New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

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Reviews:
500
Ratings:
1,028
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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25
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63
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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A black/deep ruby pour produced a minimal off-brown head, a bit clumpy, yet it lace pretty thin.
Coffee, chocolate and anise dominate the aroma, a bit musty.
An Ovaltine chocolate flavor comes through in the taste. Coffee and dark raisins are also present. Moves to a slightly tart finish, yet still pretty clean. To note: this was my third dark beer of the day (one stout, one Belgian dark), so my buds may have been a bit tainted.

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Great looking beer, deep ruby red when held up to light. Tight tan head, almost as even and finely textured as nitro poured. Great lacing. Aroma is good, chocolate, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is a big letdown. Hoping walks all over everything else. Hop bitterness is the dominant element. Yea, theres some sweetness, a bit of chocolate, but its all buried in hop bitterness. Not much of a porter, almost like a really half-assed RIS.

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Photo of turbine2475
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

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Photo of Natural510
3.31/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours from the 12oz bottle pitch-black in color with a thick, brown head which dissipates but laces the glass throughout.
Not much scent-wise to note, other than some malted barley and hops.
First taste the bitterness from hops is most noticeable, with a burnt cocoa flavor. A distinct spiciness to it, and a faint hint of malt along with it. Dry, somewhat chalky aftertaste...as with an Irish dry stout.
Decent mouthful, tho not overly lively, the cocoa dryness stays on the palate.
Drinkable, but not exceptionally so. There is not much in this porter which differentiates itself from others of the style. I will definitely purchase other porters before this one, as well as trying other Avery products before returning to this label.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%

I wasn't as thrilled with this one, which I tend to find more around the holidays than other times of the year. Something just seems a little off about it to me; maybe the flavor profile just doesn't work for me. Even so, Avery still puts out a good product, so it's not a bad beer, just not my favorite.

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Photo of Tbn2
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle my first pint glass that started the whole collection.

A: Pours black body with a two finger off white head on top. Has good retention and lacing. When back lite, has a deep ruby red color.

S: Doesn't smell like a typical porter. All I get is a raw, earthy hop aroma

T: Isn't destroyed by the hops as I expected, actually the exact opposite. Hop flavor is present throughout but some nice toasted grain, coffee, and burnt sugar flavors are present with hints of chocolate and toffee. Only down side to me is the dry hopping is almost too aggressive for me as I swallow. It really dries out your pallet and sorta feels like you are eating a cotton ball.

A dry-hopped porter. Pretty cool idea and nicely done. Pick one up if you are looking for something different.

Cheers...

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Photo of northaustin
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a tulip, slight head which didnt last long. a thick brown with almost no lacing.

not much in terms of smell

taste is great but it doesnt do much for me its just sort of there. the real highlight of this beer is the mouthfeel. my problem with porters is that thick syrupy mouthfeel but in this beer that is not there. i feel biased because i bought this beer because it is my ideal abv. i look forward to making this a standard when it is in stock.

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Photo of mountdew1
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass. A nice very dark opaque brown color with a finger widths of head. The head was a nice foam/bubble mix and partially lasted the whole beer. It had lacings down the side of the glass. The aroma initially smelled of coffee with hints of chocolate. It later changed to smell like a sweet very dark chocolate. The very end of the beer smelled of dark grains and oatmeal. Taste was slighty bitter, but was mostly of grains and oatmeal. The mouthfeel was slightly unpleasant until it was almost room temp. It was acidic in the mouth, almost burnt. Towards the end it was much easier to handle.

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Photo of alleykatking
3.26/5  rDev -16%
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 becktone
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Note: I just drank an Anchor Porter before this, so maybe I'm a bit spoiled...

Eye: Pouring from the bottle one can see that the beer is clear and in fact a very dark brown in color, the color of sod. In the glass it is pretty much black though. Head is small, however, it has good retention and looks like it will give some nice lacing.

Nose: Chocolate, some dark roasted/burnt grains, and faint alcohol are present. Not very complex, nothing much more.

Tongue: Slight metallic taste....thats the first thing I notice. I can also pick out some alcohol in the flavor. Burnt grain, and bitterness associated with it. Not much malt sweetness, and not all that much chocolate flavor either, then again chocolate was pretty faint in the aroma. All in all a decent beer, nothing to brag about.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: This beer is lighter in body that I think it should be, and it lacks flavor too. Alcohol is evident and warms the stomach a bit, lack of flavor and big malt presence allow this small 6% to come forward. Watery for a porter with a bit too much carbonation in my opinion. This beer goes down well, but I don't think that I'll frequent this beer again anytime soon, its just not all that great. Nothing to write home about. There are many better porters out there, however, I guess if I was in a jam and this were it, then I'd go for it. Overall a decent beer, but not worth my time or money to drink or buy again.

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Photo of gciccarelli
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into curved pint glass.

A - Pours a dark brown/black with a tan fluffy head.

S - Citrus, hops, roasted malt, caramel. Hops are very noticeable. A little bit funky.

T - Malt base with roasted caramel and chocolate flavors is quickly overpowered by hoppy bitterness. Finishes dry and bitter. The tastes don't seem to blend well - ends up as a muddled mess.

M - Medium body, silky feel.

D - Flavors just don't seem to mix well.

This beer seems like a hopped up version of a porter...even as a hop fan, I don't think it works out too well. The flavors just run together and don't really contribute much...

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the style and brewery. 6.7%. Listed as a "Black IPA" on its label. No bottled on or best before date.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger head of beige-khaki colour, nice cream, nice thickness, and great retention. Decent lacing. Foamy and inviting. Colour is a dark nontransparent black. Perhaps an extremely dark ruby, but I doubt it. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Hoppy, with floral character taming the bitterness. Dark malts form the foundation. Some cream. No real proper porter notes. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Dark malts with some roasted barley. Strangely handled hops ride atop with no distinct character whatsoever. Some cream on the open. Pleasant off-berry malt flavour emerges on the climax and is a highlight of the brew. Balanced strangely, but alright. If this is truly a porter as stated on the website, it's a poor one - but I trust it's a black IPA - albeit an underwhelming one. Some layering but no true subtlety. I like the dark malts. No yeast or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Creamy to an extent, but not horribly so for a porter. Smooth and wet, suiting the style and flavours. Adequately thick. Nicely carbonated. Fairly light on the palate for its depth of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but far from unique or special. I wouldn't get it again. Hides its ABV nicely. Not Avery's best offering, but a decent one.

High C

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Photo of BevMoAndrew
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
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 roadhouse
3.21/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a dark brownish mahogany color with a one inch thick cream colored head. Nice pattern of lacing left on the glass.

Aroma is very fruity with a strong floral characteristic. A vague hint at some chocolate but it very much lacks any roastiness.

Taste is very similar. Lots of fruitiness up front with an onslaught of floral and citrusy hop flavors that just seem wrong in this style. There's a slight chocolate tone in towards the finish mixed with the hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, quite creamy too, but slightly harsh to me.

Didn't really like this one very much, but it's not horrible. Nothing like the Porters that I like. I probably won't be getting it again.

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Photo of PorterLover83
3.2/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

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Photo of ccrida
3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle and poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear deep brown with ruby highlights. A half inch of tan head settles to offer some light lacing. Moderate retention at best.

Thin milk chocolate and roasted barley on the nose along with some piney hops. Bit of dry grated chocolate after some air. Hop notes can be a bit rancid at times with some sour milk notes.

Somewhat light in body with chocolate and cinnamon, watery on the swallow, and a return of chocolate on the finish. Good level of carbonation for the structure of the beer makes for an OK feel and drink. Nothing stands out here making for a mediocre brew overall.

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Photo of Truh
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Was funded by the king for this trip with this one on 2/20/2005. 16-oz. pour in a shaker at the Cambridge BukowskiÂ’s.

Cavernous, cumulus fluff of tightly encrusted carbonation with a huge stick. Almost salty presence on nose, and a soap/oak smokiness with an undercurrent of caramel, A very surprising hop chalk presence is immediately noted on mouth, and the present roast character does not seem to blend well with the former, creating an almost toothpaste flavor; pine essence and black licorice jump around. Cannot recommend this one.

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Photo of FanofHefe
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass; no freshness dating on the bottle or label. Dark brown, nearly black body and very carbonated. More than a two-finger tan head and good lacing.

Not what I expected in the aroma. An earthy hop aroma comes through first, followed by the roasted malt.

The flavor follows the aroma and, upon further inspection, the label calls this a Pioneer Black IPA. I get that because this does not remind me of a porter at all. The roasted malt takes a serious back seat to the earthy, grassy hops. Only small notes of the malt characteristics come through, like a hint of chocolate.

Medium mouthfeel and no real notice of the alcohol. I'm not too enamored with this beer because it doesn't do enough to be a good porter or enough to be a good black IPA.

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Photo of BeerIsland
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
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 hotstuff
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When poured, the head was tan and small in size with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a black hue. The nose was that of coffee and some chocolate and the flavor was that of coffee that left an aftertaste. The mouthfeel was very smooth and medium bodied. This beer left a good lacing on the sides of my glass.

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Photo of MuddyFeet
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A good tasting beer, the alcohol was very prevalent in the beer's flavor. It pours a dark brown in color with very litle head. Lace does from on the glass, but it slides back down in to the beer rather quickly. The flavor was chocolate and malt. Slight coffee flavors too. However, the alcohol taste was just slightly too strong for me preference.

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Photo of claybeer
3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has a rich mahogany, wet leather brown. It's dark enough you can't see any light through it. The head is a creamy coco color and laced the glass fairly well as it reduced to a film over this beer. The nose isn't very pleasant at first. Some molasses notes with some burnt tobacco and grain. There are defiantly some hops and coffee notes that stick to the tongue. There is some sweet brown that show up on the second sip. The finish is long! It is longer than I would like but it's flavors change as it lingers which makes it very enjoyable. The lingering flavors make it a slow drinker.

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Photo of westweasel
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Gorgeous - Dark brown liquid which appears clear, but so dark you can't see through it. Poured with a 1" thick creamy tan head, of which 1/2 inch was above the rim of the glass. The foam left great lacing all along the sides of the glass as it went down.

Smell - Roasty and sweet... a little bit of coffee and a little bit of pine.

Taste - Very bitter and roasty, a little ashy. I really like porters that have a depth of flavors. This beer has so much bitterness, it drowns everything else out. Maybe this would be more appealing after lots of aging.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium, with a bitter, dry finish.

Drinkability - Not as good as I had hoped. I would have preferred this more if it was less bitter and a lot smoother.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.09/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You can tell this f'er is dry hopped to an extreme. It smells more like a Bigfoot than any porter I've had. I'm guessing bigtime Centennials dry hopping. The beer looks very nice. Dark ruby and a wonderful, thick light brown colored head sits on top. Shows great retention and lacing. I'm having a hard time getting into this porter. Usually I like a highly hopped porter (SN, Rogue, Summit, etc,), but this one goes overboard. The porter qualities aren't allowed to come through much. Just the barleywine type of hopping. Very little roastedness or coffee-like tones. This is not a bad beer. Just a pretty average but unique porter.

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