carbonation would have helped too. Worth a try and I would give it another shot.

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

Poured into a pint glass, very dark brown, nearly opaque. Tan head that was about three fingers thick and retained well. Laced well in additon. Aroma of the coffee and roasted malts primarily. Taste has the bitterness from the malts, coffee flavors primarily. Feel is full bodied with some slight crispness. Good porter from a great local brewery.

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Photo of Thur123
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a deep mahogany color with minimal coffee with crème colored head. The smell is roasted coffee like malt with a sweet and herbal hop presence that's light and a kind of creamy smell, and I'm not sure where that's coming from.

Glug glug glug

The initial hit is the big roasty malts, with coffee and burnt toast taking the lead. This flavor is followed quickly by a big hop burst that all but erases the malt flavor. The end leaves the good flavors of both the malt and the hops, but from some reason these two flavors don't blend very well IMO. It's a nice idea to ramp up a porter with this many hops, but in this case it's kind of messy, not terrible but messy.

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Photo of CharlatanSin
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown, with garnet edges when held to the light. Not much head as it was poured -- what little's there is tan and oily.

S: Bitter. I can't tell if it's from roast grain or from hops, but it's astringent. There's a good dose of coffee, too, and a little dark chocolate. Nothing bad, but fairly weak.

T/M: Roasty, and with more chocolate than in the nose. Deep dark malt. There's some hop balance, more than in most porters I've had, but it's not the hop bomb that many reviews are claiming, at least not to me. The body's medium, with active prickly carbonation.

D/Overall: Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to write home about. Pretty standard hopped porter. I had it for dessert, which is where it belongs.

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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 cdizinno
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep black, like cola. Nice creamy, thick tan head with moderate lacing.

S: Mild roasted malts with some sweet aroma.

T&M: Semi-smooth with nice roasted malt flavors. Mild hopiness in the background that fades to a mildly sweet dry finish. Medium to full bodied.

Very drinkable for a porter. I am not a porter fan, but this is one of the best I've ever had.

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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 jpro
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap at the Mellow Mushroom. Poured a dark brown, near opaque with a smallish off white head that left a good bit of lace. Smell... hmmm, a bit of roastiness, but very heavy on the hops - citrus / pine - the bartender described it as a near Black IPA which seems fitting based on the aroma. Taste dominated by the hop profile - roasty malts seem to take the backseat, which is kind of a shame (for the style at least). Mouthfeel is a just a touch thin and not too exciting. Kind of an extreme Porter if there is such a thing.... interesting.

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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 FutureCowboy
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz > chilled CBX pint glass.

Darkness. Not like motor oil, more like tobacco water. Head is off-white & quick, not much left but a film. Smell indicates the "black IPA" description I've heard of this puppy -- it's all roast + hops.

Oh yea, OK, black IPA. Obvious. Why they are even fooling with the name "Porter" is beyond me. It's damn near a hop bomb. All those bitter twangs going off on the back of my tongue, more roast up front.

Digging the mouthfeel. Hops are keeping the creaminess away. Not too thick either. Again the IPA qualities win out here.

Very drinkable. I get a real dry finish from porters, maybe it's relative to the color, but that dryness coupled with the hops makes me want more & more each sip I take. It's like heroin Pringles.

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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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