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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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Ratings: 1,030 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of RustyDiamond
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cola brown pour into a standard pint glass. Quite frothy 3 fingered tan head...nice looking glass. Ringed lacing after a few sips. Very soft aroma of vanilla and citrus.

Bitter up front with an immediate vanilla note. Citrus hops along with that classic porter roastiness. Good carbonation prick on the tongue. Unexpectanly hoppy...wow

Hoppy mouthfeel with a lingering hoppy goodness on the palate. Other than that vanilla note, this drinks more like a Black IPA which is fine for me.

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Photo of Pahn
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. No freshness/bottled on date.

Appearance: Vigorous pour yields about a 1/4 inch fluffy tan head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing to speak of. Pours solid black.

Smell: Big, inviting aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and an unexpected booziness. There's a small hint of sharp hops, but not really what you'd expect considering the dry-hopping boasting on the label.

Taste: Lots of roasted and creamy flavors; milk chocolate, coffee, toffee, roasted malt, all rather sweet. It's a little hoppy up front, but any citrus/pine/grass/whatever hop character is masked entirely by the malt flavors. The hops primarily provide some bitterness and help keep the beer from being too rich or sweet. The malt flavors are nice, but not quite as deep as the smell and not really standouts in the world of porters and stouts.

Mouthfeel: Minimal carbonation. Smooth and full-bodied. Despite the lightness provided by the hops, the feel ultimately gets to be a bit sticky and cloying.

Drinkability: I find myself strangely feeling the alcohol more in this 6.7% beer than I normally do for 10%+ beers, but such things are kind of mysterious. Regardless, I'd order this on tap if it were the only craft beer at a bar, but nothing about it makes me want to rush off and buy a 6pack.

An average porter with a nice, creamy taste (probably more suited for people with a bit of a sweet tooth though). The dry hopping doesn't seem to do much for this beer besides keep it from being too rich. It's probably stronger a few days after production or fresh on tap. Honestly, I'm not particularly interested in how it would taste with more noticeable hops, but it could be quite good.

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Photo of Beerli
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a New Belgium tulip glass.

Appearance: Nice initial head, but it doesn't last. Quite a bit of lacing (I looked at the glass the next day and saw same foam that had dried on the sides of the glass).

Smell: A nice combination of chocolate, malt and hop scents. Not too remarkable though.

Taste: The hops really come through in this one. The juxtapostion of the darker chocolate and roasted malt flavors and the very fruity hops is very good. It has a bitter finish, with fruit flavor, due to the hops.

Mouthfeel: It feels like a creamy stout, with a decent amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable.

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Photo of hopsworth
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured this into a New Belgium snifter.

Poured dark like a stout, but you could still see a little light through it. A really nice dark amber color when held up to the light. Smell was overpowered by the hops like an IPA, but one could get chocolatey undertones. Also a vague fruitiness in the hops. The taste reminded me of a good coffee stout that was given many times the regular hop dosage, but the two flavors actually compliment each other quite well.

One of the first porters I've had, and I was quite impressed. Definitely one to sit back and enjoy.

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Photo of drpimento
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Photo of Frosty80
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: pours brown. sits a clear, dark ruby with thick creamy head

Smell: rich malt character with a light burnt and chocolate malt presence. light hop aroma seems to balance the malt pretty well. seems to be a presence of oxidation but may be the combination of aromas. light fruity esters

Taste: well balanced flavors of burnt malt, hops and bitterness. slightly roasty, burnt malt and hint of dark chocolate up front with more hop flavor coming through mid pallet and finishes slightly dry with a slight lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel: low-full body with moderate carbonation

Notes: malt is actually masked pretty well by the hops and bitterness. would have liked a more complex malt profile. pretty dry porter but not bad

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Photo of alleykatking
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a rather nice almost black color. When held up to the light brown and red hues are shown on the sides of the glass. Half finger mocha brown head rises to the top before dying to whisps of foam. Lacing takes on more of a ringing form with this beer on the glass.

S- Big roasted malts in the front of the aroma with this beer. Some lighter chocolate notes follow for a short bit. There is a caramel like sweetness I pick up but do not know if it is from the faded citrus hops or not.

T- This beer sadly is a little metallic tasting. Nothing too bad but makes for a interesting front end taste. Metal and roasted malts are in the front duking it out for a second before roasted malts take over. Light caramel and chocolate notes in the middle with a faint citrus hops in the back. This bottle is a little past it's prime I think.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little on the lacking side. This doesn't make or break the beer though. Roasted malts with a semi-sweet taste dominate the palate and into the aftertaste. Almost a bit too watery in the mouth for my liking as well with the style.

D- There was something a little off (besides the metallic taste) that just made me say one and done. I will try this at a later date and see if I could get a better bottle.

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Photo of enfield249
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Really nice dark ruby red. Very little head slightly creamy color.

S - First thing I noted was a strong hop aroma, followed by a roasty scent. Very good smell.

A - Roast, coffee, maybe a little chocolate, some hops.

M - Full, but this is where the beer looses me, as it's fairly astringent, and not a roast kind.

D - Overall, not bad, just suffers in mouth feel.

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Photo of mirish72
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am slowly making my way through all of the Avery offerings and picked this up in a mixed six.

Pours a dark brown to black with a nice tan head.

First thing I notice is the nutty, malty aroma. Has a hoppy, sweet taste with a bit of a dry aftertaste. Tasty and easy to drink.

Overall a nice porter, I was a bit surprised to see that it is 6.7%, hides the booze well.

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Photo of Clydesdale
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark garnet-brown color with a modicum of light shining through. The tan colored head is tall and impressively dense, with a frothy and creamy texture. Retention is very robust, and lacing is excellent.

S: A solid dark, roasty malt aroma dominates. There are also bright citric hop notes, especially for the style. Nutty, with light hints of chocolate and caramel sweetness.

T: A firm roasted malt flavor with moderate caramel sweetness up front. A bold, forward hop presence adds citric and piney flavors and a strong bitterness for the style. There's a second dose of charcoal/chocolate flavor into the finish providing a pleasant counter to the hops.

M: Slightly fuller than medium bodied. Carbonation is fairly sprightly for the flavor profile. There's a firm dryness into the finish thanks to the roasted malt and robust hopping.

D: A very good porter from Avery. I enjoy hop-forward porters and stouts, and this is no exception. However, I feel the hops in this one overshadow what I perceive to be a very tasty malt complement a bit more than I'd prefer. Not exactly balanced, but I'm all for blurring the lines between porter and IPA.

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Photo of drumrboy22
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into an Avery pint glass. Beer was a dark, reddish brown color, with a two-finger, rocky, light brown head. Moderate carbonation and lacing around the glass.

Aroma was pine, hops, sweet dark fruits and caramel.

Taste was bitter citrus hops, roasted grains, malt, almonds and wood.

A nice twist on the style. I love the IPA edge to it. Very good, balanced and easy drinking. Will seek this out again.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
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 StarlightSeraph
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a reddish-mahogany with three fingers of light tan head. The head subsides slowly, but leaves tons of lacing.

Smell: Chocolate and sweet, dark fruits. A hop presence is definitely noticeable. Some citrus in the background.

Taste: A blend of roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and alcohol. The hops are there, but come through mostly in the aftertaste. This is one of the most balanced beers I have ever tasted. All of the flavors are noticeable, but none overpower the other. There is an undercurrent of dark chocolate throughout, and the hops don't show up until the aftertaste, preventing this from tasting like a dark IPA. The roasted malts combined with the dark fruits are the first flavor to hit the tongue, but they combine with each other beautifully. This is an outstanding porter.

Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy, with good carbonation.

Drinkability: Wow. The alcohol is present in the taste, but it tastes so good that it's easy to drink quickly. This is a great porter, and is a perfect example of a balanced beer. No one flavor dominates, but all combine together beautifully.

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

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

Very dark brown with a creamy tan head that stayed as a layer and left a sheet of tiny speckled lacing on the walls of the glass.
Aroma is smokey, roasted malts and lots of piney hops.
Taste is piney hops upfront with the roasted malt taking up the middle ground and a bitter, espresso-like finish.
Medium bodied with a creamy feel.
Easy to drink and quite tasty.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at Quick six, poured from the 12oz into a goblet

A - dark chocolate shade, opaque w/ thick light tan cream. The retention is good w/ very small beading. Highlights of rust at the base accent the appearance

S - A very malty nose w/ lots of chocolate malt and subtle caramel w/ mild green/pine hop accent

M - The feel has subtle spice and plenty of roast w/ pretty high bitterness level, the hoppy acidity w/ moderately high effervescence. Slightly sweet w/ mild char note- this could pass for an American Stout feel-wise to me. The porter is very nutty w/ roasted texture in the finish

T - The taste has notes of dark rich chocolate, tobacco and mild coffee w/ bitter pine accent from the hops. The porter has lots of dried fruit and coffee notes as it warms - currant, biscuit and dried orange rind notes w/ a mild toast crust flavor.
The pine sap taste is there and has a dark sugar tinge as it finishes

D - A very hoppy roasty almost burnt tasting porter- it seems more like an American stout style wise. I like it but would prefer less hop flavor in a porter -even a robust porter. The roasted taste seems to distract slightly lowering the drinkability IMO.

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Photo of biggred1
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Darkest brown with ruby highlights and topped with a whipped tan head that leaves sheets of sticky lace on the glass. The smell is fantastic, rich roasty malt, chocolate and loads of fruity hops. The flavors are rich chocolate malt fresh roasted coffee and pine sappy bitter hops all in perfect harmony. Medium bodied and smooth. A big flavorful porter that suits me just fine.

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Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of Robert757
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Because this is my first review I chose a beer that I really enjoy so that I'm off on a positive note.

Served in a pint glass, from the bottle.

Appearance - Black with a dense 1/4" head. It seems right for this beer.
Smell - roasted barley dominates the scent with a little hop in the mix
Taste - Roasted barley and coffee bitterness followed by a lightly sweet caramel taste on the tongue that hangs a little. There is a nice hop finish.
Drink-ability - this fall I have really enjoyed this beer with or after supper. I like that its a porter with a hop finish. Perfect for fall and early winter.

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Photo of drawbackwards
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok...so i really did not know a hell of a lot about this one prior to trying it. I am lucky enough to have a beer store nearby that lets you make your own 6 packs with anything they have in the store. I was in a real porter mood so I picked 6 different porters that i thought would be good. This one comes highly recommended so i figured i'd give it a whirl.

preface- i was hoping for a very traditional malty porter tonight. so when i cracked it open, what did i smell a bunch of? hops!....hmm that's odd i thought. after some sniffs, i rolled it in the mouth, sucked it down, and what did i taste? monster hops! whoa! this took me by surprise! now if i would have done some research i would have known what to expect. very cold...very hoppy...as it warmed, settled down a little. i like it, just threw me for a loop.

so if you are in the mood for a hoppy but balanced porter, this is great. if you are a malty man (or woman)...maybe rethink this. for me it was if troegs took hopback and dead reckoning stuck it in a room together, put on some wacka wacka bow chicka bow wow music and this beer was birthed. sound weird?? maybe...but i get it

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Photo of BevMoAndrew
3.21/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 12oz bottle at about 40 degrees.
Appearance - Black with a thick, cream colored froth.
Smell - There is definitely a clear hop presence on this beer with a light citrus and spice hop aroma, chocolate, roasted barley, coffee, & toffee.
Taste - Roasted barley & coffee are up front with a definite hop dryness on the back side.
Drinkability - An interesting brew. I think that this beer is well made, but nothing special without the obvious dry-hopping....which at least makes this different and memorable.

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Photo of BWH3
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

New World Porter

A: Deep brown but clear when held to the light. Vibrant reddish hues shine through as well when held to light. Average light caramel brown head with meager retention despite what I had come to expect from previous reviews.

S: Bold roast grain with waves of caramel, coffee and a light chocolate. Complex, well blended flavors create a rich aroma with a hint of roast nut flavor.

T: Rich roast notes come on stronger in the taste than the nose. The hops are more prominent as well although as a whole the beer is very malty with even balance between chocolate and coffee notes. The hops are citrus and crisp and help terminate the malts.

M: Medium bodied with good viscosity but poor head retention. Nice and still. 3.5

D: An excellent robust porter. One of my favorite Avery beers.

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Photo of corby112
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown color with slight mahogany edges when held to a light source and a huge 3 finger frothy tan head that has excellent retention, slowly fading to a lasting cap that leaves sporadic chunks of lacing in it's path.

Roasted malt aroma with subtle smokiness and hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee, all balanced out by some earthy hops.

Again the flavor is dominated by a nice roasted maltiness with hints of chocolate, caramel, burnt toast, coffee, oatmeal, toffee and lots of bitter earthy hoppiness, especially for the style. Smooth, creamy medium body that is very well balanced with a nice bitter dry hop finish that counters the rich, smokey/roasted maltiness.

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Photo of Risser09
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner - fridge - 2008

Appearance: Pours a transparent dark brown with garnet highlights. A 3" tall, light tan, foamy head builds and sticks around for some time. Lots of coating lace, with tiny holes everywhere shedding light through.

Smell: A grapefruit and citrus aroma are strong, with a hint of dark malt beneath all of that. A hint of cocoa powder, too.

Taste: A strong grapefruit hop bitterness hits right away, followed by a sweet porter flavor of molasses, cocoa and some coffee tones. Lingering bitterness throughout the experience.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and smooth, without too much carbonation. Alcohol and bitterness blend to create a long finish. Medium body.

Drinkability: Not bad, although I would like a little less hoppiness to grace my porter. A solid try that is overshadowed by bitterness. Okay.

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Photo of Suds
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an ink-black beer...thick and opaque. The head is a little too thin, but still leaves a slight lace. Nice smell. Coffee, caramel, nutty, and roasty. The beer has a little piny hops in the background, but the chocolate and malt aroma really drive the sensation though. The taste is balanced, with a good roasted flavor. Moderate sweetness, with a full mouthfeel. There's a lot of highly roasted, nearly burnt malt in the taste. This is a very nice beer.

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Photo of ipazilla
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this from twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance was very dary and little head.
Smells just like a chocolate coffee mixed with malts.
Tastes very good has a pleasant after taste bitter and smooth big roasted malt presence.
Mouthfeel is smooth with little carbonation and a clean finish.
Drimkability is normal it would be good for about three or four then get old.
overall I recommend this porter.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings
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