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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 gonzo46and2
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black with bits of red peeking out from the edges. Big head, nice lacing. Very nice appearance.

Aroma is bolder than the Bell's porter I had the same evening. There were the usual suspects just amplified a bit more and they also seemed to stand out more. Chocolate, Toasted Bread, Roasted Coffee, maybe some dried dark fruit. Mostly just dark roasty malt and hops.

Taste is nicely roasty with bitterness from the burnt/roasted malt and hops.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick without being stout-thick.

This was a great porter.

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Photo of hoplover82
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been wanting to try this one for a long time, having seen the indregients list on Avery's websight and believed that I would like it, and man was I right.

A-Pours a think dark black color with a medium thin creamy dark tan head that quickly dissapates into a thin to almost none existant film on the beer. And leaves ok lacing.

S-The aroma is first of earthy, woodzy and a hint of floral hops. Then it gives way to the very firm malt backbone of chocolate and toffee. Along with some mild fruity esters. Smells very very nice.

T-Very complex with the chocolate coming through first along with a hop bitterness that compliments the chocolate well. Then some earthy hop flavor which lingers on the tongue oh so smooth. The hop flavor lasts forever, which, (being a hoplover I love) :) I wonder what kind of yeast they use in this one....

M-Big bodied and very smooth and creamy. No hot alcohol to this at all dispite the abv. Well done Avery.

D-Knowing the abv, I wouldn't have more than two myself. But it's very drinkable indeed. (Goes down smoothly) Do yourself a favor, and go get some of this.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The New World Porter was a good looking beer, black as night with a 3 finger head and some wicked ridiculous foam head.

The aroma was roasted malts and chocolate.

The taste was smooth, chocolaty and delicious. In the mouth it was fairly thin but had a nice carbonation to it. It was one of the better porters I have tried this year.

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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 AdmiralDiaz
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours an almost black body with an unfortunate small and short-lived brown head leaving no lacing.

S: Smells very robust with strong dark chocolate, caramel malt, some coffee, hops and a bit of citrus.

T: Fantastic! even better than the smell, roasty caramel malts hit with strong dark chocolate giving way to some fruity hops finishing with a coffee note.

Overall: Mouthfeel is pretty good, well carbonated and medium in body with a bit of oiliness. Very drinkable for how bold the flavor its, I love this porter.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dry hopped porter. Interesting idea but lets see if it works.

Pours a very dark brown color with thick off-white head. Good retention and nice lacing too.

Aroma is no doubt that of a dry hopped beer. More akin to an IPA, it has incredible hoppy smell that totally masks anything the porter is doing underneath that head.

Flavor almost comes as a surprise after such a hoppy aroma. Nice roasty malts come through strong. Definately a robust porter. Nice bitterness both from dark malt and hops. Still pretty well balanced. Good dark roast coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin considering all the big flavor and aroma coming from this beer. Carbonation is moderate to light.

This is definately a hophead's porter if there ever was one. After reading the description, I had to pick one up. Now I think I might be heading back for six more.

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Photo of SpecialK088
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into a pint

A-Deep brown with a low head an no real laceing head retention is decent.

S-Much to a suprise a nice hop smell comes in the front and the malt is secondary, nice deep roast as well

T-Same as the nose great hop charecter and a deep roasted malt flavor in the middle. Awsome porter very unique

M-Medium body and very complex

D-This is one that I will have agin for sure just due to the uniueness and full flavor

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

Tight, but small, head. Leaves ring lace after each sip. Dark, dark brown with only a minimal amount of light passing through.

Chalky, semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Nice darker malt smells creating a cocoa smell. No coffee or toffee.

Excellent blend of black patent malt (coffee-ish), chocolate malt, and a generous amount of hops. It finishes with a distinct java flavor and high-alpha bittering hop.

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

Avery New World Porter on tap at Mahaffey's Pub in B'more, MD, served in a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Very brown, bordering on black. Decent head, good lacing and retention. A better-than-average-looking porter.

Smell: Intense roastiness, some faint chocolate. Farm-fresh dairy and aromas of barely-cooked eggs.

Taste: Seaweed salad! Very unique taste, love it. Sugars and milk chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, low carbonation, full flavor.

Drinkability: High! Goes down easy, not too filling. Tasty.

I'm usually not a big fun of regular porters but this one won me over. A beautiful balance of taste, mouthfeel and aromas.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours out black with a large, foamy, light brown head. The aroma is a delicious smelling blend of roasted malt and fresh hops. This smells much hoppier than your average porter. The flavor starts out chocolatey and malty, then turns roasty and bitter. Lots of hops come through in the finish. Mouthfeel is a little watery. Good drinkability. I love a hoppy porter like this, and I wish there were more available to me.

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

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left thick lace and sheeting throughout. the body was dark black.
s - very malty with a hint of hops. chocolate, burnt malts, coffee.
t - roasted malts with earthy hops.
m - medium thickness. very nice.
d - terrific porter, one of my faves.

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Photo of daythree16
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours black with a touch of brown around the edges. Wafer thin head

Smell is big on the chocolate malt with some sweet dark fruit in the background. Taste is chocolate, coffee and toasted malt. Nice bitterness from the dark chocolate on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium. Not a lot of carbonation. Highly drinkable.

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Photo of tdm168
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - black with some red around the edges; big, thick, cap of soft, dense, brown head that has decent retention

S - citrus, grapefruit, spicy hops, some peppery spice, faint chocolate

T - big citrus, orange, grapefruit, some mild peppery spiciness, chocolaty malts, some mild caramel and burnt sugar notes

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

The bottle claims "A Pioneer Black IPA". They're probably right. This is definitely more than a porter. The hops are really intense, but not overly bitter. The malts balance well with the hops. The overall drinkability is tremendous. I could drink a lot of this. It's definitely well worth finding and trying.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
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...

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Photo of JMad
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
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 BronYrAur
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, January has come and so has Avery's New World Porter. Far and away the hoppiest porter I've ever had the pleasure to taste, Avery's seasonal porter is actually quite the hop-bomb. This is almost like a cross between an IPA and a porter, and is all the better for it, because the flavor profile is pretty wild for a porter.

A. Great look. Ruddy dark brick-red/brown in color with a very nice, frothy tan head that provides good retention and great rings and chunks of lace. One of the best looks I can imagine.

S. Woah! Am I drinking an IPA? Initially, all I smell is the hops, but as the beer warms, a coffee-like roastiness enters the picture. This is great because it really reflects the taste.

T. Like I said, in the beginning, this has the kind of malt profile that you might find in Avery's own IPA or Sierra Nevada's Anniversary or Celebration Ales. The hoppy fruitiness and citrusy qualities really abound. As the beer warms, and as it moves through to the finish, the roasted coffee is much more present. The finish is remarkably dry, due to the roasted bitterness of the malts dueling it out with the bitterness of the hops. This is a beer probably too intense for most. A criticism might be that the bitterness overshadows the flavor profile and makes for a seemingly less complex brew. Maybe. But it's still an excellent taste.

M/D. The carbonation keeps the beer from becoming too heavy and burdensome, but the feel is actually quite creamy and the thickness just right. Not a very sessionable brew, which I don't mind. A couple of these at 6.7% will have me quite content, especially as you will feel the hops lingering after a while.

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Photo of pkalix
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

really nice color- almost a transparent dark mahogany with a creamy film of sudsy tan on top.
smells very hoppy! I prefer my porters more traditional than this and I am beginning to feel about all the Avery beers as I do sam adams- they are all very similar. sam adams makes different styles, but they all taste the same. almost the same here with Avery.
2nd pour produces a two finger layer of beautiful head! beautiful head!!! tiny micro bubbles almost layered underneath the creamy tan on top. very pretty brew!
tasting the malts, kind of roasted. some chocolate/cocoa. a little bit of caramel. hop bitter on the sides of the tongue as it finishes. very nice taste; the malt to hop ratio is very balanced and the brew is enjoyable.
overall, it's good! i'm a little apprehensive in grouping Avery with sam adams but I do see a similarity in many of their beers. and I love the label on this one!!!

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Photo of nicnut45
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
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 Domingo
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I stopped by the Avery brewery yesterday and they still had a little of this left, and I'd ironically never tried it.
It's dark, but not as murky as many stouts or similar porters.
The smell is of coffee, cocoa, and hops...which surprised me a bit.
Flavors were very similar. The description on the taps was a dark IPA...and that's actually how it tasted, but with a hint of coffee and sweetness.
At 6.7% ABV, it's potent but still vert drinkable as a borderline session brew.
I'm glad I stopped in as this brew is one I look forward to for next year!
Thanks to Larry for inviting us in on a Saturday and for even giving me an early sample of the 2005 Beast!

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

A: one finger tan creamy head. Clear dark brown color with good lacing on the glass.

S; I was surprised by getting a hop aroma and then I read the bottle. It stated it was dry hopped.

T: Roasted malt, some coffee taste with a surprise of hops sitting on the back of the tongue. The beer finished nice with a lasting bitterness.

M: Medium to light body with a nice amount of carbonation and bitterness that bites the tongue.

O: I enjoyed this porter very much. The dry hopping gave it and extra kick. I will definitely get more of this and immediately jumped to the top of my favorite beers.

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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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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
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