New World Porter | Avery Brewing Company

New World PorterNew World Porter
BA SCORE
70.6%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 1,030 ratings
New World PorterNew World Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 08-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,591
Reviews:
499
Ratings:
1,030
Liked:
727
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
11.69%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
63
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,030 |  Reviews: 499
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-The porter pours a nearly impenetrable mahogany brown color. Pretty ruby highlights are visible on the outskirts of the liquid. A coffee ice-cream head forms then dies away leaving a slight frosting floating on the liquid. The beer leaves persistent lace all the way down my glass.

S-Reeks of black roasted malty deliciousness. A bouquet of nuts, coffee beans, and even light chocolate. But my favorite part of the nose is the sun-dried citrus hop scent that really makes this brew smell quite nice. I am quite happy with the nose.

T-Yes! As I had hoped, the hops are even more stressed in the flavor of the beer. The citrus hops unite with the dark roasty malts and make a tag team of tongue-battering excellence. This is a big beer. The intensity of the smells emanating from the nose are multiplied on the palate. I would love to try this one perfectly fresh on tap! This is one bold, assertive, lovely porter.

M-The feel of this beer is big. Heavier body combines with a slippery semi-thick feeling that settles well on the tongue. The carbonation is lively enough to be noticeable but not too intense.

O/D-The label reads "A pioneer black IPA" how can you not love that. I really love this brew. I know all the ratings on Beer Advocate are subjective, but this one is supremely undervalued. I love the hop injection into this style. I am loving porters more and more, and this one just raised the bar again. Very happy to have tried this precursor to the Black IPA.

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Photo of corby112
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark brown color with slight mahogany edges when held to a light source and a huge 3 finger frothy tan head that has excellent retention, slowly fading to a lasting cap that leaves sporadic chunks of lacing in it's path.

Roasted malt aroma with subtle smokiness and hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee, all balanced out by some earthy hops.

Again the flavor is dominated by a nice roasted maltiness with hints of chocolate, caramel, burnt toast, coffee, oatmeal, toffee and lots of bitter earthy hoppiness, especially for the style. Smooth, creamy medium body that is very well balanced with a nice bitter dry hop finish that counters the rich, smokey/roasted maltiness.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
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 IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My 1,200th beer. I wanted to try this for a while since it's a porter that drinks like a black IPA.

A - Can't knock the look it is a pretty solid dark brown almost black with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head.

S - As expected it's a nicely hopped up porter with citrus hops and some underlying coffee and roast.

T - Fairly dry (as expected for a porter) and some piney hops mixed with some roast and a semi sweet finish. It's enjoyable but again dry and hoppy.

M - Medium yet dry.

Overall if you like Black IPA's you will like this. It's a shame it's not a touch more sweet to balance the dry hopped goodness.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black with ruby highlights, off-white colored head that fades to a thin collar.

big chocolate notes in the aroma, with a touch of hops. as stated on the label, classic roasted dark malt flavors, but with some hop highlights.

lower carbonation, pretty smooth. I prefer the english style porters better, but still a quality brew.

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Photo of barczar
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown/black with a lingering tan head.

Aroma is catty, resiny, and roasty, with a touch of citrus hop character adding complexity. A hint of chocolate surfaces late.

Flavor reveals overwhelming roast malt, finishing charred and bitter. Catty hops counter a resiny, grassy, citrus base. The balance is roast bitterness and hops.

Body is moderate to a touch light, with moderate carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.

Roast malt dominates, and chocolate is not as prevalent as I'd prefer. Hops clash a bit with the roastiness. Not my cup of tea. Much more of a black ipa than a porter. The char really killed it.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bark
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is dark brown, almost black. The liquid is clear. The three finger head slowly sinks sown to an uneven lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is dry and roasted with luxurious notes of sweet coffee, almonds, toffee and nuts. Some dark chocolate and a bitter-sour note of herbs and plants.

The taste is sweet-sour-bitter with a fine blend of bitter hops and sourish malty flavours. Some fresh grounded coffee, dark chocolate, mocha cream and sweet notes of cookies and a touch of dough. The aftertaste is a bit dry with lots of roasted notes and a hint of burned malt (rubber, coal). The finish is creamy with dry roasted flavours.

The carbonation is strong, the small bubbles almost sharp. The liquid is smooth and a little thick.

I found this an elegant well-hopped American porter that doesn't forget about drinkability.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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

Pours pitch black with a one finger dark tan head, very nice head color, it looks pretty creamy with some big bubbles scattered throughout. Head really has no retention to speak of but leaves a nice tan cloud coating atop the beer. Smell on this one is pretty straight forward to me, lots of toasty malts and some vanilla. Some chocolate is picked up later to compliment the other scents nicely. I like how the nose is strong here too. Taste is very much like the nose, with more chocolate and less vanilla. Lots of roasted, almost burnt, malts here. Probably the first time I have ever thought of a beer as tasting burnt. It is not a bad aspect, but it is just different for me. This is pretty much just a straight up porter/stout like taste. Starts tasting a lot more chocolatey and a bit like alcohol as it warms. The mouthfeel is light-moderate bodied with no real creaminess. The carbonation is right on here for the flavors. A bit of alcohol warming is present. Drinkability is good. The taste is good, the price is not bad, I don't think any of the flavors will kill this session wise and I wouldn't mind having it again.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super dark molasses colored brown. Great two finger, tan head, that leaves some awesome Brussels lacing . Nice filmy foam after a couple of sips. Super roasted bread malts with a little watery coffee and soft chocolate aromas. The taste starts with dark roasted malts and some roasted walnuts. The middle gets a strong flash of gypsum dryness in the palate added to some dry chocolate malts. The finish is bitter charred malst and light hops. Smooth yet dry palate make for a easy drinking porter.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Jwale73
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint glass. No freshness dating indicated on the bottle. Poured the color of cola with a sparse, quarter inch off-white cap that quickly dissipated into a soapy swirl and a broken band. Only light penetration is revealed as ruby highlights around the base of the glass. Some thin spits and strands of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose suggests, cocoa, toffee, molasses and perhaps a hint of black licorice. Taste reveals coffee, cocoa, caramel, molasses and some hops bittering detectable at the finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and a little prickly across the tongue. Very drinkable and flavorful. Flavor profile is a little bolder and more complex than your traditional porter; this is definitely a winner in my book.

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Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Suds
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an ink-black beer...thick and opaque. The head is a little too thin, but still leaves a slight lace. Nice smell. Coffee, caramel, nutty, and roasty. The beer has a little piny hops in the background, but the chocolate and malt aroma really drive the sensation though. The taste is balanced, with a good roasted flavor. Moderate sweetness, with a full mouthfeel. There's a lot of highly roasted, nearly burnt malt in the taste. This is a very nice beer.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Bighuge
3.09/5  rDev -19.7%
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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Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown almost black color with a thin tan head. The small head faded fast giving a fair amount of lacing.

Smell –Sweet candy like aromas are the biggest and boldest. There is bit of licorious in there, but the aromas are really much sweeter candy flavor, almost of root beer and chocolate hard candies. Some roasty aromas are present as well, although they are hidden and quite weak in comparison the sweeter aromas. Overall it is a rather unique, but enjoyable aroma.

Taste – A sweeter taste of some chocolate and a little bit of coffee are present initially. There is a nice dark malty backbone with some hints of sweet vanilla more toward the middle of the taste. At the very end there is a surge of hoppy flavors with the sweeter flavors fading to more bitter flavors. The bitter hoppy flavors and bitter flavors of chocolate and coffee take the taste to the end.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is on the creamier side with a rather moderate to slightly below average carbonation level. For the style of the beer it was very fitting and made the beer very amendable to linger in the mouth for experiencing the whole flavor profile.

Overall – A nice slightly sweeter porter with a nice aroma, mouthfeel and taste. Avery did a nice job here.

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Photo of champ103
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This pours a very dark brown/black color with a little ruby around the edges. A two finger beige head forms and leaves some patchy lace behind.
S: Very odd. A big soapy and citrus hop aroma is present. Its not bad at all, but it smells more like an IPA IMO. Just a touch of of roasted malt as the aroma lingers.
T: There it is. Lots of roasted malt. Coffee and some toffee flavors. A good balance of hops toward the end. This is what I was expecting. A very nice tasting porter.
M/D: A medium to full body that is well carbonated. Smooth and easy to drink.

I don't know what was going on in the nose, but other than that a very solid porter. I would recommend this.

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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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