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

A - Pours dark brown with one finger of light brown head.

S - Subtle roasted malts and chocolate, but a pleasant aroma.

T - Taste is very roasty malts and a decent hop bitterness. Some coffee and chocolate notes, but those are pretty subtle. Actually a little more hoppy that I would prefer, but still tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finishes earthy and dry.

O - Solid porter. More intense roasted malt than some of my favorite porters, but still quite good.

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Photo of Chaney
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A: Well, I got maybe a tinge of ruby over in one corner I glass (I think), but the rest of this was abysmally dark. The head was a very pretty mocha color that clung to the glass on the way down.

S: I actually got more chocolate milk than actual roast here, but once I set my mind to it, I was able to detect some char. Lots of dark malt and chocolate was also present.

T: Lots of flavor here! I definitely get lots of roast on the taste side of the house, as well as a nice, bitter, raw cacao component. I got the bitterness on the mid-palate section, in fact. The finish was actually smooth and silky.

M: Thick and creamy, like a good porter should be, with ever the slightest hint of booze. Also, there was quite a hop component to this, and it was almost as if there was some chocolate-covered grapefruit embedded in there.

O: I thought this was an outstanding representation of the style and one of the better porters I've tried here recently. Avery continues to impress me.

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Photo of mscudder
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown, thin light brown head with fair retention

S - Chocolate and herbal scents, very appeasing!

T - Dry roasted malts and sweet coffee chocolate undertones. As other users are saying the hop profile on this one makes it unique, and I do not find it dis-satisfying.

M - Medium body that leaves my mouth a bit tingly. Cannot say I am the biggest fan for in a porter I expect something quite different.

O - Overall this is good beer that I would recommend to others. It is a very unique porter and does some things I feel some people would really enjoy. Given the wide selection of craft beers at present day I feel that one could do better to find more "classically" defined porter.

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Photo of shand
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a very deep brown color with a finger's worth of head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey with some citrus and earthy hops. The taste is very good, with a nice amount of hop flavor joining the roast party. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and fairly well carbonated, and the drinkability is good. One of the hoppier porters I've had, and went great with the beef stew I paired this with.

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Photo of mjurney
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color. Small tan head. Lacing looks awesome on the glass.

Citrus fruit, piney, black licorice.

IPA-like hoppiness up front, mostly citrus and piney. Dark fruit, smoked wood, black licorice, burnt caramel. Dry-crisp finish.

Very smooth. Oily. Tangy. Well carbonated.

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Photo of fatmusic14
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance – pours a VERY dark brown (not quite black) – with a chocolaty essence – light caramel colored head, but very little of it, and disappates quickly

Smell – chocolate is the first thing that I notice, along with a general sense of Earth – dirt/herbs/mint

Taste – obviously, chocolate and malts make themselves very apparent, also one of the rare occasions where the earthy/dirt smell actually come through in the taste (I know the idea of dirt taste isn’t appealing, but trust me, this is delicious).

Mouthfeel – very nice. Smooth, drinkable, moderate carbonation but not overwhelming. The alcohol level hovers around 6.5%, and is another element that is very apparent. Not quite as masked as other brews I’ve had, but not overpowering or imposing

Overall - not quite a porter, but a very nice black IPA. Flavors work well together, high drinkability – not super original or unique, but I will buy this again.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this may by far be the hoppiest US porter I've come across in my short life. not knowing a thing about it, never having known Avery produced a porter, i ordered a glass knowing it would probably be, at worst, not bad. and it wasn't bad at all!

to sum it up:

very dark, almost totally black liquid. perhaps a bit of mocha color to the head, though it wasn't poured with much on it. subsequent swirls didn't show a ton of gas.

mellow coffee and not quite so mellow chocolate malt aromas and flavor - the chocolate comes across a touch sweet while the beer has a uncommon degree of strange malty compactness to the body, helping give it mass, putting a little weight on the tongue.

my, is it hoppy though! i wouldn't say it's terribly but merely moderately, noticeably bitter - thankfully well balanced by the malt flavors. probably has some of the most relatively intense hop flavor though in a dark ale in this alcohol range. spruce-piney, for sure.

i'm guessing that the lack of head and its parallel subtle watery quality to the body had something to do with a gas line malfunction/improper setting. who knows? regardless, a pretty respectable offering from Avery.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Southern Tier tulip-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours black with just the tiniest bit of light peeking through. Has nearly two fingers worth of off-white head that has excellent retention and lace.

S- Musty malt nose that's also nutty. Has a substantial hop aroma as well.

T- Yeah, definitely very hoppy for a porter. Wait, what's this on the label? "A pioneer black IPA"? Which is it? Porter or Black IPA? I'm gonna go with Black IPA since there's definitely a higher bitterness in it than any porter I've had. However, there's a sweetness to the roasted malts that is more characteristic of a porter. I don't know whether to be amazed or confused.

M- Equal parts creamy and prickly. The confusion continues. Medium carbonation.

O- Whatever it is, porter or IPA, it's great and that's what matters. I usually take away points for not being true to style, but I feel like Avery's well aware of what they've created in this case.

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Photo of denver10
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

So is this a porter or a black ipa? The 6 pack states it to be both. Anyways, pours a dark brown with a beige head that decides to leave before I can even put the glass down. Aroma is bold, very hoppy, I get the black ipa tag. Smells like orange coffee kind of. As much as I would hate orange coffee, I like this smell. An earthy coffee taste at first, followed by some sugar coated orange and bitter hops, closes out with some roasted malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel really works for this porter, thinnish with some decent carbonation. This is a very good porter but, I must admit, the citric component to the flavor kinda is a deal breaker for me, much in the way it is in black ipa's. Everything else about this is really good though.

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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 dorianmarley
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is very dark brown with a tan head and lacing that never entirely fade.

Nose is roasted, but also fresh from the hops. There is also a dry tartness.

Taste is simple, dry-roasted. It has an excellent, sweet caramel note. The hops provide a slight pucker at the finish.

Mouthfeel is superbly dry. Carbonation is medium-mild. Despite its dryness, it is very refreshing.

Overall, this beer's roastiness is almost flawless, and is very drinkable despite its pleasant dryness. The taste isn't complex, but solid.

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Photo of doughanson78
2.87/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Black with a touch of light coming through the edges. One
finger tan head with good retention and and lacing.

S: A weird combination of chocolate roasted malts and floral
hops. Smells a tad like throw-up.

T: Chocolate and toffee upfront. Again the weird hop profile
comes through, like floral and pine but the roasted malts
really mess with it. Bitterness is mild.

M: Medium light body. Medium carbonation. A touch dry.

O: Not my cup of tea. The hops and malt do not work together in this one.

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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 Viciousknishs
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a chocolate colored brown with deep ruby hues. Two fingers of tightly bubbles head crown the brew. Very good retention with lacing as well.

S- pungent hop aromas of hop oil, hemp and grapefruit rind hit the nose at first. Semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and chocolate malt blend in the middle. Finishes with a chocolate covers orange characteristic.

T- Gourmet chocolate, light roast coffee and slightly sweet chocolate malt hit the palate at first. Juicy grapefruit, tropical fruit and orange peel soon coalesce with initial malt burst. Finishes with a leafy resiny hop flavor and delicate chocolate characteristics that linger forever.

MF- slick round mouthfeel with a light medium body and great effervescent carbonation.

D- extremely drinkable.

Overall an excellent hoppy porter/black(brown) IPA.

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Photo of RappAttack
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: dark dark brown with a thin tan head that sticks to the side as you chugg :)
S: rousted coffee with a grassy hoppyness very interesting
T: the coffee comes through nicely and then a nice earthy hop bitterness there at the end
M: decent carbonation, drinks like an ipa but backed up by malty porter goodness
O: a winner in my book, it like the out of bounds stout but with more of a hoppy kick at the end i went out on a limb here andpicked up a whole sixer and im sure glad i did

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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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Photo of iSip
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Avery New World Porter: This is beer review #100, and close to my one year anniversary reviewing brews on Beer Advocate. I was planning to stop at 100, but given that there are a few bottles in the fridge I have yet to sample, the reviews will continue into the triple digits. What I have learned in my year of beer variety: try different beer styles! I eased my way into dark beers with a few porters, a stout or two, and by the time I got to a Russian Imperial Stout, I was a big fan. After a few, a new style of beer may grow on you, and even become a favorite. Also, stick with the highly rated beers on Beer Advocate and you will have a higher percentage of memorable evenings!
But back to the Avery New World Porter. Porters tend to be more consistent than other styles, but the New World Porter has a slight edge. It pours with a black body, tan fluffy head and mellow aroma of malts. The flavor is very smooth throughout with a bit of bitter toward the finish. I think the New World is nicely balanced, with good Porter roast malt flavor that does not overpower, and I like the subtle hops that come through at the end. A few of these could go down on an evening when you are in the mood for a porter or a mellow stout.

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Photo of Coplains
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is more of a black ipa than a traditional porter(although knew that before trying since it was on the bottle). Dark but not black with a lot of hops, a lot more than traditionalporters. A really solid beer from one of my favorite breweries. This is only seasonal and I will definitely look for it again.

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Photo of BB1313
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I'll start off by saying this is a Black IPA. If you're seeking a traditional porter, this isn't it. I've had this one before, and was always confused how this is a porter, but it is what it is.

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black, decent off white head, lacing, and retention. Lots of pine up front, there's no doubt this is a hoppy one. Very dank for a "porter". Fresh pine and lemon dominate, along with roasted chocolate. There are porter qualities to this one, but it screams Black IPA all the way. Sharp bitter hops dominate the flavors. More chocolate on the burnt side. There's also a nice touch of pine resin, which adds to the mouthfeel. This one's very thick, heavy, and smooth, well carbonated. Very easy to drink.. not too much to complain about besides it barely fitting the porter category.

If you like Black IPAs, this is a must. Like I said, if you're seeking a traditional porter, you might be disappointed. But, at the end of the day, this is a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

one of the most hoppy porters ive tasted. really different palate. pours a sexy black color into a wine glass, with a jovial 2 to 3 inch bone white head. smells bitter hops, coffee beans, and musty maps (ala the label). rich and smooth the taste is wayyy more hoppy than youd think, with a nice rounded chocolate malt balance. bitter as anything in the finish and butter in the mouth. this is one of avery's bolder and more memorable beers. almost too much to drink a six pack. huge flavor profile, higher abv for a porter. well done

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Photo of Mar02x
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was able to try this beer at a tasting organized by Jeffo and Doopiedoopiedoo. Read some more about the tasting on my review of The Brewery - Black Tuesday.

A - A dark brown liquid with almost no head.

S - A nice hoppy scent.

T - Again hops and some choclate.

M - A low to medium carbonation and some real hop bitterness.

O - Quite a good porter, but it doesn't blow you right off your socks.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, bottled 11/6/2010. Pours crystal clear dark brown color with a nice dense 2-3 fingers of tan head with amazing retention that reduces to a lacing cap. Some nice lacing clinging to the glass as well. Aromas of caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, bread, citrus, and spicy hops. Some decent aromas with good strength. Taste of big chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bitter coffee, molasses, light citrus, and spicy hops. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, citrus, and spicy hops. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Great balance of roasted flavors and hop character. Overall this is a very nice robust porter. I am pretty impressed on how well this has held a nice hop character after an entire year.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured clear dark brown, with some red hues. It produced a very small dark tan head which dissipates fast, but leaves some lacing.
The smell is rather weak, but tells of roasted malt , coffee and brown sugar.
The taste coffee and roasted malt up front, brown sugar, mixed with some more nutty flavors in the middle and a slightly more bitter finish.
Solid porter, easy to drink, but not one of the great ones.

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Photo of brewdub17
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Opaque chocolate brown with small spots where hues of red come through. The head is a beautiful, thick fluffy tan. Leaves wonderful lacing.

Smell: Sweet, oakey, nutty, slightly roasty and chocolate notes come through. Small amounts of of spice seem to make their way through towards the end as well.

Taste: Roastey, sweet, chocolate flavors and a bitter tastes are noted most prominently. The flavors do combine well and compliment each other positively.

Mouthfeel: Mostly balanced over the mouth with the exception of a small amount of bitter flavors that are characteristic of an American Porter, however it may linger longer than desired for some.

Overall: I think this is a great representation of an American Porter with an easily accessible price and distribution range.

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Photo of gdrydenc
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured aggressively, this doesn't produce a lot of head on top of a dark mahogany body. The coloration is nice, but I would expect a good amount of thick creamy foam atop.

S - Brown sugar and caramel are underwhelmed. Underwhelmed by, well... nothing. It's just a bit of an underwhelming smell all together.

T - The taste is similar to the smell, just less muted. The taste is of sweet malts. Brown sugar and caramel in the front, with a bit of bitter finish. Solid porter.

M - Like I said in the appearance, a bit undercarbonated. I would like a more creamy feel to the mouthfeel.

Overall, this is a solid porter, but it lacks a few qualities to make it a great porter.

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New World Porter from Avery Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 1,029 ratings.
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