New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
New World PorterNew World Porter
Very Good
1,031 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,031 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of mcfisty
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

 531 characters

Photo of jamiejohnson
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice brew, the flavors linger from start to finish. I'm still trying to figure out the subtleties of dry-hopping, but it seems clear that it adds to the complexity of the flavor. Avery's a fantastic brewery, one of the major players in the Colorado beer scene, and they obviously know what they're doing. Their New World Porter is an excellent product and I'll certainly buy it again. A cask version of this would be superb.

Hop it wet,
Hop it dry.
Hoppy says

 478 characters

Photo of czfreeman
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a deep opaque brown-black toned color. Beautiful color, light tan head,creamy, frothy. delicious-looking porter.
Wow, aromas are just exactly what I want to bury my nose into when I think of a porter. Rich bitter chocolate, spiked with coffee-infused hops. Touches of malts and dark toasted grains throughout. I recently visited a local coffee brewery, and was greeted by many of these same delicious aromas.
this is a stellar flavored porter. lots of bitter cocoas, coffee,completly spiked with citric malt hoppiness, not too thick not sweet, perfect.
Avery has a winner yet again in my book, I will buy this one again.

 630 characters

Photo of barefootbrewer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer poured a clear dark brown color with a tan rocky head.

S: The aroma is sweet and malty - pretty straightforward.

T: The taste is definitely a little more complex than the smell. There is an initial roasted coffee like bitterness. That is followed by a malt flavor that isn't exactly sweet, but does help the balance. The beer finishes bitter.

M: Full and lush mouthfeel with a noticeable amount of carbonation bite.

D: I think this is a fine example of a porter.

 478 characters

Photo of mhewes
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A : Pours a nice dark brown/black with a good tan head that leaves good lacing behind

S : Roasted malts with some coffee. You can also smell some hops

T : A good roasted malt flavor with some hop bitterness. Good coffee flavor

M : Medium bodied and smooth

D : Real easy to drink and one that I enjoy

 303 characters

Photo of blackjack000
4.44/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A small amount of light tan head sitting on a very dark, nearly black, beer.

Smell: Thick caramely malt and hops smell. This is a really strong and unique smell. The mixture of the sweet malts and strong hops almost makes it smell like a toned down imperial stout. Caramel, anise seed, oak, brown sugar, and liquorice.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Tastes much like it smells. This is really good. It has a deep roasted malty background with a spiky hops profile laid over it. The malt is chewy and thick, like maple syrup and caramel. The hops come on heavy and really stimulate the taste buds. The porter leaves a nice, lingering aftertaste, with the hops staying around the longest. This is incredible for a porter. It is, in many respects, similar to a toned-down imperial stout. Nice. The body is nice and full. It seems more stout-like than porter-like. This is really interesting.

Drinkability: This is very drinkable. However, it is so packed with smells and flavor that I wouldn't want to process more than two bottles of this in a sitting. It's a lot of taste and think over at one time.

 1,103 characters

Photo of dsa7783
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Single, twelve ounce bottle purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
What an amazing appearance for a $1.99 single beer! Pours a dense, opaque, jet-black, ebony hue with a gigantic foamy and frothy head that exhibited enormous staying power and left behind a copious amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
Thick aroma bursting with cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and mocha essences...
Taste strongly paid homage to the aroma with a wonderful cornucopia of roasted malts, burned coffee, rich mocha, dark cappucino, and strong latte nuances...
Creamy, ultra-rich and super-thick mouthfeel combined with an excellent level of drinkability to match...
Great stuff from Avery...
Definitely recommended...

 734 characters

Photo of jwc215
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head that stays as a thick patch. A fine, uneven line of lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted chocolate, coffee and caramel. A good dose of citrus intermingles - love that dry-hopping. It doesn't always work well with this style, but it gives this one a wonderful aroma.

The taste of slightly smoky/ashy roasted notes blend with the chocolate/coffee, hint of licorice and citric fruitiness. The roasted bittersweet balance is done very nicely.

Medium-to-full bodied - just as an American porter should be.

This one is all about a wonderfully balanced porter. I didn't know the abv, as I reviewed from notes taken earlier today, so a 6.7 (as I didn't see it on the label) came as a surprise.
A great, hoppy porter.

 748 characters

Photo of rye726
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown color with a thick tan head. Nose of toasted malts followed by a good serving of aromatic hops. The taste again very roasty and rich with some nice bitter hops to keep balance. A dry medium body with good carbonation. This is for sure one hoppy American porter. A very good example and right up there with Anchor and Fullers.

 336 characters

Photo of zeff80
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a jet black color with a creamy, smooth, tan, two-finger head. It left an intricate pattern of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of malt and hop spice. It also had floral notes.

T - It tasted of chocolate and roasted malt. It was also quite bittersweet.

M - It was soft and smooth on the tongue. It was medium-bodied.

D - This is a great porter. It is dry-hopped and excellent.

 396 characters

Photo of bruachan
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark brew--not much light makes it though--and the head is regal (does "regal" mean "tall and poofy"? i'm sure it means "resplendantly laced"). plenty of hops emanate from the cloud, along with some molasses notes

dry, and fruity in flavor, with hops aplenty. lupulin and roast bitterness conspire to enhance the brew's dryness

nice brew: a little darkfruity, a load of hops. i could enjoy some more roasty complexity, though

 427 characters

Photo of cbn
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nearly opaque, very dark brown, reddish highlights. Beige head forms a wispy island.

Very distant aromas telegraph bold hop and faint sweet dark malt.

Big hop bite, sweet smooth dark malt, no harsh or burnt flavors.

Medium body, smooth slightly oily texture.

Tasty, smooth, highly hopped and fairly strong.

 314 characters

Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a Guinness pint glass.

Pours a translucent seal brown hue with a half-inch of custard head. Foam retains quite well and leaves behind a few sticky rings of lacing. This has to be one of the hoppiest Porter's I've ever laid nose on. Bursting with fresh grapefruit and citrus hops, this beer's malts take a backseat and add a touch of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Although it's not a typical porter-esque aroma, I love a good hop bomb no matter what the style.

The taste delivers on the aroma's promise, with a blast of fresh citrus hops. The malts, thankfully, make their statement here, with big notes of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, and some roasted nuttiness. All that keeps this from a "5.0 taste" is a hint of aspertine on the finish. The mouthfeel is at the right thickness and carbonation levels, with a lasting bitter chocolate finish that balances well with the hops. Overall, this was quite an enjoyable beer. I'm not sure why I'm surprised, as I enjoy most Avery brews. The hoppiness might turn some away considering the style, but for me it was a welcome treat.

 1,098 characters

Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle from Town and Country Liquor, on to the beer:

This may not surprise some, but this beer has a kick of hops to it. You can smell the hops mixed with the soft layer of cocoa, and it gives the beer a more distinctive taste; coffee, smoke, hops, and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium-full with a trickle of carbonation hitting the tongue. Me likey.

 352 characters

Photo of Portertime
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You gotta know I'm loving the porters. Avery pleases me with this tasty treat. Pours a midnight black, no light getting in here. Smells like bittersweet chocolate and a whiff of coffe. Tastes like mild baker's choclate well balanced with the hops and a bit of black coffee. Enjoyed slightly chilled in a stein.

 310 characters

Photo of jbphoto88
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa thats a dark beer! This one looks like used motor oil from my 30 year old motorcycle. Its an opaque black with some ruby amber highlights. Little to no head.

Smell is very mild but quite pleasing. It has a roasted malt scent with a mild chocolate nose and some good hops. It could be more robust but I'm not complaining.

Taste is mostly malts and they are big. There is a sweet chocolaty flavor followed by a hoppy bitterness. In retrospect there is a little more astringency then I would like but its not bad at all.

This is a good porter. It drinks smooth and has a nice malty dry finish.

 598 characters

Photo of turbine2475
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black with some ruby hints. Head is a dense one finger high with a light mocha color that disipates into a ring leaving a light lace.
S - Light coffee and semi-sweet coffee hints with a slight toffee sweetness and heavier hop presence then I have experienced in most the beers in this style.
T - The coffee and smokey accents that give way to an earthy hop bite.
M - Smooth and a little heavy on the carbonation.
D - Good beer not the best I have had from this style, but would drink again if offered.

 511 characters

Photo of PorterLover83
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was pretty much pitch black, had a nice head on it though. Kinda frothy looking. Smell was of dark roasted malts with not too much hop coming through. Had coffee hints in the taste and the smell. I liked it. Had sort of a heavier mouth feel. Pretty good drinkability.

 270 characters

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is quite a nice porter, with some good roastiness and a nice amount of toffee/caramel character in addition to more hops than I've experienced previously in beers of this style.

Appearance was quite dark and opaque with only a little whisp of tan head. Aroma was a bit hoppy with a good amount of caramel and some pleasant earthiness. Flavor was more caramel-y with evident hops. Mouthfeel was good but unexceptional.

I'd recommend this porter. I had mine on-tap at Roman's Pub in Milwaukee.

 498 characters

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a deep dark ruby-brown with two fingers of frothy tan head.

Aroma of sweet malts, hops, and a touch of dark fruits.

Tastes of caramel, molasses, roasted malts and vanilla. Finish is hoppy but also has a slightly bitter chocolate to it.

Medium mouthfeel, smooth and lightly carbonated.

A good drinker and a nice American porter from Avery.

 363 characters

Photo of SargeC
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown brew with a tan head.

Smell: Bold hop aroma for a porter. Undertones of sweet malt with a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Balanced and flavorful porter. Good malt presence that paves the way for chocolate and smoke flavors. The hops help dry it out a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. A bit chalky, but the flavor really lingers.

Drinkablity: Interesting interpretation of porter by Avery. Very tasty.

 420 characters

Photo of ccrida
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draught shaker, the New World Porter is a dark blackish brown with a small, super tight tan head that is long lasting and leaves thick, creamy foam lace.
Served ice cold, even after 30+ mins, the smell was very muted, lightly sweet malt.

Taste is pretty average strong porter, rich and malty with a bit of char and a boozy, dry finish.

Mouthfeel is very smooth, with a heavier viscosity.

Drinkability is average, again, just a generic strong American porter. I understand this one has a great hop character when fresh (November), but by March, even under pressure and kept way too cold, it's muted.

 605 characters

Photo of peabody
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a dark reddish brown with two fingers of offwhite suds and lots of lacing around the glass.
Hoppy floral smell with some hints of caramel malts. Yeast and sugars finish off the aroma.
Taste is a dry hoppy flavor at first then a wateryness followed by a bittersweet malt sugar with a hop finish.
Aftertaste is very hoppy dry with a slight oilyness.
This is a great keg beer and I would like to drink lots at a time.

 424 characters

Photo of ruckzuck
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - very dark with dark head

S - hops, roasted malt, chocolate, hints of coffee

T - the taste is very similar to the smell. The hoppiness is a nice touch to the other flavors

M - medium bodied with some carbonation, smooth and enjoyable

D - pretty good I'd say. The hoppiness is definitely a departure for most porters I've had recently it seems like. Would totally drink again and recommend to all.

 403 characters

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hops! And lots of them, for a porter. Damn thing smells like an IPA. How wonderful! Some dark malt in there under the hops - chocolate.

Almost opaque, dark red/brown hues, nice-but-little head.

Creamy sweet malt is soft and approachable. Then there's the hops, almost savagely fending off the weary. Then comes the harsher roast characteristics of bitterness, light coffee/chocolate. A bit later sweet light fruit kicks in.

This brew is juicy like an odd fresh fruit with a bold flavor. It's brutal and unrefined and excitedly interesting. I might just want all my porters dry-hopped from now on. Well, no, not really, but this is one fine beer.

Keep up the good work Avery and I'll keep buying it. :-)

 707 characters

New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 1,031 ratings