New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter
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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 neonbrown82
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a decent porter. Very robust. Could be much better, but this is much more like a stout than a porter. Not that that's a bad thing, necessarily, but I was in the mood for an actual porter.

The beer pours to a damn near black color with some ruby highlights. Thin little tan head that recedes to a ring.

The smell is a bit thin and roasty. Black patent malt, roasted barley. Very dry and light on the aroma. The taste is a little better. Full bodied and roasty. Dry and chocolatey. Only a slight bit of a soured porter taste. Good, but a little bit robust for the style.

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Photo of Derek
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black, off-white/tan head, a little retention, some lace.

S: Chocolate, mocha, and a slight British fruity ester aroma.

T: Pleasant bittersweet balance, light roast (a little much for a porter?), mocha, nice British fruity esters, hint of astringent acidity. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Moderate to full body is creamy & silky smooth. Carbonation is lower than moderate.

D: Quite good.

Thanks for sharing Mike!

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Photo of cbl2
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11/1/2005 $2.30 10 oz. on tap @ Cable Beverage 6.70%


Pours a pitch black rimmed with a foamy tan head that settles rapidly leaving slight lace.


Some sweet syrupy scents, possibly some cherry highlights coupled with coffee and a touch of hop bitterness.


Nice rich coffee/chocolate overtones with some subtle fruit characteristics (cherry mentioned in nose). This was billed as a porter/IPA, but it lacks the hop profile characteristic of an IPA. A nice example of the style with excellent mouthfeel, full robust coffee/chocolate flavors.

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Photo of blitz134
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super dark brown body, not quite opaque. Light tan head. Fluffy 3/4" initially but reduced to a thin layer of dense bubbles. Laces beautifully by grabbing all over the glass. Very nice for a porter.

Nice aroma of chocolate with some bittersweet notes a touch of toffee and fainting hints of black coffee. Overall solid, simple and inviting. First off I note the body and carbonation when I taste this first, fairly full bodied and crisp with carbonation. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers. Flavor comes on as bittersweet chocolate again and then to a toffee in the end. A little sweetness and a bit of roasted bitterness in the end. Nicely done. Really reminds me of the chocolate coating on those Riesin candies I used to eat.

Overall good drinkability, nicely flavored porter with a good mouthfeel.

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Photo of denjen
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dennis: Never one to truly enjoy Porters, I was hesitant to try this. I did enjoy that it seemed to have more prevalent hops that other porters, and came across with more roasted malts than buttery sweetness. Over all I'd have to say it is definitely drinkable.
Jen: Okay, so I really only expect the best from Avery every time I pick up one of their brews, so, this being a porter, I was ready for a soft let down. But it never came. The brew smells of toasty malts with a mild smokey background. The taste brings more of the same. A blend of toasted malts and roasted coffee beans with a hint of baking chocolate. This is a very different porter, as it is dry-hopped to give it that little something at the end. This may not be my favorite, but it rose up to the occasion.

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Photo of rtratzlaff
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful dark dark brown with ruby highlights. A huge billowly tan head. Smells of roast and chocolate. Taste is a hearty roastiness, chocolate, coffee bitterness. I didn't find it to have as much hop character as it bragged about. The mouthfeel was medium, but much thicker than sierra nevada's porter. Drinkability was a little less than Sierra nevada's porter due to the thicker feel and 6.7 abv. This is one of the tastiest, and most robust porters I've had. There are many stouts out there with much less character.

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Photo of froggyfrog
4.72/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A dry-hopped Robust Porter from Avery? Oh hell yeah!

Packaged in a 12 oz. brown bottle adorned with an attractive label featuring an ornamented map of the Americas. Served in a Willie Becher pub glass.

Color is black with a creamy beige head and sticky-icky lacing properties. Carbonation makes its way to the surface in a science-fiction bubble-shaped alien spacecraftesque manner.

The aroma is a phenomenon of sorts, as it promises the chewy caramel I crave blasted with the intrinsic essence of spicy coniferous trees.

Mouthfeel is intense and full. The creamy sensation gets clobbered halfway through as big bitter takes over for a bristling finish.

The taste is fantastic with a dogpile of chocolate malt, sweet caramel and intense hops.

This beer is very flavorful and enjoyable to drink. This is no English Porter as evidenced by the assertive bitterness and upfront hop aroma. I very much enjoyed this cutting-edge American-brewed bastardization of a classic English style.

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Photo of tonistruth
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- very dark brown in color, not letting any light light through. Two finger two head with good retent and leaves lacing.

S- roasted malts, rich chocolate aromas, and sweetness. Considering it was dry hopped i was expecting some hop aromas.

T- starts off with roasted and chocolate flavors, ends with grainy hop flavor. Flavors increasing delightful as the brew warms.

M- smooth with just a hint of drying effect at the finish. Nice body, sits wonderfully on the palate.

D- no doubt an american porter. I love what the dry hopping does for this brew. Creative and flavorful, this is a very enjoyable porter.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

05/23/06- Purchased at Holiday Wine Cellars in Escondido, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness info listed. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- On the blacker side for sure. Maybe some auburn highlights at the top. Middle of the road ½ inch head. Leaves nice ring as consumed. Lacing is patchy and acceptable.

Smell- Very dark roasted malt. Almost and probably lightly burnt. Mild bitter hops in the nose as well.

Taste- Almost a clone of the scent. Super dark roasted and toasted malt. Nice mid-range sweetness and a light hop taste. Seems a tad on the smoky side. Could pass as a smoked porter as is taste more smoky than several I’ve had of that style.

Mouthfeel- About the carbonation expected from a porter. A tad to high. I like my dark beers more cask-like. But I won’t hold it against it, as it’s the norm.

Drinkability- Pretty yummy after dinner porter. I really liked this one.

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

Poured black/amber with a nice tan head that slowly melted to sticky lacing.
Aroma was mostly coffee and chocolate with faint hint of hops to come.
Taste buds were hit initially with a sweet cream coffee taste followed by a more bitter espresso...this porter is mostly about coffee to me.
Aftertaste is pleasantly cool espresso with a hint of chocolate and tiny hops drying which is nice because it makes you yearn for a second sip.
Just a tad watery in the mouthfeel.
Overall a nice average porter...but there are so few examples of this style available that it becomes a ray of sunshine on a dismal day.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Burnt umber with dark crimson highlights. NWP isn't quite opaque, but I still have confidence that it'll be as robust as the brewery claims. The creamy, dense crown of light caramel brown is absolutely slathering the glass with thick sheets of lace from the top edge downwards. This is one of the better lacers that I've seen in quite some time and is one of the better looking porters as well.

This is *exactly* how a porter should smell. The label describes it succinctly and describes it best, "big, bold, black and dry-hopped". That is a recipe for porter success if I've ever seen one. The beer is bursting at the seams with aromas of roasted black malt, chocolate, heavily toasted nuts and citrusy hops. There's a little more earthiness than I'd like, but that's a minor complaint when each whiff is pure porter heaven.

New World is just flat-out excellent beer. Avery describes it as a 'robust porter', my favorite kind. I'm sick to death of those anything-but-opaque, weakly aromatic, woefully undermalted, light-bodied beers that claim to be porters, but are actually dark lagers in disguise. Give me something loud and proud that is a few notches below a stout and I'm a happy man.

The secret to this beer is in the ingredients, both the quantity (generous) and the types of malt and hops used. The use of black, chocolate and caramel malt ensures that the flavor will be hugely roasty and full of dark chocolate, black coffee, etc. Even with a considerable citrus fruity hop presence, this is clearly a malt-driven beer and a fandamntastic one at that.

The citric hoppiness is bold enough and grapefruity enough to identify the Columbus (coulda been any of the 4-Cs), but the Fuggles get lost in the shuffle. I used to believe that porters and stouts shouldn't be very hoppy, but changed my mind long ago. This one has enough hoppiness to keep hopheads well satisfied without crossing the line and alienating those whose lupulin love is less acute. In other words, the malt:hop balance is perfect.

The robustness of the aroma and the flavor is mirrored by the robustness of the body and the mouthfeel. It isn't as big or as viscous as the best stouts, nor would I want it to be, but I like a little chewiness in my porters and this one delivers in a big way.

New World Porter is outstanding beer, is one of Avery's best (along with their IPA) and is one of the best porters of any sub-type that I've ever had. Once I saw the list of ingredients, I knew that it was going to be good. I just never dreamed that it would be this good. Highly recommended.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very deep brown color with reddish highlights. head is massive, tannish and has good retention. Nice lacing. Smell is dark fruity, chocolately, coffee-like. Extremely enjoyale. Taste continues with the smell with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee to be found. A nice bitterness presents itself at the finish. Alcohol is completely hidden. Very drinkable. A perfect example of the style.

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

Avery's New World Porter pours from the bottle a nice near opaque color. The smell is nice and malty, with carmel undertones wafting through. The tasty is malty, with additional pleasantly matched bittering. There is a mild after taste of caramel and hops which adheres to the tip of the tongue. This is a very nice porter. Keep an eye out for this and gice it a try. Enjoy!

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Photo of ram3139
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark ruby color when held up to the light. Inch thick rocky head that slowly fades to a thin layer leaving plenty of lacing.

Smell: Very surprising. Sharp piney/floral hop aroma damn near fills the room. Some sweet caramel comes through, but mainly hops.

Taste: Sweet and almost fruity at first. Also some piney hops. The malty roastedness I expect in a porter comes through in the end. Tastes more "porter-ish" than expected after the huge hop aroma.

Mouthfeel: Medium with low to moderate carbonation. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers for a while on the palate.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Not short on flavor but goes down very smooth, aided by the low carbonation. The glass became empty in short order.

Overall a very solid brew. Blends the typical porter taste with more aggressive hops. Maybe not what I'd reach for when I get a craving for a classic porter, but a great beer in it's own right.

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Photo of russpowell
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black (purple when held to intense light) with a 4 fingers+ creamy mocha head. Good lacing & excellent head retention

Smell: Roasted malt & slight choclate notes

Taste: Roasted malts in spades, then chocalate notes. Then fruitty & nutty notes. Finishes with a strong coffee/roasty dry finsh

MF: Rich, creamy & great carbonation levels

Very drinkable for its strength, very nice robust porter IMHO

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Photo of Naes
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This porter pours out black in color with a one inch tan head.
The aroma is of roasted barley with hints of chocolate and caramel.
The flavor is also roasty with chocolate hints. There is also an unusually noticeable hop characteristic near the finish, followed by more roasted barley.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and it is a bit under carbonated.

This porter gives a nice balance of roastiness and hops.

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Photo of NClifestyle
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful looking beer, nearly black, with dark brown highlights. Huge head of dark tan lumpy foam, drops to a hilly layer. Wonderful, spiderweb like lace covers all sides of the glass.
Smells are of chocolate, blackberry, and piny hop.
Taste is slightly cocoa/coffee, molasses up front, earthy in nature, with a huge roasted character. Bitter coffee aftertaste, maybe a touch too bitter. Alcohol is somewhat present in the back as the beer warms. A hint of smoke in there as well.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. A slight tingle and almost no carbonation, just the alcohol gliding across the tongue.
One of the better porters I have had lately, and I like my porters.


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Photo of tavernjef
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with some rubyish glow about the edges and bottom when up to a strong light. Thin, but lasting cap of sandy browned, creamy soft and smooth foam. Nice lacing in lots of broken spotting and a few bigger strings being connected.

Aroma is fair and chocolatey with a dry sense of cocoa. Dried green grassy hops add some interest.

Flavor is a two fold realm of drying flavors; first with the grassy green hops which are semi pungent in a herbal-like bitterness and fairly prevalent. That hops stay to the forefront for good length while the finish only brings out the dry chocolate/cocoa enough to take a moment away from the hoppy profile. Which in this case was a bit unbalanced in flavors for me. Would've liked to have gotten some more sweeter chocolate and perhaps some coffeeness out of it, but non was to be found or had with these two bottles. A tiny amount of blackened/burnt malt notes sift through real late in the finish.

Feel is about medium, fairly smooth, well carbonated with an overall drier tone to its character and a dry grassy hop bite and nudge thats always present.

A bit unbalanced on the dry hopped end in flavor, but still a favorable porter all around.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New World is dark brown, almost black, with a large, creamy, tan head. Retention is very good. Aroma is of roasted dark malt with hints of chocolate. Caramel is also in the mix and is joined by just an edge of nuttiness. Taste begins with roasted malt, with touches of chocolate, that round into caramel flavors as a sip continues. Nutty flavors also come into play towards the middle of a sip. Sweetness is ample and grows towards the finish. This is a great porter, flavors are nicely layered and evolve nicely throughout a sip. This is one of those beers I see myself picking up frequently.

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Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
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 aforbes10
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single bottle purchased at Bamber's Superette in South Bend.

black beer with massive tawny, creamy head. Sweet, heavy malt/sugar odor. Taste is sweet too, mildly roasted malt. good, normal porter. thick, full bodied. nothing really stands out about this porter but it was all around good and i'd have another.

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Photo of Jredner
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
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 greenjeff4141
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A different approach to a porter, this one is dry hopped. The smell is very very strong with the hops as you can expect from a dry hopped brew. The taste is good, smokey and earthy. Chocolate and caramel create the background for the very fragrant hops. All in all a good brew, has a higher alcohol content but its pretty well disguised.

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not hugely impressed with this beer. It looked nice in the glass; uneven head up top, opaque dark brown down below. There were nice coffee flavors up front, with a definite hop taste on the finish. It's a little unusal for a porter and might take some getting used to.

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Photo of silver0rlead
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nearly opaque black with a nice tan head that retains well and leaves intricate lacing on the glass. The aroma is incredibly hoppy, with big citrus, pine and resin jumping out of the glass (reminds me very much of their IPA), along with some roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, toasted bread, and a touch of alcohol. The flavor starts out with a nice roasty flavor, along with some dark chocolate and expresso, citrusy and resiny hops, some dark fruits and a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is lighter than expected but in line with the style (this is a porter not a stout after all), with moderate carbonation and drinkability is quite good. A good brew from avery, perhaps a bit hoppier than a traditional american porter but its more present in the nose than in the flavor.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.6% out of 100 with 1,030 ratings
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