New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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 BuckeyeNation
4.5/5  rDev +16%
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 rsgcwhite
4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As a incorrigible map geek, I appreciate any beer with a historical map on the bottle. In fact, I enjoyed the usage of the revised edition of Abraham Ortelius's New World Map (this one dating from about 1595 corrected an unseemly bulge in South America present in the earlier editions). Awesome.

Alright, onto the beer - pours a rich, lingering head on a deep brown body.

The aroma is more complex than I had imagined. The initial smell is herbal hops - a flower garden in a porter iis an infrequent first impression. Other lingering smells appear with concentration - spruce, earthy malt, and caramel make this a really interesting take on a porter.

The first sip is impressive; dry hops up front, fading into roasted malts with hazelnut coffee. The finish is sweet and resinous, lingering on your tongue for what seems like hours. It's like waving your love goodbye from a slow moving train - each moment is a vivid, Kodachrome slow motion replay.

The balance between malt and hops is almost unparalleled. I get the sense that there are a lot of hops in this beer - but they balance an equally tremendous amount of chocolate and caramel roasted malts.

Mouthfeel, despite the fantastic dry hopped flavors, was, to put it rudely, 'moderate' - it has all the malty wetness and hoppy dryness you would expect. Glorious.

A robust porter with dry hops, brilliantly executed. If seafaring conquistadors, failing to discover the gold and gems that embodied their dreams of the Americas, were given this porter instead - each man would have gone home happy. Western civilization would be forever changed.

Dry hopped porters, away!

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Photo of karst
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this review follows a porter brewed by OstrungT and transported 1/2 across US it was a most enjoyable chocolate porter and I dedicate this review to that delicous homebrew. Keep up the good work Jason.

Avery's Robust New World Porter pours absolute black with ruby glints at the base of the sniffer's 0.4L rastal globe. A dense creamy head that maintains ring and lace on the walls.

Aroma is ambrosial with the citrus dry hopped and sweet caramel and chocolate malt characteristics blending their bouquets.

Flavors are as inviting as the complex aromas - citrus hops, roasted and chocolate malts and fruity esters. Taste of dark bitersweet chocolate, rich coffee balanced with citrus fruits blend with the hop bitterness and result in a near perfect dry lingering bitterness of columbus and fuggles and dark roasted bitterness. The medium light body is supported by a sustained carbonation that yields an acceptable but not slick mouthfeel that is acceptable if not chewy. Alcohol well hidden. A pleasure to drink from cooler- 45° to warmer-55° temp ranges.

Awesome!

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Photo of jwc215
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of BacklitAvenger
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - A rather cool looking bottle pours into my liberian pint glass. The pour is dirty brown shading into black in any great quantity. There's a dirty blonde head on top of the beer that leaves great lacing up and down the walls of the glass, I assume from the hop oil. Likewise the head lasts than is normal for a porter. When held to the light however, it is revealed to be cloudy with fine sediment or chill haze. It is however, translucent all the way through with a ruddy brown glow. This lack of any great opacity leads me to wonder if the body will be that big.

Smell - Hops! Wow, there's pine hops in my porter. Definitely convinces me to homebrew the dryhopped porter I recipe-ated a while back. There's pine and faint citric notes in the hop nose. Below that is black malts and a general malty sweet aroma.

Taste - Really good. This stuff is great! The first sip is all hops, pine hops piled on top of resinous and citric hops, with a biting bitterness. Luckily the hop flavor is balanced with the bitterness. Too great of bitterness without enough corresponding hop flavor is a pitfall some beers fall into. As you continue to drink the malts make themselves more and more apparent, and by the time you are a third or so in the malts and hop levels have equalized and there's a wonderful balance to the beer. The malts are black and bittersweet, with chocolate, mocha, and hints of coffee. There's a mild sweetness. This is balanced with the hop bitterness rather than bittersweet malts like in a normal porter. This is an interesting thing to taste, I approve. A wonderfully bittersweet and fragrant hop bomb. I nominate this as the best new beer I've tried in a couple weeks at least.

Mouthfeel - This stuff is smooth, with really no alcohol presence and a medium to heavy body. The mild sweetness makes itself apparent in the mouthfeel as well. Generally a creamy, though not monstrously viscous beer. I'd say the body is slightly lighter than the average porter maybe by a hair. Really well carbonated to the appropriate level. There's a bit more than in a normal porter, and this supports the hoppy head and effervesces pleasantly with the slightly lighter body and detectably soap and oily hops.

Drinkability - Good stuff here, the drinkability is quite high. The hops and malts consolidate and produce a wonderful balance. Each sip brings a mixture of flavors. The body and carbonation are spot on, and the lack of alcohol presence makes this a great session beer. The hops and hop bitterness never makes itself astringent or harsh in any way, promoting drinkability as well.

Great stuff, gotta get some more!

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Photo of czfreeman
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of itcomesnpints
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth black pour with a cocoa cream head. Not much lacing along the way. Very fragrant. Sweet chocolate and roasted nuts show up strongly in both aroma and taste. Included in the taste is a spicy hop character that really enhances the flavour. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and fits perfectly with the taste and style. A magnificent porter, one of the best I've had. Avery continues to impress.

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Photo of AlexJ
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The bottled version pours dark brown, almost black, revealing deep crimson highlights when held to the light. An awesomely creamy tight head the color of chocolate milk shows no signs of stopping even at the bottom of my glass. Lacing is crusty and heavy, hanging like stucco. The last inch of beer still has a 1/4 in. cap of foam, awesome!

The nose is chock full of dark toasty malt notes of chocolate, strong dark coffee, scorched caramel, and generous pine and citrus hops.

Bittersweet flavors of dark malts, bakers chocolate, black caramel, molasses, burnt brown sugar, espresso coffee, and sticky pinecones dipped in orange marmalade. Perfectly balanced. Way better hop to malt ratio than tap version. Some time in the bottle has smoothed out those dry-hopped edges you found on tap.

Body is big medium , creamy and rich, with a silky smooth mouthfeel and nice and light carbonation. Drinkability is ridiculous.

Definately one of the best non-imperial American porters. Almost Imperial at 6.7 % abv.

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Photo of leedorham
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown with a thick, darker tan head. Very good head retention and very sticky lacing.

S - Powerful aroma filled with roasted malts, coffee, and a burnt, caramel sweetness to it. A bit of hop pungency that compliments the roast and balances the sweetness nicely.

T - Definite coffee character and very forward with the roast. Robust like a dark coffee. A good amount of hop bitterness rounds out the profile. Very flavorful.

M - Full bodied, not too viscous. The carbonation is higher than I'd like in a porter but this seems to help with aroma so I'll forgive.

D - A very drinkable offering that I'm surprised doesn't get more attention. This won't be my last taste of this one.

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Photo of blackjack000
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of karengarys
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well!

This pours nice and dark dark brown and leaves a nice fluffy head. It dissipates, but leaves an island and a ring which sticks foam to the side.

Smells chocolatey and malty.

Taste is incredible. Rich chocolate, malty, and some dry hop at the end to clean the pallete.

Mouthfeel is very rich and creamy.

Finish has a bitter snap and cleanses quickly with a dry hop end.

This is one really really really good brew. I recommend it highly!

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

Deep brown mahogany. Big chunky tan head. thick foamy laces.

Roasty coffee and toasty caramel. With Grapefruit and pine on top. A hoppy porter mmmm.

Roasted coffee and dark spiced bread. Grapefruit Pine and herbal hop blast. Nice big piney resin bitterness that flows into a big roasty smokey finish.

Sticky, chewy, rich, full bodied. Smooth with a kick of astringency.

Lovely roasted and smoked porter with some tasty dry hoppage. Love me a good hoppy bitter porter.

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Photo of biggred1
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
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 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 BeerDawgs
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - A dark brown, no clarity, but 1 finger of head.

S - Hoppy and sweet. Dry hopped, so hop up-front, and licorice

T - Sweet, smooth, and well balanced.

M - Full bodied, and well carbonated. Oily, and smooth finish.

O - An amazing porter. Sweet and hoppy. I love a good porter, and this is as good as it gets

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Photo of bierguru
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A -
BLACK BODY WITH A REAL FROATHY HEAD THAT STAYS THROUGHOUT SESSION

S -
SWEET PINK GRAPEFRUIT UP FRONT FOLLOWED MY SOME ROASTED NOTES

T -
REALLY GOOD ROBUST PORTER W A GREAT HOP PROFILE

M -
NICE LIGHT BODY WITH A FROATHY FINISH

O -
REALLY GREAT BEER

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Photo of dogger6253
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a half inch of foamy, mocha head. The head falls kind of quickly, but leaves lots of lacing behind. I was surprised, this is darker than the Out of Bounds stout I just had before it.. Not as attractive overall, and I don't mean to compare the two, it's just that they seem very similar with only slight differences in the appearance.

Lots of roasted-ness in the nose, coffee beans and dark chocolate. Also notes of citrus and hops, lemons, and toasted nuts.

Incredibly toasted malt taste along with chocolate. A mild hop bitterness, but sort of a caramel sweetness along with a sort of dark fruitiness.

Decent alcohol warming effects take over quickly. Medium to heavy bodied and fairly creamy. Goes down smooth. Pretty heavy for a porter, but I'm not complaining. Wonderful beer.

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Photo of bonsreeb85
4.39/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A - This lovely beast came out black w/ a very thin head that was gone too fast.

S/T - typical amer. porter stuff here: lots of roasted malt flavor, very coffee-like. Finishes with a ligering hop bitterness and almost leaves a smoked flavor in the mouth, delicious!

MF - par for style

D- Coming from one who tends to prefer lighter beers, this is one porter that i will definately be seeking out again. the dry-hopped aspect gives this otherwise standard porter a complex and satisfying kick in the rear without sacrificing the characteristics of a solid american porter.

excellent avery!

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Photo of russpowell
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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 Portertime
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of DrDogbeer
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of the bearded beer guy. Had this beer a few times a while ago, so when I was told it turned into a hoppy porter, I was intrigued. Poured into a tulip, it pours a dark, dark brown with a thin, light tan head that dissapates quickly. Nice lacing. Lots of hops in the aroma, with pine dominating. Really good! Got some chocolate, mint and pine on the tongue. Really impressed with the mouthfeel on this one, though. Very creamy and full-bodied. Surprising for a hoppy porter! Very drinkable and enjoyable! Will pick up some more for sure!

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Photo of Gushue3
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours very dark brown/opaque. with nice medium sized brown head with good ammount of lacing.

S- beers pretty cold and still getting quite a stench. kind of surprized at the hop note, pretty hoppy for a porter. light malt and cocoa note on the tail end.

T- wow. first sip tastes like an ABA. piney and light citrus. once the nice hoppy rush calms down a surprizing malt note. it comes in perfectly. very nicely balanced. rides the line of an ABA and porter really nicely

M- nice and smooth very lightly carbonated and the piney taste hits the back corners of my tongue. good stuff

D-VERY surprised by this one. maybe because i was expecting a porter and got an awesome ABA or maybe because its really that good.

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This porter masquerades as a stout in appearance, with a dark, almost black color topped by a creamy tan head, with lots of lacing

Smell: Roasty and chocolatey, with a bit of a hoppy thing going on

Taste: Unusual for a porter - starts out with a wallop of chocolate malt but finishes with a strong dose of hops

Mouthfeel: Creamy, stoutlike body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Adam Avery has created his own "New World" interpretation of a porter, with a creamy mouthfeel and an assertive hoppy

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Photo of jeffjfindley
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour features the deepest ruby at the bottom of the glass, bold black through the body and a creamy antique head with enviable tenacity. Smell is massive, smokey burnt coffee toffee. This is a very brave porter, with all of the typical characteristics, i.e. coffee flavors, slight caramel, dark chocolate, and a massive dry-hopped finish. Mouthfeel is exactly what one would expect of a great nightcap, and this beer fills this role admirably. It went down very well on football Sunday too. Bravo, Avery. Bravo.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass.

Pours a deep dark brown/mahogany color with a nice think head with great retention and thick lacing.

First thought was wow! Hops in a porter! Aroma is nice, not too overwhelming but noticeable sweet citrus hop tones along with the roasted malts and coffee.

Excellent pine and ctirus hops upfront which mesh with the roasted malty flavors that follow. Well balanced and smooth.

I really enjoyed how full the body was to complement the flavor.

This is one of the easiest drinking porters I have ever had. Granted it also lends itself very close to my favorite style of beer but this is damn fine beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-12-2011 03:40:56

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.
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